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The 33 Strategies of War by Robert Greene is a "guide to the subtle social game of everyday life informed by the ... military principles in war.". [ 1 ] It is composed of discussions and examples on offensive and defensive strategies from a wide variety of people and conditions such as Napoleon Bonaparte , Lawrence of Arabia , Alexander the Great , and the Tet Offensive . [ 2 ] The scope of the book is broad, applying not only to violent conflicts but also social conflicts such as family quarrels and business negotiations. The book is divided into five parts: Self-Directed Warfare, Organizational (Team) Warfare, Defensive Warfare, Offensive Warfare and Unconventional (Dirty) Warfare . [ 1 ] Each part contains a differing number of strategies , each in a chapter. Each chapter has a similar layout. Descriptions of battles, political and business situations are accompanied by Greene's interpretation. There are occasional instructional sections followed by examples.
The 50th Law is a New York Times bestselling book on strategy and fearlessness written collaboratively by rapper 50 Cent and author Robert Greene . [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] The book is a semi-autobiographical account detailing 50 Cent's rise as both a young urban hustler and as an up-and-coming musician with lessons and anecdotes from historical figures such as Abraham Lincoln , Sun Tzu , Socrates , Napoleon , Malcolm X , and James Baldwin . [ 4 ] [ 5 ] [ 6 ]
The Art Of Seduction (2001) is the second book by American author Robert Greene . [ 1 ] [ 2 ] The book examines social power through the lens of seduction and was an international bestseller . [ 3 ]
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The art of persuasion (or subtle emotional manipulation, depending on how you're looking at it) does not necessarily have to be an evil thing. When you want to make an important sales pitch to a tough customer, propose a risky business plan at work, or gently convince your significant other to start exercising, sometimes getting people to do or agree to what you want using basic human psychological truths isn't such a bad thing after all.
Interesting Info -> Lying Index -> How to Detect Lies Become a Human Lie Detector (Part 1) Warning: sometimes ignorance is bliss. After gaining this knowledge, you may be hurt when it is obvious that someone is lying to you. The following deception detection techniques are used by police, forensic psychologists, security experts and other investigators. Introduction to Detecting Lies:
Body language accounts for most of how we communicate and so it's helpful to know what certain cues can mean to gain a better understanding of what people are telling you.
We've mentioned a few ways to detect liars , but Pamela Meyer has discovered just about all of them. She's taken a look at the most common behaviors of liars, scientifically, and shares her expertise on how to detect them.
In a Creative Mornings talk, creative thinker Simon Sinek demonstrates very clearly how the way you phrase a request for something you want will often mean the difference between someone helping you and someone finding you annoying. It all has to do with the order.
You've likely heard that body language accounts for up to 55% of how we communicate, but reading non-verbal cues isn't just about broad strokes.
Dear Lifehacker, I've read about how to plant ideas in someone's head , but the whole idea of bald-faced manipulation makes me uneasy. Still, I'm not great at making a case for what I want, even though I know it's a skill that's incredibly useful.
If you've ever been convinced by a salesperson that you truly wanted a product, done something too instinctively, or made choices that seemed entirely out of character, then you've had an idea planted in your mind. Here's how it's done. Note: We've gotten a lot of emails about how to do this in specific situations.
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Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), was a brilliant German philosopher. These 38 Stratagems are excerpts from "The Art of Controversy", first translated into English and published in 1896. Carry your opponent's proposition beyond its natural limits; exaggerate it.
For all of you who have ever been involved in an online debate in any way, Arthur Schopenhauer’s “38 Ways To Win An Argument” is indispensable. Most of these techniques will seem familiar to you, right from questioning the motive of a person making the argument instead of the argument itself (No. 35), exaggerating the propositions stated by the other person (No. 1) , misrepresenting the other person’s words (No. 2) and attacking a straw man instead (No. 3). It’s a full handbook of intellectual dishonesty there. Indeed, I generally avoid online debates because they inevitably degenerate to No. 38. The full text is below the fold. Many thanks to my friend Nitin Pai for reintroducing me to it.