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This is a Summary of Robert Greene’s #1 Bestseller: The 48 Laws of Power

Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distills three thousand years of the history of power in to forty-eight well explicated laws. As attention—grabbing in its design as it is in its content, this bold volume outlines the laws of power in their unvarnished essence, synthesizing the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun-tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, and other great thinkers. Some laws teach the need for prudence ("Law 1: Never Outshine the Master"), the virtue of stealth ("Law 3: Conceal Your Intentions"), and many demand the total absence of mercy ("Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally"), but like it or not, all have applications in real life. Illustrated through the tactics of Queen Elizabeth I, Henry Kissinger, P. T. Barnum, and other famous figures who have wielded—or been victimized by—power, these laws will fascinate any reader interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control.

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Law 1 – Never Outshine the Master

Law 2 – Never Put Too Much Trust in Friends, Learn How to Use Enemies

Law 3 – Conceal Your Intentions

Law 4 – Always Say Less Than Necessary

Law 5 – So Much Depends On Reputation – Guard It with Your Life

Law 6 – Court Attention at All Cost

Law 7 – Get Others to Do the Work, But Always Take Credit

Law 8 – Make Other People Come to You – Use Bait If Necessary

Law 9 – Win Through Your Actions, Never Through Argument

Law 10 – Infection: Avoid The Unhappy and Unlucky

Law 11 – Learn to Keep People Dependent On You

Law 12 – Use Selective Honesty and Generosity to Disarm Your Victim

Law 13 – When Asking for Help, Appeal to People’s Self-Interest, Never to Their Mercy or Gratitude

Law 14 – Pose as a Friend, Work as a Spy

Law 15 – Crush Your Enemy Totally

Law 16 – Use Absence to Increase Respect and Honor

Law 17 – Keep Others in Suspended Terror: Cultivate an Air of Unpredictability

Law 18 – Do Not Build Fortresses to Protect Yourself – Isolation Is Dangerous

Law 19 – Know Who You’re Dealing with – Do Not Offend the Wrong Person

Law 20 – Do Not Commit to Anyone

Law 21 – Play a Sucker to Catch a Sucker – Seem Dumber That Your Mark

Law 22 – Use The Surrender Tactic: Transform Weakness into Power

Law 23 – Concentrate Your Forces

Law 24 – Play The Perfect Courtier

Law 25 – Recreate Yourself

Law 26 – Keep Your Hands Clean

Law 27 – Play On People’s Need to Believe to Create a Cult-like Following

Law 28 – Enter Action with Boldness

Law 29 – Plan All the Way to The End

Law 30 – Make Your Accomplishments Seem Effortless