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Apr 04, 2019 21:37:42

The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

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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

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    @hiro Your word of the day is an uncommon one that I had to research. After this brief review I am not interested in reading that book.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 05, 2019 10:16:07
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      @brandonwilson Great to know that this contributeed to your dictionary. It is totally okay or even we should stop it if we think it is not worth it. At the same time, I started to wonder after I posted what I could learn from this. Maybe I should realize someone in the world will come to me with this mindset and I should prepare some countermeasure for him / her. At least in this sense, this could be useful to understand the opponent's mindset.

      Hiro avatar Hiro | Apr 06, 2019 11:13:18
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    Read reinventing organisation instead.. Choose Luke Skywalker instead of dark vador :)

    Martin tissier avatar Martin tissier | Apr 05, 2019 08:47:01
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      @martintaice Thanks for your recommendation. Just I started to read the summary and realized this was the content I have heard and was actually interested, but was not able to identify yet.

      Hiro avatar Hiro | Apr 06, 2019 11:15:11
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