Pyrrhus challenges the Romans.
History is full of examples of ambitious leaders who achieved great things. And conversely it features eminent leaders who dreamed big but failed to deliver. So, on which side of history will Pyrrhus, King of Epirus sit?
The cost of following your dreams
Showing respect for your adversary
Winning wars without resorting to violence (sometimes)
Letting your strengths guide your decisions
Fortune favors the bold: if you have your heart set on something, why not do everything within your power to achieve it? Show compassion even when you don’t have to - Pyrrhus consistently showed respect for his enemy. Also Pyrrhus is not famous for being a politician, but he was a competent negotiator who sought a peaceful resolution before resorting to violence.
- The cost of following your dreams
- Showing respect for your adversary
- Winning wars without resorting to violence (sometimes)
- Letting your strengths guide your decisions
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