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The 48 Laws of Power

Robert Greene

5 mins

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The 48 Laws of Power draws on many of history's most famous power quarrels to show us what power looks like, how to get it, and, most importantly, how to keep it.


The 48 Laws of Power

The 48 Laws of Power

by Robert Greene


We all desire a certain amount of control, whether in our own lives, our family units, or at work, but how do you become powerful? And if you do, how do you sustain your position?

Robert Greene is the author of six international bestsellers. His work mostly revolves around strategy, power, and seduction. Joost Elffers is a publishing entrepreneur and author, whose books invite psychological and imaginative interaction from his readers. The 48 Laws of Power put Greene on the map, and the book has gone on to sell more than a million copies.

In The 48 Laws of Power, Greene and Elffers explore 3,000 years of power, control, and strategy. The authors draw on the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz to bring us the key guidelines by which to gain power in our lives.

Favorite quote

Do not leave your reputation to chance or gossip; it is your life's artwork, and you must craft it, hone it, and display it with the care of an artist.

- Robert Greene

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