Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distills three thousand years of the history of power into 48 well-explicated laws. This bold volume outlines the laws of power in their unvarnished essence, synthesizing the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun-Tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, and other infamous strategists. The 48 Laws of Power will fascinate any reader interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control.
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A lot of people are critical with the content in this book because they think that it’s a playbook for how to manipulate others. You COULD use the book for that purpose, but it’s more valuable as a guidebook to inform yourself in regard to how YOU can be influenced and manipulated. People who are uncomfortable with knowing that these social laws are used every day are just putting themselves in a weaker position in life. I strongly advise anyone read or listen to this book if they want to familiarize themselves with the inner workings of social politics.
The first law is where I stopped. With advice like that I don’t need to hear more.
Terrible advice, horrible book
This was one of the worst books I’ve ever spent money on. Horrible advice and a terrible book.