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Some Notes on Lifemanship by Stephen Potter

Some Notes on Lifemanship by Stephen Potter

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Some Notes on Lifemanship

With a summary of recent researches in Gamesmanship

by Stephen Potter

Rupert Hart-Davis, 1955, black and white illustrations in text, black and white illustrated frontispiece, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, previous owners gift inscription on reverse front end paper, dustjacket shows minor edge and shelf wear with minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners (see photographs)

“Lifemanship is one of those subjects which is so wide, and at the same time so deep, that it is almost impossible to describe it in a phrase.  If forced, we would define it thus:  How to get away with it without being an absolute Plonk.
Millions of people will recognise in this phrase the influence of the Gamesmanship Approach: and indeed, Lifemanship is nothing more than an adaptation of the ploys and gambits of Gamesmanship to the smaller world of Life.  It is the problem of how to be a Top Man at a week-end, of how, without any specialist knowledge yourself, to make the specialist himself seem a fool and the expert feeble.”


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