The most amazing self help book!
I have heard a lot about this book, to be honest it is not what I was expecting, nevertheless I couldn't stop reading it. It is an evil man's step-by-step guide to deceipt & backstabbing, I am sure this book is popular amongst politicians and the mafia. It is useful to recognize power plays in the workspace and life in general. I hope the teachings of this book are not attractive to people, otherwise we will live in a terrible world.
The cold hard perspective piqued my interest in the beginning. I found myself picking it up every night to validate my "realist" perspective of the world. While I can relate my daily truths in almost all laws in the book, I found it hard to stay interested in the relevant anecdotes.
Who else has read this? Let me know what you think!
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This book is almost a bible to me
This book codifies the rules to be powerful as 48 laws..Robert green is from classical studies..He quotes many powerful people like machiavelli,tsun tzu,Clausewitz and many other men and women who welded enormous power in history..
Few of my favorite laws include...Assume formlessness..
Always talk less than necessary...Never comit to anyone..Etc
A modern day version of The Prince, the author celebrates Machiavellian rule and the extreme tactics to gain power. The book teaches people to manipulate and do whatever means necessary to get power. An example of traits to look out for in selfcenterd people to avoid.
Reading this gives a guide to what not to do in a leadership role and how history should not be repeated. These type of books are dangerous in the wrong hands. 3.5/10
Did I just watch The 48 Laws of Power (Animated), a 30-minute video on YouTube? Yes, and the intro. Well done.
Animated 48 Laws Summary: https://youtu.be/670ZGMBjrPI
And, holy moly, that channel also has an extended animated video for each of the 48 Laws, making for many hours of view time for this popular book! 👍
Humberto: "In this city anything can happen. This city is going to rule the world. It's the epicenter of power and opportunity. And when those two converge, you have a nuclear explosion. Power should be used with a velvet glove. That's why I'm reading this book. It's about the reason you're sitting here with me. It's about entering action with boldness. For that, you can't be a wilting flower. You have to be open to the flow of time."
Best quote of the nights discussion so far is "What do you think of Chapter 3? Conceal your intentions?" "Frozen taught me that." ???