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Flatterers and Truthful Advisors [electronic resource]

Holk & Lassenius
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
In chapter 23 of The Prince, Machiavelli cautions rulers against falling prey to flattery, advising them to trust only wise and honest counsel. This program addresses the need for leaders to separate flattery from truthful assessments, with a special look at critiques of art and artists. With product designer Philippe Starck, who tries to avoid the influence and opinions of mainstream culture and who thinks little of those who call him a genius, and Jørgen Vig Knudstorp, Philip Kotler, Nicolas Winding Refn, Dr. Ulrich Bez, Pat Boone, and Steven Hilton.
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28 min.
10 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on June 17, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
The Mind of a Leader 1: Lessons in Management from Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince
Mind of a Leader 1
Series Statement
Mind of a Leader. 1
  • Niccolo Machiavelli, the Devil's Servant (1:43)
  • Flatterers and Truthful Advisors (1:43)
  • Pursue Honest Feedback (3:56)
  • Avoid Listening to Big Ideas (3:39)
  • Art, One Long Ego Trip (2:55)
  • Lying for the Public (2:05)
  • A Good Leader is Open to Opposition (3:09)
  • Resolutions and Authority (3:58)
  • Summary of "Flatterers and Truthful Advisors" (2:16)
  • Credits: Flatterers and Truthful Advisors: The Mind of a Leader 1 (2:50)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2011
Publisher no.
  • 48913s Films Media Group
  • 48936 Films Media Group
1streaming video file (28 min.) : d., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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