Getting ahead. It's been an American preoccupation for over 200 years. Most people want to do it, but very few have the tools and knowledge to maximize their dreams and fulfill their potential. This issue of Pctyrant we review four new books that represent the bleeding edge of self-help books for the executive.

Exploiting Your Inner Child
Turn Your Innate Feelings of Spontaneity and Joyful Play Into Cold Hard Cash

From the authors who brought us "Maximum Success : Changing the 12 Behavior Patterns That Keep You from Getting Ahead" comes this new book on leveraging your inner child into financial success. As a society we hold children and childhood as something sacred and special ... but profitable? In their new book, James Waldroop Ph.D. and Timothy Butler Ph.D. present a compelling argument in favor of introspection as a pathway to financial success. Based upon their work at the Center for Executive Privilege and Insight, James Waldroop and Timothy Butler demonstrate techniques in which the needs of the inner child provide the genesis for market domination and financial independence. "Even though as adults we feel we are grown up, part of our psyche still remains in a child like state... this "inner child" is the place where he hold our youthful idealism our spontaneity are naivety.... traits that until now have been considered a hindrance to the accumulation of wealth. We feel there is no reason that an adult cannot engage in online day trading, fire an employee or negotiate a million dollar merger with the same enthusiasm and exuberance of a young child." According to the authors,the first step in exploiting the inner-child is adopting its language. "We teach our clients to embrace such phrases as" Weeeee!!! Lookie at the money I made on the NASDAQ today!" and "I'll sue your ugly piggy-butt off in court you big poopy faced jerk-off !" In fact, one client actually beat a sexual harassment case by frequent use of the phrase " Oooo, girls are gross!" and "Uuugh, I got cooties!" Flailing your arms or screaming while you plug your ears are also highly effective." An excellent book for the jaded, world weary executive.

Exploiting Your Inner Child
by James Waldroop Ph.D., Timothy Butler Ph.D
Publisher: Doubleday
245 pages- Hardcover
Using the inner child as a stepping stone to financial success

The Politics of Apology
Getting What You Want By Saying You're Sorry

Simular in outlook and style to the groundbreaking book "The Art of Lying" by Kazuo Sakai Chet Stone's new book "The Politics of Apology " has as its basic premise that it is always easier to ask for forgiveness than ask for permission. Building on this idea, Chet exposes the ethical fallacies that holdback our financial and personal potential. "Human beings are forgiving by nature... we have a predisposition towards giving second chances. In the business world this fact has been underutilized or even ignored for decades. Using my groundbreaking techniques of "Sympathetic Ethical Reversal" and "Cognitive Reality Dissonance" you can begin exploiting the innate human qualities of forgiveness for maximum personal benefit. Look, if you're not willing to accept "no" as an answer, then why ask at all... just do it and ask for forgiveness later." When asked about the typical outcome of such a tactic Chet responed. "Most people will quickly resign themselves to the facts, bite their tongue, and move on...never giving your transgression a second thought. You see, when you ask permission you're asking someone to make a decision, a decision that they may or may not be prepared to make or take the responsibility for. Most people will take the easy way out and just deny your request rather than take that responsibility. Why should you be punished for someone else's incompetence or cowardice.I ask you, why?" Good question Chet...good question.

The Politics of Apology
by Chet Stone
Publisher: Harpers Books
290 pages- Hardcover
Exploiting the innate human qualities in others for personal gain

The Tao of Hitler
How One Man Brought Harmony to an Unbalanced Nation

From the author of "Leadership Secret Of Attila the Hun"
comes this challenging and startling new book of Holocaust Revisionism. While Adolph Hitler's world view was heavily influenced by Henry Ford's anti-Semitic publication The International Jew, The World's Foremost Problem he was equally influenced by Taoist teachings and the theories of Feng Shui. This is the basis for Wess Roberts new book "The Tao of Hitler". We talked to Wess via the phone to unravel the inspiration for the book. "First, I must take issue of your use of the term "Holocaust" ...a term that is firmly rooted in western values and carries with it a variety of deeply held assumptions. You see.... Chinese philosophies are mainly concerned with balance. Balance is considered the key to health, happiness and most important harmony" explained Wess. "Freed of his Eurocentric values with it's preoccupation of defining everything on whether it's 'good' or 'bad' Hitler was able to see the big picture...which is the balance of chi, the elements. What is perceived to be 'bad' may actually be 'good' when balanced against the whole." Wess Roberts continues " When we look at the work camps the Feng Shui influence is undeniable.... wide corridors, sparse furnishings, high ceilings and clever use of wood, stone and water elements... it's clear to see the Feng Shui influence in the building of Auschwitz. People always ask, 'why didn't the Jews just over run their supervisors... they out numbered them 100 to 1.' But that's the beauty and power of Feng Shui. The positive flow of chi kept any negative feelings of discontent and rebellion from accumulating thus allowing the occupants to focus on the day to day tasks of production. It's sad that in our modern world we often overlook the simple beauty of a honest days work. If we can look past our dichotomous ethnocentric values of "good and "bad" and instead focus on what "is" I'm positive American entrepreneurs could learn a lot from his example."

The Tao of Hitler
by Wess Roberts
Publisher: Warner Books
195 pages- Hardcover
World domination through Feng Shui and Taost principles

Everything I Learned In Kindergarten Was Bullshit... How Socialist Propaganda is Hurting Competitiveness Among Children Ages 3-5

Part parody, part conservative deconstructionist treatise, and part knee jerk rebuttal to the popular "Everything I Needed To Know In Life I Learned In Kindergarten" books, Darcy Olsen director of education and child policy at the Cato Institute argues against the social skills based early childhood education program and in favor of a more competitive, merit based academic program. Funded and published by the Cato Institute " Everything I Learned In Kindergarten Was Bullshit..." presents a compelling argument that an education program emphasizing sharing, cooperation, and empathy leads to complacency, fuzzy headed thinking, and ultimately the end of our capitalistic meritocracy. We recently caught up with Darcy Olsen at a Cato Institute Teach-In entitled "Why NOT Kick'em While They're Down: Compassion as Pathology.

PCT: So, why the book?

DO: This book is a warning...a warning to parents who care about a strong America... about the threat of "Diversity" and "Compassion" based curriculum to the competiveness of children ages 3-5. It's funny, although educators pay lip service to the ideas of diversity and compassion they violently oppose the idea that self interest is really the best path to personal fulfilment. Society benefits the most when everyone acts in their own self interest. The minute you start to consider the "impact" or "consenquences" of your actions on others you begin to erode not only you own sovereignty as and individual....but you rob the people around you of their responsibility to themselves. How can you do that to the people you care about?

PCT: But these are 5 year olds we're talking about.

DO: Exactly, why should Johnny have to share his ball with anyone... after all it's his ball, or, if not his ball, he obviously was quicker and stronger than the other children and thus able to get to it first. Should he be punished for his superior ball acquiring skills. The act of sharing in itself creates a codependent situation. If we teach children that they must share with others, the converse is that people must share with them.... therefore they learn that nothing must be earned and society just "owes" them...whether it's a chance to ride the tricycle, play with the ball or even play house. It's this idea that the world owes you something that has such devastating consequences into adulthood.

PCT: Still, these are just kids...

DO: Let me put it this way. Imagine a world where people feel an obligation to be kind....where people feel an obligation to share their good fortune with others...where every one has equal access to the resources this nation has to offer reguardless of their intelligence,ingenuity or merit...what a nightmare that would be!!

PCT: Uh, Ok.

Everything I Learned In Kindergarten Was Bullshit...
by Darcy Olsen
Publisher: Cato Institute Books
235 pages- Hardcover
Fighting the oppressive tide of compassion based curriculum

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