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The concise 48 laws of powerdrawn from 3,000 years of the history of power, this is the definitive guide to help readers achieve for themselves what queen elizabeth i, henry kissinger, louis xiv and machiavelli learnt the hard way. Law 1: never outshine the master law 2: never put too much trust in friends learn how to use enemies law 3: conceal your intentions law 4: always say less than necessary. The text is bold and elegant, laid out in black and red throughout and replete with fables and unique word sculptures. The 48 laws are illustrated through the tactics, triumphs and failures of great figures from the past who have wielded - or been victimised by - power. The concise art of seductionwhen raised to the level of art, seduction, an indirect and subtle form of power, has toppled empires, won elections and enslaved great minds. In this beautiful, sensually designed book, greene unearths the two sides of seduction: the characters and the process. Discover who you, or your pursuer, most resembles. Learn, too, the pitfalls of the anti-seducer. In part ii, immerse yourself in the twenty-four manoeuvres and strategies of the seductive process, the ritual by which a seducer gains mastery over their target. Understand how to 'choose the right victim', 'appear to be an object of desire' and 'confuse desire and reality'. In addition, greene provides instruction on how to identify victims by type. Each fascinating character and each cunning tactic demonstrates a fundamental truth about who we are and the targets we've become or hope to win over. The art of seduction is an indispensable primer on the essence of one of history's greatest weapons and the ultimate power trip. The concise 33 strategies of warfrom bestselling author robert greene comes a brilliant distillation of the strategies of war that can help us gain mastery in the modern world.
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