Tuesday, July 26, 2005

My careerist black book

I confess I've always been extremely competitive. I've always wanted to outsmart, outthink, outmaneuver everybody.

Once, in my childhood, someone told me, "Peter, you're very outspoken."

I immediately shot back, "What! By whom?!"

However, over the years, I've calmed down a bit. For example, today, I feel quite charitable, so let me share with you a book that will undoubtedly give my competitors the edge I formerly enjoyed.

(See above pictures)

It's not exactly what Lapham says, because he disguises the operating principles of ruthless careerism very cleverly, in the manner and tradition of a Baltasar Gracian. Rather, it's by studying and understanding the underlying assumptions and insights that you will best learn from him.