Power Money Fame Sex by Gretchen Rubin
A User's Guide

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 2 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

Learn from Michael Jordan, Robert Moses, Machiavelli, and Madonna -- here at last is the guide for using power, money, fame, and sex that describes what actually works, rather than what ought to work. Instructive, ruthless, subversive, and entertaining, "Power Money Fame Sex" reveals the mysteries of office politics and personal posturing. Whether you're gunning for a promotion at work, a trophy wife, the cover of Time, or a very early retirement, you'll find the secrets laid bare in this indispensable guide. What magazines should adorn your coffee table? Why does your boss flaunt a string of identical blond girlfriends? How can you create a bidding war -- for yourself? Here you'll find clear explanations with illustrations, tips, and quizzes, ready to use Monday morning. Lurking beneath this blunt advice is a piercing social critique -- why we would choose to become a self-promoter, a bully, or a tease. Rubin deciphers the strategies of Warren Buffett, Muhammad Ali, Gwyneth Paltrow, Richard Nixon, and Princess Diana. Vital new concepts emerge, such as the "principle of dis-expectation" (think of a CEO in shorts and a T-shirt), the "platinum rule" ("to whom much is given, more is given"), and "fame frottage" (to get fame, rub up against somebody famous). And if you don't have time to study the classics by Plutarch, Sun-tzu, and Casanova, read on for a synthesis of their most important ideas. Once you understand the tactics found here, it's up to you to decide how to use them or abuse them. Whether the intricate code exposed in "Power Money Fame Sex" inspires or infuriates you, remember: if these rules aren't working for you, they're working against you.
 

About Gretchen Rubin

See more books from this Author
Gretchen Craft Rubin received her undergraduate and law degrees from Yale and was editor in chief of the Yale Law Journal. She clerked on the United States Supreme Court for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and served as counsel to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Reed Hundt. Rubin teaches at Yale's law and management schools and Columbia's law and business schools. She lives with her husband, Jamie, and toddler, Eliza, in New York City. Visit her Web site at http://www.powermoneyfamesex.com.
 
Published January 1, 2000 by Pocket Books, New York, New York, U.S.A.. 320 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Education & Reference, Science & Math. Non-fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Power Money Fame Sex

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Wisdom and fun abound on every page of this delicious hybrid of two popular genres: self-help and lifestyles-of-the-rich-and-famous. Gleefully offering strategic advice for the unabashedly ambitious (

Sep 04 2000 | Read Full Review of Power Money Fame Sex: A User'...

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Gleefully offering strategic advice for the unabashedly ambitious (e.g., ""If you're charismatic, make sure you have writers and historians around you""), Craft Rubin distills key research findings into True Rules of alarming simplicity, such as ""Those who marry for money earn every penny"" and ...

| Read Full Review of Power Money Fame Sex: A User'...

Reader Rating for Power Money Fame Sex
69%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 24 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review