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Shakespeare on Authority and the Power of Lobbying

“… And though authority be a stubborn bear, yet he is oft led by the nose with gold.” (Winter’s Tale act 4, sc. 3) Tips for Use.  Excellent comment to instances of corruption of anyone in authority. Or a very applicable metaphor for the relentless and inexorable lobbying of sundry politicians in exchange for campaign Read More

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Shakespeare on Power

“Then every thing includes itself in power, Power into will, will into appetite; And appetite, an universal wolf, So doubly seconded with will and power, Must make perforce an universal prey, And last eat up himself.” (Troilus and Cressida, act 1, sc. 3) Tips for Use.  Optimal way to concisely describe the structure of power. Read More

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Shakespeare a Quote for Advertising and the Society of the Spectacle

“… things in motion sooner catch the eye Than what not stirs.” (Troilus and Cressida, act 3, sc. 3) Tips for Use.  In a corporate settings, advertising agency, political caucus, committee or all the above, use it to justify the need for visible action, especially with the concurrence of the media. Ulysses’ observation, though undoubtedly Read More

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Shakespeare Insults and Mutual Dislikes

AENEAS. We know each other well. DIOMEDES. We do; and long to know each other worse.”  (Troilus and Cressida, act 4, sc. 1) Tips for Use. Call it chemistry or any other fancy term from psychology or pop psychology – we like some people and others we do not. Who has never met the occasion Read More

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Shakespeare and the idea of Time

 “….the end crowns all, And that old common arbitrator, Time, Will one day end it.” (Troilus and Cressida act 4 sc.5) Tips for Use.  A more original and elegant alternative to the classical, “ que sera’ sera’ “. When the debate as to what may or may not happen cannot be resolved. Equally, an appropriate Read More

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