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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (222 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stanley Bing Narrator: Philip Bosco Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2004 ISBN:
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Here is Stanley Bing at his best, giving you what may be the meanest business book in recent history.

The focus of What Would Machiavelli Do? is on what works and how to get it done. Machiavellians may not get to heaven, but on earth they have a significant edge over the competition. The goal is to learn how to approach problems in a manner that is at once creative, geared toward achieving financial success, and refreshingly amoral. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alan Chen | 12/8/2013

    " The book is tolerable only in small bites. Otherwise, the lack of flow drags the book down, as each lesson spans 1-3 pages. For context, my book was ~140 pages. The book isn't even funny in a satirical fashion, it's just relentlessly arrogant. Faithful to the philosopher? Maybe. Enjoyable? no. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lavinia | 11/26/2013

    " I'm a long, long way from the corporate world, and I'm all in favour of downshifting and simple living, so the applicability of the Machiavellian advice is far from happening. But, hey, I do enjoy humour and business anecdotes! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah N | 11/5/2013

    " Only gave it more than one star because it was funny. Other than that this book is complete tosh. Whoever the fuck wants to learn to be an asshole all the time and purchases a book on it needs some serious self-evaluation time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Freddie williams | 10/15/2013

    " Management philosophy- this book was a riot!! I LOL through the whole book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anthony | 10/4/2013

    " Quick read and fun the audiobook is even more hilarious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stanley | 9/12/2013

    " This is one of my favorite books! A satire, and a short read that is really funny "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori Grant | 8/1/2013

    " A should-read book on office politics which will happen to you and around you whether you participate in politics or not. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mike | 3/27/2013

    " Not the best of Bing but ok. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Frank | 12/30/2012

    " I didn't actually finish this book, but I got tired of it and stopped reading. It is occasionally funny, but the sarcastic style got old with me after a while. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edward | 8/17/2012

    " A funny, satirical look at what it takes to make it to the top. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mike Rogero | 3/29/2012

    " Amusing if read as a humor book, but I couldn't take it seriously as would a life led as this book suggests be worth living? My personal opinion...no. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Austin | 1/3/2012

    " The perfect reading to prepare for your corporate layoff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexander Ververis | 6/28/2011

    " Hilarious insight in the way great humans achieve their greatness. Hilarious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katrina | 6/2/2011

    " Too damned funny! I listened to it & hearing the narrator dropping the f-bomb in his refined British accent was priceless. The premise of the book is a finger in the face to the business community as we know it today (yes I'm guilty too). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chilton | 1/17/2011

    " An old favorite (published 1999) that one might think had come from the glory days of the 1980's. Anyway re-read it for fun - the tips on getting ahead while eviscerating enemies always cheer me up. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sabreena | 1/8/2011

    " Having been a machiavelli myself...I can say the author forgot to talk about mutiny. If you want to rule forever. You gotta be a friend. At least pretend to be one. So the fools will keep voting for you forever and ever. Shouting will only cause mutiny....Now we wouldnt want that now...would we? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexander | 12/5/2010

    " Hilarious insight in the way great humans achieve their greatness. Hilarious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chilton | 10/12/2010

    " An old favorite (published 1999) that one might think had come from the glory days of the 1980's. Anyway re-read it for fun - the tips on getting ahead while eviscerating enemies always cheer me up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lavinia | 7/7/2010

    " I'm a long, long way from the corporate world, and I'm all in favour of downshifting and simple living, so the applicability of the Machiavellian advice is far from happening. But, hey, I do enjoy humour and business anecdotes! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Freddie | 11/14/2009

    " Management philosophy- this book was a riot!! I LOL through the whole book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lucy | 6/30/2009

    " Like the satyr.
    (edit) Unfortunately, since I read the translated edition, I feel that the cynicism would much more making sense in its English terms. It just feels "weird" reading it translated into other language. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stanley | 3/5/2009

    " This is one of my favorite books! A satire, and a short read that is really funny "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Austin | 7/2/2008

    " The perfect reading to prepare for your corporate layoff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katrina | 3/16/2008

    " Too damned funny! I listened to it & hearing the narrator dropping the f-bomb in his refined British accent was priceless. The premise of the book is a finger in the face to the business community as we know it today (yes I'm guilty too). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 1/31/2008

    " Absolutely hilarious.

    You work hard, you save the company money, you deserve that spa day on the company time and tab. :) "

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About the Author

Stanley Bing has written a column for Fortune magazine for more than ten years and is the bestselling author of Crazy Bosses, What Would Machiavelli Do?, Throwing the Elephant, Sun Tzu Was a Sissy, 100 Bullshit Jobs…And How to Get Them, and The Big Bing, as well as the novels Lloyd: What Happened and You Look Nice Today.