Sunday, August 06, 2006

Reading...

I'm reading the 48 Laws of Power, and in this modern version of Machiavelli's The Prince, you really see how ruthless one must be to gain power. I guess that's why it appeals to a lot of hip hop artists, who are attracted to its principles. With anything, you have to make a decision whether the ends justify the means. But it's a great read.

2 comments:

odo coileus said...

It's a great book. I don't know the details on the author's background, but there probably is an LA/industry connection in his past.

I read the book the summer after a year spent on various TV sets. It struck me as a primer on Hollywood.

Mamet has described a movie set as a kind of feudal society - and he'd know.

His Seduction is also supposed to be good. Haven't got around to reading it yet. My first impression is that it's Hollywood, the Advanced Course.

Lawrence said...

I saw the cat on CNN and he's a dweebish type of guy. Don't know if he knew that folks would basically take an academic book and use it for hip hop and entertainment...lol