“48 Laws of Power” – Written by Robert Greene – is one of the greatest masterpieces introduced to modern literature. Greene divides the book into 48 sections, each presents a chosen “law of power”. Each law is filled with beautiful explanations, historic mentions, and famous figures who demonstrate this law. The book aims to show you the laws of power both in storytelling and practical ways.
“48 Laws of Power” is a great book about power dynamics, social hierarchy, and relationship conflict in life. This book will help you see life and reality in its truest form, without illusions. You will learn to observe the true nature and behavior of people, the secret motives that run them, and the powers at play. Reading “48 Laws of Power” will let you obtain a new, fresh perspective on life – whether you work at a local office or a big corporation.
We are taught in life from a small age that power is bad and corrupting. More importantly, we are never taught how to behave with those who have power and are superior in the hierarchy above us. In addition to that, power is rarely seen to the naked eye without knowing where to look at it. Greene’s book aims to teach you the art of observing human nature and social dynamics within it.
Robert Greene’s book isn’t an easy read, it is a long and heavy book full of examples and storytelling, but once you get your hand on it you will find it hard to put it down. Greene has brought his life experience and master observation skills on human nature to fruition in this book. Greene claims to have worked in no less than 50 different jobs throughout his life and attributes his great experience on power plays and dynamics to these jobs.
Greene’s book has a captivating appeal and many people who read it testify that it has changed their perspective on life for good. There are many things that Greene describes- that once is seen cannot be unseen again.
“48 Laws of Power” also has a unique and special tone that isn’t present in many books. Check out law number 3 for example:
“Law 3 – Conceal your intentions – Keep people off-balance and in the dark by never revealing the purpose behind your actions. If they have no clue what you are up to, they cannot prepare a defense. Guide them far enough the wrong path, envelope them in enough smoke, and by the time they realize your intentions it will be too late.” – Law 3, 48 Laws of Power, Robert Greene.