The Power Book: 200 Ways to Make Power Work for You

  • 2h 54m
  • Rose Herceg
  • Allen & Unwin
  • 2013

From power in relationships to power in families to power in society to power in the workplace, how to be a more powerful person while keeping one's humanity and decency

Power can be benevolent, and it can be gentle. You can still get exactly what you want without resorting to backstabbing moves. This book discusses how you can have power—the good kind—without having to betray yourself or others. The 200 power plays offered here include such important lessons as "Always write it down," "Ask for help and ask early," "Know there's no normal," and "Play fair, especially when you have the winning cards." This book is meant to be dipped into as inspiration, as needed, for new ways of to gain social currency.

About the Author

Rose Herceg is an entrepreneur, strategist, and author. She cofounded Pophouse, specializing in social forecasting, market research, and business strategy, in 1998 before selling it in 2006. Until recently Rose was strategy director of the STW Group, Australasia's largest communications group, working across 70 companies on strategy, social forecasting, trends analysis, and innovation. She is the author of two books, The Seven Myths and Seven Realities of Generation X and Ideas Generation and she currently writes for's Power Index website.

In this Book

  • 200 Power Plays—1 through 50
  • 200 Power Plays—50 through 100
  • 200 Power Plays—100 through 150
  • 200 Power Plays—150 through 200