Laws of Power – 37

Create compelling spectacles: Striking imagery and grand symbolic gestures create the aura of power – everyone responds to them. Stage spectacles for those around you, then, full of arresting visuals and radiant symbols that heighten your presence. Dazzle by appearances, no one will notice what you are really doing.

Even the simple order of operations will have a similar effect. The order in which you receive your audience with people makes a commanding statement. There is order within the pack mentality. There is also an appropriate moment to break free from this hierarchy and either assumes command or forge a new path. The alternative is to linger in your subordination.