The 48 Laws of Power

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This amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive book synthesizes the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz with the historical legacies of statesmen, warriors, seducers, and con men throughout the ages. less

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Marvin Liao Partner/500 StartupsMy list would be (besides the ones I mentioned in answer to the previous question) both business & Fiction/Sci-Fi and ones I personally found helpful to myself. The business books explain just exactly how business, work & investing are in reality & how to think properly & differentiate yourself. On the non-business side, a mix of History & classic fiction to understand people, philosophy to make sense of life and Science fiction to picture what the future could be like (not always utopian). (Source)

Ryan Holiday AuthorThere is no living writer (or person) who has been more influential to me than Robert Greene. I met him when I was 19 years old and he’s shaped me as a person, as a writer, as a thinker. You MUST read his books. His work on power and strategy are critical for anyone trying to accomplish anything. In life, power is force we are constantly bumping up against. People have power of over us, we seek power ourselves that we might be free enough and influential enough to accomplish our goals—so we must understand where power comes from, how it works and how to get it. But pure power is meaningless.... (Source)

Jeremy Boudinet The 48 Laws of Power is a phenomenal read that eviscerates conventional wisdom and has proven itself true time and again in my life. It's a must-read for any business professional. (Source)

Jeff Gibbard There are five books that, when taken together, form the majority of my perspective on business: [...] 48 Laws of Power. (Source)

Gilles Bernhard Often seen as controversial, I have to say this book is my favorite. There is so much wisdom in it, but what fascinated me the most is all the historic situations, the poems and all the anecdotes that are alongside the different Rules. It makes a great book to enrich one's culture, but also learn how to maneuver in today's world, plan business or social interactions and set goals. This book took me a very long time to finish but I will happily read it again as soon as I can. What is really interesting about it is how the author depicts a side of human nature we often don't want to see. (Source)

Ola Olusoga There was a moment where I was on a quest for self-discovery. I felt lost and wasn't sure if I was who I was because I made the decision to be me, or if my identity was programmed by culture, society and setting. Because of that, I started reading self-help books to reconstruct identity and mold who I wanted to be. This book helped me. (Source)

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Doe Beezy/freebandz 48 Laws of Power is the best book ever. Shit will change the way u move in life! (Source)

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Adeniyi Oluwaseyi No book can harden you, it's a personal decision. But the two books by Robert Greene named: 48 Laws of power, Art of Seduction and the best of all 'Superlative Persuasion' will do u a lot of good. Human are complicated and its best to understand why they act the way they do (Source)

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Alice Little I think that [this book is] a great tool to get into the hands of women and get that positive thinking going. (Source)

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