The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
“Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are.”
The book paints a picture of Machiavelli's life and shares his thoughts on power, governance and political strategy.
1. You need to learn how to be "bad" when needed, a person who is always "good" gets ruined amongst all the bad people or behaviors.
2. When dealing with enemy, kill, don't just wound. Otherwise they will have the chance to come back and fight you.
3. Do the tasks that will make you popular, delegate those that would likely make you unpopular or worse, the enemy.
READ IF: You want to learn from one of the most iconic ancient leaders whose wisdom is applicable to modern society and politics.