Tag Archive for 'manipulators'

Control Patrol

– – – “The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words.” — Philip K. Dick As part of my executive training, a former boss once shared a chilling image that underpinned his […]

Echoes of Narcissism

– – – “I’m the greatest man in the world.” Will Ferrell’s goofball character in the basketball spoof “Semi Pro,” upon incorrectly concluding that the team he owns will be joining the NBA According to myth, Narcissus became the first narcissist when he stared deeply into a reflecting pool and fell in love with the […]

Lying Strategery

– – – 2,500 years ago, when The Buddha called for “right speech” as an ethical cornerstone, he wasn’t referring to orations by conservatives. His message: happiness is based on the ability “to abstain from false speech and especially not to tell deliberate lies.” Trying to live this way doesn’t stop me from begging off […]