Essay about Niccolo Machiavelli 's The Prince

2199 Words Jun 7th, 2016 null Page
Applying Niccolò Machiavelli’s Principles in The Prince to Tiffany & Co. Niccolò Machiavelli, an Italian diplomat and philosopher, wrote The Prince during the period when the Medici family returned to power during the 16th century. In this book, Machiavelli describes and explains different points of advice for a prince to become a successful and reputable ruler. The Prince can be considered as a handbook for princes, and even after Machiavelli’s death in 1527, these ideas of guidance still holds true until today. The ideas presented in the book can also be applied in the modern business world for companies to follow. By following Machiavelli’s advice, such as maintaining people into the persuasion that they were influenced in and studying the art of war and excelling in it, corporations in the modern business world will be able to achieve great success that is not only limited to sales and revenue. Tiffany & Co. is a great example of a successful business that is at the top of the jewelry industry. By following and applying Machiavelli’s suggestions in The Prince to their business strategies, Tiffany & Co. is able to last for at least one hundred years in the jewelry industry and is considered to be one of the top luxury jewelry retailers in the world. Nonetheless, not all of Machiavelli’s suggestions apply to Tiffany & Co. Niccolò Machiavelli suggests that a prince must be able to build fortresses for protection, which can be considered as alliances. Tiffany & Co. and…

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