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The Mordid School of Management

Posted by Mordid on June 14, 2011 at 10:38 AM

-The Mordid School of Management-

 

There are two basic levers I reccomend for our management team, who by the way should be the only ones reading these files.

 

The proper and balanced use of FEAR and FALSE PROMISES.

 

FEAR is a wonderful tool and incredibly nuanced. People in our company are genuinely afraid of General Thrask because he might beat them to death with his club-like and battle-scarred hands. The fear of being hurt is a primal one and thus an excellent tool.

 

But fear can also work on a more subtle level. While I do threaten to vent someone into the cold, uncaring caress of space, from time to time, I much perfer to use fear in another way. The men of the fleet love me. They love me because I pay them to and routinely lead them to victory and more money. I am the hand that feeds and were I to come to any harm then din-din would be over. The men fear for my safetly. I can't tell you how many times employees of the company have risked their lives to save mine. I could tell by the look in their eye, as that grenaded bounced a bit too close to me, they were utterly afraid of their paycheck exploding. The fear of loss is as fine a tool as the fear of physical pain.

 

FALSE PROMISES are wonderous things. Promises cost you nothing, but can be made repeatedly. Not fufilling any of your promises is unwise, but the good news is you only need to come through a few times. Once you've done that you can refer back to 'that one time' in the likely event your numerous other promises fall woefully short.

 

Personally, I have given the, "Remember how I lead you to riches on Galthior speech" dozens of times when something I promised didn't come through. Galthior happened years ago, but the speech has yet to fail me. So, when you command men I highly reccomend that you promise-promise-promise. Oddly enough, you can treat women in the same fashion. I've made all sorts of outrageous claims, and so long as I pull through once or twice, it seems to satisfy them. They ladies cling to the false hope that my promises will come true because one of them did. Isn't it great how what we learn in the workplace can be used in our relationships?

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3 Comments

Reply Eryn of PR
11:02 AM on June 14, 2011 
You use false promises to woo women? Sad, Mordid. Everyone else doesn't need to lie their way between the sheets.

Besides the garbage on lying to women (as if any woman would put up with a higher failure to success ratio), the rest is good advice.

Propaganda is all about putting forth a lie in a convenient and believable package. For example, many think Mordid is young, dashing and bold. We all know the truth is a far different matter, but the masses thus far are blinded by the false promise.


Commercials from the Corporate Worlds however win the gold medal when it comes to presenting a false promise. Name any product and you can see for yourself that the advertisements driving them are ridiculous in their claims. Yet, they are successful. Case in point are the endless advertisements for drugs. Every week a new pill comes out which solves an ailment caused by the last pill, which of course solved the prior pill's side-effect and so on. In the end the pills all claim to do one of three things. One- make you look younger. Two- improve your sex drive. Three- make you live forever.


For centuries the corporations have been pushing wonder drugs to handle these three issues and by and large they have failed. Sure, once and awhile a pill comes through, but like Mordid says, a promise only needs to come through once to allow you to lie, lie and lie again.
Reply Mauss
11:06 AM on June 14, 2011 
How delightful.


Mordid recommends lying his way to victory or a woman's heart and Eryn goes off on a tangent how some wonder-pill clearly failed to make her the 'fairest' in the land.


To prospective managers of the company, I have a different take on leadership. Information is power and fear should be used in a more clever matter. Soon as you know anything about an employee (or boss for that matter) hold that information close and use it like you would a knife in the dark. Blackmail can move mountains for little cost to you.


However, if you wish to use such methods then you need to be a man of your word whenever possible. No one will do the bidding of a blackmailer if they are known to break their promises. If however the blackmailer is regarded as evil, yet trustworthy, then all will be right in the world.
Reply Mordid
11:08 AM on June 14, 2011 
Interesting how this turned into Mauss' confession he's a peeping tom.