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By Stanley Bing | Comments: ( 513 ) | Date: ( Feb 21, 2020 )

What Would Machiavelli Do He would feast on other people s discordHe wouldn t exactly seek the company of ass kissers and bimbos, but he wouldn t reject them out of hand eitherHe would realize that loving yourself means never having to say you re sorryHe would kill people, but only if he could feel good about himself afterwardHe would establish and maintain a psychotic levWhat Would Machiavelli Do He would feast on other people s discordHe wouldn t exactly seek the company of ass kissers and bimbos, but he wouldn t reject them out of hand eitherHe would realize that loving yourself means never having to say you re sorryHe would kill people, but only if he could feel good about himself afterwardHe would establish and maintain a psychotic level of controlHe would use other people s opinions to sell his book


  • Title: What Would Machiavelli Do?: The Ends Justify the Meanness
  • Author: Stanley Bing
  • ISBN: 9780066620107
  • Page: 190
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Stanley Bing

Stanley Bing is a bestselling fiction and nonfiction writer, and a longtime columnist for Esquire, Fortune, and many other national publications He is the author of almost a dozen books that explore the boundaries of hard nosed, practical business strategy and satire These include Crazy Bosses, which, in mapping the relationship between pathology and power, predicted so much of the current political climate What Would Machiavelli Do, which addressed why mean people often do better than nice ones and most recently a comprehensive replacement for the traditional MBA program, The Curriculum His three novels are Lloyd What Happened, You Look Nice Today, and Immortal Life.



Comments What Would Machiavelli Do?: The Ends Justify the Meanness

  • Jon

    I find it amazing that many reviewers cannot see good sarcasm when it hits them in their head. I have read many reviews of this book that mistake it for being actual advice on how to run your business. Some skeptics even suggest that Mr. Bing ought to have put out a disclaimer stating "this is a work of sarcasm". This book is very funny and I found myself laughing out loud on several occasions. The book is basically a recipe of what to do if you plan on being a totally self-centered asshole with [...]


  • James

    The basic joke is good for a little while, but not enough to sustain a whole book, and it's been rendered less humorous by the events of the Bush years. The basic theme is that the author is, tongue in cheek, advocating the adoption of total ruthlessness, abusiveness, and amorality as an interpersonal style. The problem for me is that after all the corporate and political scandals of the last eight years, after the Iraq war, it's not very funny anymore, and I can't read this without seeing the f [...]


  • Eric Montag

    The book is a fake how-to manual for people who are looking to climb the corporate ladder. It might be the funniest non-fiction book that I have ever read. The author's stories about real Machiavellian managers running companies make the book great. Although, I will admit that if you are a person who actually has to answer to a terrible manager in real life, you may not see the humor in some of these stories.


  • Max Correia

    This book is about business practices in the way Machiavelli might do them. From how to handle your employees to handling your superiors, it teaches unconventional business practices that the author claims works. The book itself uses strong language in a lot of areas. It teaches about grudges, paranoia, and even poor response to criticism as a way of management. "If they feel like there's something you need to know about your behavior or performance, so be it. Let them talk. But make them pay." [...]


  • Waseem

    This started of promising, and to some extent amusing/entertainingbut I didn't realise the tone and style of book (amusing .d perhaps bemusing even) will be consistent all the way throughI had an audio version and being honest there were problems with the audio file at times which muted some audio at times, but everytime it would fix itself didn't motivate me to keep listening and catch my enthusiasm againI'd highly recommend Rpbert Greene's work like 48 laws of power etc which is 100% good 'shi [...]


  • Grey

    As a tongue-in-cheek tour of bad behavior and its obvious disbenefits, the book is fun. The good writing and humor rescue it from uselessness. Only piece of advice I found worth remembering: [in the text of the need to be ultra-paranoid:] "And for goodness sake, don't forget to leave at least 90 percent of your paranoia at the office! it's a great way to manage your professional life, but as a personal strategy, it stinks!" OK, so it's not really so great professionally, either, but it's a remin [...]


  • Lavinia

    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!


  • Miguel Pais

    This is a fantastic, really funny book on how evil can help get where you want to, and I loved reading it. I wouldn't recommend it unless you have an open mind, though!


  • Will

    Not funny. Terrible advice. Also, oddly specific about the examples.


  • Cullen Haynes

    What would Machiavelli Do? Bing’s book is remarkably amusing when applying this satirical question to this our modern day.Think of it as a tongue in cheek how to, for those who usually think only of others and want to follow in the footsteps of the master of hedonism. A funny read, one not to be taken too seriously, however human nuances are quite intriguing when viewed from the aside.If you loved Greene’s ‘48 Laws of Power’ and ‘Mastery’, you will appreciate Bing’s “guide”.


  • Noelle Rowan

    This book is absolutely hysterical!!! More so because of the reviews that actually presumed there would be legitimate solid advice waiting for them. LOL. It’s over the top, blunt, witty, satirical, unapologetic theme is exactly what I needed to read while my planes were delayed over and over again at the airport. A real gut-buster I tell you. Pay no attention to the bozos trying to deter you away from a belly full of laughter. Read this gem.


  • Randy

    If you ever wanted a clear insight to be an @sshole for a boss, or what drives a person to be one, this is a good book to learn all about that. lolA lot of what is in here would not be taught in Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, but this will help get you on track for a life of being Ebenezer Scrooge.There are those that you may know where you can just refer to them as Machiavelli now.


  • Library

    (DNF - pg40)


  • Dylan

    Not impressed by this book. Doesn't appear to have been edited properly, no excuse for spelling errors in a book. The book is humorous at times but most of it falls flat.


  • Carrie

    Hilarious audiobook, interesting anecdotes, not sure about actual practical advice except maybe when you're climbing the corporate ladder in a brutal environment. I think executive types have this sort of tendency naturally and the book doesn't help those who do not have the natural tendency.


  • Mloy

    This was a really interesting book and very helpful in understanding business "princes", a.k.a. bosses. I can just hear some business guru spewing the contents of this book during some work seminar/workshop, teaching the attendees about Michiavellian mentality. I appreciate the ideas behind this book and a lot of it makes sense. Some of it actually already applies to me (scary enough) but it will take a little more time for me to be as mean as this book requires. *sigh* sadly, my loser instinct [...]


  • Dawn Burrell

    I liked this book, but didn't love it. It is a very tongue and cheek way to look at the world of business. While I do agree with some of the points Bing makes about being a busines man/woman, some are just very far-fetched and would only really work for high-powered CEO's. Could you imagine going to work and yelling as often and as loudly as you wanted at everyone? Or knowing that your long-time secretary has the trip of a lifetime planned but you coax her into coming into work and canceling her [...]


  • Barbra Davila

    Genial, maléfico y sarcástico. Me he topado en mi vida profesional con personas que se adaptan a la perfección con el perfil de este libro y sorprendentemente son existosas!! Si!! Exitosas pero irónicamente solitarias. ¿Despues de todo, para que te sirve tanto éxito si no tienes con quien compartirlo? De mi parte sólo puedo decir que me he identificado en par de puntitos y no me queda más que admitir que existe una fina linea entre el respeto y el miedo, ingredientes necesarios, entre al [...]


  • Philip

    I picked up this book for the first time when it was initially released many years ago. I've always enjoyed Machiavelli- Florentine Renaissance internecine politics is a good subject to study early in one's career, but I've learned, being MEAN just get's people mad. I reformed my ways, and now, reading this book again many years later- it just makes me ill. I'm revising my rating and downgrading it with the following quote from another favorite author:“This is not a novel to be tossed aside li [...]


  • Phil

    Fun little book that is disturbingly close to real life self-help books. This is a satirical how-to succeed at life book, purporting to teach the reader how to think and act as a completely A-moral prick. It is full of examples of business types who have made it through the top through sociopathics and prefect selfishness and bullshit, so much bullshit.Being 14 years old at this point I think things have moved forward so that much of the humour in the sheer excess of certain actions have become [...]


  • John Hales

    When I think of self-centered, egotistical, un-caring, mean persons, I cannot believe they know or have experienced much love, happiness, or peace. Stanley Bing, in his little book, promotes being self-centered, egotistical, uncaring, meanness as a way of life that is supposed to bring with it success and power. His philosophy may serve as a crutch to success or compensate little people for their littleness but it is not a recipe for love, happiness, or peace.Poor Mr. Bing and the little people [...]


  • Joe

    This is possibly the worst book I've ever read. I feel like it was written by a 15 year old angry teenager living with his parents who has smoked a bit too much weed,, believes every conspiracy theory going and is avoided by girls for being a freak.The fact it was written by a columnist at Fortune magazine will ensure that I never waste my money on an issue of that magazine.I don't think Hitler, Sadam Hussein, Pol Pot or Slobodan Milosevic are the type of people I want to learn from.


  • Amit Bohra

    I know what machiavelli would do!! he would surely NOT recommend this booke author failed to understand Machiavellianism in more than one way.Machiavelli said that if love can do the job then fear is not required. this aspect completely ignored by the author . sadly this book has sensationalism and humor which makes it a BESTSELLER . read "THE PRINCE " by machiavelli to get the real thing and ignore this second rate book.


  • Froztwolf

    Quite a bizarre book. The advice is probably valid if all you want to do is succeed in the business world, regardless of your health, happiness and relationships with other people, but most of the points in the book aren't advice I would give to my worst enemy. Guess I have all this empathy getting in the way of my success.


  • Erick

    Que haría maquiavelo presenta la visión de Stanley bing en un mundo empresarial, donde los peces grandes se comen a los mas pequeños, sin embargo el autor en su muy maquiavélica forma de pensar escribe lo que quiere, algunos capítulos son bien desarrollados, otros son pura patraña, sin embargo aquellos que están bien estructurados valen la pena leerlos.


  • Qing Wang

    Sometimes people, including me, tend to beautify those who succeed inwell, whatever. This book makes it clear that to succeed in business have nothing to do with being a nice person, and actually, quite opposite. So, a common employee should never mistake the big boss to be a philanthrophist. Don't mix up work and personal stuff. In other words, try to behave, to be professional.


  • Inda

    this a crazy book i ever read, bergidik rasanya. buku ini bercerita bagaimana cara mencapai kesuksesan dalam bisnis dengan segala cara dan lebih kejam, disini banyak dijelaskan bagaimana seorang machiavelian itu berpikir dan bertindak. sekedar tahu aja sih bahwa ada orang di luar sana yang bisa seperti itu.


  • MisterFweem

    I should probably not find it shocking that the leading candidates from both political parties feature heavily in this book. And not one to read during election season, mind you, unless mild depression is your thing.I'd like to see Bing update this book with a look at new characters who've popped up since the Clinton Era. I'm sure he'd have plenty of new material to work with.


  • Patrick

    Quite surprised I could not get into this book. His columns are funny; however the same set of ideas taken to book length was just too much vitriol for me to swallow. Doubtless hypocrisy on my part, but what can I say? His columns generally leave my chuckling, this left me with a sense my hands needed a good washing.(Abandoned at 50 pages)


  • Fai

    This book is in line with "Candid " from Jack Welch's "Winning". Just tell people how it is. The author pretty much just tell you to be honest with people. The books seems to tell me that I have to be selfish to be successful. That just not in my elements, and I am pretty sure we can align personal goal to the team's.


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