The 48 Laws of Power Background Greene initially formulated some of the ideas in The 48 Laws of Power while working as a writer in Hollywood and concluding that today's power elite shared similar traits with powerful figures throughout history. In 1995, Greene worked as a writer at Fabrica, an art and media school, and met a book packager named Joost Elffers. Greene pitched a book about power to Elffers and six months later, Elffers requested that Greene write a treatment. Although Greene was unhappy in his current job, he was comfortable and saw the time needed to write a proper book proposal as too risky. However, at the time Greene was rereading his favorite biography about Julius Caesar and took inspiration from Caesar's decision to cross the Rubicon River and fight Pompey, thus inciting the Great Roman Civil War. Greene would follow Caesar's example and write the treatment, which later became The 48 Laws of Power. He would note this as the turning point of his life.
Stocking Stuffers This collection of mini essays is by, for and about geeks. Written by science types and self-described nerds, the book bridges the gap between intellectualism and pop culture, providing examples and quotes that each of the authors then reflects upon. Written by Stephen H. Segal Published by Quirk Books, 2011 Hardcover, 224 pages Includes some 200 of the most memorable and oft-cited quotes from movies, television, literature, games, science, the Internet and more Filled with beloved pearls of wisdom that have been painstakingly interpreted by a diverse team of hardcore, self-proclaimed geeks Amusing editorial footnotes at the bottom of each entry provide fun facts about all things geeky Author Stephen H.
The 48 Laws of Power - Robert Greene Law 1 Never Outshine the Master Always make those above you feel comfortably superior. In your desire to please or impress them, do not go too far in displaying your talents or you might accomplish the opposite inspire fear and insecurity. Make your masters appear more brilliant than they are and you will attain the heights of power. Law 2 Never put too Much Trust in Friends, Learn how to use Enemies Be wary of friends-they will betray you more quickly, for they are easily aroused to envy. They also become spoiled and tyrannical.
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Stocking Stuffers The "Dear Abby" of her generation, author Blanche Ebbut penned this marital guidebook on the eve of World War I. Although times have certainly changed, her advice is as relevant today as it was nearly 100 years ago. Written by Blanche Ebbutt A replica edition of the original book published by A&C Black in 1913 England Filled with hundreds of snippets of entertaining advice for a happy marriage, such as: "Don't interpret too literally the 'obey' of the Marriage Service; your husband has no right to control your individuality." Offers tips on achieving marital bliss, covering everything from jealousy to financial matters Published by A&C Black, 2010 Hardcover, 80 pages Dimensions 2¾"W x ½"D x 4"L
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