Alexander the Great's Art of Strategy: The Timeless Leadership Lessons of History's Greatest Empire Builder

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Partha Bose

Narrated By: James Langton

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: April 2004

Duration: 6 hours 0 minutes


Alexander the Great endures as one of the most admired and emulated leaders in world history. In our time, his example of unprecedented and unparalleled success has inspired leaders of business and government, from media mogul Ted Turner (who keeps a bronze bust of Alexander in his office) to Desert Storm commander General Norman Schwarzkopf (who credits Alexander's tactical innovations for his dramatic flanking maneuver against the Iraqi army in the liberation of Kuwait).

In Alexander the Great's Art of Strategy, Partha Bose, one of the world's leading experts on business strategy, gives fresh insight into Alexander's leadership and legacy--and shows how you can use the secrets of his success to conquer today's challenges, as successful executives, politicians, and generals have.

Blending insights from his years of experience in the business world with his lifelong study of Alexander, Bose interweaves a gripping biography with compelling analyses of contemporary case studies of successful corporations that have applied Alexander's lessons to their business, including Dell, General Electric, Wal-Mart, and the Washington Post company. This is a provocative and invaluable audiobook for leaders everywhere.


  • Matthew Wilson

    This book is about Alexander the Great's military strategies with a touch of business strategy thrown in. I rented it for the military strategy and was not disappointed. This book provides a fascinating history of Alexander's strategies. Mostly those strategies involve doing the unexpected and being aggressive rather than defensive. I highly recommend this book if you're interested in military history and/or strategy.

  • Boosie11

    Awesome book. Valuable information on Alexander the Great and contemporary examples of how is strategic wisdom can be applied.

  • Anonymous

    This is a very readable history of the military campaigns of Alexander the Great. However, the leadership lessons are a stretch as applied to modern corporations. The transitions between history and case study are abrupt and not particularly edifying. On the whole, I kept listening because the history was so facinating. I did not take away any real leadership lessons beyond the fact that unlimited power corrupts the individual.

  • Kurt Rees

    Not great, but has good info on Alexander. It doesn't really get into a full analysis of Alexander's strategy or tactics, just some examples. I wouldn't call this scholarly work, it's more of a biography.