48 Laws of Power
By Robert Greene
★★★★☆ (Recommended) Read from April 10 to July 23, 2014
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This book is a very thorough collection of ancient wisdom that can apply to us today. With that said however, many of the knowledge that came with extreme examples really stem from an era of extreme survival requirements thus the points actually render more of a metaphor than a literal guide. For example, we wouldn't need to murder a classmate after we have made sure we're superior. Letting them live will not inspire revenge that may potentially claim our lives. In a time of war however, it is wisdom to do just that. This book requires the reader to analyze and translate the metaphors to our day-to-day applications, and one should not follow every word literally. It is an amazing book of insights overall, and I highly recommend it.