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Strategy Power Plays: Winning Business Ideas from the World's Greatest Strategic Minds by Karen Mccreadie, Tim Phillips

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51 WE HATE SUCKERS

If you want to change, your supporters might outnumber the nay-sayers, but do your fans have power? If they don't, then you don't either.

When Machiavelli refers to ‘laws’ in The Prince, he really means that combination of law, custom and practice which make up any society, and which can be surprisingly hard to change.

DEFINING IDEA…

Power concedes nothing withouta demand. It never did and it never will.

~ FREDERICK DOUGLASS,NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICAN ACTIVISTAND ABOLITIONIST

Throwing out the old ways and putting in new rules is usually ‘unlikely to succeed’, he warns in Chapter 6, simply because your greatest supporters will be the powerless, while your detractors will be those who won power and influence in the old ...

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