Avoid complacency! Always be prepared for the storm.
Treat loyalty as though it were a currency. Power based on lesser currencies is easy to come by and even easier to lose. Power based on a hard currency backed by loyalty is difficult to achieve, but once it is, makes you invincible.
Remember, loyalty and honour work as a two-way street.
This is how the currency works.
Fortresses can be advantageous and disadvantageous. They are good because you’re in a castle. It’s a safe place to be.
Instead, set up a siege.
Reputation is everything.
A good reputation is to be nurtured and milked when necessary. Avoid being saddled with a bad reputation. Avoid it like one would the plague because a bad reputation is just that.
When seizing control of a public company your number one priority is to devastate current management. Compensate by keeping existing rules and company culture, but do exact a tribute for this. Set up your own old guard. In fact, run it in person for as long as necessary to achieve this.25 Rules for the Modern Uberman