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« Reply #1325 on: November 02, 2010, 18:56 »
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Wow - the meer thought of Bruce putting into practice anything written by Robert Greene sends shivers up my spine.


PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #1326 on: November 02, 2010, 19:07 »
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Wow - the meer thought of Bruce putting into practice anything written by Robert Greene sends shivers up my spine.


I wonder if he was reading the book to understand what he was up against with his new bosses or if it was his personal executive manual for Istock.

Some other teachings of Greene

ShadySue

« Reply #1327 on: November 02, 2010, 19:12 »
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Wow - the meer thought of Bruce putting into practice anything written by Robert Greene sends shivers up my spine.


I wonder if he was reading the book to understand what he was up against with his new bosses or if it was his personal executive manual for Istock.

Some other teachings of Greene

I'm trying to believe this is irony, as it seems to be, in the genre of Dilbert.  http://www.dilbert.com/strips] [url]http://www.dilbert.com/strips[/url]
But I've also heard that Americans don't do/understand Irony, so maybe not.

jbarber873

« Reply #1328 on: November 02, 2010, 19:17 »
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Wow - the meer thought of Bruce putting into practice anything written by Robert Greene sends shivers up my spine.


I wonder if he was reading the book to understand what he was up against with his new bosses or if it was his personal executive manual for Istock.

Some other teachings of Greene

I'm trying to believe this is irony, as it seems to be, in the genre of Dilbert.  [url]http://www.dilbert.com/strips]http://www.dilbert.com/strips] [url]http://www.dilbert.com/strips[/url]
But I've also heard that Americans don't do/understand Irony, so maybe not.


     Wow, another thing that Americans are bad at! How ironic.

PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #1329 on: November 02, 2010, 19:42 »
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Oh yes, and every other country and its people are perfect.

ShadySue

« Reply #1330 on: November 02, 2010, 19:51 »
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Oh yes, and every other country and its people are perfect.
Not at all. My imperfection would have been reading that Greene stuff and laughing, assuming it was meant to be funny.

PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #1331 on: November 02, 2010, 20:14 »
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Sue, that wasn't directed at you.

rubyroo

« Reply #1332 on: November 03, 2010, 03:55 »
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Some other teachings of Greene


Judging by the 'woo-yay' collective, I've no doubt this one was achieved:

"Make people depend on you for their happiness and prosperity and you have nothing to fear."

So much in there just made me sick - not least because I know someone who operates pretty much this way, and he thinks he fools everyone, but most see right through him (unfortunately it's the most vulnerable and kind that don't).  One thing did make me laugh though... in one law you're told to hire your enemies, and in another you're warned of danger.. that enemies are everywhere.  Of course they are if you hired them all (lol).
« Last Edit: November 03, 2010, 04:21 by rubyroo »

alias

« Reply #1333 on: November 03, 2010, 05:45 »
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To be fair, this sort of war-games theory was and remains very fashionable in both business and economic circles. Many libertarians are deep into this stuff and just about every over caffeinated silicon valley male who has come into business post internet goes through a stage of trying to think like an ancient Japanese warlord.

Strip away the sometimes almost semi mystical woo and there is also lots of good sense and fun there too.

rubyroo

« Reply #1334 on: November 03, 2010, 06:22 »
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Funnily enough, the person I know who operates this way is ex-military, and was obsessed with war games as a child.   I just watched an interview with Greene, and he seems to also have been preoccupied with war and war games as a child.  I must say, I was something of a tomboy as a girl, but war games always left me cold.

Alias said:
"...just about every over caffeinated silicon valley male who has come into business post internet goes through a stage of trying to think like an ancient Japanese warlord."

That's such a funny thought!   They should try it in the historically correct outfits... then we'd all know who they were  :D

Alias also said:
"Strip away the sometimes almost semi mystical woo and there is also lots of good sense and fun there too."

Some sort of precis of those elements would be interesting to see.

donding

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« Reply #1335 on: November 03, 2010, 11:51 »
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Some one referred to Walmart in this thread or another, but it got me thinking. You know at Walmart that they do rollbacks. Well if you pay close attention to these prices you will notice they are actually rollups. It's just the sign that has a price listed as the old price that was rolled back. That old price is actually more than the price that was being paid before. On items I buy regularly I always notice this. Many people that see "Rollback" automatically think of a bargain. That's kinda what iStock is doing with these price increases then offering the discount packages so they basically aren't losing that money they lost before the price increase. And of course telling us we'd be making more because they increased the price isn't true because they are basically making what the did before but will start paying us less making us think we are actually making more $$ rather than a lower % because of the price increase. I think this is backfiring on their part but it really makes me wonder if that was what they were trying to do.


 

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