Genghis Khan has a strong claim to be the greatest leader the world has ever seen. As a young man he was an outcast fleeing enemies on a mountain in northern Mongolia. Yet in 40 years of brilliant and ruthless conquest, Genghis built the largest land empire in history - four times the size of Alexander's, twice the size of Rome's.
How did he do it?
What do his achievements reveal about the nature?
What traits made him so effective?
Were they unique, or might some be valid here and now?
In this book, John Man reveals Genghis as more that a brutal ruler and warlord. Instead as a leader of vision, persuasiveness and restraint.
If only Tony Blair had paid attention to Genghis Khan . . . [Genghis] has much to teach us . . . a thought-provoking book. William Leith, Observer
John Man's new book, extracting 21 business lessons from the Mongol emperor's life, shows that Khan would have Alan Sugar for breakfast. The Times
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