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48 laws of power

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  1. smallgiant

    smallgiant Regular Member

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    Hey guys, I was looking through some old books today and found one of my old favorites. It's from 1998, but it is a great book called the 48 laws of power by Robert Greene.

    It is kind of a philosophical and motivational book. Anyways it was just interesting seeing the points I had highlighted years ago and thought I would share a few good ones.

    These are in no specific order.
    1. Assume formlessness.
    2. So much depends on reputation. Guard it with your life.
    3. Make your accomplishments seem effortless.
    4. Think as you like but behave like others.
    5. Despise the free lunch.
    6. Be royal in your fashion: act like a king to be treated like one.
    7. Get others to do the work for you, but always take the credit.
    8. Use the surrender tactic: transform weakness into power.
    9. Enter action with boldness.
    10. Re- create yourself.

    Not directly related to IM, but interesting nonetheless. Check out the book it might make you rethink your life.
     
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  2. midnight_focus

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    here is a link for the 48 laws if anyone interested
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    http://www2.tech.purdue.edu/cg/courses/cgt411/covey/48_laws_of_power.htm
     
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  3. tymillz

    tymillz Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    One of my favorite books.

    My top 5 books not in any specific order...

    1. 48 Laws Of Power
    2. Machiavelli's Prince
    3. Think And Grow Rich
    4. The Master Key System
    5. The Secret
     
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  4. smallgiant

    smallgiant Regular Member

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    Tymillz oddly enough I've read all of those as well. All great books. I'm somewhat of an avid reader lol. Always good to know that other people still love to read too.

    Just wish I had more time in a day. Definitely don't read near as many books as I used to read. If only I had a clone to do my work...
     
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    Sssshhhh.....
     
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    one of the best books. it doesnt base on moral issues. its how you gain power and protect it. a must read:rock:
     
  7. smallgiant

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    Lol guess you don't want anyone else to have power. Although in retrospect me posting this thread goes against the rules of the book...or does it?