Hannibal and Me

Hannibal and Me

What History's Greatest Military Strategist Can Teach Us About Success and Failure

Book - 2011
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Penguin Putnam

A dynamic and exciting way to understand success and failure, through the life of Hannibal, one of history's greatest generals.

The life of Hannibal, the Carthaginian general who crossed the Alps with his army in 218 B.C.E., is the stuff of legend. And the epic choices he and his opponents made-on the battlefield and elsewhere in life-offer lessons about responding to our victories and our defeats that are as relevant today as they were more than 2,000 years ago. A big new idea book inspired by ancient history, Hannibal and Me explores the truths behind triumph and disaster in our lives by examining the decisions made by Hannibal and others, including Albert Einstein, Eleanor Roosevelt, Steve Jobs, Ernest Shackleton, and Paul Cézanne-men and women who learned from their mistakes.

By showing why some people overcome failure and others succumb to it, and why some fall victim to success while others thrive on it, Hannibal and Me demonstrates how to recognize the seeds of success within our own failures and the threats of failure hidden in our successes. The result is a page-turning adventure tale, a compelling human drama, and an insightful guide to understanding behavior. This is essential reading for anyone who seeks to transform misfortune into success at work, at home, and in life.



Baker & Taylor
A dynamic way to understand success and failure, through the life of one of history's greatest generals. Hannibal, the Carthaginian general who crossed the Alps with his army in 218 B.C.E., is the stuff of legend. And the epic choices he and his opponents made--on the battlefield and elsewhere in life--offer lessons about our victories and our defeats that are as relevant today as they were 2,000 years ago. A big-new-idea book inspired by ancient history, Hannibal and Me explores our triumphs and disasters by examining the decisions made by people--including Albert Einstein, Eleanor Roosevelt, Steve Jobs, Ernest Shackleton, and Paul Câezanne--who learned from their mistakes. By showing why some overcome failure and others succumb to it, and why some fallvictim to success while others thrive on it, Kluth demonstrates how to recognize the seeds of success within our own failures and the threats of failure hidden in our successes.--

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An Economist correspondent explains how the epic decisions of the Carthaginian general and other famous historical figures can reveal why people overcome or succumb to failures, sharing dramatic and inspirational advice about understanding human behavior and pursuing personal success.
Explains how the decisions of the Carthaginian general and other famous historical figures can reveal why people overcome or succumb to failure, sharing advice about understanding human behavior and pursuing personal success.

Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, c2011.
ISBN: 9781594488122
1594488126
Characteristics: 325 p. : map ; 24 cm.

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