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My Notes

LAW 1 – NEVER OUTSHINE THE MASTER

LAW 2 – NEVER PUT TOO MUCH TRUST IN FRIENDS, LEARN HOW TO USE ENEMIES

LAW 3 – CONCEAL YOUR INTENTIONS

LAW 4 – ALWAYS SAY LESS THAN NECESSARY

LAW 5 – SO MUCH DEPENDS ON YOUR REPUTATION-GUARD IT WITH YOUR LIFE

LAW 6 – COURT ATTENTION AT ALL COST

LAW 7 – GET OTHERS TO DO THE WORK FOR YOU, BUT ALWAYS TAKE THE CREDIT

LAW 8 – MAKE OTHER PEOPLE COME TO YOU-USE BAIT IF NECESSARY

LAW 9 – WIN THROUGH YOUR ACTIONS, NEVER THROUGH ARGUMENT

LAW 10 – INFECTION: AVOID THE UNHAPPY AND UNLUCKY

LAW 11 – LEARN TO KEEP PEOPLE DEPENDENT ON YOU

LAW 12 – USE SELECTIVE HONESTY AND GENEROSITY TO DISARM YOUR VICTIM

LAW 13 – WHEN ASKING FOR HELP, APPEAL TO PEOPLE’S SELF-INTEREST, NEVER THEIR MERCY OR GRATITUDE

LAW 14 – POSE AS A FRIEND, WORK AS A SPY

LAW 15 – CRUSH YOUR ENEMY TOTALLY

LAW 16 – USE ABSENCE TO INCREASE RESPECT AND HONOR

LAW 17 – KEEP OTHERS IN SUSPENDED TERROR: CULTIVATE AN AIR OF UNPREDICTABILITY

LAW 18 – DO NOT BUILD FORTRESSES TO PROTECT YOURSELF – ISOLATION IS DANGEROUS

LAW 19 – KNOW WHO YOU’RE DEALING WITH – DO NOT OFFEND THE WRONG PERSON

LAW 20 – DO NOT COMMIT TO ANYONE

LAW 21 – PLAY A SUCKER TO CATCH A SUCKER – SEE DUMBER THAN YOUR MARK

LAW 22 – USE THE SURRENDER TACTIC: TRANSFORM WEAKNESSES INTO POWER

LAW 23 – CONCENTRATE YOUR FORCES

LAW 24 – PLAY THE PERFECT COURTIER

LAW 25 – RE-CREATE YOURSELF

LAW 26 – KEEP YOUR HANDS CLEAN

LAW 27 – PLAY ON PEOPLE’S NEED TO BELIEVE TO CREATE A CULTLIKE FOLLOWING

LAW 28 – ENTER ACTION WITH BOLDNESS

LAW 29 – PLAN ALL THE WAY TO THE END

LAW 30 – MAKE YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS SEEM EFFORTLESS

LAW 31 – CONTROL THE OPTIONS: GET OTHERS TO PLAY WITH THE CARDS YOU DEAL

LAW 32 – PLAY TO PEOPLE’S FANTASIES

LAW 33 – DISCOVER EACH MAN’S THUMBSCREWS

LAW 34 – BE ROYAL IN YOUR OWN FASHION: ACT LIKE A KING TO BE TREATED LIKE ONE

LAW 35 – MASTER THE ART OF TIMING

LAW 36 – DISDAIN THINGS YOU CANNOT HAVE: IGNORING THEM IS THE BEST REVENGE

LAW 37 – CREATE COMPELLING SPECTACLES

LAW 38 – THINK AS YOU LIKE BUT BEHAVE LIKE OTHERS

LAW 39 – STIR UP THE WATERS TO CATCH FISH

LAW 40 – DESPISE THE FREE LUNCH

LAW 41 – AVOID STEPPING INTO A GREAT MAN’S SHOES

LAW 42 – STRIKE THE SHEPHERD AND THE SHEEP WILL SCATTER

LAW 43 – WORK ON THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF OTHERS

LAW 44 – DISARM AND INFURIATE WITH THE MIRROR EFFECT

LAW 45 – PREACH THE NEED FOR CHANGE, BUT NEVER REFORM TOO MUCH AT ONE

LAW 46 – NEVER APPEAR TOO PERFECT

LAW 47 – DO NOT GO PAST THE MARK YOU AIMED FOR; IN VICTORY, LEARN WHEN TO STOP

LAW 48 – ASSUME FORMLESSNESS