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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.

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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.

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

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  • Caesar Stovall
  • 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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  • Mari
  • 05-07-20

Old thinking, that has built destructive industry.

I believe in doing well by doing good. This book advocates strategies on how to become a narscisistic psychopath. Unhealthy ploys any emotionally intelligent person can see through quickly.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-03-20

Awful

Who wants to be read to by a computer? A bad one at that. Constantly cites the author and publisher.

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  • Mike Mahon
  • 19-01-19

Terrible, complete waste of a credit.

This book is all about overpowering people. I wish I had my money back. I stopped listening after 10 minutes.

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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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  • Elias J. Coronado
  • 29-12-20

You get what you pay for. Buy the book instead!!

Literally half of the content is advertisement, repetitive random facts about people mentioned in the audio book, and never goes over the 48 principles, just scattered common sense advice thrown in here and there. I own the book and was curious how they could cram all the stories and information into a 30min audio book, but is realistically just 15minutes of garbage. This is clearly the work of someone trying to make a quick buck and is a hair away from scamming people. Like I said, you get what you pay for.
SAVE YOUR MONEY AND BUY THE BOOK.

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  • XTRNL619
  • 15-12-19

Nice read

i have read some of his books so I'm not new to his material.. This one is good.. Strait to the point without the hours of examples.. Definitely recommend it.. If u appreciate more the stories and examples read the full version also.. Blessings 🤜🤛
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  • Abdullah Alawaji
  • 12-11-19

waste of time.

couldn't comprehend a single law in the book. more advertising about the publisher and author than content of the original book.

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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.