The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene is a self-help book offering advice on how to gain and maintain power, using lessons drawn from parables and the experiences of historical figures.
Power depends on the relationships between a person and those he or she seeks to control. Powerful people must cultivate their appearances to earn respect and eliminate doubt. They must practice selective honesty, misdirection, and an excess of secrecy to gain a tactical advantage. Timing is central to maintaining power, as is the ability to adapt. The array of strategies available when seeking power include mirroring the opponent's actions and controlling the opponent's options for action. The powerful must also cultivate a relationship with audiences by creating spectacles and feeding their need to believe in the impossible.
PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book.
Inside this Instaread Summary of The 48 Laws of Power:
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"Not for creating Good Leaders"
Some suggestions will make you raise your eyebrows. It's perfect only if you want to develop duplicitous and dubious leaders. Comparable to Saul Alinsky's philosophy.
going to get the full version next. great for gaining insight on how to gain and keep power
"don't waste your time."
Listening to this overview does zero justice to the book. Also, the narrator does shameless plugs to their website to try and get you to buy more of their audio files independent of Audible.com It's classless and tasteless in my opinion. Don't waste your time or money with this garbage.
I was looking for something like a quick recap of the 48 laws and a single analogy to the the law. not bad, but disappointed.
"Save your $3.95....read the original."
This is s cliff note version of the book. You wont understand WHY to use any particular law....
"The 48 Laws of Power looks down on martyrs."
Robert Greene doesn't promote martyrdom. Instaread states that he promotes martyrdom as an option. Not accurate.
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