I prefer large reasonably heavy hardcover books in an argument. They pack a good punch and are easy to swing both horizontally and vertically.
Something like an atlas or the handbook of chemistry and physics for example are great for settling arguments. Paperback novels are far less effective, but in an emergency can be used to deflect other peoples' arguments.
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[Jeroen]: Something like an atlas or the handbook of chemistry and physics for example are great for settling arguments.
Yeah, the CRC Handbook is pretty authoritative, isn't it?
[Jeroen]: Paperback novels are far less effective, but in an emergency can be used to deflect other peoples' arguments.
They're also easier to lug around, and are much more maneuverable if your opponent is attempting to dodge or deflect. And the spine can deliver a surprising solid blow to the skull - not to be underestimated. Also can be concealable, especially in colder weather under a coat or jacket.
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Originally posted by Deepak Mahboobani: Any pointers to books on topics such as:
1. How to win an argument 2. How to have things your way 3. How to be diplomatic 4. How to use jargons in "management talks"
I can think one of though I haven't read it: Don't say Yes when you want to say No
I was thinking this way before whenever i lose a debate with my boss over a new requirement. Later, when I checked his background I found out he was a VP before so this guy must have lots of training of how to be a jackass. So, I guess bosses are good examples to observe.