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Never outshine the master means don’t look better than your boss. It sounds simple but gets more interesting the better you understand it. Essentially it means to be humble.

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Law 1: Never Outshine the Master

Law 1: Never Outshine the Master

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The 48 Laws Of Power

The 48 Laws of Power is a book every man should read. If you’re turned off by the title, check yourself. It may mean you are dangerously naïve. More on that in a later post.

Never Outshine The Master

Never outshine the master means don’t look better than your boss. It sounds simple but gets more interesting the better you understand it. Essentially it means to be humble.

A good servant is humble.

  • An employee is a servant and servanthood is powerful. A good servant is humble.
  • Serve unobtrusively and don’t be a threat.
  • As an employee you’re a guest. Someone else built the company that employs you
  • It took time, energy and the benefit of many mistakes and conseque...

Reasons To Never Outshine the Master

  • It puts the focus on your boss. Help him to achieve his goal. A good boss, a good master, will remember you and reward you. If he is not you still benefit because you will have learned valuable lessons studying him.
  • It helps you learn humility. Humility is the first key to self-maste...

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