• On Power

  • My Journey Through the Corridors of Power and How You Can Get More Power
  • By: Gene Simmons
  • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (174 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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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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Inspirational

Loved this! Very Insightful and Inspirational. Get off your ass and do it! Gene words are very much needed.

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A TOTAL Surprise!

I stumbled on this book in a store, and picked it up out of curiosity, expecting the usual cocky attitude Gene often displays. Randomly opened to the chapter on Dave Grohl and couldn't stop reading! This book showed a side of Gene that was far more relatable than I ever expected! I'm not a fan of his larger than life ego...but in this book he seems far more down to earth and humble than I ever imagined. Oh, there's still an overdose of confidence, but he's far more palatable, and it was an interesting read for this 50 year old, who had been a huge KISS fan in the 70's. I liked it!

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Entertaining

A different perspective on success; applicable in some areas, overbearing in others. Definitely a "the end justifies the means" kind of mentality.

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excellent!

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

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motivation to the highest

This is another great book by Gene Simmons. And Kiss is one of my all-time favorite rock and roll bands. he lays it all out there for everybody with blunt honesty and sincerity and he doesn't sugarcoat anything. he tells it like it is. this is a highly motivational book I love it and if you're motivated to win to become successful you will like it too. Happy reading and learn something

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disruptive

very good overall book. but in my opinion I don't believe that women should be told to take up more masculine qualities. This advice benefits the few but does a greater disservice to women in general. That type of thinking is disrupted to society and is pushed way too much in this modern age.

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In the real world

Love the tough love & advice that is given in this book. I really has me fired up.

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kiss and tell

enjoyable and insightful its primarily a book about mindset didn't care for the narrator

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A book every business owner should own !

Gene Simmons should be my company's CEO! Stay in power to help others less powerful!