Behind the Netra Book Review - Robert Greene's '48 Laws of Power'

BEHIND THE NETRA BOOK REVIEW - I'd like to think my thoughtfulness and kindness is one of my best assets but Green definitely wouldn't think so! As my naivety has decreased over the last few years, I have become more switched on to the less wholesome aspects of some human behaviour and 48 Laws of Power has helped reiterate some of those behaviours. Understanding how to be the most powerful man (or woman!) in the room sometimes means you can't always play nice. Green's 48 Laws have been organised in an easy to read handbook, supported with historical evidence from some of the most tactical leaders in history. If you're up for a bit more fruitful Machiavelli advice then you'll definitely like this book. I can't say I agree with all 48 Laws, e.g ' Pose as a friend, work as a spy' (haha!) and much of it can be considered common sense but some of the following quotes have definitely been noted for myself; 1) Always say less than necessary. 2) Win through actions, not through arguments. 3) When you show yourself to the world and display your talents, you naturally stir all kinds of resentment, envy, and other manifestations of insecurity, you cannot spend your life worrying about the petty feelings of others. 4) Re-Create 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. Be the master of your own image rather than letting others define if for you. Incorporate dramatic devices into your public gestures and actions – your power will be enhanced and your character will seem larger than life.