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Life's a campaign : what politics has taught me about friendship, rivalry, reputation, and success

Author: Christopher Matthews
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Draws on observations of politicians at work to reveal how they have become experts at getting other people to do things for them, and offers practical advice on how to master the art of persuasion as a step on the path to personal and professional success.
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Named Person: Christopher Matthews; Christopher Matthews
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Matthews
ISBN: 9781400065288 1400065283
OCLC Number: 152558968
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvii, 202 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Whatever gets you in the game --
Not everyone is going to like you --
Not everyone is going to like me --
The person who hires you is your number one stockholder --
The best gift you can give a stranger is an audience --
Up beats down! --
Ask! --
Don't call just when you need something --
People don't mind being used; they mind being discarded --
Grin when you fight --
It's not crowded at the top --
No one's ever late for an execution --
Nobody wants a level playing field --
Fire when ready --
Attack from a defensive position --
Don't pick on someone your own size --
Rites of passage --
Keep good company --
Lowball! --
When in doubt, put it out --
You only get one reputation --
Aim high --
Speak up! --
The bug --
Where ever you go, that's where you're going to be.
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Draws on observations of politicians at work to reveal how they have become experts at getting other people to do things for them, and offers practical advice on how to master the art of persuasion as a step on the path to personal and professional success.

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