The Princessa: Machiavelli for Women (Paperback)

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A legacy of leadership for women only.

For centuries men have used the lessons of Machiavelli's The Prince to gain and hold power. Today's women, struggling to succeed in a man's world, must learn a crucial lesson of their own: men and women are not equal--and that is a woman's greatest strength. From the wars of intimacy to battles of public life, whether confronting bosses, competitors, or lovers, the greatest power belongs to the woman who dares to use the subtle weapons that are hers alone.

This provocative work urges women to claim what they want and deserve, offering a bold new battle plan that celebrates a woman's unique gifts: passion and intuition, sensitivity and cunning. It draws from history's legendary female divas and poets, saints and sinners, artists and activists--who, armed with a desire for justice and a spirit of outrageousness, achieved their impossible dreams. Their lasting legacy is codified in The Princessa: act like a woman, fight like a woman, and life will be yours to command.

About the Author

Harriet Rubin, founder of Doubleday's Currency imprint, is a flourishing soloist. She works with leading CEOs to define and deepen their visionary objectives. A contributing editor to Fast Company, she is also the author of the bestseller The Princessa: Machiavelli for Women, She lives in New York City.

JEFFREY RUBIN owns a human factors consulting firm specializing in the analysis, design, engineering, and testing of computer-based systems for usability. His clients include AT&T Bell Labs, IBM, and Hewlett-Packard. He was an early member of Bell Labs' Human Performance Technology Center where he developed testing methodologies. A well-known speaker in the field, he has presented for The Society of Technical Communication and the Human Factors Society.

Praise For…

"Rubin's insights are brilliant in their simplicity and effectiveness...a book sure to be underlined, dog-eared, and re-read for inspiration and aid."
--USA Today

"A beautiful book, full of wisdom."
--Atlanta Business Chronicle

Product Details
ISBN: 9780440508328
ISBN-10: 0440508320
Publisher: Dell
Publication Date: March 6th, 1998
Pages: 208
Language: English