Alexander Hamilton & Niccolo Machiavelli Rolled In One

Is Jose Franco, owner of Stoop Juice Machiavelli Or Hamilton?
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NEW YORK - July 16, 2019 - PRLog -- I received an email that I'm not sure what to think. It read, " I just finished reading all 62 articles you've written on LinkedIn and find you to be a cross between Alexander Hamilton and Niccolo Machiavelli". My Federalist Paper article may have elicited the Hamilton comparison. In it, Hamilton describes the reasons why the government should serve the public good.
Whereas "The Prince" by Niccolo Machiavelli, was probably the worst job application in history. Totally unsuccessful in its purpose and probably always doomed to failure.
Unfortunately for him he wasn't a very tactful person, but he did write about the world the way he saw it and didn't sugarcoat much in his pamphlet to Lorenzo (Prince). However, Lorenzo didn't want to listen to all sorts of grim, nasty details on how to maintain power.
The difference between "The Prince" and my articles is the intended audience. I write for myself in my continuous quest for growth and enlightenment. I find myself being the most frequent reader of my writings. I'm not afraid of people benefiting from my ideas without me getting monetarily compensated. I'm ok with the fact most people exhibit free-rider behavior waiting for others to do the work they need, or (if they do the work themselves) not bothering to contribute the work back for free. Part of the answer lies in the fact that I'm not merely in need of solutions, I need solutions on time. It's seldom possible to predict when someone else will finish a given piece of needed work. If the payoff from doing the work yourself is sufficient to any other contributor, that person will dive in and do it (at which point the fact that everyone else is a free rider becomes irrelevant). Being reactive by only sitting waiting for others to do the work while keeping your ideas to yourself gains nothing. Indeed, it incurs a future cost—the effort involved in continually introducing untested ideas into the world in each new release. So the payoff from this choice is actually negative. Machiavelli in his personal life failed to realize we all can win if we see money for what it really is, a social construct that promotes exchange through trust. To put it more positively, I gain from the reader's input and potential input from different groups. I also gain because the comments, input and insights of others will improve my work in the future which helps me improve on things I may not be aware I'm bad at. In the end, Niccolo Machiavelli considered his life to be a failure. Download most popular articles

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