Robert Greene – Power, Seduction & War

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Author Robert Greene talks about the reaction to his best-selling books “The 48 Laws of Power” and “The Art of Seduction”, what he learned from rapper 50 Cent when co-writing “The 50th Law”, how Machiavelli was never a powerful man, and why it is most important to first know yourself and then follow your instincts.

“Some people understand that I’m not advocating crushing your enemy totally.” – Robert Greene (03:23)

“Who I love is Napolean Bonaparte who exemplifies more of the Asian philosophy.” – Robert Greene (05:33)

“The classic example is Vietnam, there you have two forms of warfare.” – Robert Greene (05:56)

“50 Cent is so confident and calm and full of power.” – Robert Greene (09:16)

“Because he came so close to death nothing phases 50 Cent.” – Robert Greene (10:11)

“Powerful people take a step back.” – Robert Greene (13:53)

“That ability to step back and look at yourself and be aware that’s the cutting edge.” – Robert Greene (14:18)

“I’ve been studying people like Napolean, Louis XIV, 50 Cent.” – Robert Greene (14:44)

“I have in the book Freddie Roach as one of the masters.” – Robert Greene (15:24)

“You need to know yourself so well and follow that.” – Robert Greene (18:07)

“They did these studies on people in chess and music and sports that after 10,000 hours the brain is operating on a different level.” – Robert Greene (27:09)

“Machiavelli was never a powerful man.” – Robert Greene (34:57)

“I’m not the CEO, I’m the man behind the throne whispering into his ear telling him what he needs to do.” – Robert Greene (37:00)

“Young people are often too much in a hurry to make it” – Robert Greene (42:01)

“That’s a great question because I did a lot of psychedelics.” – Robert Greene (44:10)

“If I was born in a different environment I definitely would have been a drug dealer.” – Brian Rose (55:24)


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