Lawrence B. Cohen

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    Wild Alleged Love Triangle at Edwards Wildman

    In chapter 19 of The Prince, Machaivelli suggests restrictions on the Prince’s absolute power. Machiavelli essentially argues that the Prince must not take the people’s sheep (“sheep” being a metaphor for the ability of peasants to have enough food) or their women (“women” being a metaphor for women). This advice applies just as easily to a totalitarian ruler of a country as it does to a managing partner of a law firm. Managing partners, ignore Machiavelli at your peril. You could end up with a full-scale revolt on your hands — or, at the very least, an embarrassing lawsuit from a former, allegedly cuckolded partner….

    41 Comments / / Jan 17, 2012 at 2:50 PM