MACHIAVELLI’S PRINCE OF BUSINESS | Leadership in Changing Times—SOLD OUT
Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin
Business leaders should also take very seriously Machiavelli’s idea that a fine leader knows how to choose good and trustworthy advisors and how to strengthen the loyalty of the persons working with him or her.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Room 203 AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center 1900 University Avenue Austin, TX 78705
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center parking garage and surrounding public parking lots.
This event is sold out. There will be a video published on Texas Enterprise and YouTube in early March.
Professor Maurizio Viroli, one of the world’s foremost experts on Machiavelli, will reveal the hidden business wisdom within the famous philosopher's sometimes controversial advice. Machiavelli's believed that wisdom is the ability to understand times and circumstances while adapting our strategy to fluctuating conditions, valuable for today's leaders as it was in 1506. Viroli will explain why Machiavelli's teachings are still relevant to today's business leaders— perhaps now more than ever— and dispel the myth that he believed in bullying.
Professor Viroli will discuss Machiavelli ’s view that successful leadership requires avoiding indecisiveness and being ready to seize good opportunities when they arise. Much of his discussion will be based on his most recent books How to Choose a Leader and Quotable Machiavelli.
- Gain a deeper understanding of Machiavelli's works and letters and why his philosophies are still relevant in today's business world.
- Why good leaders need to know how to read people's minds.
- That true leaders aim at accomplishing great things that will make them glorious.
- A good leader never despairs and never gives up even in the darkest circumstances.
Maurizio Viroli (Forlì, Italy,1952) Professor of Politics at Princeton University (Emeritus), Professor of Politics University of Texas, Austin. He has served as consultant for the President of the Republic under President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi’s tenure (1999-2006). He has been awarded the title of Ufficiale della Repubblica’ for his contribution to Italian culture.
Among his publications are: Jean Jacques Rousseau and the Well-Ordered Society;, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, (1988); From Politics to Reason of State. The Acquisition and Transformation of the Language of Politics (1250-1600 ) (1992), Cambridge University Press; For Love of Country: An Essay on Patriotism and Nationalism, Oxford, Oxford University Press (1995); Machiavelli, Oxford, Oxford University (1998); Niccolò’s Smile, New York, Farrar Straus and Giroux; Republicanism, New York, Farrar Straus and Giroux, and, with Norberto Bobbio, The Idea of the Republic, Cambridge, Polity Press (2003); How to read Machiavelli, Cambridge, Granta, 2008; Machiavelli’s God, Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2010; The Liberty of the Servants, Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2011; As if God Existed. Religion and Liberty in the History of Italy, Princeton, Princeton University press, 2012; Redeeming the Prince. The Meaning of Machiavelli’s Masterpiece, Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2013.
He has edited and written the Introduction of Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince, Oxford, Oxford University Press, translated by Peter Bondanella (2005). With Gisela Bock and Quentin Skinner, he is the editor of Machiavelli and Republicanism, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1990.