The 48 Laws of Power - Robert Greene & Joost Elffers

The 48 Laws of Power

By Robert Greene & Joost Elffers

  • Release Date: 1998-09-01
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
Score: 4
From 1,235 Ratings


Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this multi-million-copy New York Times bestseller is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control – from the author of The Laws of Human Nature.

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.


  • bogos binted

    By sngkeutqh
    autistic reviews decent book, the secret to status is to lower your status and basically play the loser, and let ppl walk over you, you will eventually rise through the ranks.
  • Must Read

    By Dgree85
    It’s amazing. I just love the background of the stories and understanding the concepts of their behavior for each scenerio.
  • Jedi mind trick

    By obiwankenodi
    A Sith Lord’s handbook on use of the dark side of the force. No, the dark side is not stronger than the light. Master Yoda once said “Quicker, easier, more seductive, but not stronger.” You’ll damage your body/soul without a doubt if you live by these laws. Remember the high ground and the inevitable fate of Vader.
  • Strong Points

    By Fran Santillana
    Very good book. A bit too Machiavellian but anyone can learn a thing or two by the wisdom of this book.
  • Great

    By apparently I need a fake name
  • The 48 laws of power

    By Tooclassyforlife
    The best book I have ever read.
  • Before you read this book...

    By hyun_leeee
    You must know that you should not compare this book when it comes to having power in real life scenarios. this book is mostly only fitting for work places/corporate. for example, for those out there who works at a really good job where you have a CEO and you want to be on the CEOs level. or for example if you are working in anything as big as a mayor and you want to know how to be able to say the right things this is perfect.
  • Would really like to read this again .Talking about a hustler& a go gets it!!!

    By PovDDPEED
  • Unable to open

    By Kynard
    Purchased and now pages won’t turn and I’m only able to see the cover
  • Narcissistic but a great book

    By Pincone 1999
    If you don’t give a hoot about anything but your success, this is your book . Robert Greene is your homeboy