Thursday, November 10, 2011
The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene: Mini Review
The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Green is all about strategic planning – an essential skill mastered by most successful workers who have any kind of professional goals. Sadly, however, constantly following all the laws outlined in The 48 Laws of Power may lead you to becoming a paranoid individual who thinks that everyone is out to get you and you must constantly scheme against and outsmart your competition. Forget about being a team player and working together. It's all about making sure that your personal goal is reached. (sigh) Sadly, following all the laws will lead you to become a paranoid imbisil on the verge of a nervous breakdown. You may be thinking that I hate this book, but I don't.
The 48 Laws of Power is sensational, but you must read it with wisdom. The insightful book reads like a text, helping the reader to understand how some great people in history have succeeded. You may not always be scheming, but often, someone around you is. It is good to be strategic in accomplishing your goals, but, a priceless skill is factoring in the strategies and minds of other.
The book also encourages you to be passionate. It shows you how to be proactive instead of reactive. Now, knowing how to apply which laws to the appropriate situations take time. It takes professional and personal maturity – something we should never stop seeking. With that said, I think it's time for you to read The 48 Laws of Power, even though if I were to be unwise in following every law at once, I might not want to share my knowledge of the wisdom that lies in this book.
Are The 48 Laws of Power overpowering? Maybe. Nevertheless, it's worth the read.