I absolutely LOVE this author. He writes about great concepts and strategies for life. It is a must read for anyone. You can apply these principles to anything, and learn from his historical analogies, which are easy to understand. Plus, you get a great history lesson, as well.
This to me is not a book about power...its a book on how to deceive everyone around you to get to your means. Its about lying and cheating to get what you want. I really did not like it.
This is a hypnotizing look at gaining power.
I have not but this one was excellent, very appropriate for the subject matter
Applying any insight from this book should be kept private
Don't let the nefarious nature of the subject matter dissuade your from learning, you are not too Holy to not learn this.
In my opinion it's a necessary read ~BUT~ I actually took notes on it while it was read. The notes filled a grand total of 1 - 8x11 piece of paper. There's little useful information and a whole lot of filler.
I have indeed.
This one is one of the best.
This particular story would have been horrible with bad narration. Don Leslie is so into the performance that I found myself imitating him for fun at home. With him as orator, I'd follow the mob anywhere. It was like a sermon from some satanic church.
Although I have no desire to be a ruthless and powerful person, I had never really appreciated power for what it is. This book is just so relevant to today's society. It's opened my eyes to the power plays going on around me at all times. Very enlightening.
Information is power! Don't read this, you wouldn't understand... Muahahahaha!
If you are interested-( no really interested) in how some people operate in the world this book will give you some insights. As someone that has been elected to office and is currently running for another office I found this book very interesting as it helped me to get inside other peoples heads I might not have been able to understand before. It also helped me understand that as much as we all hate to admit it, we are all manipulative in some way when it comes to power. This book helped me recognize things I do that are mostly done in a subconscious or unconscious ways to stand up for myself and to acquire power. I never thought of myself as a powerful person but realize that others do and that I need to be aware of that power in order to be effective in surviving in the political arena. This book also helped me recognize and consciously conduct myself in a way that alligns with my values of being kind, honest and effective leader and still not let people run me over and under mind my ability and opportunities to make a difference.
Yes but only to people that will listen to it with a sense of humor and not listen to as a guide to how to operate in the world. It is unfortunately sad the lengths people will go to acquire power and how cut throat ones need to dominate will make them. Unfortunately I have witnessed some of the slimy attitudes described in this book but now will have a better insight to understanding their fears and insecurities.
Personally I have learned to recognize the more "successful" and subtle forms of exercising power in myself even though I hadn't thought about it in those ways. I will continue to listen to this book off and on to help me deal with particularly tense times politically.
I think I will listen to some more of these books as I found this interesting.
If you want to understand people better I recommend this book and I would recommend the 5 Languages of Love. Even though that book is about romantic relationships I truly believe it is applicable in all relationships. I think that understanding people helps us in every facet of our interactions with them. Whether it is intimate relationships, familial relationships, social settings. business or in politics- if we understand what drives people and what they need we have the ability to be more successful.
Did not read the print version, reading print, if you can, is always best.
Being good at being bad
Very well written, interesting and a lot of historic background. You cant stop reading it.
sports announcer, cyclist, enjoys to travel and the outdoors.
interesting to listen to, I'm not sure I could do some of these things in business but...