The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

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Before Mastery, came The 48 Laws of Power—the New York Times bestseller that started it all
 
Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, The 48 Laws of Power is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control. 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.
 

About Robert Greene

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ROBERT GREENE has a degree in classical studies and is the author of four previous, bestselling books, including The 48 Laws of Power, and The 50th Law.
 
Published September 1, 2000 by Penguin Books. 452 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Political & Social Sciences, Self Help, Law & Philosophy, War, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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Each chapter is conveniently broken down into sections on what happened to those who transgressed or observed the particular law, the key elements in this law, and ways to defensively reverse this law when it’s used against you.

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The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene provides some common historical perspectives for fitting into a corporate or organizational culture.

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