Machiavelli’s lessons for women in the workforce

Sep 7, 2021
An excerpt from “Machiavelli for Women,” a new book by NPR’s Stacey Vanek Smith.
Italian statesman, writer and political philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli, circa 1510. In a new book, NPR’s Stacey Vanek Smith applies the lessons of Machiavelli’s “The Prince” to women in 21st century workplaces.
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What corporate bankruptcy can teach us about morality

Jun 27, 2017
'The Wisdom of Finance' aims to discover the humanity at the heart of high finance.
Greek tragedies — like that of, say, Orestes — can teach us a lot about bankruptcy.
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