Welcome to another week of ‘Fast Friday’ where I write about a few things I have been doing this week
What I am reading
48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene (again). I first discovered the works of Robert Greene a couple of years ago and have been addicted to his words ever since. The ’48 Laws’ is like a self-help book that focuses on the dark arts to increase your power and influence.
The book takes historical examples such as Machiavelli to establish a set of laws. The plotting an scheming is like a real life Game of Thrones. If you read one book this year it must be this!
What I am digging
I love this blog post from Amatopia called ‘Trolling for Amateurs and How to Make the Internet Work for You’ I particularly like his comments on how he has made the Internet work for himself and think this is a good general set of rules for everyone.
I will let you read the post for yourself, but I have noticed with social media and blogs there is a tendency for people to promote themselves (Buy from my business! View my blog! Download my E-Book! Join my training plan!) without concern for individual wants. Perhaps it is time we started being altruistic on the Internet to people without expecting something in return.
What I am pondering
I was speaking to my grandad about the death of Jo Cox, his local MP. As his local MP he felt the impact of her death, knowing many people in the community who witnessed the incident and meeting Jo once or twice. He made the comment
“You know, no real man attacks a woman – whatever she believes in”
After the Brexit vote, I saw a video of some masked men attacking a female right-wing journalist. Men like my grandfather didn’t go to war for people to behave like either of these ‘men’ – regardless of their political beliefs. I do wonder how many real men are actually left in my country?