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
From 898 Ratings


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.


  • Awful.

    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

    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

    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

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

    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

    By hdkanzv
    Can someone please Gift me this book I’m need of self growth!
  • Five stars ⭐️

    By Saint Gunning
    Exposed weaknesses and strengths, all of which will be noted and improved. Awesome.
  • Fantastic compilation of information, stories, and fables.

    By Kanyon_Man
    You have got to love Mr. Greene’s hard work that shows in his usage of all types of relevant information and the method he uses to deliver it to the reader.
  • Price😳

    By Prana2012
    Why is this digital book the same Price as the paperback?
  • Life Changing

    By cbook99
    Just one of those books that once you read it,your outlook on the topic of “power” is never the same.