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Summary of The 48 Laws of Power: by Robert Greene | Includes Analysis

By: Instaread
Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
Length: 31 mins
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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:

  • Overview of the book
  • Important people
  • Key takeaways
  • Analysis of key takeaways

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good book great read.

listening twice daily. good book. keeps you awake from mind games and influence from others.

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  • Marvin
  • 23-03-16

Save your $3.95....read the original.

What disappointed you about Summary of The 48 Laws of Power: by Robert Greene | Includes Analysis?

This is s cliff note version of the book. You wont understand WHY to use any particular law....

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  • Jeremy
  • 15-07-17

Very sexist,bias and inaccurate summary

First of all, the actual book tells its readers to look down on dying for a cause, not to die for a cause. The book makes many references to women good and bad who achieved their goals. Actually read the book, instead of skimming the pages

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  • Caesar Omar
  • 03-12-16

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.

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  • Briana
  • 25-04-18

a fast read high light reel to the 48

who this was a speedy introduction or summary to the 48 Laws. Unclear about all 48 and was not really done thematically but gives pretty good oversight.

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  • minty fresh
  • 04-05-16

ehhh

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.

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  • Masonic Prince
  • 15-03-16

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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  • Rachel
  • 26-02-17

wow

Wow thanks Knowledge is power ,I can't wait to hear more .Its waiting on me.

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  • nathanUSAF
  • 23-02-17

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.

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  • Rondell C
  • 31-12-16

loved it

going to get the full version next. great for gaining insight on how to gain and keep power

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