Stacey Vanek Smith
Machiavelli for Women
Defend Your Worth, Grow Your Ambition, and Win the Workplace
Gallery Books, 2021
Machiavelli offers timeless, clear-eyed advice for women in the modern workplace.
While other philosophers, such as Rousseau, wrote in soaring prose about the virtues of noble and civilized humanity, Niccolò Machiavelli wrote – 500 years ago – about politics and human treachery. Author Stacey Vanek Smith updates ruthless strategic advice from Machiavelli’s The Prince for women navigating the cutthroat landscape of the male-dominated workplace and seeking to defend or even expand their territory. She packs her book with practical, actionable guidance. Smith is candid about the obstacles women face and equally realistic about the best ways for women to fight past the barricades to survive and thrive while building a career they love.
About the Author
Stacey Vanek Smith cohosts National Public Radio’s business and economics podcast The Indicator from Planet Money.
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