My friend is a successful businessman, and over the 50+ years I’ve known him, I have seen that he is well and truly a genius. I don’t mean a specialist, like a physicist or a mechanical engineer. I mean in everything about everyday life, he sees all, clearly. It seems he researches everything he encounters, so he can know his position on the subject.
Here’s an example of how he wins in daily life, by knowing what he needs to know: His main office is in a busy, central location. He owns the parking lot behind the building, and it is used for staff cars and cars of visitors for meetings. Often, people park in the lot illegally, because street parking is difficult to find.
One day, my friend arrived at his office to find a big Audi SUV in his personal parking spot. Unperturbed, he parked his car in front of the offending vehicle and went into his office. A while later, police asked for his help. He accompanied the police to the parking area. The first officer asked him if he knew whose car was blocking the way. He said yes, he did know. The Audi guy was pushing the police to act.
The cop asked if my friend could have the car moved. He said no. The owner of the Audi was agitated to say the least. He demanded the police insist the car be moved. When asked whose car it was, my friend acknowledged that it was his own. The Audi owner asked why he wouldn’t move his car. He pointed out that by law he was not obliged to move his car.
One of the two cops knew of the obscure law on which my friend was basing his position. Then, as cops most often say, they said there was nothing they could do. My friend walked calmly back to his office, the cops left and the Audi guy had to wait ‘til my friend took his car out for his own reason.