Law 36: Disdain Things You Cannot Have: Ignoring Them Is the Best Revenge (48 Laws of Power)

Law 36: Disdain Things You Cannot Have: Ignoring Them Is the Best Revenge (48 Laws of Power)

Overview of Law #36: Disdain Things You Cannot Have: Ignoring Them Is the Best Revenge Sometimes it’s better to ignore things. You’ll make small problems worse, make yourself look bad, and give your enemy attention he doesn’t deserve if you respond to a minor provocation. By not showing interest, you maintain your superiority.

Law 31: Control the Options: Get Others to Play with the Cards You Deal (48 Laws of Power)

Law 31: Control the Options: Get Others to Play with the Cards You Deal (48 Laws of Power)

Overview of Law #31: Control the Options: Get Others to Play with the Cards You Deal To deceive people, seem to give them a meaningful choice. But sharply limit their options to a few that work in your favor regardless of which they choose. Your victims will feel in control, but you’ll pull the strings.

Law 13: Appeal to People’s Self-Interest, Never to Their Mercy (48 Laws of Power)

Law 13: Appeal to People’s Self-Interest, Never to Their Mercy (48 Laws of Power)

Overview of Law 13: Appeal to People’s Self-Interest, Never to Their Mercy When you need help from someone in a position of power, don’t talk about your needs or something you did for them in the past. Instead, appeal to people’s self-interest, never to their mercy. They’ll be glad to help if they’ll get something important to them in return.

4 Lessons on Power from Otto von Bismarck

4 Lessons on Power from Otto von Bismarck

Who was Otto von Bismarck? How did he keep his power in a rapidly-changing Europe? What can he teach us about maintaining power? Otto von Bismarck was a Prussian diplomat and politician who controlled German foreign affairs for 30 years in the mid- to late-1800s. We’ll cover what made Otto von Bismarck so powerful and how you can apply those lessons to your relationships and careers.