Today one of my colleagues told me this book "The 48 Laws of Power." He briefly explained this is about politics how to interactive with others or not to rowel others in an organization, company, etc. 48 rules are too much to write here. Let me extract some of the rules that I was intrigued.
- Law 2: Never put too much trust in friends, learn how to use enemies
- Law 5: So much depends on reputation, guard it with your life
I started this post before reading through the laws... but I feel I chose a wrong book. So far it is not so interesting or impressive. Maybe I am living in a sort of different magically peaceful world and am a too nice man. I did not come to this stage yet to really need to fight with other enemies inside or out of the company.
- Law 7: Get others to do the work for you, but always take the credit
I hate being taken the credit by someone so I will be very cautious whenever I show my work. Doing this kind of wrong things, people will leave a company. At least I will.
- Law 12: Use selective honesty and generosity to disarm your victim
- Law 15: Crush your enemy totally
- Law 20: Do not commit to anyone
We cannot work ... we need to commit something to the customer.
- Law 26: Keep your hands clean
Yes, you don't have to exaggeratedly highlight your mistake. But if it is obvious, hiding your mistake can be also easily found by others, which could look worse.
Ok, I stopped to read the rules...
Word of the day: rowel