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The 48 Laws of Power

Ashish R's Key Ideas from The 48 Laws of Power
by Robert Greene

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1: Never outshine the master

1: Never outshine the master

Make your masters appear more brilliant than they are and you will attain the heights of power

When it comes to power, outshining the master is perhaps the worst mistake of all.

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2: Never put too much trust in friends, learn how to use enemies

2: Never put too much trust in friends, learn how to use enemies

The key to power is the ability to judge who is best able to further your interests in all situations.

Keep friends for friendship, but work with the skilled and competent.

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3: Conceal Your Intentions

3: Conceal Your Intentions

Hide your intentions not by closing up but by talking endlessly about your desires and goals— just not your real ones.

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4: Always say less than necessary

4: Always say less than necessary

Power cannot accrue to those who squander their treasure of words.

Once the words are out, you cannot take them back. Keep them under control.

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5: So much depends on reputation, guard it with your life

5: So much depends on reputation, guard it with your life

Learn to destroy your enemies by opening holes in their own reputations.

Then stand aside and let public opinion hang them.

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6: Court attention at all costs

6: Court attention at all costs

Surround your name with the sensational and the scandalous.

Better to be slandered and attacked than ignored.

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7: Make other people come to you, use bait if necessary

7: Make other people come to you, use bait if necessary

For negotiations or meetings, it is always wise to lure others into your territory, or the territory of your choice. You have your bearings,

While they see nothing familiar and are subtly placed on the defensive.

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8: Infection: Avoid the unhappy or the unlucky

8: Infection: Avoid the unhappy or the unlucky

When you suspect you are in the presence of an infector, don’t argue, don’t try to help, don’t pass the person on to your friends, or you will become enmeshed.

Flee the infector’s presence or suffer the consequences.

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9: Use absence to increase strength and honor

9: Use absence to increase strength and honor

The more you are seen and heard from, the more common you appear.

You must learn when to leave. Create value through scarcity.

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10:  Do not commit to anyone, but be courted by all.

10: Do not commit to anyone, but be courted by all.

Remember: You have only so much energy and so much time. Every moment wasted on the affairs of others subtracts from your strength.

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