The 48 Laws of Power - Robert Greene & Joost Elffers

The 48 Laws of Power

By Robert Greene & Joost Elffers

  • Release Date: 1998-09-01
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
Score: 4
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From 992 Ratings

Description

Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this multi-million-copy New York Times bestseller is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control – from the author of The Laws of Human Nature.

In the book that People magazine proclaimed “beguiling” and “fascinating,” Robert Greene and Joost Elffers have distilled three thousand years of the history of power into 48 essential laws by drawing from the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz and also from the lives of figures ranging from Henry Kissinger to P.T. Barnum.
 
Some laws teach the need for prudence (“Law 1: Never Outshine the Master”), others teach the value of confidence (“Law 28: Enter Action with Boldness”), and many recommend absolute self-preservation (“Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally”). Every law, though, has one thing in common: an interest in total domination. In a bold and arresting two-color package, The 48 Laws of Power is ideal whether your aim is conquest, self-defense, or simply to understand the rules of the game.

Reviews

  • Life changing

    5
    By Vanessa from Philly
    This book is touching bases on every aspect of my 33 yrs of living! It’s giving me the answers and point of view I’ve been craving! I’m a mother of six and this book had definitely a game changer
  • Powerful

    5
    By Godoy,E
    Very powerful book. Grasp the knowledge and apply it to your everyday life and begin to see a change. Take a time to reflect on your past and present events and you can be able to plan for the most successful future.
  • Great book.

    5
    By jgerlein
    I loved it.
  • Amazing

    5
    By jee show
    Read this to learn more about the world around you and how to interact with your fellow humans. Even if you do not always use the laws of power it is important to know them because someone will use them on you.
  • Awful.

    1
    By angelwrestler
    The last thing we need in this world is a manual on being dishonest and selfish. I suggest trying to be a human being instead.
  • Excellent

    5
    By PicklesLocal
    I think you’ll only like or agree with this book if you think a certain way. If you think that certain way, you’ll know it.
  • A book that makes you think

    5
    By AnthonyG88
    There is a lot of valuable information in this book that makes you pause and think a lot. Using multiple examples throughout history keeps it interesting and better illustrates points made.
  • Get yourself a hard copy

    5
    By 4342206
    Get yourself a hard copy. They are trying to water down the information with typos. 👁
  • Highly Recommend

    4
    By Sean0215
    This book is a lot of things. It’s an analysis on power, and an analysis on what Greene believes to be our human nature. It’s rooted very firmly in historical and sociological analysis. Highly recommend
  • Please gift

    1
    By hdkanzv
    Can someone please Gift me this book I’m need of self growth!

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