The 48 Laws of Power

Notes On Law 27: “Play On People’s Need to Believe to Create a Cult-like Following”

“The only difference between a cult and a religion is the amount of real estate they own.” –¬†Frank Zappa Contents: 1.) Introduction – Summarising The Law 2.) Notes On The Law 3.) Relevant Reading 1.) Introduction – Summarising The Law: The need to believe in the improbable and the idealistic¬†is a¬†common¬†source of passion and comfort for the unfulfilled. Gullibility is profitable, particularly if it can be sustained, hence the lucrativeness of...

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Notes On Law 28: “Enter Action with Boldness”

“Freedom lies in being bold.” –¬†Robert Frost Contents: 1.) Introduction – Summarising The Law 2.) Notes On The Law 3.) Relevant Reading 1.) Introduction – Summarising The Law: Law 28 highlights the power of audacity and contrasts it with the ineffectuality of reticence. Confidence creates audacity, whilst timidity creates reticence; audacity is a byproduct of confidence, whereas reticence symbolises its absence. Reluctance and indecision convey passivity,¬†whilst the speed and affirmation of...

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How To Apply The 48 Laws of Power: Machiavellian Social Competencies

Contents: 1.)¬†Introduction 2.) The Vocational Toolbox: Necessary Skill Sets 2a.)¬†Develop An Analytical Mind 2b.) Master Subtextual Communication 2c.) Become¬†Eloquently Articulate 2d.)¬†Emotional Intelligence & Infiltration 2e.)¬†Cold Reading 2f.)¬†Superficial Charm 3.) Concluding Statements: Misapplying The Laws 4.) Relevant Reading 1.) Introduction: The focus of this piece is on the application of Machiavellian ideas contained within “The 48 Laws of Power.” Numerous people have communicated to me how confounding they find Robert Greene’s best-selling...

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Law 01 In-Depth: “Never Outshine the Master”

Contents: 1.) Preamble 2.) Understand Your Social Surroundings 2a.) The Classroom Example & Target Selection 3.) Popularity & Respect Carry More Authority Than Job Titles 4.) Successfully Outshining Masters 4a.) The Michael Jackson Example 4b.) The Ja Rule Example 5.) Accidentally Outshining 6.) Building Trust and Kinship: The Apprentice Method 7.) The Apprentice Method РUtilising Submission for Self-Gain 7a.) Surmising the Apprentice Method 8.) The Puppeteer Method 9.) In Closing 1.) Preamble: A few notes before...

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