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The politics of life : 25 rules for survival in a brutal and manipulative world

Author: Craig Crawford
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield : Distributed by National Book Network, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Inspired by the work of sixteenth-century philosopher Nicolo Machiavelli, a guide to surviving the politics of today's predatory society identifies twenty-five controversial rules of conduct.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Crawford, Craig, 1956-
Politics of life.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield : Distributed by National Book Network, ©2007
(OCoLC)624630453
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Craig Crawford
ISBN: 9780742552500 0742552500
OCLC Number: 73993798
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 163 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Life is a filthy battle for control --
Better to boldly assert than cautiously deny --
Love helps, but fear motivates --
Popular lies beat unpopular truth --
Ambition is never satisfied --
Only the flexible succeed --
Better to imitate a winner than be an original loser --
Never keep your word if circumstances change --
To control others, first walk in their shoes --
The more visible your power, the more its limits are known --
Arrogance makes an easy target --
Most would rather follow a leader than lead a following --
Those who prefer to lead a following cannot be trusted --
Never seek a favor that could cost too much to return --
Leading the way for change seldom pays --
Wanting power requires less intelligence than seeking power --
Those who are dependent on you will be the most faithful --
A true enemy should be eliminated, never tolerated --
In dealing with passive aggression, be more passive and more aggressive --
Victory can sometimes be concealed in compromise --
Implement painful choices quickly to minimize the effects --
Distribute rewards slowly to prolong the effects --
Allowing others to speak truthfully diminishes their respect for you --
Never postpone inevitable conflict --
The powerful never give up control; it must be taken away.
Other Titles: Twenty-five rules for survival in a brutal and manipulative world
Responsibility: Craig Crawford.
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Inspired by the work of sixteenth-century philosopher Nicolo Machiavelli, a guide to surviving the politics of today's predatory society identifies twenty-five controversial rules of conduct.

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