During Symposium we gave away wolves to Executive Programs members who attended a special session in the Member Lounge. At one of those sessions, I asked the group of CIOs, “Tell the truth, who is here just for the stuffed wolves and not to meet me?” Half of the group raised their hands. While I greatly appreciated their honesty, I did have to inform them that a true Machiavellian would have said they were there to meet me, then taken the stuffed wolf and run! But that is one of the lessons in the book from Machiavellian CIOs, and clearly they hadn’t had the opportunity to read it yet.
In case you’re wondering what a Machiavellian Wolf looks like, here’s a photo from one of the special sessions:
As a thank you to my blog readers, who helped design the title and jacket, we want to make sure you receive a copy of the book to read. We also have a limited supply of stuffed wolves to give away. The first 30 people to contact me will get the book and a wolf. If you’ve already read the book, we’re happy to send you a wolf. And, of course, as an author, it’s my duty to encourage those of you who enjoy the book to please share your impressions with a review on Amazon. It’s the best way to help other CIOs decide whether to read The Wolf in CIOs Clothing and use wolf tactics themselves.
Please email me by Monday, December 16th at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can send you a complimentary link to the book and please include your mailing address if you would like one of the 30 stuffed wolves. They make a great holiday gift for the young aspiring Machiavellian in your life, and if you decide to keep it for yourself that is great, too!
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