Machiavelli for moral people


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Machiavelli is the Father of Realpolitik. A politician and a writer, he wrote his masterpieces The Prince and Discourses on Livy in 16th Century AD. These writings, banned till early 18th century for their controversial and devious content, are now considered the Bible of Realpolitik. Clearly in the world today more politicians are considered Machiavellian than Gandhian, and although we may admire Gandhi more than Machiavelli, the world does often seem to comport to Machiavelli’s expectations.

Pavan Choudary explores how, Machiavelli - reviled down the years for promoting deviousness - has actually made an invaluable contribution in enhancing our understanding of evil. This understanding can help the principled person win.

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Machiavelli for moral people

  1. 1. Pavan ChoudaryBrief IntroductionPavan Choudary is the author of path breaking books like Broom & Groom (co-author Kiran Bedi), A Trilogy of Wisdom, Machiavelli for Moral People and The RxFactor. Pavan is also the Managing Director of Vygon, a leading FrenchMultinational, hosts the TV program Hum Aise Kyun Hain on Doordarshan,and has written columns for The Times of India and Financial Chronicle. Today,Pavan is considered one of the most original Indian socio-political thinkers andmanagement strategists. To know more visit www.pavanchoudary.inYou may reach the author at
  2. 2. Other Books by Pavan Choudary1. How a Good Person can Really Win2. A Trilogy of Wisdoma. Chanakya’s Political Wisdomb. Confucius’ Social Wisdomc. Kabir’s Spiritual Wisdom3. When you are Sinking Become a Submarine4. The Rx Factor: Strategic Creativity in PharmaceuticalMarketing5. Broom & Groom (on Hygiene and Manners) co-authoredwith Kiran Bedi6. Uprising 2011- Indians Against Corruption co-authoredwith Kiran Bedi
  3. 3. Praise for the Author and his BooksMachiavelli for Moral PeopleWant to read a politician like a book…read Machiavelli for Moral People.– The TribuneHow a Good Person can Really WinThis book is for real people in the real world with insights, practical wisdom and a freshperspective for everyone…the alternative of course, is to read up hundreds of books over tensof years!- Carolyn Marcille (Barnes & Noble, NewYork, USA)Pavan Choudarys passion for dwelling deep into the questions one feels remain unanswered,has ensured him a place amongst the foremost thinkers of the world.- The Times of IndiaAn invaluable, timeless treasure. Pavan is a megamind taking Indian thinking to refreshingnew heights in the global arena. His works should be made compulsory reading for leaders,teachers and parents.- Dr. Kiran BediA Trilogy of Wisdom (on Chanakya, Confucius and Kabir)Each book in this collection of mini books has great depth…there is great insight on politicalsharpness, social gain and spiritual intelligence - to aid the ambitious soul.- Hindustan TimesThis book has been able to capture the spirit of Confucianism. It is most appropriate that itdwells on the social aspect of Confucianism. It talks of Social Harmony, which is key toConfucius.- Mr. Xei Fei (Cultural Head, Chinese Embassy)
  4. 4. The Rx FactorKip Piper, Senior health Advisor to the White House Office, USA, has included The RxFactor in his list of Top 10 books on Pharmaceutical Marketing. To view the list you mayvisit at strongly recommend this book for all pharmacy students and marketing professionals…itgives a creative landscape for Pharmaceutical marketing filled with innovative and practicalmarketing strategies.- Dr. B. Suresh, President, Pharmacy Council of IndiaBroom & Groom co-author Kiran BediBroom & Groom by proud Indians Kiran Bedi and Pavan Choudary is a collector’s item. Amust on every book shelf.- Deccan ChronicleIndians and civic sense don’t often go together. That may change if our worthy countrymentake broom & groom to heart.-The TelegraphIt addresses separate categories- students, government officials, and so on and theillustrations help make it a useful handbook for people who badly need it.-The Times of India