It’s an absolute pleasure and treat to have the prolific author Robert Greene on today’s podcast. Robert will fundamentally change the way you look at a variety of topics but specifically power. How is power used in negotiations and life in general? We’re chatting about what it’s like to write a book with 50 Cent, being too nice, and when you have to leave morality behind.
Robert discusses whether power itself is amoral and argues that in order to understand power you have to understand strategy and once you get to that high-level power game, you have to leave morality behind. Robert shares insights on why it’s more important to judge people by the outcome of their actions versus their intention – effective truth and why actions don’t lie. We’re chatting about how misdirection can actually help people, the skill jazz musicians have that make them successful negotiators, and what Napolean did better than almost all of his adversaries.
We get down to the nuts and bolts of what power is, how it’s used, and how we can leverage power in negotiations.
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