Drawn from 3,000 years of the history of power, this is the definitive guide to help readers achieve for themselves what Queen Elizabeth I, Henry Kissinger, Louis XIV and Machiavelli learnt the hard way. Law 1: Never outshine the master Law 2: Never put too much trust in friends; learn how to use enemies Law 3: Conceal your intentions Law 4: ...Read MoreDrawn from 3,000 years of the history of power, this is the definitive guide to help readers achieve for themselves what Queen Elizabeth I, Henry Kissinger, Louis XIV and Machiavelli learnt the hard way. Law 1: Never outshine the master Law 2: Never put too much trust in friends; learn how to use enemies Law 3: Conceal your intentions Law 4: Always say less than necessary. The text is bold and elegant, laid out in black and red throughout and replete with fables and unique word sculptures. The 48 laws are illustrated through the tactics, triumphs and failures of great figures from the past who have wielded - or been victimised by - power.Read Less
New. At work, in relationships, on the street or on the 6 o'clock news: the 48 Laws apply everywhere. For anyone with an interest in conquest, self-defence, wealth, power or simply being an educated spectator, The 48 Laws of Power is one of the most useful and entertaining books ever. This book 'teaches you how to cheat, dissemble, feign, fight and advance your cause in the modern world. ' (Independent on Sunday) The distilled wisdom of the masters-illustrated through the tactics, triumphs and failures from Elizabeth I to Henry Kissinger on how to get to the top and stay there. Wry, ironic and clever this is an indispensable and witty guide to power. The laws are now famous: -Law 1: Never outshine the master Law 2: Never put too much trust in friends; learn how to use enemies Law 3: Conceal your intentions Law 4: Always say less than necessary Contents: Preface " Law 1: Never outshine the master " Law 2: Never put too much trust in friends, learn how to use enemies " Law 3: Conceal your intentions " Law 4: Always say less than necessary " Law 5: So much depends on reputation guard it with your life " Law 6: Court attention at all costs " Law 7: Get Others to do the work for you, but always take the credit " Law 8: Make other people come to you use bait if necessary " Law 9: Win through your actions, never through argument " Law 10: Infection: Avoid the unhappy and unlucky " Law 11: Learn to keep people dependent on you " Law 12: Use selective honesty and generosity to disarm your victim " Law 13: When asking for help, appeal to people's self-interest, never to their mercy or gratitude " Law14: Pose as a friend, work as a spy " Law 15: Crush your enemy totally " Law 16: Use absence to increase respect and honor " Law 17: Keep others in suspense " Law 18: Do not build fortresses to protect yourself-Isolation is dangerous " Law 19: Know who you're dealing with-do not offend the wrong person " Law 20: Do not commit to anyone " Law 21: Play a sucker to catch a sucker-seem dumber than your mark " Law 22: Use the surrender tactic " Law 23: Concentrate your forces " Law 24: Play the perfect courtier " law 25: Re-create yourself " Law 26: Keep Your hands clean " Law 27: Play on people's need to believe to create a cultlike following " Law 28: Enter action with boldness " Law 29: Plan all the way to the end " Law 30: Make your accomplishments seem effortless " Law 31: Control the options " Law 32: Play to people's fantasies " Law 33: Discover each man's thumbscrew " Law 34: Be royal in your own fashion-act like a king to be treated like one " Law 35: Master the art of timing " 36: Disdain things you cannot have-Ignoring them is the best revenge " Law 37: Create compelling spectacles " Law 38: Think as you like but behave like others " Law 39: Stir up waters to catch fish " Law 40: Deapise the free lunch " Law 41: Avid stepping into a great man's shoes " Law 42: Strike the shepherd and sheep will scatter " Law 43: Work on the hearts and minds of others " Law 45: Preach the need for change, But never reform too much at once " Law 46: Never appear too prefect " 47: Do not go past the mark you aimed for; In victory, learn when to stop " Law 48: Assume formlessness Printed Pages: 208..
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