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You deserve to have power.

It is yours for the taking.

Gene Simmons is here to unlock the doors to the temple.

Gene Simmons, KISS front man, multihyphenate entrepreneur, and master of self-invention, shares his philosophy on power - how to attain it, how to keep it, and how to harness it as a driving force in business and in life.

As cofounder of KISS, America's number one gold-record award-winning group of all time, Simmons knows the thrill and seduction of power firsthand. But gold records alone don't equal power. The decisions you make once you attain a certain level of success are what separate the pretenders from the pantheon.

Inspired by Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince, Simmons offers his unique take on the dynamics of power in every realm of life, from the bedroom to the boardroom, to the world of rock, celebrity, and social media, to politics. With one-of-a-kind anecdotes from his life and career as well as stories from historical and contemporary masters of power, including Winston Churchill, Napoleon Bonaparte, Warren Buffett, Michael Jordon, Oprah, and Elon Musk, Simmons crafts a persuasive and provocative theory on how the pursuit of power drives civilization and defines our lives.

The rules of power are changing in today's fast-paced, hyperconnected world in a way that Machiavelli never could have imagined, and we all need to learn to adapt. Simmons tells listeners: Ignore the negatives. Be unrelenting. Rise above the rest. You are the architect of your success.

©2017 Gene Simmons (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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excellent!

loved it. best book by Gene Simmons yet. I would recommend it to everyone. Thanks

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Wildly fascinating and informative

Thoroughly entertaining and educational. I was disappointed to find the author wasn’t reading the book. Alan Sklar gives a remarkable performance. I highly recommend this book. Love or hate Gene Simmons. Agree or not, he’s a brilliant guy.

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Again and Again

great book!! going to listen to it again.i am hooked. will be giving a copy to each of my children. thank you Gene.

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Passing this to my daughters

Gene,
I hope you read these reviews. I purchased this audio book after seeing you on Fox News and glad I did. Most of what you said reinforced my way of thinking but elevated those thoughts much higher. I feel more confident about taking risks I have been wanting to take and will.

I have two daughters who will listen to the book, both who are exceptionally hard working but allow things to get in the way of realizing their true potential. Some may say that I shouldn’t let them hear it because there are many parts that are too “harsh” but I say they deserved read it because it is too true.

Great book. Keep writing. Thank you!

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Very informative and inspirational.

I highly recommend this audio book. I listened to it over and over because it is very informative if you listen to the message.

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Be a Demon of Capitalism

I listen and/or all of Gene's books and though I hardly call myself a KISS superfan I do find the man entertaining and I agree on many of his points on life and the nature of women as unpopular as that may be.I just wish that this book was read by the man himself.The narrator was good but like I said its a Gene Simmons book and we want to hear from the man himself!Gene,I'd you're reading this please release a second edition with your narration.Maybe I'll read the print version to get more out of this book.

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