According to the story, Machiavelli might have actually been aiming this quote at the reining Medici family of his day. However, since the 16th century when it was made, it has struck a chord of relevance all the way into the 21st.
The first time I heard this song, I had the windows down, driving along some dirt road, blaring the radio and this song came on. It was divine intervention.
This past week and weekend, I ran a little experiment on myself. A Question. Without alarms, noises, lights or stimuli, what time will I naturally awaken? The answer is a little worrying.
It’s a long way up the food chain of business, and being at the top is often about proving yourself at the very bottom.