The 48 Laws of Power
Publication date: September 2010
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)
The reader is showered with tips from the pros about how to best attain power. With advice from big figures including Machiavelli, Louis XIV, Henry Kissinger and Queen Elizabeth I, anyone can learn the secrets they discovered, many times the hard way, to becoming an effective ruler. For example, when asking for help, appeal to people's self-interests, never to their mercy or gratitude. For leaders wishing to implement large changes, it is a good idea to preach the need for change, but never reform too much at once. The book contains much more wise advice allowing anyone in a position of power to succeed.
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: 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. Click here for the author's website.