CHAPTER7

Subtlety, Subterfuge, and Silence

Managers, wannabe managers, and folks who want to understand managers simply need to read The 48 Laws of Power, by Robert Greene and Joost Elffers.

I've purposely not done any background research on this document because my first reaction to this list was profound and I wanted to stare at that reaction. There's some pretty evil shit documented there as well as some basic truths about what managers are up to on a daily basis. I can't tell if the guys who wrote this are serious when they write "Keep Others in Suspended Terror: Cultivate an Air of Unpredictability," but after several readings, yeah, I think they're serious.

My problem with this list and how it relates to managers is that so many of the ...

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