March 2019 Package
March 2019 Package
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Specific methods for uprooting hidden agendas in opponents and determining secret motivations are listed here. Precise tactics that revolutionaries use to coopt governments and nations are described in detail. Those circling on the outskirts of power, the kingmakers, the subterraneans, and the opportunists, are also discussed. No stone is left unturned – the business world, academic world, political world, philosophical world, and military world are all analyzed in this compendium of power. This book describes the most unscrupulous tactics that the most ambitious power players vying for domination will employ in the future… and have employed in the past!
“Power is the universal solvent of human relations.”
We all want power, but it must be gained methodically. Flexibility is vital to combatting hindrances, and like a courtier in the king’s court, you must appear friendly, complimentary, and modestly, while scheming secretly. The 48 Laws of Powers compiles 3000 years’ worth of writing – drawing from authors such as Suntzu and Casanova – into a succinct list that will arm you with strategies to help achieve the power you desire!
“Like creeping ivy, you have wrapped yourself around the source of power, so that it would cause great trauma to cut you away.”
The typical claim that simply eating more calories than one burns always leads to obesity is not the full picture. The exact number of calories burned and the exact number of calories in food can rarely be measured accurately. And weight is not necessarily the best measure to determine fitness – if one loses 10 pounds of fat but gains 10 pounds of muscle, they are fitter! Overall, carbs are significantly worse for you than fat or protein when it comes to weight loss, and certain types of exercise are better than others. This book contains both scientific studies as well as practical advice for losing weight the smart way.
“A calorie is not a calorie because energy balance doesn't matter. You can get fatter without eating more; you can even get fatter by eating less.”
How do you influence someone when you have no authority? How do you persuade your boss to change their behaviors? What if you’re powerless in an organization? Garner your allies, avoid rocking the boat, and most importantly understand everyone’s currencies! While some people want cash, most want status, prestige, credit, or information. When you have no authority, determine what currencies you do have. Work your way up by cleverly exchanging currencies, and learn how to influence without authority!
“Influence is about what you have to do to get cooperation, not about imposing your values on others.”
Most people prefer self-delusion to reality. Yet fooling oneself inevitably leads to failure and sorrow. Winning Through Intimidation offers advice for dealing with the world as it is, not how you want it to be. Thankfully, human nature has remained largely consistent throughout time, meaning the book’s advice, though filtered through the author’s experience in real estate, remains timeless and universally applicable.
“I had again proven to myself, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that it wasn’t what a person said or did that mattered, but what his posture was when he said or did it.”