The 48 Laws of Power Podcast Episodes

Written by Robert Greene , Joost Elffers

142 Episodes - 452 pages - ★★★★ - 52.5K ratings

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LAW 48 ASSUME FORMLESSNESS | THE 48 LAWS OF POWER BOOK SUMMARY ANALYSIS (ROBERT GREENE)

Alexander Emmanual Podcast - February 07, 2020 04:00 - 41 minutes ★★★★★ - 5 ratings
"By taking a shape, by having a visible plan, you open yourself to attack. Instead of taking a form for your enemy to grasp keep yourself adaptable and on the move. Accept the fact that nothing is certain and no law is fixed. The best way to protect yourself is to be as fluid and formless as wat...
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LAW 47 DO NOT GO PAST THE MARK YOU AIMED FOR IN VICTORY | THE 48 LAWS OF POWER BOOK SUMMARY ANALYSIS (ROBERT GREENE)

Alexander Emmanual Podcast - February 07, 2020 03:00 - 14 minutes ★★★★★ - 5 ratings
"The moment of victory is often the moment of greatest peril. In the heat of victory, arrogance and overconfidence can push you past the goal you had aimed for, and by going too far, you make more enemies than you defeat. Do not allow success to go to your head. There is no substitute for strate...
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LAW 46 NEVER APPEAR TOO PERFECT | THE 48 LAWS OF POWER BOOK SUMMARY ANALYSIS (ROBERT GREENE)

Alexander Emmanual Podcast - February 07, 2020 02:00 - 30 minutes ★★★★★ - 5 ratings
"Always make those above you feel comfortably superior.  In your desire to please or impress them, do not go too far in displaying your talents or you might accomplish the opposite – inspire fear and insecurity.  Make your masters appear more brilliant than they are and you will attain the heigh...
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LAW 45 PREACH THE NEED FOR CHANGE BUT NEVER REFORM TOO MUCH AT ONCE | THE 48 LAWS OF POWER BOOK SUMMARY ANALYSIS (ROBERT GREENE)

Alexander Emmanual Podcast - February 07, 2020 01:00 - 13 minutes ★★★★★ - 5 ratings
"Everyone understands the need for change in the abstract, but on the day-to-day level, people are creatures of habit. Too much innovation is traumatic and will lead to revolt. If you are new to a position of power, or an outsider trying to build a power base, make a show of respecting the old w...
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LAW 44 DISARM AND INFURIATE WITH THE MIRROR EFFECT | THE 48 LAWS OF POWER BOOK SUMMARY ANALYSIS (ROBERT GREENE)

Alexander Emmanual Podcast - February 07, 2020 00:24 - 19 minutes ★★★★★ - 5 ratings
“The mirror reflects reality, but it is also the perfect tool for deception: When you mirror your enemies, doing exactly as they do, they cannot figure out your strategy. The Mirror Effect mocks and humiliates them, making them overreact. By holding up a mirror to their psyches, you seduce them ...
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LAW 43 WORK ON THE HEARTS & MINDS OF OTHERS | THE 48 LAWS OF POWER BOOK SUMMARY ANALYSIS (ROBERT GREENE)

Alexander Emmanual Podcast - February 06, 2020 23:59 - 11 minutes ★★★★★ - 5 ratings
"Always make those above you feel comfortably superior.  In your desire to please or impress them, do not go too far in displaying your talents or you might accomplish the opposite – inspire fear and insecurity.  Make your masters appear more brilliant than they are and you will attain the heigh...
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LAW 42 STRIKE THE SHEPHERD & THE SHEEP WILL SCATTER | THE 48 LAWS OF POWER BOOK SUMMARY ANALYSIS (ROBERT GREENE)

Alexander Emmanual Podcast - February 06, 2020 23:49 - 10 minutes ★★★★★ - 5 ratings
"Trouble can often be traced to a single strong individual—the stirrer, the arrogant underling, the poisoner of goodwill. If you allow such people room to operate, others will succumb to their influence. Do not wait for the troubles they cause to multiply, do not try to negotiate with them—they ...
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LAW 41 AVOID STEPPING INTO A GREAT MAN'S SHOES | THE 48 LAWS OF POWER BOOK SUMMARY ANALYSIS (ROBERT GREENE)

Alexander Emmanual Podcast - February 06, 2020 23:23 - 13 minutes ★★★★★ - 5 ratings
"What happens first always appears better and more original than what comes after. If you succeed a great man or have a famous parent, you will have to accomplish double their achievements to outshine them. Do not get lost in their shadow, or stuck in a past not of your own making: Establish you...
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LAW 40 DESPISE THE FREE LUNCH | THE 48 LAWS OF POWER BOOK SUMMARY ANALYSIS (ROBERT GREENE)

Alexander Emmanual Podcast - February 06, 2020 23:07 - 14 minutes ★★★★★ - 5 ratings
"What is offered for free is dangerous—it usually involves either a trick or a hidden obligation. What has worth is worth paying for. By paying your own way you stay clear of gratitude, guilt, and deceit. It is also often wise to pay the full price—there are no cutting corners with excellence. B...
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LAW 39 STIR WATERS TO CATCH FISH | THE 48 LAWS OF POWER BOOK SUMMARY ANALYSIS (ROBERT GREENE)

Alexander Emmanual Podcast - February 06, 2020 22:46 - 12 minutes ★★★★★ - 5 ratings
“Anger and emotion are strategically counterproductive. You must always stay calm and objective. But if you can make your enemies angry while staying calm yourself you gain a decided advantage. Put your enemies’ off-balance: Find the chink in their vanity through which you can rattle them and yo...
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LAW 38 THINK AS YOU LIKE BUT BEHAVE LIKE OTHERS | THE 48 LAWS OF POWER BOOK SUMMARY ANALYSIS (ROBERT GREENE)

Alexander Emmanual Podcast - February 06, 2020 00:00 - 17 minutes ★★★★★ - 5 ratings
"If you make a show of going against the times, flaunting your unconventional ideas and unorthodox ways, people will think that you only want attention and that you look down upon them. They will find a way to punish you for making them feel inferior. It is far safer to blend in and nurture the ...
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LAW 37 CREATE COMPELLING SPECTACLES | THE 48 LAWS OF POWER BOOK SUMMARY ANALYSIS (ROBERT GREENE)

Alexander Emmanual Podcast - February 05, 2020 00:00 - 6 minutes ★★★★★ - 5 ratings
"Striking imagery and grand symbolic gestures create the aura of power—everyone responds to them. Stage the spectacles for those around you, full of arresting visuals and radiant symbols that heighten your presence. Dazzled by appearances, no one will notice what you are really doing." Get The 4...
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ATT005 - The 48 Laws of Power: Series Conclusion

Life: Behind the Scene - February 04, 2020 11:54 - 28 minutes
This discussion reviews the laws that have been covered and if they REALLLLLY can or cannot be applied if this is your nature.  It still stands, as the book says; "Regardless if you like these laws are not, there is governance about how to reach power and work with those in power." This is law ...
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LAW 36 DISDAIN THINGS YOU CANNOT HAVE | THE 48 LAWS OF POWER BOOK SUMMARY ANALYSIS (ROBERT GREENE)

Alexander Emmanual Podcast - February 04, 2020 00:00 - 10 minutes ★★★★★ - 5 ratings
"By acknowledging a petty problem you give it existence and credibility. The more attention you pay an enemy, the stronger you make him; and a small mistake is often made worse and more visible when you try to fix it. It is sometimes best to leave things alone. If there is something you want but...
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LAW 35 MASTER THE ART OF TIMING | THE 48 LAWS OF POWER BOOK SUMMARY ANALYSIS (ROBERT GREENE)

Alexander Emmanual Podcast - February 03, 2020 00:00 - 15 minutes ★★★★★ - 5 ratings
"Never seem to be in a hurry—hurrying betrays a lack of control over yourself, and over time. Always seem patient, as if you know that everything will come to you eventually. Become a detective of the right moment; sniff out the spirit of the times, the trends that will carry you to power. Learn...
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LAW 34 ACT LIKE A KING TO BE TREATED LIKE ONE | THE 48 LAWS OF POWER BOOK SUMMARY ANALYSIS (ROBERT GREENE)

Alexander Emmanual Podcast - February 02, 2020 00:00 - 17 minutes ★★★★★ - 5 ratings
“The way you carry yourself will often determine how you are treated: In the long run, appearing vulgar or common will make people disrespect you. For a king respects himself and inspires the same sentiment in others. By acting regally and confident of your powers, you make yourself seem destine...
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LAW 33 DISCOVER EACH MANS THUMBSCREW | THE 48 LAWS OF POWER BOOK SUMMARY ANALYSIS (ROBERT GREENE)

Alexander Emmanual Podcast - February 01, 2020 00:00 - 10 minutes ★★★★★ - 5 ratings
“Everyone has a weakness, a gap in the castle wall. That weakness is usually insecurity, an uncontrollable emotion or need; it can also be a small secret pleasure. Either way, once found, it is a thumbscrew you can turn to your advantage.” Get The 48 Laws Of Power here. If you prefer reading he...
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LAW 32 PLAY TO PEOPLES FANTASIES | THE 48 LAWS OF POWER BOOK SUMMARY ANALYSIS (ROBERT GREENE)

Alexander Emmanual Podcast - January 31, 2020 00:00 - 10 minutes ★★★★★ - 5 ratings
"The truth is often avoided because it is ugly and unpleasant. Never appeal to truth and reality unless you are prepared for the anger that comes from disenchantment. Life is so harsh and distressing that people who can manufacture romance or conjure up fantasy are like oases in the desert: Ever...
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LAW 31 CONTROL THE OPTIONS: GET OTHER’S TO PLAY WITH THE CARDS YOU DEAL | THE 48 LAWS OF POWER BOOK SUMMARY ANALYSIS (ROBERT GREENE)

Alexander Emmanual Podcast - January 30, 2020 00:00 - 8 minutes ★★★★★ - 5 ratings
“The best deceptions are the ones that seem to give the other person a choice: Your victims feel they are in control, but are actually your puppets. Give people options that come out in your favor whichever one they choose. Force them to make choices between the lesser of two evils, both of whic...
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LAW 30 MAKE YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS SEEM EFFORTLESS | THE 48 LAWS OF POWER BOOK SUMMARY ANALYSIS (ROBERT GREENE)

Alexander Emmanual Podcast - January 29, 2020 00:00 - 10 minutes ★★★★★ - 5 ratings
“Your actions must seem natural and executed with ease. All the toil and practice that go into them, and also all the clever tricks, must be concealed. When you act, act effortlessly, as if you could do much more. Avoid the temptation of revealing how hard you work — it only raises questions. Te...
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ATT004 - The 48 Laws of Power: Law #4 Always Say Less than Necessary

Life: Behind the Scene - January 28, 2020 14:49 - 20 minutes
Law #4 Always Say Less than Necessary Another law that shows apparently, there is value to not being an open book. After last week’s episode, I realize that this is very hard to not ay everything! I love the feedback that I have been getting and it still stands the way that it says at the back ...
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LAW 29 PLAN ALL THE WAY TO THE END | THE 48 LAWS OF POWER BOOK SUMMARY ANALYSIS (ROBERT GREENE)

Alexander Emmanual Podcast - January 28, 2020 00:00 - 8 minutes ★★★★★ - 5 ratings
“The ending is everything. Plan all the way to it, taking into account all the possible consequences, obstacles, and twists of fortune that might reverse your hard work and give the glory to others. By planning to the end you will not be overwhelmed by circumstances and you will know when to sto...
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LAW 28 ENTER ACTION WITH BOLDNESS | THE 48 LAWS OF POWER BOOK SUMMARY ANALYSIS (ROBERT GREENE)

Alexander Emmanual Podcast - January 27, 2020 00:00 - 16 minutes ★★★★★ - 5 ratings
“If you are unsure of a course of action, do not attempt it. Your doubts and hesitations will infect your execution. Timidity is dangerous: Better to enter with boldness. Any mistakes you commit through audacity are easily corrected with more audacity. Everyone admires the bold; no one honours t...
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LAW 26 KEEP YOUR HANDS CLEAN PART | THE 48 LAWS OF POWER BOOK SUMMARY ANALYSIS (ROBERT GREENE)

Alexander Emmanual Podcast - January 25, 2020 00:00 - 17 minutes ★★★★★ - 5 ratings
“You must seem a paragon of civility and efficiency: Your hands are never soiled by mistakes and nasty deeds. Maintain such a spotless appearance by using others as scapegoats and cat’s-paws to disguise your involvement.” Get The 48 Laws Of Power here. If you prefer reading here is the written ...
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LAW 25 RECREATE YOURSELF | THE 48 LAWS OF POWER BOOK SUMMARY ANALYSIS (ROBERT GREENE)

Alexander Emmanual Podcast - January 23, 2020 23:05 - 7 minutes ★★★★★ - 5 ratings
"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. Be the master of your own image rather than letting others define it for you. Incorporate dramatic devices into your public gestures and ac...
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LAW 24 PLAY THE PERFECT COURTIER | THE 48 LAWS OF POWER BOOK SUMMARY ANALYSIS (ROBERT GREENE)

Alexander Emmanual Podcast - January 22, 2020 06:00 - 22 minutes ★★★★★ - 5 ratings
"The perfect courtier thrives in a world where everything revolves around power and political dexterity. He has mastered the art of indirection; he flatters, yields to superiors, and asserts power over others in the most oblique and graceful manner. Learn and apply the laws of courtier-ship and ...
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ATT003 - The 48 Laws of Power: Law #3 Conceal Your Intentions

Life: Behind the Scene - January 22, 2020 00:31 - 29 minutes
Law #3 - Conceal Your Intentions Apparently, there is value to not being an open book. I never really thought about the fact that it is not a trait that people admire, I kind of have prided myself about being one to NOT play games so this is totallly new way of thinking. I love the feedback tha...
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LAW 23 CONCENTRATE YOUR FORCES | THE 48 LAWS OF POWER BOOK SUMMARY ANALYSIS (ROBERT GREENE)

Alexander Emmanual Podcast - January 21, 2020 06:00 - 10 minutes ★★★★★ - 5 ratings
"Conserve your forces and energies by keeping them concentrated at their strongest point. You gain more by finding a rich mine and mining it deeper, than by flitting from one shallow mine to another—intensity defeats extensity every time. When looking for sources of power to elevate you, find th...
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LAW 22 USE THE SURRENDER TACTIC | THE 48 LAWS OF POWER BOOK SUMMARY ANALYSIS (ROBERT GREENE)

Alexander Emmanual Podcast - January 20, 2020 05:00 - 8 minutes ★★★★★ - 5 ratings
"When you are weak, never fight for honor’s sake; instead choose surrender instead. Surrender gives you time to recover, time to wait for his power to wane. Do not give him the satisfaction of fighting and defeating you-surrender first. By turning the other cheek, you infuriate and unsettle him....
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LAW 21 SEEM DUMBER THAN YOUR MARK | THE 48 LAWS OF POWER BOOK SUMMARY ANALYSIS (ROBERT GREENE)

Alexander Emmanual Podcast - January 19, 2020 05:00 - 7 minutes ★★★★★ - 5 ratings
“No one likes feeling stupider than the next person. The trick, then, is to make your victims feel smart — and not just smart, but smarter than you are. Once convinced of this, they will never suspect that you may have ulterior motives.” Get The 48 Laws Of Power here. If you prefer reading here...
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