Corporate Machiavelli, Final Message

To those disturbed by the content of the CM Writings,

I am genuinely surprised.

Most of you have read 'The 48 Laws Of Power', and the CM Writings are no more or less offensive than that.

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Mar 6, 2021 - 12:31am

Thank you; that means the world to me.

Please download the CM Files, so they are preserved if the website crashes after I die.

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Mar 6, 2021 - 2:25am

"I've been reading your blogs since IM in 2017"

To be clear

IM and CM are 2 separate people.

We both use Machiavelli Pictures.

IM = British Man

CM = American Man, Worked In Finance

Corporate Machiavelli

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Mar 6, 2021 - 2:10am

thank you and godspeed!

"They say money can't buy happiness? Look at the fuckin' smile on my face. Ear to ear, baby!" - Boiler Room

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Mar 6, 2021 - 11:09am

Gonna be honest, what kind of person would spend their final days shilling/feeling the need to spread this kind of stuff on twitter/online forums. I dabble in the so called "intellectual dark web", but I hate this stuff. People shilling their thoughts, selling ebooks (although it looks like his writings are free), and acting as if they are God Almighty.

Mar 6, 2021 - 1:42pm

"...acting as if they are God Almighty."

I published a collection of writings, free of charge.

How is this acting like 'God Almighty' ?

Gonna be honest, what kind of person would spend their final days shilling/feeling the need to spread this kind of stuff on twitter/online forums. I dabble in the so called "intellectual dark web", but I hate this stuff. People shilling their thoughts, selling ebooks (although it looks like his writings are free), and acting as if they are God Almighty.

Corporate Machiavelli

Mar 6, 2021 - 1:50pm

All I said was that good looking men who are rich, are considered more attractive, than ugly men who are poor.

Is this a controversial statement?

Are you denying that this is true?

Do you think that Physical Attractiveness and Socioeconomic Status have no impact on a man's success or failure in the dating market?

Corporate Machiavelli

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Mar 6, 2021 - 3:48pm

not a wrong or controversial statement, just not a particular enlightening one, its like me telling everyone that water is wet and the sky is blue

and from the few articles i have skimmed through, you are just pulling one-liners out of your ass and state them as facts without any elaboration whatsoever 

now ofc everyone can post bs on the internet and some morons will eat it up (like the first few comments above), but i just like to offer a word of caution to any dumbass highschooler/fratbro/hardo that is reading this:

no credentials, calls himself "corporate machiavelli" (lol), writes like he has a stick up his ass

for all we know youre its just a neckbeard raving on in your moms basement jerking yourself off to being "machiavelli"

I hope you appreciate my insight

yours sincerely,

WSO user, [email protected]

signed on March the 4th, 2021

Mar 6, 2021 - 1:38pm

To those disturbed by the content of the CM Writings,

I am genuinely surprised.

Most of you have read 'The 48 Laws Of Power', and the CM Writings are no more or less offensive than that.

Corporate Machiavelli

Mar 6, 2021 - 2:35pm

I read through it earlier and have been thinking about what makes this philosophy distasteful to me, even though much of the writing may be accurate/useful. 

It seems to me that this worldview places almost all its value on external perceptions of your life. In my opinion, while external factors are certainly related to quality of life (it's nice to be rich), the true determinant is  your intrinsic perception. 

In other words, this seems to view power and how successful other people see you as an end in and of itself. But I think what really matters is your own perception of how good your life is. 

And from that standpoint, living your life entirely in relation to how much closer each action will bring you to "power" or "success" probably won't lead to an intrinsically fulfilling life. 

Don't define yourself by how others see you (or in relation to other people)

Mar 6, 2021 - 2:52pm

That is understandable.

Thank you for offering an articulate point of disagreement.

The writings do focus on Money/Power/"Success", and of course, these are not the only things in life that matter.

Approaching the end of my life has made me realize that. 

Ayther

Thanks for sharing this. I read through it earlier and have been thinking about what makes this philosophy distasteful to me, even though much of the writing may be accurate/useful. 

It seems to me that this worldview places almost all its value on external perceptions of your life. In my opinion, while external factors are certainly related to quality of life (it's nice to be rich), the true determinant is  your intrinsic perception. 

In other words, this seems to view power and how successful other people see you as an end in and of itself. But I think what really matters is your own perception of how good your life is. 

And from that standpoint, living your life entirely in relation to how much closer each action will bring you to "power" or "success" probably won't lead to an intrinsically fulfilling life. 

Don't define yourself by how others see you (or in relation to other people)

Corporate Machiavelli

Mar 6, 2021 - 3:32pm

This is certified cringe

To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.

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Mar 7, 2021 - 3:56am

Bravo, CM. I thought the writings were insightful and thought me new words including mental health terms and tied to real life examples/lessons to Big 5 personality traits.  As someone who has high agreeableness, I've had the fortune of having to adapt to working with narcissists and people with borderline personality disorder of both genders (after reading CM and looking this term up) and protecting myself.  Things have not always worked out, but from these experiences, I believe I can work with anyone (as CM wrote).  I had a hodgepodge of experiences that could be summed up nicely in these writings. 

Even if you think CM's writing is dark, it is good to know to recognize how others play the game. Someone mentioned they preferred other tenets to live by, and that's fine.  I am also a fan of Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People (sent a copy to a high schooler few months ago). There are different approaches.  I've thoroughly enjoyed reading CM over this weekend. Pattern recognition is important part of level two thinking and thus decision making / judgement.  Also learning from past experiences, not accepting that they were random occurrences but instead part of patterns rooted in human psychology.  A few of my friends don't care for this stuff (too complicated), but they also spend their mental energies on hedonistic pursuits on the weekends whereas I'm curious about this stuff in my free time. 
I have kids and although I'm not going to teach them Machiavelli, some of their innate behaviors are Machiavellian and others they will learn.  I hope sooner than I did. 

Have compassion as well as ambition and you’ll go far in life
Mar 7, 2021 - 11:55pm

He tells me he is simply busy with other things.

Keep in mind, IM's blog has....85 Essays

That is a TON of content.

Corporate Machiavelli

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