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Alexander The Great's Art Of Strategy

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A book about Alexander the Great, whose leadership and strategic genius made him one of history's greatest empire builders, and who has since influenced and inspired a great number of people from different fields - business, politics, military.
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Published April 8th 2004 by Not Avail (first published 2003)
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Jun 01, 2013 Trapezio rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Strategy is still an art than science. Despite consistent focus on it over the last centuries, there always seems to be a few personalities from each century who seems it know and see a lot more than their contemporaries. Alexander the Great is definitely one among them. Any attempt to study him and his achievements will be incomplete and based on deductions at best. Lack of systematic facts is the biggest challenge. The political undercurrents at that time must have decided our view of Alexande ...more
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Jul 30, 2016 Avinash Pawar rated it it was amazing
Alexander, indeed, was and will be the greatest conqueror and King mankind will ever come to know.
It's a wonderful book which talks about every important moment in Alexander's life and talks about his military expeditions and all the difficult feats he carried out in his short career. It definitely wouldn't have possible without Alexander's revolutionary strategies and deception skills and his will to unite the world. I thank Mr. Bose for such a wonderful book which ephasises on importance of st
Jun 20, 2011 Tokoro rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: ruts, 20somethings, game/dungeon masters, "iconoclasts," overconfident young adults
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4.5 stars

Fantastic descriptions and run-throughs of his Vision, use of the Companions and his trust of them, his strategy, perspectives of battle and situations from his POV, what he took advantage of for maximum effectiveness, foresight, hubris, and the key battles themselves. The way he compared more modern leadership and corporate action was more to my liking and interesting than how others have applied principles. Recommended for anyone desiring to learn when to push and when not to in our r
Oct 09, 2011 Tom rated it liked it
The idea to mashup a biography of Alexander with business strategy may have been sound, but only a few of the business strategy examples really seemed to fit with the story of his life. The storytelling was good, and the business strategy examples were interesting; they just weren't very well connected.
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Sep 23, 2011 Ramakrishnan M rated it really liked it
Pretty interesting book; author is ex-McKinsey, ex-Monitor; so brings in a rich analogy of military strategy and business contexts; also the historical details are pretty rich. Lot of stuff I had never read in history lessons in high school

Overall, definitely a good read- for a general reader or (rather...more than for )business reader
Nick Fletcher
Sep 02, 2013 Nick Fletcher rated it it was ok
Interesting idea, and clearly a clever author, but reads a bit too much like an MBA exercise. A little more imagination and art would have gone down well.
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