To Be Good & Do Good,
You Must Learn How to Be Bad
That’s the central credo of this website.
To move you in that direction, The Power Moves delivers best in class information on self-development and social mastery.
While it might seem a large scope, it’s my opinion that the two couldn’t possibly be taken apart as they feed on each other.
As Leonardo Da Vinci said:
One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.
The Power Moves spans the social dynamics of the three biggest pillars of human socialization:
- Social Interactions
- Dating / Seduction
- Intimate Relationships
It might seem a large scope, but an holistic approach to people’s interpersonal relationships, I believe, is not only the healthiest approach, but the only one possible.
The Dark Side of Human Nature
The Power Moves focuses on the “dark side” of social dynamics probably more than any other place on the web (therefore the website name).
By dark side I mean:
- Influencing (including for selfish and harmful purposes)
- Social dominance
- Power moves for status and personal gain
- Keeping people addicted, dependent and under one’s thumb
Part of the drive behind The Power Moves is anger.
And one of the biggest WHY behind this website is empowering people to stand up for themselves.
I believe that accepting abuse is immoral.
It’s bad for us, but it’s bad for the world as well because it allows abuse to perpetuate.
This website shares the tools and knowledge to allow you to assert your rights and needs to the world -and make that world a better place in the process-.
There can be no good without the power of facing evil
What’s Different: The Delivery
Simon Sinek says that when people spend lots of effort explaining why they’re different it’s because they’re not different.
Indeed, I’m not in the game of being different.
I’m in the game of providing the best information when it comes to self development, people’s skills and critical reviews.
I then seek to make that information as simple, as applicable and as specific as possible.
That is why I use a lot of mock dialogues and videos in my work: because I like to show exactly what I am talking about.
I had a longer section of “about me” in the past but then realized that it’s not really important to talk about myself at length.
So here is a brief description:
My name is Lucio, and I like freedom, adventures and self-development.
Since I was a child I sought to make sense of the world and today knowledge acquisition, self-development and skill building are part of my favorite activities.
Albeit I started off with an interest in nearly damn anything, I eventually narrowed down to one main passion and focus: people.
I believe that understanding and learning to getting along with people is the single best investment we can make to improve the quality of our lives.
My main fields of interest are: psychology, social psychology, sociology, communication and analysis and breakdown of social dynamics.
I hold a bachelor in degree in communication science and technologies and a master degree in business communication.
Bot are from the department of sociology and both courses were heavy on sociology and social psychology, so I often abbreviate saying I am a sociologist.
Job opportunities are not really that great for non-technical and non-business graduates, and especially so in southern Europe.
So I felt like I had struck gold when I got into a talent graduate program in programme in a multinational corporation in Prague.
But I soon realized the only talent anyone had was to fake busy and toe the line.
I must have managed to lie my way in that assessment center really good though, because I really was a terrible fit in IT.
And I didn’t particularly like it either.
IT people are not exactly the highest quality individuals around. Terrible English, lots of guys and 95% of them had poor style (and poor hygiene.. That’s Eastern Europe).
I later moved into the heart of the European start-up in Berlin.
I enjoyed being in sales because there I could learn more about people and test a lof of different approaches.
I caught a few lucky breaks and quickly climbed the “start-up ladder”.
Not that I enjoyed that ladder that though.
As an introvert and as somewhat of a self-styled rebel and philosopher I was extremely interested in the politics. But not taking part in politics.
I was interested in it politics the same way a researcher is towards his own experiments.
Or the same way a zoologist would be interested in animals.
Watching them is fascinating, but living with them every day and fending for some scraps of social status and maybe a few hundreds of bucks a month felt like prostituting myself.
So I saved enough until I could escape.
Oh, one last thing I wanted to add: I write in English but I am a non-native speaker.
I started learning English in earnest at around 19-20 YO, and I have never lived in an English speaking country -and don’t plan to do so any time soon-.
Alongside English, I also learned 2 more languages, which kept my focus divided for a while -I long dropped them, but I love being conversational in a few more languages-.
That’s one of the reasons why you’ll see some mistakes in my articles -the second reason being that I don’t always proof-read them-.
If you spot any language or grammar imperfection, I love to hear about it.