How’s your knowledge of war strategy?
Why do I ask?
Well, I told you there will be war on this business blog.
You see, I got inducted into business by a mentor that had “street smart” knowledge of business. He held a renegade type business mentality. And throughout the beginning of my “apprenticeship” into business, he exposed me to the dark side of business a bit – the cynical side.
Yes, business can be very cutthroat, power hungry, and domineering. I think that was the reason why my first mentor started me off by learning about the so called games that could be involved when going into business.
Naturally, there will always be power games being played in organizations of all sorts. The key is being conscious of the games that are being played to protect yourself from being trampled over by the power hungry. There will always be ulterior motives that people will fight to achieve even if they have to “kill” for it.
So, that’s why I’m starting off with war. My mentor introduced to me a book called The 33 Strategies Of War by Robert Greene. It’s a book followed by The 48 Laws Of Power also written by Robert Greene. These books are not about business per se, but it will inform you about the political and power games people play and will prepare you for the social experiences that you will inevitably come across.
In my opinion, anyone who follows the teachings in those books are bastards. The thing is, there are bastards out there and I recommend these reads not to promote you to be like them, but to protect yourself from being a victim of them.
You’ll learn the everyday power games people play whether if it’s in business, school, work, the accounting service office, etc., and you’ll be able to see through the manipulations and protect and advance your own position.
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