About The Book
Written by Robert Greene and designed by Joost Elffers, The 48 Laws of Power is a well researched, instructive, narrative and entertaining account of the 3000 years of the history of power. The central concept of the book is power and the way it has designed the world that we are living in today. It offers an extremely precise image resonating what exists in corporate squabbling and in powerful corridors world wide.
The book employs a synthesis of comprehensive research into the beliefs of such grand thinkers such as Carl von Clausewitz, Machiavelli, Sun Tzu and Chanakya, in conjunction with the legacies of statesmen and leaders right through the centuries. This book is a commanding study of power and the imperative contribution to modern management. Presented in black and red, in bold and classy text, the laws are illustrated via the strategies, triumphs and screw ups of figures such as – the prudent Queen Elizabeth I, the statesman Henry Kissinger, the showman P.T. Barnum, in conjunction with several other who have wielded or been victimized by power.
There are a total of 48 laws explained in the book including – Never Outshine the Master, Conceal your Intentions, All the time Say Less than Necessary, Court Attention at all Cost and Master the Art of Timing, among others. The 48 Laws of Power, is a perfect guide for any person wanting to seize power, observe power, or wanting to defend themselves from power. Published on 13 June 2002, this is the second one revised edition and is to be had in paperback.
- This highly controversial book has been referenced in songs by Kanye West, Jay Z and Drake.
- An international bestseller, the book has sold over 1.2 million copies.