How to Use Your Enemies

How to Use Your Enemies


  • Release: 2015-02-26
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 80 page
  • ISBN: 9780141398280
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'Better mad with the crowd than sane all alone' In these witty, Machiavellian aphorisms, unlikely Spanish priest Baltasar Gracián shows us how to exploit friends and enemies alike to thrive in a world of deception and illusion. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Baltasar Gracián (1601-1658). Gracián's work is available in Penguin Classics in The Pocket Oracle and Art of Prudence.

How to Use Your Enemies

How to Use Your Enemies


  • Release: 2015-02-25
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 64 page
  • ISBN: 0141398272
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A seventeenth-century Spanish priest's shrewd maxims on using guile and pragmatism to succeed in a dangerous world.

Love Your Enemies

Love Your Enemies


  • Release: 2019-03-12
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 256 page
  • ISBN: 9780062883773
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To get ahead today, you have to be a jerk, right? Divisive politicians. Screaming heads on television. Angry campus activists. Twitter trolls. Today in America, there is an “outrage industrial complex” that prospers by setting American against American. Meanwhile, one in six Americans have stopped talking to close friends and family members over politics. Millions are organizing their social lives and curating their news and information to avoid hearing viewpoints differing from their own. Ideological polarization is at higher levels than at any time since the Civil War. America has developed a “culture of contempt”—a habit of seeing people who disagree with us not as merely incorrect or misguided, but as worthless. Maybe you dislike it—more than nine out of ten Americans say they are tired of how divided we have become as a country. But hey, either you play along, or you’ll be left behind, right? Wrong. In Love Your Enemies, New York Times bestselling author and social scientist Arthur C. Brooks shows that treating others with contempt and out-outraging the other side is not a formula for lasting success. Blending cutting-edge behavioral research, ancient wisdom, and a decade of experience leading one of America’s top policy think tanks, Love Your Enemies offers a new way to lead based not on attacking others, but on bridging national divides and mending personal relationships. Brooks’ prescriptions are unconventional. To bring America together, he argues, we shouldn’t try to agree more. There is no need for mushy moderation, because disagreement is the secret to excellence. Civility and tolerance shouldn’t be our goals, because they are hopelessly low standards. And our feelings toward our foes are irrelevant; what matters is how we choose to act. Love Your Enemies is not just a guide to being a better person. It offers a clear strategy for victory for a new generation of leaders. It is a rallying cry for people hoping for a new era of Americ

The 48 Laws of Power

The 48 Laws of Power


  • Release: 2000-09-01
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 480 page
  • ISBN: 9781101042458
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Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this multi-million-copy New York Times bestseller is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control – from the author of The Laws of Human Nature. In the book that People magazine proclaimed “beguiling” and “fascinating,” Robert Greene and Joost Elffers have distilled three thousand years of the history of power into 48 essential laws by drawing from the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz and also from the lives of figures ranging from Henry Kissinger to P.T. Barnum. Some laws teach the need for prudence (“Law 1: Never Outshine the Master”), others teach the value of confidence (“Law 28: Enter Action with Boldness”), and many recommend absolute self-preservation (“Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally”). Every law, though, has one thing in common: an interest in total domination. In a bold and arresting two-color package, The 48 Laws of Power is ideal whether your aim is conquest, self-defense, or simply to understand the rules of the game.

How to profit by one   s enemies

How to profit by one s enemies


  • Release: 2013-12-11
  • Publisher: GOODmood
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 82 page
  • ISBN: 9788862776493
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Who among us does not have rivals? Plutarch writes about it as easily as only great communicators do, and explains how to treat those who are not on our side. In "De capienda former inimicis utilitate": "How to profit by one’s enemies," the great philosopher introduces his thought with irony but also with overwhelming logic, revealing an infallible system for winning in a confrontation with one’s enemies. Rules conceived long ago, but which are relevant more than ever. A great help to improve our relationships with others.

Gaslighting

Gaslighting


  • Release: 1994
  • Publisher: Loompanics Unltd
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 113 page
  • ISBN: 1559501138
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You know what's wrong with the world? Too many assholes & not enough ways to get even! If your boss is bearing down or your next door neighbor's annoying, whatcha gonna do? If you retaliate, it could cost you your job or land you in jail. Now there's a safe, effective way for you to get even without putting yourself in any danger. It's called "gaslighting," & it's guaranteed to turn your target's life upside down. "Gaslighting" means to drive someone crazy. It comes from the 1944 film Gaslight, in which a husband convinces his wife she's losing her mind. Gaslighting is the most potent form of psychological warfare you can use without a license. In Gaslighting: How To Drive Your Enemies Crazy, Victor Santoro (The "Godfather of Harassment") shows you how to destroy your target's confidence, self-esteem & reputation. Through a series of small incidents, your target gets progressively more confused, until he's "reduced to a shapeless mass of shivering, quivering jelly." Some of the tactics covered include: Collecting information on your target Preparing for a gaslighting attack Creating tension, anxiety & sleeplessness Messing with your target's car, telephone & mail Gaslighting at your target's workplace & home Turning neighbors & co-workers against the target Covering your tracks And much more. Gaslighting will show you how to cause disorientation, get your target off balance, & build up his paranoia. Finally, you completely annihilate his reputation, leading to personal disasters such as job loss, divorce, financial devastation - even jail. If you've been mistreated, you don't have to take it & you don't have to fight back. There is a third route - Gaslighting - WHERE YOU WATCH AS YOUR ENEMY SLOWLY SCREWS HIMSELF! Sold for entertainment purposes only.

How to Kill Your Enemies

How to Kill Your Enemies


  • Release: 2017-08-15
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 68 page
  • ISBN: 1539694852
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It was the worst of times and it was the worst of times. Everyone was going nowhere and everyone was trying to jump on the bandwagon ... or so it might appear to those who have borne witness to a world that promises so little and delivers even less. The weight of history and the burden of expectation somehow conspire to ensure that youth is always wasted on the young. Cursing the darkness while conjuring up new, ever more defiant ways of fighting fire with fire and yet, perplexing and all as it may have been, it cannot be said to have been without some sense of purpose. For what else is one to do when no other obvious option presents itself? Those who may be inclined to pass judgement should recognise that the passage of time is the only real arbiter, and it has since moved on. Anger is a potent force, a powerful weapon but ultimately self-destructive. Those who wield it, find out one way or another, the kind of force it can unleash. If it must be directed any given quarter, then may your aim be true, your judgement be sound and fortune guide its path. Also, let it be discarded and safely disposed of once it has fulfilled its purpose. A collection of poems dealing with subject matter that is wide ranging, while never straying too far from where the human heart should be gravitating towards.

The Pocket Oracle and Art of Prudence

The Pocket Oracle and Art of Prudence


  • Release: 2011-01-27
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 176 page
  • ISBN: 9780141966977
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Written over 350 years ago, The Pocket Oracle and the Art of Prudence is a charming collection of 300 witty and thought-provoking aphorisms. From the art of being lucky to the healthy use of caution, these elegant maxims were created as a guide to life, with further suggestions given on cultivating good taste, knowing how to refuse, the foolishness of complaining and the wisdom of controlling one's passions. Baltasar Gracian intended that these ingenious aphorisms would encourage each reader to challenge themselves both in understanding and applying each axiom.

Ego Is the Enemy

Ego Is the Enemy


  • Release: 2016-06-14
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 256 page
  • ISBN: 9780698192157
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The instant Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and international bestseller “While the history books are filled with tales of obsessive visionary geniuses who remade the world in their image with sheer, almost irrational force, I’ve found that history is also made by individuals who fought their egos at every turn, who eschewed the spotlight, and who put their higher goals above their desire for recognition.” —from the prologue Many of us insist the main impediment to a full, successful life is the outside world. In fact, the most common enemy lies within: our ego. Early in our careers, it impedes learning and the cultivation of talent. With success, it can blind us to our faults and sow future problems. In failure, it magnifies each blow and makes recovery more difficult. At every stage, ego holds us back. Ego Is the Enemy draws on a vast array of stories and examples, from literature to philosophy to his­tory. We meet fascinating figures such as George Marshall, Jackie Robinson, Katharine Graham, Bill Belichick, and Eleanor Roosevelt, who all reached the highest levels of power and success by con­quering their own egos. Their strategies and tactics can be ours as well. In an era that glorifies social media, reality TV, and other forms of shameless self-promotion, the battle against ego must be fought on many fronts. Armed with the lessons in this book, as Holiday writes, “you will be less invested in the story you tell about your own specialness, and as a result, you will be liberated to accomplish the world-changing work you’ve set out to achieve.”