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Africa: How to Get Ahead in DR Congo Politics - a Flatterer's Guide

Share. Don't be ambitious. Get close to the president's friends. And don't forget to flatter. Back in April 2007, the prime minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was assembling a new ... read more

Plutarch’s Advice to Trump: Be Humble

(Reuters photo: Carlo Allegri) Flatterers are not the same as friends, and self-flattery is the greatest ... In his essay, “How to Tell a Flatterer from a Friend,” the late Roman historian Plutarch ... read more

Flatter people and get work done

The outcome of flattery depends on the skills of the flatterer and the thoughtfulness of the one at ... In adult life, we need flattery from employers, co-workers, friends, spouses and even our ... read more

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Friends now and forever

Children in a kindergarten will be unconsciously friends with anyone at all ... Plutarch's moral essay How to Distinguish a Flatterer from a Friend; and some acknowledgement of friendship's supreme ... read more


Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends, National Portrait Gallery - exhibition review

Hugely successful as a portraitist in his lifetime and compared with Van Dyck, he came to be regarded as a brilliant but too-slick flatterer of the ruling classes — out of step with a radical century ... read more

Is Dale Carnegie still able to win friends and influence people?

The title makes it sound like a flatterer's handbook. How To Win Friends And Influence People was first published in the '30s, the work of a one-time travelling salesman named Dale Carnegie. It must ... read more

"You're Too Kind: A Brief History of Flattery" by Richard Stengel

Hung on an interesting but slender premise -- possibly hatched over dinner with friends -- it has been expanded to a length ... the bond is really one of flatterer and flatteree. As a Time magazine ... read more

A great gift for scorn and charm;Grapes From Thorns

Like his friend Frankfurter, Acheson had a passion for friendship; he knew how to please his friends and to hold them. He reminds you on every page that diplomacy is routinely an art of ingratiating ... read more

How Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart's Yo-Yo Romance Has Evolved Through Their Red Carpet Body Language

As Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart arrived in Madrid to continue the promo tour ... Spanish capital when K-Stew slipped her curves into a Julien Macdonald figure-flatterer and did her best to ... read more

When Lincoln's State of the Union Leaked

The correspondent for the Herald’s archrival New York Tribune had fingered, as a go-between, a flatterer and social climber named ... he served as a secret correspondent for the Herald (he was friends ... read more

How flatterers can manipulate and control in relationships

Flattery can also be dangerous. A client of mine, who I will call Joanna, learned firsthand about the power of a manipulative flatterer. In middle school, she was teased by friends for being an early ... read more

How to get ahead in DR Congo politics: A flatterer’s guide

Back in April 2007, the prime minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was assembling a new cabinet. Among other positions, he needed to find a Minister of Trade. After some deliberation, he ... read more



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