ROBERT GREENE | The Laws of Power and Human Nature


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If only more of us, as men, learned more about the laws of power and the dynamics of human nature, we’d be able to lead others more effectively. Unfortunately, many men believe that even exploring these concepts is an immoral pursuit. And, although they can be used to hurt others, they can also be used to fulfill our responsibilities to protect, provide, and preside. Today, I am joined by multiple New York Times Bestselling Author, Robert Greene to talk about the negative stigma that comes with power and human nature dynamics. We also cover embracing weirdness, what he refers to as “power games,” how life isn’t always a win-win, why so many people have incorporated whining as a tactic for power, and why manipulation isn’t inherently wrong.


  • The “Crisis Generation”
  • Finding middle ground
  • Dealing with Woke Culture
  • Painful opportunities and lessons
  • Why parents have become so afraid
  • How resistance makes you tougher
  • Influencing people
  • Not taking things personally
  • The Manipulative Side of humans
  • Getting what you want
  • Changing other opinions
  • Virtue signaling as a strategy
  • The human desire for power
  • Gain at the expense of another
  • Becoming more enlightened
  • Asymmetric warfare
  • Operating outside a moral code


My guest today is the one and only Robert Greene. Needless to say, his writings and teaching have inspired much discussion and controversy about the laws of human nature and how to harness them effectively. He is the author of many books including The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, Mastery, and The Laws of Human Nature. And, for over 25 years, he’s been researching, studying, and sharing lessons about how people behave and why they do what they do. This one was a very enlightening discussion and gave me some tremendous insight into not only how Robert’s mind works, but other humans as well.

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