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Robert Greene (born May 14, 1959) is an American author of books on strategy, power, and seduction. He has written seven international bestsellers, including The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War, The 50th Law (with rapper 50 Cent), Mastery, The Laws of Human Nature, and The Daily Laws.Greene states that he does not try to follow all of his advice as, "Anybody who did would be a horrible ugly person to be around." Early life The younger son of Jewish parents, Greene grew up in Los Angeles and attended the University of California, Berkeley, before finishing his degree at the University of Wisconsin–Madison with a B.A. degree in classical studies. Prior to becoming an author, Greene estimates that he worked about 50 jobs, including as a construction worker, translator, magazine editor, and Hollywood movie writer. In 1995, Greene worked as a writer at Fabrica, an art and media school in Italy, and met a book packager named Joost Elffers. Greene pitched a book about power to Elffers and wrote a treatment which eventually became The 48 Laws of Power. He would note this as the turning point of his life. Books The 48 Laws of Power Greene's first book, The 48 Laws of Power, first published in 1998, presents itself as a guide for anyone who wants power, observes power, or wants to arm themselves against power. The laws are derived from the lives of strategists and historical figures like Niccolò Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, Haile Selassie I, Carl von Clausewitz, Queen Elizabeth I, Henry Kissinger, and P.T. Barnum. Each law has its own chapter, complete with a "transgression of the law," "observance of the law," and/or a "reversal." The idea behind Greene's first book is that power is amoral, i.e., it is neither good or evil. The 48 Laws of Power highlights how we conceptualize power and how we behave in different hierarchical institutions.Several American prisons have banned The 48 Laws of Power and The 33 Strategies of War as a security measure.The 48 Laws of Power has sold more than 1.2 million copies and has been referenced by 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Quincy “QD3" Jones III, Chris Lighty, Lyor Cohen, Kevin Liles, Michael Jackson, Courtney Love, and Will Smith,. Busta Rhymes used The 48 Laws of Power to deal with problematic movie producers.The 48 Laws of Power has been mentioned in songs by Jay Z, Kanye West, and Drake and in videos by The Kid LAROI and Central Cee. Greene has claimed former Cuban President Fidel Castro had also read the book.The Sunday Times noted that The 48 Laws of Power has become the "Hollywood back-stabber's bible" and that although the book is reportedly used by some business executives, it is difficult to find people who publicly acknowledge its influence because of the book's controversial nature. Greene responds to this sentiment by stating, "These laws… people might say, 'Oh they're wicked', but they're practiced day in and day out by businesspeople. You're always trying to get rid of your competition and it can be pretty bloodthirsty, and that's just the reality."Drake is producing a cinematic series on the book. The Art of Seduction Greene's second book, The Art of Seduction, was published in 2001. The book profiles the nine types of seducers (e.g. The Rake, The Siren, and The Charmer) and details aspects of attraction, authenticity, storytelling, and negotiation. Greene uses examples from historical figures such as Cleopatra, Giacomo Casanova, Duke Ellington and John F. Kennedy to support the psychology behind seduction.It has sold more than 500,000 copies. The 33 Strategies of War The 33 Strategies of War is the third book by Greene and was published in 2007. The book is divided into five parts: Self-Directed Warfare, Organizational (Team) Warfare, Defensive Warfare, Offensive Warfare and Unconventional (Dirty) Warfare. The book is a guide to the campaign of everyday life and distills military wisdom from historical figures like Napoleon Bonaparte, Sun Tzu, Alfred Hitchcock, Alexander the Great and Margaret Thatcher.The Sunday Times called the book "an excellent toolkit for dealing with business and relationships," and The Independent claims that Greene is "setting himself up as a modern-day Machiavelli" but that "it is never clear whether he really believes what he writes or whether it is just his shtick, an instrument of his will to shift £20 hardbacks." NBA player Chris Bosh stated that his favorite book is The 33 Strategies of War. It has sold more than 200,000 copies. The 50th Law The 50th Law is the fourth book by Greene—written collaboratively with rapper 50 Cent—and was published in 2009. The book mixes talk of strategy and fearlessness by supplementing anecdotes from 50 Cent's rise as both a hustler and as an up-and-coming musician with lessons from various historical figures. Each of the 10 chapters in the book explains a factor of fearlessness and begins by telling how 50 learned this "Fearless Philosophy" in Southside Queens.The book debuted at #5 on The New York Times Bestseller list and was a USA Today bestseller. Mastery Greene's fifth book, Mastery, was released on November 13, 2012. Mastery examines the lives of both historical and contemporary figures such as Charles Darwin, Paul Graham, the Wright Brothers, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, and Mozart, and distills the traits and universal ingredients that made them masters. The book is divided into six sections, each focusing on essential lessons and strategies on the path to Mastery.Mastery reached #6 on The New York Times Bestseller list and was featured in CNN Money, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, Business Insider, Forbes, Management Today, and Fast Company. The Laws of Human Nature Greene's sixth book, The Laws of Human Nature, was released in October 2018. The book examines people's conscious and unconscious drives, motivations, and cognitive biases. The Daily Laws The Daily Laws, Greene's seventh book, was released in October 2021. The book features concise texts on wisdom, with each day of the year dedicated to a “Daily Law” and each month focusing on a different theme. Media Greene's work has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, CNN, The New Yorker, Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times, Forbes and the Huffington Post.Greene has also appeared on The Today Show, CNBC, ABC, and MTV News.In 2013, Greene did a presentation on his book Mastery on Talks at Google. Later in the year, he did a presentation on TED titled "The key to transforming yourself". In 2016, a previous presentation of Robert's was uploaded at Microsoft Research titled "War, Power, Strategy". In 2019, he did another presentation on Talks at Google on his book The Laws of Human Nature.On December 16, 2022, during the Mahsa Amini protests, the Neighborhood Youth Alliance of Iran and the Neighborhood Youth of Karaj Group distributed a text that they attributed to Greene, describing strategies for opposing the Islamic Republic governmental system of Iran. The Instit.... Discover the Robert Greene popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Robert Greene books.

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    Downfall

    Robert Rotenberg

    INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLERDetectives dig into the dark side of Toronto when a serial killer targets homeless people camped out near one of the city’s most exclusive enclaves in th...

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    Mastery

    Robert Greene

    From the bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power and The Laws of Human Nature, a vital work revealing that the secret to mastery is already within you. Each one of us has w...

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    Heart of the City

    Robert Rotenberg

    In the latest thrilling crime novel from bestselling author Robert Rotenberg, Homicide Detective Ari Greene discovers the bludgeoned body of Toronto’s most reviled developer behind...

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    Meditations

    Marcus Aurelius

    Marcus Aurelius was born in Rome in 121 AD and would become its Emperor from 161 to 180. Considered by Machiavelli as the last of the good Emperors, Marcus Aurelius would become on...

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    The 33 Strategies of War Summary

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    The 33 Strategies of War: By Robert Greene A Complete Summary We live in a culture that highlights the importance of democratic values, of fitting into a group, of knowing how to...

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    Les Lois de la nature humaine

    Robert Greene, Cécile Capilla, Danielle Lafarge & Sabine Rolland

    COMMENT DÉCODER LE COMPORTEMENT DES GENS QUI NOUS ENTOURENT ?La nature humaine est plus forte que n’importe quel individu, que n’importe quelle institution, que n’importe quelle in...

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    The 48 Laws of Power: A Comprehensive Summary The desire for power is a fundamental human behavior. When one feels that he has no power over others or events, he is likely to be...

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    Robert Greene

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    Death Before Dishonor

    50 Cent

    From hip hop kingpin and #1 New York Times bestselling author 50 Cent comes a novel that dares to tell the truth about the Lifethe lovers, the haters, the guns, the money, the high...

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    When Brooklyn Was Queer

    Hugh Ryan

    The neverbeforetold story of Brooklyn’s vibrant and forgotten queer history, from the mid1850s up to the present day.An ALA GLBT Round Table Over the Rainbow 2019 Top Ten Selection...

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    Red Flags, Green Flags

    Dr Ali Fenwick

    Preorder now and discover the tools to identify healthy and toxic behaviours in all areas of life and separate the red flags from the green, from TikTok psychologist Dr Ali Fenwick...

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    Interviews With the Masters

    Robert Greene

    A companion to the #1 New York Times Bestseller Mastery More than 20,000 hours of research and thought went into Robert Greene's stunning book, Mastery. In a departure from his pre...

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    Summary of The 48 Laws of Power

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    Black Privilege

    Charlamagne Tha God

    An instant New York Times bestseller! Charlamagne Tha Godthe selfproclaimed “Prince of Pissing People Off,” cohost of Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, and “the most important voic...

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    Baby Brother

    Noire

    Baby Brother, written with bestselling author Noire, features The Davis brotherswhen the youngest, Davis, is hurt in an act of blinding violence the rest of the Davis brothers foll...

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    Robert Greene & Thomas H. Dickinson

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    The 33 Strategies of War

    Robert Greene & Joost Elffers

    Brilliant distillations of the strategies of warand the subtle social game of everyday lifeby the bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power and The Laws of Human Nature Rober...

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    Las 48 Leyes Del Poder

    Alexander Cooper

    Las 48 Leyes del Poder Guide de Estudio El deseo de poder es un comportamiento humano fundamental. Cuando uno siente que no tiene poder sobre los demás o los eventos, es probab...

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    This Summary Guide gives you a condensed version of the most essential information in the book, as well as the fundamentals you'll need to comprehend and apply fully.The 48 laws of...

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    The Laws of Human Nature

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    The Laws of Human Nature | A Comprehensive Summary In The Laws of Human Nature, Robert Greene offers 18 laws that explain who we are as human beings and why we act the way we do...

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    A Comprehensive Study Guide of The Art of Seduction Charm, persuasion, and the ability to create illusions are some of the main attributes of a Seducer, the intriguing character...

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    The 48 Laws of Power

    Robert Greene & Joost Elffers

    Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this multimillioncopy New York Times bestseller is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing...

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    Robert Greene

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    While Robert Greene was the most prolific and perhaps the most notorious professional writer in Elizabethan England, he continues to be best known for his 1592 quip comparing Shake...

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    Nicomachean Ethics

    Aristotle

    The Nicomachean Ethics is the Aristotle's bestknown work on ethics. The work, which plays a preeminent role in defining Aristotelian ethics, consists of ten books, originally s...

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    Mastery

    George Leonard

    Drawing on Zen philosophy and his expertise in the martial art of aikido, bestselling author George Leonard shows how the process of mastery can help us attain a higher level of ex...

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    The Laws of Human Nature

    Robert Greene

    From the #1 New York Timesbestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power comes the definitive new book on decoding the behavior of the people around youRobert Greene is a master guide ...

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    Gambler

    Billy Walters

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “An insightful read…Walters is a largerthanlife character.” Sports Illustrated “This book is going to become the sports gambling bible…The formula’s in ...

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    The Mysterious World of Sherlock Holmes

    Bruce Wexler

    The Illustrated Guide to the Famous Cases, Infamous Adversaries, and Ingenious Methods of the Great Detective.  Over a century since his first appearance in print, Sherlock Ho...

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    The 48 Laws of Power: A Complete Summary The desire for power is a fundamental human behavior. When one feels that he has no power over others or events, he is likely to be depr...

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    On the Shortness of Life

    Seneca & C. D. N. Costa

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselvesand each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They ha...

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    The Daily Laws

    Robert Greene

    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the world’s foremost expert on power and strategy comes a daily devotional designed to help you seize your destiny.Robert Greene, the #1 New Y...