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The book is published in print version and e-book version by Scandinavia's leading management book publisher L&R Business (fmr. Børsens Forlag).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mind of a Leader based on Niccolò Machiavelli's 'The Prince'

No. of DVD's: 4

Total duration: 12 hours 8 minutes

Language: English

Available in NTSC and PAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mind of a Leader II based on Sun Tzu's 'The Art of War'

No. of DVD's: 2
Total duration: 4 hours 7 minutes


Language: English


Available in NTSC and PAL



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

'The Prince' by Niccolò Machiavelli

No. of DVD's: 1

Total duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Language: English

Available in PAL and as video-on-demand

 

 

'The Art of War' by Sun Tzu

No. of DVD's: 1

Total duration: 42 minutes

Language: English

Available in PAL and as video-on-demand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E-book The Mind of a Leader I - The Complete Transcripts

 

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'Sådan Tænker Ledere - The Mind of a Leader' book

 

'Sådan Tænker Ledere - The Mind of a Leader' (Danish) by Benjamin Holk Henriksen and Fredrik Lassenius, is a personal story, and an unorthodox and enlightening road trip into the mind of modern leaders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mind of a Leader based on Niccolò Machiavelli's 'The Prince'

 

34 famous international leaders and marketing experts within: Business, Politics, Art, Sport, Organized Crime, Philanthropy, and Health Care are united in a timeless and u universal film s series about marketing, leadership, ethics and visions. The topics discussed in each chapter of The Mind of a Leader are closely related to the issues raised in the 26 chapters of Niccolò Machiavelli's controversial strategic masterpiece 'The Prince' (Italy, 1513). The Mind of a Leader presents each chapter of ‘The Prince’ in 26 episodes, each 26 minutes. The modern documentaries consist of interviews with influential leaders from all over the world based on modern interpretations of Machiavelli’s controversial thoughts. The projects reveals the involved participants' personal views, and not their knowledge in terms of Machiavelli.

 

The multi-cultural documentary series examines different aspects of modern leadership and encourages future leaders to be responsible and create an efficient, dynamic, and humane environment, while achieving ambitious goals. The Mind of a Leader offers general advice in regards to both individual and organizational success, global co-operations, human values, human resource issues such as motivation, implementation of changes, personal ambitions, etc. But The Mind of a Leader also aims to reveal some of the more sensitive issues an ambitious leader has to deal with in regard to the above. Questions such as, whether it is better to be loved or feared as a leader, or if it is ever acceptable to practice deceit or make human sacrifices for a greater good?

 

The Mind of a Leader is an outstanding training and development tool. Each chapter features questions, conclusions and practical hands-on advice in regards to both individual and organizational success. A fascinating journey to the inside of successful modern organizations and leadership minds.

 

Inspiration, Training & Action!

 

Participants



 

UK, France & Germany:


Late Dame Anita Roddick, Founder of ’The Body Shop’ and Humanitarian and Environmental Activist

Philippe Starck, Artistic Director

Dr. Ulrich Bez, CEO & Chairman Aston Martin, fmr. Head of Development Porsche, BMW, Daewoo

Franz Beckenbauer, Legendary Soccer Player and Coach

Professor John Dunn, Political Science, Cambridge University, Author

Friedrich Mutter, Managing Director, Hotel Negresco, Nice

Edward Ashbee, Associate Professor, Center for the Study of the Americas, CBS, Author

Marc Soustrot, International conductor, Associated with operas in Madrid, Sevilla, Geneve and Bruxelles

Henri Leconte, Fmr. World No. 5 Tennis Player (2 Grand Slam titles)

 

USA:



Michael Moore, Film Director

Larry Flynt, Founder of Hustler & Larry Flynt Publications

Michael S. Dukakis, fmr. Presidential Nominee and Governor

Professor Philip Kotler, Management Guru & Author

Tony Visconti, Music Producer Legend (David Bowie, U2, Paul McCartney, T-Rex, Kashmir etc.)

Pat Boone, Entertainment Legend & Activist

Steven Hilton, Chairman and CEO, The Hilton Foundation

Jim Buckmaster, CEO and President, Craigslist.com

Katie Ford, CEO, Ford Models

Lynda Curtis, Executive Director, Bellevue Hospital Center New York

Richard Valdemar, Leading Organized Crime Specialist, Fmr. Sergeant Los Angeles Sheriff's Dept.

Bruce Cohen, Academy Award winning Producer (Milk, American Beauty, Big Fish, Flintstones, etc)

Scandinavia:



Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, fmr. Danish Prime Minister, President Global Progressive Forum

Mads Øvlisen, Chairman LEGO and fmr. CEO and Chairman Novo Nordisk, Chairman Kunststyrelsen and fmr. Chairman The Royal Danish Theatre, Member, United Nations Global Compact

Jan Carlzon, Management Guru & Author, fmr. CEO SAS (Scandinavian Airlines), Linjeflyg & Vingresor

Torben Ballegaard Sørensen, fmr. CEO & President B&O, Boardmember, Egmont and LEGO

Jørgen Vig Knudstorp, CEO & President, LEGO Group

Bengt Baron, CEO, Vin & Sprit (Absolut Vodka), Fmr. Olympic Champion

Hans Engell, Fmr. Minister of Defense & Justice, Fmr. Leader, Conservative Party

Jokke, Citizen and fmr. Committee member of the free community Christiania

Professor Lars Håkanson, Institute of International Economics & Management, CBS
Mr. Nicolas Winding Refn, Cult Film Director (Pusher-trilogy, Bronson etc)

Björn Borg, Fmr. World No. 1 Tennis Player (11 Grand Slam titles)



 

Taiwan & Russia:



Stan Shih, Founder and Chairman of Acer Computers and Aspire Park, fmr. Adviser to Taiwan’s President Chen Shui-bian

Garry Kasparov, Founder, United Civil Front, Russian Presidential Candidate, fmr. World Chess Champion & Grandmaster

 

Chapter 1: Fortune & Ability

Based on chapter I in 'The Prince': ‘How many kinds of principalities there are, and in what manner they are acquired’

Chapter 2: The Successor


Based on chapter II in 'The Prince': ‘Of hereditary principalities’

Chapter 3: External Organizations & Markets


Based on chapter III in 'The Prince': ‘Of mixed principalities‘

Chapter 4: Organizational Structure


Based on chapter IV in 'The Prince': ‘Why the Kingdom of Darius, which was conquered by Alexander, did not revolt against the successors of Alexander after his death’

Chapter 5: Mergers & Acquisitions


Based on chapter V in 'The Prince': ‘How cities or principalities are to be governed that previous to being conquered had lived under their own laws’

Chapter 6: Readiness, Opportunity & Action


Based on chapter VI in 'The Prince': ‘Of new principalities that have been acquired by the valor of the prince and by his own troops’

Chapter 7: Turning Trouble-shooters Into Scapegoats


Based on chapter VII in 'The Prince': ‘Of new principalities that have been acquired by the aid of others and by good fortune’

Chapter 8: Carrying Out Good And Bad Initiatives


Based on chapter VIII in 'The Prince': ‘Of such as have achieved sovereignty by means of crimes’

Chapter 9: Close Relations To All Levels In The Organization 


Based on chapter IX in 'The Prince': ‘Of civil principalities’

Chapter 10: Scare Campaigns


Based on chapter X in 'The Prince': ‘In what manner the power of all principalities should be measured’

Chapter 11: Untouchable Positions And Institutions


Based on chapter XI in 'The Prince': ‘Of ecclesiastical principalities’

Chapter 12: The Use Of Consultants


Based on chapter XII in 'The Prince': ‘Of the different kinds of troops, and of mercenaries’

Chapter 13: Outsourcing & Strategic Alliances


Based on chapter XIII in 'The Prince': ‘Of auxiliaries, and of mixed and national troops’

Chapter 14: Studying Great Leaders And Staying Alert


Based on chapter XIV in 'The Prince': ‘Of the duties of a prince in relation to military matters’

Chapter 15: Popularity & Efficiency


Based on chapter XV in 'The Prince': ‘Of the means by which men, and especially princes, win applause, or incur censure’

 

Chapter 16: Managing The Expectation Of Benefits


Based on chapter XVI in 'The Prince': ‘Of liberality and parsimoniousness’

 

Chapter 17: Management By Fear


Based on chapter XVII in 'The Prince': ‘Of cruelty and clemency, and whether it is better to be loved than feared’

Chapter 18: Personal Appearance


Based on chapter XVIII in 'The Prince': ‘In what manner princes should keep their faith’

Chapter 19: Delivering Good & Bad News


Based on chapter XIX in 'The Prince': ‘A prince must avoid being contemned and hated’

Chapter 20: Those Who Supported The Former Ruler


Based on chapter XX in 'The Prince': ‘Whether the erection of fortresses, and many other things which princes often do, are useful, or injurious’

Chapter 21: Enterprises, Greatness & Public Diversion


Based on chapter XXI in 'The Prince': ‘How princes should conduct themselves to acquire a reputation’

Chapter 22: Personal Assistants


Based on chapter XXII in 'The Prince': ’Of the ministers of princes’

Chapter 23: Flatterers & Truthful Advisors


Based on chapter XXIII in 'The Prince': ‘How flatterers should be avoided’

Chapter 24: Judging Hereditary Leaders


Based on chapter XXIV in 'The Prince': ‘The reason why the princes of Italy have lost their states’

Chapter 25: Preparation For Bad Fortune


Based on chapter XXV in 'The Prince': ‘Of the influence of fortune in human affairs, and how it may be counteracted’

Chapter 26: The Basis For A Comeback


Based on chapter XXVI in 'The Prince': ‘Exhortation to deliver Italy from foreign barbarians’

 

 

 

 

The Mind of a Leader II based on Sun Tzu's 'The Art of War'

 

24 famous international top leaders and experts within business, politics, art, sports, organized crime, philanthropy and health care are united in a timeless and universal documentary about leadership, ethics and visions. The topics discussed are closely related to the issues raised in the 13 chapters of Sun Tzu's masterpiece: "The Art of War" (China, 500 B.C.) one of the oldest preserved strategic dissertations on the science of warfare. "The Art of War" has been read and used through time by prominent rulers and politicians such as Mao Tze Dong, Ho Chi Minh and Napoleon.

 

The multi-cultural documentary series examines different aspects of modern leadership and encourages future leaders to be strategic and responsible when achieving ambitious goals. The project reveals the participants personal views and not their knowledge in terms of Sun Tzu."The Mind of a Leader II" is an outstanding training and development tool. Each chapter features questions, conclusions and practical hands-on advice in regards to both individual and organizational success. A fascinating journey to the inside of successful modern organizations and leadership minds.

 

Inspiration, Training & Action!

 

Episodes:

Chapter 1: Vision & Mission

Chapter 2: On-going Expensive Battles

Chapter 3: Picking Your Fights

Chapter 4: Securing Your Position and Awaiting the Enemy to Reveal  

Chapter 5: Communication, Flexibility & Timing

Chapter 6: First-mover Advantage

Chapter 7: Attack by Deceit

Chapter 8: The Ideal Leader

Chapter 9: Moral & Discipline

Chapter 10: Positioning

Chapter 11: Human Resource Management

Chapter 12: Utilizing the Media

Chapter 13: The Battle for Information

 

 

 

The Mind of a Leader Animation Series

 

The Mind of a Leader Animation Series gives you an illustrated and easily accessible introduction to each chapter of the controversial Renaissance masterpiece 'The Prince' by Niccolò Machiavelli and the stategic cornerstone work 'The Art of War' by Sun Tzu. The series incorporates modern symbols to enhance the understanding of the original text and state its relevance from a modern perspective.

 

The series are available on DVD and streaming. For your local distributor, please go to distributor list.

 

 

'The Prince' by Niccolò Machiavelli

 

Niccolò Machiavelli was born in Florence, Italy May 3. 1469. In 1498 he was appointed secretary and second chancellor to the Florentine Republic. In 1512, the Medici family regained power in Florence and Machiavelli was accused of conspiracy, arrested and tortured. With the intension of bringing him back into favour with the Medici family, Machiavelli then wrote 'The Prince', a guide to creating and holding on to a principality. Due to his controversial statements favouring a lasting regime over noble ideals, Machiavelli came to be widely regarded as the Devil’s servant. 'The Prince' has become the bible of real politics. A frightening and useful source of inspiration…

 

DVD content:

Chapter 1: How many kinds of principalities there are, and in what manner they are acquired.

Chapter 2: Of hereditary principalities.

Chapter 3: Of mixed principalities.

Chapter 4: Why the kingdom of darius, which was conquered by alexander, did not revolt against the successors of alexander after his death.

Chapter 5: How cities or principalities are to be governed that previous to being conquered had lived under their own laws.

Chapter 6: Of new principalities that have been acquired by the valor of the prince and by his own troops.

Chapter 7: Of new principalities that have been acquired by the aid of others and by good fortune.

Chapter 8: Of such as have achieved sovereignty by means of crimes.

Chapter 9: Of civil principalities.

Chapter 10: In what manner the power of all principalities should be measured.

Chapter 11: Of ecclesiastical principalities.

Chapter 12: Of the different kinds of troops, and of mercenaries.

Chapter 13: Of auxiliaries, and of mixed and national troops.

Chapter 14: Of the duties of a prince in relation to military matters.

Chapter 15: Of the means by which men, and especially princes, win applause, or incur censure.

Chapter 16: Of liberality and parsimoniousness.

Chapter 17: Of cruelty and clemency, and whether it is better to be loved than feared.

Chapter 18: In what manner princes should keep their faith.

Chapter 19: A prince must avoid being contemned and hated.

Chapter 20: Whether the erection of fortresses, and many other things which princes often do, are useful, or injurious.

Chapter 21: How princes should conduct themselves to acquire a reputation.

Chapter 22: Of the ministers of princes.

Chapter 23: How to avoid flatterers.

Chapter 24: The reason why the princes of italy have lost their states.

Chapter 25: Of the influence of fortune in human affairs, and how it may be counteracted.

Chapter 26: Exhortation to deliver italy from foreign barbarians.

 

 

'The Art of War' by Sun Tzu

 

The Art of War is one of the oldest preserved strategic dissertations on the science of warfare. The text is attributed to the conspicuous Chinese general and military strategist Sun Tzu, 500 BC. The works' tactical, operational and strategic directions, ranging from individual level to political level, have through time been read and used by prominent rulers, army commanders and politicians, a.o. Mao Tze Dong, Ho Chi Minh and Napoleon.

 

DVD content:

Chapter 1: Laying plans

Chapter 2: Waging war

Chapter 3: Attack by stratagem

Chapter 4: Tactical dispositions

Chapter 5: Energy

Chapter 6: Weak points and strong

Chapter 7: Maneuvering

Chapter 8: Variation in tactics

Chapter 9: The army on the march

Chapter 10: Terrain

Chapter 11: The nine situations

Chapter 12: The attack by fire

Chapter 13: The use of spies

 

 

 

 

 

E-book The Mind of a Leader I - The Complete Transcripts

 

34 famous international leaders and experts within: Business, Politics, Art, Sport, Organized Crime, Philanthropy, and Health Care, including Philip Kotler, Anita Roddick, Michael Dukakis, Philippe Starck, Stan Shih etc., are united in a timeless and universal project about leadership, ethics and visions. The modern topics discussed in each chapter of The Mind of a Leader are closely related to the issues raised in the 26 chapters of Niccolò Machiavelli's controversial strategic masterpiece “The Prince”. The Mind of a Leader is an outstanding training and development tool. Each chapter features questions, conclusions and practical hands-on advice in regards to both individual and organizational success. A fascinating journey to the inside of successful modern organizations and leadership minds.

 

The book is published in e-book version and available on leading online book retail platforms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audiobooks: The Mind of a Leader Legends series

 

The Mind of a Leader Legends is a series of audiobooks featuring inspiring one-on-one interviews with a range of international leaders.

 

 

The Mind of a Leader Legends: Philip Kotler


Philip Kotler, Distinguished Professor of International Marketing, share his view on: Fortune & Ability, First-Mover Advantages, Communication, Flexibility & Timing, External Organizations & Markets (Centralization vs Decentralization), Positioning, Preparation for Bad Fortune, The Basis for a Comeback, Scare Campaigns, Manipulation and Cynicism, Turning Trouble-shooters into Scapegoats, Personal Assistants, Close Relations to all Levels in The Organization, Personal Appearance, Utilizing the Media, The Ideal Leader.



Language: English


Audio Run Time: 50:03

 

 

 

 

The Mind of a Leader Legends: Anita Roddick


Dame Anita Roddick, Founder of ’The Body Shop’, human rights activist and environmental campaigner, share her view on: Readiness, Opportunity & Action, Communication, Flexibility & Timing, Management by Fear, Carrying Out Good and Bad Initiatives, Delivering Good and Bad News, Enterprises and Greatness (Personal Campaigns), Motivation, First-mover Advantage, Organizational Expansion, Manipulation and Cynicism.



Language: English


Audio Run Time: 54:42

 

 

 

 

The Mind of a Leader Legends: Larry Flynt

Larry Flynt, American publisher and the president of Larry Flynt Publications, share his view on: Vision & Mission, Communication, Flexibility and Timing, First-Mover Advantage, Utilizing the Media, Scare Campaigns, Enterprises, Greatness & Public Diversion, Picking Your Fights, Management by Fear, Global Integration, Deceit, The Use of Consultants, The Ideal Leader, Sacrifices for the Better Good, Picking a Side.

Language: English

Audio Run Time: 28:26

 

 

 

 

The Mind of a Leader Legends: Mads Øvlisen

Mads Øvlisen, Chairman LEGO and fmr. CEO and Chairman, Novo Nordisk and The Royal Theatre, share his view on: Fortune & Ability, Carrying Out Good and Bad Initiatives, Close Relations to all Levels in The Organization, Outsourcing & Strategic Alliances, Management by Fear, Sacrifices for a Better Good, Preparation for Bad Fortune, The Battle for Information, Untouchable Positions and Institutions, Studying Great Leaders and Staying Alert.

Language: English

Audio Run Time: 46:31

 

 

 

 

The Mind of a Leader Legends: Pat Boone


Charles Eugene Pat Boone, American singer, actor, and writer, share his view on: Fortune & Ability, Communication, Flexibility & Timing, The Ideal Leader, Motivation, Flatterers & Truthful Advisors, Manipulation & Cynicism, Sacrifices for a Better Good.



Language: English


Audio Run Time: 41:18

 

 

 

 

 

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'UGENS LEDELSESBOG' I UGEBREVET 'LEDELSE MANDAG'

 

'Sådan Tænker Leder - The Mind of a Leader' er udnævnt til 'Ugens Ledelsesbog' i det velansete management nyhedsbrev 'Ledelse Mandag' af Steen Hildebrandt og Søren Brandi. De skriver bl.a.:

 

"Det er ikke så ofte, man fristes til at kalde en ny ledelsesbog for original, men det fristes jeg til med denne..."

 

"Der er nerve i bogen; der er engagement; der er overraskelser; der er en afstand til emnet, der er befriende, og som gør, at de to forfattere kommer så langt omkring og samtidig så dybt ind i ledelsesfeltet."

 

 

4 STJERNER I BERLINGSKE NYHEDSMAGASIN

 

Flot anmeldelse i Børsen Nyhedsmagasin af 'Sådan Tænker Leder - The Mind of a Leader'. De skriver bl.a.:

 

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"...en læseoplevelse af de rigtig gode..."

 

 

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Flot anmeldelse og anbefaling af 'Sådan Tænker Ledere - The Mind of a Leader' i Jyllands-Posten. De skriver bl.a.:

 

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Flot anmeldelse og 4 stjerner til 'Sådan Tænker Ledere - The Mind of a Leader' på Kultunaut.dk. 
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