The 48 Laws of Power

The 48 Laws of Power 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.

Book Reviews


Must Read5 star

It’s amazing. I just love the background of the stories and understanding the concepts of their behavior for each scenerio.55


Jedi mind trick1 star

A 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.15

Fran Santillana

Strong Points5 star

Very good book. A bit too Machiavellian but anyone can learn a thing or two by the wisdom of this book.55

apparently I need a fake name

Great5 star



The 48 laws of power5 star

The best book I have ever read.55


Before you read this book...5 star

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.55


Would really like to read this again .Talking about a hustler& a go gets it!!!2 star



Unable to open1 star

Purchased and now pages won’t turn and I’m only able to see the cover15

Pincone 1999

Narcissistic but a great book5 star

If you don’t give a hoot about anything but your success, this is your book . Robert Greene is your homeboy55

Vanessa from Philly

Life changing5 star

This 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 changer55

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