The 48 Laws of PowerRobert Greene & Joost Elffers

The 48 Laws of Power

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The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene & Joost Elffers Book Summary

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.

The 48 Laws of Power (Robert Greene & Joost Elffers) Book Reviews

GreatGreat.Score: 5/5

Great book!Great find except for tons of typographical errors. Someone should seriously proofread these digital copies and for that price, at least give us the benefit of getting the fixed version..Score: 3/5

Price😳Why is this digital book the same Price as the paperback?.Score: 1/5

48 lawsGreat read for the game of life.Score: 5/5

This book is okay, I guess...While several of the laws can be used today I suppose, I found many of the laws to metaphorically be outdated.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..Score: 3/5

Thank YouCant put into words how helpful this book was. Excellent read..Score: 5/5

120%Great Book with even better knowledge to evolve in your life:MUST READ.MUST APPLY. Thank you..Score: 5/5

AmazingRead this to learn more about the world around you and how to interact with your fellow humans. Even if you do not always use the laws of power it is important to know them because someone will use them on you..Score: 5/5

Life changingThis book is touching bases on every aspect of my 33 yrs of living! It’s giving me the answers and point of view I’ve been craving! I’m a mother of six and this book had definitely a game changer.Score: 5/5

Before you read this book...You must know that you should not compare this book when it comes to having power in real life scenarios. this book is mostly only fitting for work places/corporate. for example, for those out there who works at a really good job where you have a CEO and you want to be on the CEOs level. or for example if you are working in anything as big as a mayor and you want to know how to be able to say the right things this is perfect..Score: 5/5

Highly RecommendThis book is a lot of things. It’s an analysis on power, and an analysis on what Greene believes to be our human nature. It’s rooted very firmly in historical and sociological analysis. Highly recommend.Score: 4/5

Da best book evaThis book is a must read for everybody in da world. Rich or poor this book will empower you..Score: 5/5

The 48 laws of powerThe best book I have ever read..Score: 5/5

A book that makes you thinkThere is a lot of valuable information in this book that makes you pause and think a lot. Using multiple examples throughout history keeps it interesting and better illustrates points made..Score: 5/5

Great book.I loved it..Score: 5/5

Strong PointsVery good book. A bit too Machiavellian but anyone can learn a thing or two by the wisdom of this book..Score: 5/5

LoveLove.Score: 5/5

Get yourself a hard copyGet yourself a hard copy. They are trying to water down the information with typos. 👁.Score: 5/5

Book doesn't workBook hasn't loaded for me in 8months. Fully updated iPhone 5 and an iPhone 4, doesn't work anymore on neither. No tech support..Score: 1/5

ExcellentI think you’ll only like or agree with this book if you think a certain way. If you think that certain way, you’ll know it..Score: 5/5

Unable to openPurchased and now pages won’t turn and I’m only able to see the cover.Score: 1/5

Awesome book!This book is a little boring but really really good. It has you thinking and reflecting on your position in life at work relationships and how you have handled things in the past. Love it (crazy thing is my brother told me to read this and he's in pension and his gang makes everyone of their "soldiers" read this book" lol. Anyways read this book.Score: 5/5

Must ReadIt’s amazing. I just love the background of the stories and understanding the concepts of their behavior for each scenerio..Score: 5/5

Smh.....Waaaaaayyyyy too many typos!!!!! I have the print copy, I suggest reading that as this is misleading, too many words are mis-spelled and when you go to define them, NOTHING!!! That does not do the readers justice at all..Score: 5/5

The 48 Laws of PowerVery POWERFUL reading with great suggestions regarding how to adroitly move about life and work, especially working the politics of CORPORATE AMERICA. MANY TYPOS IN DIGITAL TRANSLATION. MORE typos than I would expect from an upstanding national publisher..Score: 4/5

Mesmerizing. Couldn’t put it down.The quirks, twists and surprises kept me reading this book. Factual, yet cunning and insightful. If you want to manipulate manipulative people or entice people to do what you want, I’d say read this book. I thoroughly enjoy each excerpt of historical situations used to reveal different messages and a new lesson upon turning each page..Score: 5/5

No goodNo good.Score: 1/5

Please giftCan someone please Gift me this book I’m need of self growth!.Score: 1/5

PowerfulVery powerful book. Grasp the knowledge and apply it to your everyday life and begin to see a change. Take a time to reflect on your past and present events and you can be able to plan for the most successful future..Score: 5/5

AmazingAmazing.Score: 5/5

Awful.The last thing we need in this world is a manual on being dishonest and selfish. I suggest trying to be a human being instead..Score: 1/5

????..... 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 ....Score: 5/5

Great book!I recommend this book to anyone who wants to improve themselves!.Score: 5/5

Five stars ⭐️Exposed weaknesses and strengths, all of which will be noted and improved. Awesome..Score: 4/5

Fantastic💵😈🧠🧠🧠.Score: 5/5

💯If used with good intentions this is an amazing book.Score: 5/5

All time favorite bookThis 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....Score: 5/5

Would really like to read this again .Talking about a hustler& a go gets it!!!🔥.Score: 2/5

AmazingOne of the best books ever written..Score: 5/5

Ebook full of errors, unreadableThis 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..Score: 1/5

Must read!! ClassicGreat book most things you already know but it's brilliantly set up. This is a book that can be referenced at any point in life and that I have labelled a classic.Score: 5/5

This is what’s wrong with societyAnyone who buys this book is completely lost.Score: 1/5

Worse book I’ve readVery disappointed. I don’t agree with the premise and many examples he uses are of the worst types of characters in history and it usually never ends well for them. Should be called “The guide to be friendless, alone and miserable”. Wish I could get my money back..Score: 1/5

NOT FOR EVERYONEA truly great read not for everyone but one of my favorites..Score: 5/5

Brilliant. Must read. Worth your money.This is a must read for any man and woman who wants to succeed, or just survive in this complicated world. It is amazing how the author had comprehended the entire human strategy history and gathered these laws. Of course it takes tremendous effort and thinking to actually apply these rules in real world..Score: 5/5

Crashes my IpadI love this book and I also have the hard copy however it does not work on my Ipad 2. As soon as I turn the pages it closes.... It used to work on my Ipad 1. I have deled and dowloaded the book several times and still the same thing....Score: 2/5

Life ChangingJust one of those books that once you read it,your outlook on the topic of “power” is never the same..Score: 4/5

Narcissistic but a great bookIf you don’t give a hoot about anything but your success, this is your book . Robert Greene is your homeboy.Score: 5/5

Fantastic compilation of information, stories, and fables.You have got to love Mr. Greene’s hard work that shows in his usage of all types of relevant information and the method he uses to deliver it to the reader..Score: 5/5

Jedi mind trickA Sith Lord’s handbook on use of the dark side of the force. No, the dark side is not stronger than the light. Master Yoda once said “Quicker, easier, more seductive, but not stronger.” You’ll damage your body/soul without a doubt if you live by these laws. Remember the high ground and the inevitable fate of Vader..Score: 1/5

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WowwNice book..Score: 5/5

Listening to one of the Laws just helpe-me so much!I am so happy to have acess to this book. It teaches me how to stand up for myself and come up as a winner. I have allways wanted to understand human nature see beyond apparences from a psychosocial view regarding power, this book does just that it is a must read. Like every Robert Greene book, it has give me solutions and answers to many questions I had. I think better since I began reading his books, life is hopeful I fear nothing! Does anyone of you know if I get the 48 Laws of Power here from Itunes. Will it be in MP3 so I can listen to it anywhere?.Score: 5/5

A must readPay no mind to those who argue that Greens’s book is a how-to for sharks and ruthless people. The core idea behind 48 Laws of Power is that people are motivated for personal gain. Everyone. Some are better practitioners, but even fewer are those who recognize it in the actions of others. This book stands up well to repeated reading. Indispensible when you’re first joining the workforce, you’ll find new insight reding this in your 40s and 50s in understanding how people work and why they do what they do..Score: 5/5

Amazing bookIf you thought about buying this book do it, you can easily see how others will deceive you and people around you, and you will inadvertently look at the world differently..Score: 5/5

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