The 48 Laws of Power Editorial Reviews
“Machiavelli has a new rival. And Sun Tzu had better watch his back. Greene . . . has put together a checklist of ambitious behavior. Just reading the table of contents is enough to stir a little corner-office lust.” New York magazine
“Beguiling . . . literate . . . fascinating. A wry primer for people who desperately want to be on top.” People magazine
“An heir to Machiavelli’s Prince . . . gentler souls will find this book frightening, those whose moral compass is oriented solely to power will have a perfect vade mecum.” Publishers Weekly
“Satisfyingly dense and . . . literary, with fantastic examples of genius power-game players. It’s The Rules meets In Pursuit of Wow! with a degree in comparative literature.” Allure
A best seller about Power
As can be seen this multi-million-copy New York Times bestseller is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control and power.
People magazine proclaimed The 48 Laws of Power to be “beguiling” and “fascinating.” In brief, 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 the lives of figures ranging from Queen Elizabeth I and Henry Kissinger and other famous figures who have wielded or been victimized by power. In other words these laws will fascinate any reader interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control.
In summary some laws teach the need for prudence and others teach the value of confidence. As well as many that recommend absolute self-preservation (“Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally”). In summary, every law 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.
About Robert Greene and Joost Elffers
Robert Greene, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The 33 Strategies of War, The Art of Seduction, Mastery, and The Laws of Human Nature. While Joost Elffers is the packaging genius behind Viking Studio’s Secret Language series, Play with Your Food, and How Are You Peeling?
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