The 33 Strategies of War Reception In the book Greene reveals that "Afghanistan was rich in natural gas and other minerals and had ports on the Indian Ocean". The political tales in the book are said to be "mostly foolish or just plain wrong". The book has "far too many duff sentences", for example: "Your goal is to blend philosophy and war, wisdom and battle, into an unbeatable blend."
Origins The 50th Law grew out of the friendship and mutual admiration between 50 Cent and Robert Greene. Greene's book The 48 Laws of Power, which has long been a staple in the hip hop world, came to the attention of 50 Cent, who asked his manager to arrange a meeting. Greene said that he was surprised by 50 Cent's persona and was impressed by his "Zen-like calmness" and eye for strategy. The two began to work on a book project that would combine their two worlds. According to Greene, 50 Cent is an example of what Machiavelli called a New Prince, a leader who emerges in a time of chaos or turmoil and rewrites the rules. According to 50 Cent, Greene's books describe the laws and strategies used by hustlers on the street, even if they might not know the "technical terms" for what they were doing. Synopsis The 50th Law
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The Art of Seduction - Robert Greene Phase One: Separation Stirring Interest and Desire 1. CHOOSE THE RIGHT VICTIM Everything depends on the target of your seduction. Study your prey thoroughly, and choose only those who will prove susceptible to your charms.
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. Just tap into their inherent emotional drives and their desire to feel important. That being said, watch out for the not-so-nice people who use these same tactics on you for their own evil benefit. Knowledge is power. Got your own tips for getting people to do what you want, non-evil or otherwise? 9 Ways to Get People to Do What You Want
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How to Detect Lies - body language, reactions, speech patterns 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:
Use This Body Language Cheat Sheet to Decode Common Non-Verbal Cues This is a good, basic overview of the topic. Just like music starts with Mary Had a Little Lamb, or something equally simple (Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, the ABCs, etc.). You have to start somewhere with a basic set of rules before you can begin to learn the depth and variation.
How Science Can Teach You to Easily Spot a Liar Usual psychobabble garbage. "Liars look you in the eyes too much." First, what the hell is too much? Second, I TRAINED myself to look people in the eye to demonstrate respect for them and what they're saying. It's also a negotiating tool and helps concentrate on listening to that person. While not a scientific sample, it's helped me a great deal.
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I think the problem with both emails is that they are too long. Do you really need five sentences of pleasantries? And in the same paragraph as the request? If I were writing this email (though I would never be asking someone to vote for me in anything), I'd send something like this: "Hi, Person. Hope you are doing well. To Get What You Want, Ask for It First and Save the Pleasantries for Later
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How Can I Be More Convincing and Get Anything I Want? SExpand 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. Can you offer any suggestions to help me better convince others to do what I want? P Sincerely, UnconvincingP
This is really more of a side effect of the way that computer sales work. As a computer salesman, my goal is to pair you with a computer that (a) you'll be able to use to accomplish everything you want to do with a computer, including things you weren't thinking about (games, netflix) but that you'll use the thing for anyway, (b) that is capable of running things that your workplace / school will require of you, and also (c) that fits into your lifestyle well enough that it's something you'll be happy to keep using. If I fail at this job, two things will happen. How to Plant Ideas in Someone's Mind
8 Clever Bandits Victor Lustig: the criminal who managed to “sell” the Eiffel Tower, twice! In 1925 a con artist called Victor Lustig managed to sell the Eiffel tower, not just once, but twice within two months! France had just recovered from World War I, and Paris was booming, an excellent environment for a con artist. Lustig's master con came to him one spring day when he was reading a newspaper article regarding the debate raging around the maintenance costs of the 36 year old Eiffel tower. Lustig saw the possibilities behind this article and developed a remarkable scheme.
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. SCHOPENHAUER'S 38 STRATAGEMS, OR 38 WAYS TO WIN AN ARGUMENT
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. 38 Ways To Win An Argument—Arthur Schopenhauer - The India Uncut Blog - India Uncut
Psychological manipulation is a type of social influence that aims to change the perception or behavior of others through underhanded, deceptive, or even abusive tactics. By advancing the interests of the manipulator, often at another's expense, such methods could be considered exploitative, abusive, devious, and deceptive. Social influence is not necessarily negative. For example, doctors can try to persuade patients to change unhealthy habits. Psychological manipulation
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