How to Win Friends and Influence People

As defined by Dale Carnegie in 1936:
Fundamental Techniques in Handling People:
1. Don't criticize, condemn or complain.
2. Give honest and sincere appreciation.
3. Arouse in the other person an eager want.

Now, the deputy prime minister of Greece, Theodoros Pangalos, really sets an example of how not to:

The EU leaders are of "very poor quality". "The people who are managing the fortunes of Europe were not up to the task". Finally, he says that Germany had no right to reproach Greece for anything after it devastated the country under the Nazi occupation.

Now this is a remarkably great strategy for attracting the generous financial help of the Germans, or anyone, for that matter.

Apparently the Greek politics, on the Pangalos's political right and even more on the general-striking left, is in utter denial with how they have forged their statistics and generally messed up their things. Or at least, the top politicians prefer populist rhetoric that enables to stay in power nationally, over admitting where they stand. Perhaps they count on the politicians' heads being so much above the heads of their fellow countrymen that even if most drown, they'll continue to have a good time.

What I like about Greece is the scenery and the tomatoes and other vegetables and food. I don't miss their economic talent.

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