No, not respect for the overall philosophy he is selling. I probably shouldn't have made that statement. It was merely a heuristic leap made late one evening. That said, I was expecting to see a power driven sociopath without conscience, like a Paulson or a Blankfein. What I perceived was a person who had for many years of his life been studying power as you study sociopaths or I study hypnosis. He was offered an opportunity to write a book and wrote about what he knew; how people attain power and how they have done so throughout the ages. He didn't impress me as a sinister individual, just an author who speaks five languages, student of Zen Buddhissm, writing about a subject he has studied. He said he would never follow some of the laws himself. The information in the book can be used offensively or defensively. Forewarned is forearmed.