You begin by examining the mistakes you have made in the past, the ones that have most grievously held you back. You analyze them in terms of the 48 laws of power, and you extract from them a lesson and an oath: “I shall never repeat such a mistake; I shall never fall into such a trap again.” If you can evaluate and observe yourself in this way, you can learn to break the patterns of the past—an immensely valuable skill.
“The 48 laws of power” by Robert Greene is the distillation and crux of corridors of power during 3000 years of history. It draws the lessons either from observation or transgression of these fundamental laws. They draw the examples of Queen Elizabeth, Henry Kissinger, Niccolò Machiavelli and many more great characters.
Before "Mastery, "came "The 48 Laws of Power" the "New York Times" bestseller that started it all Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, "The 48 Laws of Power "is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control. In the book that "People "magazine proclaimed beguiling and fascinating, Robert Greene and Joost Elffers have distilled three thousand years of the history of power into 48 essential laws by drawing from the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz and also from the lives of figures ranging from Henry Kissinger to P.T. Barnum. Some laws teach the need for prudence ( Law 1: Never Outshine the Master ), others teach the value of confidence ( Law 28: Enter Action with Boldness ), and many recommend absolute self-preservation ( Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally ). Every law, though, has one thing in common: an interest in total domination. In a bold and arresting two-color package, "The 48 Laws of Power "is ideal whether your aim is conquest, self-defense, or simply to understand the rules of the game."