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Life's a Campaign - What Politics Has Taught Me About Friendship, Rivalry, Reputation, and Success-logo

Life's a Campaign - What Politics Has Taught Me About Friendship, Rivalry, Reputation, and Success

Chris Matthews

Chris Matthews is like no other TV interviewer. Life's a Campaign is like no other book on success. Famous for demanding the truth from his Hardball guests, Chris Matthews now reveals what the people running this country rarely confess: the secrets of how they got to the top. Here is the first book on power with insight snatched from those who wield it. Life's a Campaign exposes the tactics, tricks, and truths that help people get ahead-and can help you, too, whatever your field of ambition. Written in the assertive, good-natured style that is Matthews's trademark, Life's a Campaign is the most useful kind of investigative reporting. You'll benefit from his insider's scrutiny of the Congress, the White House, and the national news media. Here are the methods, showcased in fascinating anecdotes and case histories, that presidents, senators, and other powerful people use to persuade others and win-and the life lessons they provide for the rest of us. You'll learn about Bill Clinton's laser-focused ability to listen to those he wants to seduce-and how he's been teaching that craft to his wife, Hillary; how Ronald Reagan employed his basic optimism to win history to his side; the simple steps in human diplomacy that the first President Bush exploited to assemble a worldwide posse to attack Saddam Hussein and gain global approval in a way his son has failed to do; how Nancy Pelosi became the first woman Speaker of the House by practicing the most fundamental of human qualities: hardnosed loyalty. You'll also find out, for the first time, about Matthews's own wild ride through the turbulent, converging rapids of politics and journalism. The big payoff in Life's a Campaign is what you'll learn about human nature: • People would rather be listened to than listen. • People don't mind being used; what they mind is being discarded. • People are more loyal to the people they've helped than the people they've helped are loyal to them. • Not everyone's going to like you. • No matter what anybody says, nobody wants a l

Chris Matthews is like no other TV interviewer. Life's a Campaign is like no other book on success. Famous for demanding the truth from his Hardball guests, Chris Matthews now reveals what the people running this country rarely confess: the secrets of how they got to the top. Here is the first book on power with insight snatched from those who wield it. Life's a Campaign exposes the tactics, tricks, and truths that help people get ahead-and can help you, too, whatever your field of ambition. Written in the assertive, good-natured style that is Matthews's trademark, Life's a Campaign is the most useful kind of investigative reporting. You'll benefit from his insider's scrutiny of the Congress, the White House, and the national news media. Here are the methods, showcased in fascinating anecdotes and case histories, that presidents, senators, and other powerful people use to persuade others and win-and the life lessons they provide for the rest of us. You'll learn about Bill Clinton's laser-focused ability to listen to those he wants to seduce-and how he's been teaching that craft to his wife, Hillary; how Ronald Reagan employed his basic optimism to win history to his side; the simple steps in human diplomacy that the first President Bush exploited to assemble a worldwide posse to attack Saddam Hussein and gain global approval in a way his son has failed to do; how Nancy Pelosi became the first woman Speaker of the House by practicing the most fundamental of human qualities: hardnosed loyalty. You'll also find out, for the first time, about Matthews's own wild ride through the turbulent, converging rapids of politics and journalism. The big payoff in Life's a Campaign is what you'll learn about human nature: • People would rather be listened to than listen. • People don't mind being used; what they mind is being discarded. • People are more loyal to the people they've helped than the people they've helped are loyal to them. • Not everyone's going to like you. • No matter what anybody says, nobody wants a l
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Chris Matthews is like no other TV interviewer. Life's a Campaign is like no other book on success. Famous for demanding the truth from his Hardball guests, Chris Matthews now reveals what the people running this country rarely confess: the secrets of how they got to the top. Here is the first book on power with insight snatched from those who wield it. Life's a Campaign exposes the tactics, tricks, and truths that help people get ahead-and can help you, too, whatever your field of ambition. Written in the assertive, good-natured style that is Matthews's trademark, Life's a Campaign is the most useful kind of investigative reporting. You'll benefit from his insider's scrutiny of the Congress, the White House, and the national news media. Here are the methods, showcased in fascinating anecdotes and case histories, that presidents, senators, and other powerful people use to persuade others and win-and the life lessons they provide for the rest of us. You'll learn about Bill Clinton's laser-focused ability to listen to those he wants to seduce-and how he's been teaching that craft to his wife, Hillary; how Ronald Reagan employed his basic optimism to win history to his side; the simple steps in human diplomacy that the first President Bush exploited to assemble a worldwide posse to attack Saddam Hussein and gain global approval in a way his son has failed to do; how Nancy Pelosi became the first woman Speaker of the House by practicing the most fundamental of human qualities: hardnosed loyalty. You'll also find out, for the first time, about Matthews's own wild ride through the turbulent, converging rapids of politics and journalism. The big payoff in Life's a Campaign is what you'll learn about human nature: • People would rather be listened to than listen. • People don't mind being used; what they mind is being discarded. • People are more loyal to the people they've helped than the people they've helped are loyal to them. • Not everyone's going to like you. • No matter what anybody says, nobody wants a l

Language:

English

Length:

4h 23m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:55


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:30


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:59


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:58


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:51


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:55


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:00


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:31


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:15


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:02


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:02


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:55


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:26


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:27


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:08


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:32


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:41


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:45


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:45


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:45


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:50


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:39


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:38


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:42


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:47


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:07


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:27


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:42


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:21


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:14


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:13


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:46


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:06


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:06


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:05


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:37


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:41


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:06


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:45


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:08


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:43


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:54


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

02:24


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:43


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:58


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:21


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

02:43


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:53


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:49


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:17


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:23


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:30


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:55


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:08


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:25


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:54


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:48


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:45