Not surprisingly, some of this thought can be adapted to address the problems facing modern managers.
Stanford's Graduate School of Business is at the forefront of the effort to re-learn and re-purpose some of this innovative medieval management wisdom (e.g. when should the table be round?), with a center devoted to this branch of management knowledge:
While kings needed the kind of advice that today would be given to CEOs about how to manage executive vice presidents, there was also an extensive body of more tactical knowledge (e.g. have your knights take off their armor before attempting a river crossing). These were compiled in detailed manuals, and one ancient source compiled 655 rules, which were published in the codex known as the 655 Knight Way.