The 48 Laws of Power is a self-help book and Robert Greene’s first book. Summary of the Book This book evolved from Robert Greene’s association with a book packager named Joost Elffers. Together, they framed the 48 laws which dictated who would have most power. Greene’s book discusses how to work under an insecure boss, how to manage trust and use enemies to one’s benefit, how to speak lesser than required and how to command attention. These and other rules have inspired many readers in changing their lives forever and finding the power that they need. In understanding these powers, readers will also understand how to stand above the competition and how to rise up to claim what is rightfully theirs. About Robert Greene Robert Greene is an American writer and orator, best known for his books and speeches on strategy, power and seduction. He has also written: The 33 Strategies of War, The Art of Seduction, and Mastery. A student of the University of California, Berkeley, he continued his education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.