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The 48 Laws of Power Audiobook

The 48 Laws of Power

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Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distills 3,000 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 great thinkers. Some laws teach the need for prudence ("Law 1: Never Outshine the Master") and the virtue of stealth ("Law 3: Conceal Your Intentions"); many demand the total absence of mercy ("Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally"). But like it or not, all have applications in real life. Illustrated through the tactics of Queen Elizabeth I, Henry Kissinger, P. T. Barnum, and other famous figures who have wielded, or been victimized by, power, these laws will fascinate any listener interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control.

Listen to the companion audiobook, The 33 Strategies of War.

©2000 Robert Greene and Joost Elffers; (P)2007 HighBridge Company

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    This was a fun, interesting, and informative book!

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    I enjoyed reading this book. It has souch valuable information. I liked all the historical examples.

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    It's really not that hard to listen it was an astounding reading enjoyed it very much!

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    This book shows you a way of thinking that is really interesting and effective in life.

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    Ever wonder how to really get ahead? This book is a great read for someone who is trying to deal with difficult people in the workplace.

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    You don't have to agree with the laws and methods but its the truth! And knowing how to combat/ the enemy is the right starting point.
    These laws can be seen in all types of relationships one has in life.

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    "Takes his own advice"

    This is a corny book, spoken in a corny voice that delivers permanent truths. It's basically primer on emotional intelligence under the guise of duplicitous manipulation, delivered so it can be understood by the mental midgets who would think manipulation is worthwhile or possible.

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    loved it and it kept me into it couldn't stop listening once I started it

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    "I understand why this is a classic"

    This reinforces innate qualities and forces you to be strategic in all things. Loved it.

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