48 Laws of Power
- Although this book is most requested in prisons (I know), it is still one of my favorite books. For sure in my top 15 books of all time. I don’t focus on the “POWER” side of it as I don’t intend to manipulate and control people; and that isn’t what this book is about. This book is about outsmarting people. People who think they can put you in a box and know your next move, this book has different laws that negate all of that.
- Even for creators that are feeling like they need to rebrand theirselves, this book talks about that as well. It talks about it in a sense of an enemy… but don’t think of it as that. For example: Law #25 talks about recreating yourself. “Do not accept the roles that society foists on you. Re-create yourself by forging a new identity, one that commands attention and never bores the audience.” They go into detail and give SPECIFIC stories that show how you can do so (which are amazing btw). At the end of each chapter, there is a warning summary for each law; and it shows you what potentially could happen if the plan back-fires. So after reading every law, you have all the pros of why this law is important, but you also have the cons that keep you on the fence, and you can act on what you choose to act on!
- Highly recommend for those who have large personalities, business owners, secretive people who don’t have large personalities but are very thoughtful, creatives, and those who use their brains a lot! (May seem obvious since everyone uses their brains, but trust me, some people don’t lol).
- My Personal Rating: 97