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 471 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

    4
    By cbook99
    Just one of those books that once you read it,your outlook on the topic of “power” is never the same.
  • Unbelievable Book

    5
    By Umair Abdul Sattar
    OMG, what's a fantastic, artistocratic. This book has a power to single-handed stimulate your mind from a mediocre to a elite person mindset and empower you to show your unique presence among this Crowded World Human Beings!
  • All time favorite book

    5
    By Ranzelanz
    This book has officially become my all-time favorite book. The tactics inside can be implemented in all contexts of life such as social, career, personal etc...
  • ????

    5
    By ???______
    ..... Like law 4 . I don't like to talk much .... But I feel as a sensei I must share this information with you all ..... This book will transform you mentally & spiritually , while causing you to evolve into a complete different being . . Your power will increase ten fold ..... There is allot of other abilities this book grants an individual, but I'm forbidden to speak on ...
  • NOT FOR EVERYONE

    5
    By knowleg
    A truly great read not for everyone but one of my favorites.
  • This book is okay, I guess...

    3
    By Mrleep
    While several of the laws can be used today I suppose, I found many of the laws to metaphorically be outdated. Then at the end of every chapter, which was probably 5-10 more pages than it should be, the author spent two paragraphs to 'debunk' the respective law itself - thus making all chapters contradictory at best. Probably won't be re-reading the entire book, but may come back to a couple of the chapters that seemed relevant.
  • Ebook full of errors, unreadable

    1
    By Rogue_Priest
    This book itself is easily a 5-star read. Unfortunately, the iBooks digital version is a mess. What starts as a few confusing typost quickly gives way to bizarre formatting errors. At one point, sentences from two separate parts of a chapter are mixed up on after another, requiring decoding to read. In another place, half a chapter is simply missing and the next chapter begins as if it were over. (Perhaps the over half of that chapter is floating around somewhere else in the book; I’m not far enough along to know it yet.) Even in areas without these egregious mixups, there are frequent typos that make me think the ebook was scanned from a paper copy. Reviews indicate others have noticed these same errors; save your money and get a hard copy instead.
  • this is what’s wrong with society

    1
    By pinksquirrel
    anyone who buys this book is completely lost
  • Amazing

    5
    By Md👊🐯
    One of the best books ever written.
  • 48 laws

    5
    By Say man...
    Great read for the game of life