Professional guidance from history s greatest philosophers The quest for the perfect life is nothing new. If you are looking for guidance to help navigate the pitfalls of your professional and personal life then you could do worse than listening to the great philosophers Plato and Machiavelli. In The Republic Plato takes you back to ancient Greece and his plans for a perfect society that is characterised by a blend of wisdom, courage, self-discipline and justice, and the importance of living according to eternal truths rather than simply for survival and pleasure. In The Prince Machiavelli draws from his personal experience in Renaissance-era Florence to provide leadership advice which touches on the very modern issues of time management, presentations, change management and interview skills and was controversial in its ruthless call for fearless and effective action. Plato and Machiavelli: The Influential Classics Collection: The Republic and The Prince offers * Original commentary offering new research and analysis by self-help literature guru Tom Butler-Bowdon * simple prose and straightforward logic * Life lessons that transfer to the modern day These luxury hardback editions are perfect as a keepsake for yourself or as a present for your friends and family.