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No One Man Should Have All That Power: How Rasputins Manipulate the World

Key insights from Amos Barshad's

No One Man Should Have All That Power: How Rasputins Manipulate the World


Key insights from Amos Barshad's

No One Man Should Have All That Power: How Rasputins Manipulate the World

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Who runs the world? Rasputins.

<p>Rasputins are the men in the shadows, intimately tied to power and with great influence but unwilling to be in the public eye themselves. They pop up in nearly every industry — but how do they come to be? In this Snapshot, you’ll learn what it takes to be a Rasputin, the damage Rasputins do, and how they can be undone. </p><br>

Read this Snapshot if you:

  • Want an explanation for the madness of the Trump White House staff
  • Like learning about the exercise of power
  • Have an agenda (and no scruples) and want to know how to get things done
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Introduction

Grigori Rasputin is humanity’s exemplar of behind-the-scenes power — the kind of political player who exercises his agenda through more visible, skilled, and powerful actors. And, of course, he was far from the last of his kind. Rasputins and would-be Rasputins can be found anywhere, from pop music to football to literature to the White House itself.

There are seven rules for recognizing these players:

Control: Rasputins exercise control over others.

Scandal: The power Rasputins exercise must be controversial.

Opposition: Rasputins need to have enemies.

Goal: Rasputins must...

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