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 learned 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. They 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 victimized by – power.
Robert Greene, the author of The 48 Laws of Power and The Art of Seduction (both from Profile), has a degree in Classical Studies and has been an editor at Esquire and other magazines. He is also a playwright and lives in Los Angeles.