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Tactics

By Edward de Bono (includes links to many of his other books)

Tactics

Amazon link: Tactics

  • Contents
  • INTRODUCTION
    • Lucky
    • A Little Mad
    • Very Talented
    • Rapid Growth Field
    • Tactics
  • ALPHABETICAL LIST OF INTERVIEWEES
  • Success
    • 1 STYLES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF SUCCESS
      • Creative Style
      • Management Style
      • Entrepreneurial Style
      • Characteristics of Typically Successful Styles
        • Energy, Drive and Direction
        • Ego
        • 'Can-do'
        • Confidence
        • Stamina and Hard Work
        • Efficiency
        • Ruthlessness
        • Ability to Cope with Failure
      • Tactics
    • 2 WHAT STIMULATES SUCCESS
      • Negative Stimulants
        • Anxieties
      • Positive Stimulants Power and Money
        • Image Improvement
        • Status
        • Making Things Happen
        • Doing Something Worthwhile
      • Tactics
    • 3 HOW FAR IS SUCCESS WITHIN OUR CONTROL?
      • Early Environment
      • Born to Succeed
      • Key Factors
      • Expectation
      • Can You Copy a Style and Become a Success?
        • Learning by Copying
      • What Can We Learn from Images?
        • Role-playing to Success
        • Role-living and Success
        • Spot the Phony
        • When is Artificial Phony?
      • Does Luck Leave Success Outside our Control?
      • Is There Such a Thing as Luck?
        • Good Luck or Good Judgment?
        • Looking for Opportunity in Time and Place
      • Tactics
  • Prepare For Success
    • 4 FOCUS I
      • Self-knowledge
        • Strengths/Weaknesses
        • Self-awareness and Self-correction
      • Tactics
    • 5 FOCUS II
      • Choice of Field
        • How They Chose What to Do
        • Does the Perfect Job Exist?
        • Be Ready to Change Targets
      • Tactics
  • Make It A Success
    • 6 THINKING AND DOING
      • How to Generate Ideas
      • Create New Ideas
        • The Creativity of Innocence
        • The Creativity of Escape
      • Tactics
    • 7 STRATEGY
      • Design a Strategy
        • General Strategy
        • Detailed Strategy
        • How Rigid Should a Strategy Be?
      • Why Strategy Is More Than a Plan
      • How Strategy can Create the Culture of an Organization
      • Tactics
    • 8 DECISION-MAKING
      • How to Make a Decision
        • Category Thinkers
        • Intuition Magic of the Muse?
      • Tactics
    • 9 OPPORTUNITY
      • No Standing Still
      • Types of Opportunity
        • Opportunity Building
        • Opportunity Seeking
      • Assessing Opportunity.
        • Is Technical Advancement Always an Opportunity?
        • New Technology as Opportunity, A High-risk Area?
      • Opportunism
        • The 'Me-too' Philosophy
      • Niche Strategy
      • Play Your Own Game
      • Tactics
    • 10 RISK
      • Are Successful People Risk-takers?
        • Gambler's Risk
        • The Risk of Innovation
      • Courage to Be at Risk
      • The Difference between Risk and Adventure
      • Risk Reduction
        • Work to Make a Decision Work
        • Learn to Wriggle
      • Tactics
    • 11 STRATEGY FOR PEOPLE AS RESOURCES
      • How to Choose the Best People
      • How to Construct a Balanced Team
      • Team Motivation
        • Use People Wisely
        • Create a Sense of Involvement
        • Display a Sense of Involvement
        • You Don't Have to be Liked
        • Communicate Goals
        • How to Communicate
      • Getting Rid of People
      • Tactics
    • 12 TACTICAL PLAY
      • Tactics, Communication and Negotiation
        • How Far Should You Go?
        • The Game's the Thing
        • Image
      • Illusion and Bluff in Negotiation
        • Thinking on Your Feet
        • The Merit of Surprise
      • Gamesmanship
        • Psyching Your Opponent
      • The Proper Place of Tactics?
      • Tactics
  • EPILOGUE
    • The Lessons
    • New Horizons 251
  • INDEX

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