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The Art of the Deal, Renaissance-Style

Francis Bacon’s “Of negotiating”

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Amidst the vast archives of world culture, it is well known that the former US President’s favorite book is his own The Art of the Deal. In Mr Trump’s defense, the art of negotiating — if it is an art — is something which we all need. We are social creatures. Our needs and wants do not always align with those of others. This competition of…

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These little essays survey Bacon’s greatly admired, but rarely examined Essays, or Counsels, Civil and Moral. They break down the innate language, draw out and apply the many discerning observations and memorable points of advice, and try to tie their diverse threads together.

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Articles on philosophy, psychology & classical thought (notably Stoic) for those interested in renewing, spreading, and applying these ideas today.

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