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Amoral, ruthless, devious, and pragmatic, The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene is a self-help book offering crucial advice to anyone interested in gaining, maintaining, or defending against power.
The feeling of having no power over people or events is usually unbearable - when we feel helpless, we feel miserable. We all want power, no matter who we are, what goals we have, or where we come from. It is dangerous, however, to seem too power hungry, or to seek power in a clear, obvious manner. If you want to succeed in this game, you must remain subtle. Appear fair and trustworthy on the outside, but be cunning and pragmatic on the inside.
Men of power master the art of social interactions and cultivate an appearance that earns them respect and eliminates any kind of suspicion. They know how to adapt to any kind of circumstances. They have complete control over their emotions. They practice misdirection, secrecy, and selective honesty to manipulate and gain a tactical advantage. They set clear goals and do all it takes to achieve them. And after listening to this audiobook, you will not only be able to do the same when the situation requires it, but you'll also be able to identify and defend against those who use such tricks.
This summary highlights the key ideas and captures the most important lessons found in the original book. Unessential information has been removed to save the listener time. If you've already read the original, this summary will serve as a reminder of main ideas and key concepts. If you haven't, don't worry, here you will find every bit of practical information that you can apply. However, we do encourage you to study the original as well for a more comprehensive understanding of the subject.
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By Arthur Prilutzki on 05-16-18
The original book has two versions on audible, one is 9 hours ling the other is 23 hours long.
This version saved me A LOT of time.
Very focused summary.
Regarding the story itself, if you are new to psychology and the art of influence, this book will blow your mind.
If you are experienced however, this is a great summary of the key points you should keep in mind.
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