If you want to be in power there are some tried and trusted
rules in human history. Whether we like it or not but these
are full of diplomacy, immorality, cunningness, shrewdness,
seduction, deception and subtle strategy. Rather untill we
accept all these as part of our world and strategy it is
difficult to attain and maintain the power. Robert Green
has done a fabulous job by writing this marvelous book on
courtship its rules and laws. their are 48 laws in this
book which help a person to attain and maintain power. for
better understanding i am providing gist of some of the
May be you are intelligent then your boss, however you are
not suppose to tell or prove it to anybody. It will
ultimately harm you. You are suppose to be quite and play
your cards tactfully so that you can get benefit out of
this situation and gain more power. You are more likely to
be cheated and decepted by the people who know you well or
who are near to you because these people have more
opportunities. On the contrary if you hire an enemy for you
he will try to prove his loyalty and you are in a situation
to utilize him.
Never lost in the crowd. To attain power one has to be in
center of attraction and for these one has to be larger
than life, more colorful, and mysterious. Gaining
attraction is an art and it is one of the step towards
power, even one can use bait if necessary.
Get others motivated to work for you and in the end take
credit for it. This is one of the most popular way of
attaining power and everybody experience this at one or
other time of his life.
You may win an argument but just analyze what is the cost
you have to pay to win an argument and that is why it is
always recommended to win by actions, this strategy will
also help in saying less. A power seeker is always advised
to say less then necessary. In connection to this one
should also hide his intentions.
Power seeker should not be very sympathetic rather they
have to avoid the unlucky and unhappy people, since these
kinds of people are always very prone to bring
At the same time one has to use selectively
generosity and honesty to disarm the enemies.
The power seekers should have a proper homework and
meticulous planning till the end and than he has to enter
in to the action with all boldness however he has to seem
very effortless in all his accomplishments. Even he has to
give credit of accomplishment to the luck and favorable
One very important tool is to learn how you can play with
the fantasies of people. One should always appear as a
friend but he must work as a spy. Think in the way you want
to but make your actions according to the wishes of masses.
Control all the options of the game but don’t play yourself
rather let others play for you. If he loose its his lose if
he wins its your win. So keep your hands clean.
Above-mentioned are a little gist of the some of the laws
of power. The book is designed in a very beautiful way.
Every single law is elaborated in one chapter. Author has
provided the understanding of the law in very crisp form in
judgment (one of the section of every chapter) some
related proverbs, sayings, stories or statements of
authorities are also mentioned as per the need. At the last
of every chapter author create one image about the law from
real life situation and also mention the authority where he
suggests how to use the law.
This book is a fabulous work based on a great research by
Robert Green. One has to go for it if he feels he is one of
the people who want more power in his life and to unlearn
some of the very common understanding. However it show one
aspect of the life. And all people are advised to take
their desecration before using these laws.