MORE IDEAS FROM THE BOOK
Conceal your intentions
Concentrate your forces
Keep your hands clean
Play on people need to believe to create a cult like following
Do not build fortress to protect yourself, isolation is dangerous
Crush your enemy totally
Learn to keep people dependant on you
Do not commit to anyone
When asking for help, appeal to people's self-interest, never to their mercy or gratitude
Use the surrender tactic: turn weakness into power
Use absence to increase respect and honor
Play a sucker to catch a sucker. Seem dumber than your mark
Play the perfect courtier
Enter action with boldness
Keep others in suspended terror: cultivate an air of unpredictability
So much depends on reputation, guard it with your life.
Pose as a friend, work as a spy
Never outshine your master.
Control the options: get others to play with the cards you deal
Know who you're dealing with. Do not offend the wrong person
Get others to do the work for you, but always take the credit
Infection: avoid the unhappy and unlucky
Court attention at all cost
Make your accomplishments seem effortless
Make other come to you use bait if neccessary
Never put too much trust in friends, learn how to use your enemies
Plan all the way to the end
Use selective honesty and generosity to disarm your victim
Always say less than necessary
Always make those above you feel comfortably superior. In your desire to please or impress them, do not go too far in displaying your talents or you might accomplish the opposite. Make your masters appear more brilliant than they are and you will attain the heights of power.
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