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 395 Ratings


The New York Times Bestseller

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.

From the Trade Paperback edition.


  • Ebook full of errors, unreadable

    By Rogue_Priest
    This book itself is easily a 5-star read. Unfortunately, the iBooks digital version is a mess. What starts as a few confusing typost quickly gives way to bizarre formatting errors. At one point, sentences from two separate parts of a chapter are mixed up on after another, requiring decoding to read. In another place, half a chapter is simply missing and the next chapter begins as if it were over. (Perhaps the over half of that chapter is floating around somewhere else in the book; I’m not far enough along to know it yet.) Even in areas without these egregious mixups, there are frequent typos that make me think the ebook was scanned from a paper copy. Reviews indicate others have noticed these same errors; save your money and get a hard copy instead.
  • this is what’s wrong with society

    By pinksquirrel
    anyone who buys this book is completely lost
  • Amazing

    By Md👊🐯
    One of the best books ever written.
  • 48 laws

    By Say man...
    Great read for the game of life
  • 💯

    By @mek_4real
    If used with good intentions this is an amazing book
  • Great book!

    By Ed.Akop
    I recommend this book to anyone who wants to improve themselves!
  • Da best book eva

    By Knowledge1789
    This book is a must read for everybody in da world. Rich or poor this book will empower you.
  • Amazing

    By Nj-Kmk
  • Smh.....

    By The Phoenix Dragon of Ra
    Waaaaaayyyyy too many typos!!!!! I have the print copy, I suggest reading that as this is misleading, too many words are mis-spelled and when you go to define them, NOTHING!!! That does not do the readers justice at all.
  • Thank You

    By Mikey_Day
    Cant put into words how helpful this book was. Excellent read.