Power How to Get It How to Use It Author:Michael Korda In this brilliant, witty, provocative and useful book, Michael Korda illuminates the last "little human secret we have left to hide," our desire for power, and our fear of it in other people's hands. Along with sex and money (with which it is not wholly unconnected), power is one of our most basic motivations, the endless and fascinating goal o... more »f most people's lives: power over others, the power to control events, power over oneself. From the White House to ordinary homes and offices, the power game is played by everyone.
Why do people wake up to discover that promotion has passed them by, that the raise they expected hasn't materialized, that retirement has been forced upon them before they wanted to go, that control of their domestic lives has been taken away from them by other people - a wife, a husband, a lover? Power: they haven't got it; someone else has.
Withe penetrating insight and a certain humorous cynicism, Korda informs you of the difference between real and simulated power, and explains how you can turn your weakness into strengths, wield power by appearing powerless, and cultivate the signs, the look, the gestures, the posture, even the facial expressions of power.« less