I hate most of the self-help books because these books try to transform us into someone whom we are not. This book adds to the long list of these types of useless book. I got this book from a friend, and I am happy that I did not spend money on getting this book. The tips mentioned in this book talks about climbing the social and corporate ladder not by your hard work and efforts, but by manipulating influential people. Some of the sections in the book like "tit for tat" was pathetic. I do not think it is good manners to think of helping people in hopes of getting repaid. This book has tried to kill the friendly and selfless nature of Americans. The best place for this book is in the trash bin.