What You'll Learn:
Before becoming a best-selling author, Robert Greene had about 80 jobs around the world in fields as varied as construction work, interpreting, and screenwriting. Greene combined his globetrotting adventures and interactions with all kinds of people with his survey of thousands of years of human decision making to distill 48 general principles that govern the human hunger for power. For people looking to gain power, guard against losing power, or simply understand its dynamics, Greene’s book has been hailed as an important read by luminaries in world politics, business, film, and music. The following provides a sampling of the rules that animate the power game that people can’t help but play.