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Machiavellian Intelligence exposes the hidden realities of corporate behaviour with wit and humour

●Based on the authors’ long experience of working for major corporations, and on hundreds of hours of interviews with business leaders, senior executives, HR experts and leading executive-placement professionals

●Explores the career strategies that lead successful executives to the very top of the corporate world

● From the authors behind the unique title Perform to Win


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Jonathan Gifford is a business author whose writing focuses on the human aspects of business, management and leadership and on the lessons that business can learn from history. His books have been translated into Chinese, Korean, Thai and Indonesian.

Jonathan studied philosophy at the University of Kent at Canterbury and spent the early part of his career in advertising sales and management with various national newspapers, including the Guardian, the Sunday Express and the Mail on Sunday. He later moved into magazine publishing with BBC Magazines and was the launch publisher in 2000 of the award-winning BBC History Magazine. He is the co-founder, with Dr Mark Powell, of The Human Energy Organisation. He lives in Oxfordshire with his wife and children.

Mark Powell is a partner at A.T. Kearney consultancy and Associate Fellow at the University of Oxford’s Said Business School. Jonathan Gifford is a business author and partner of the digital advertising agency Bluequest. He also lectures in marketing at the European Communication School.

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