The Art of Worldly Wisdom is known as the Oraculo Manual in Spanish, the language in which it was written by Balthasar Gracian. It contains words of sage advice that help traverse the minefield of political intrigue that is especially experienced by those in high positions. Politics, in the office, increases the higher one progresses in one's career. This book should help managers and aspiring leaders be mindful of politics. Of course, this does not mean that this book recommends that one engage in political manoeuvrings; that is an extremely dangerous course! Rather, armed with the wisdom contained in this book, one should be well equipped to be aware of and deflect, or manage, politics in the office and life in general.