Bestselling Author Robert Greene joins Media Mayhem and discusses his famous Laws of Power and how they are used and abused by the entertainment and business worlds.
We talk about the Hollywood elite, working with 50 Cent and if Romney and Obama earn the title of masters, along with how to achieve success by not listening to your parents.
Robert Greene is a Los Angeles based author who wrote the international bestseller The 48 Laws of Power. He also wrote The Art of Seduction which has sold more than 500,000 copies, The 33 Strategies of War which has sold more than 200,000 copies and The 50th Law which he co-wrote with rapper 50 Cent.
Greene's writing has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, The New Yorker and many other publications.
His new book, Mastery, will be released on November 13, 2012.
00:01 Coming up on Media Mayhem.
00:51 Introducing Robert Greene.
02:28 Media backlash against The 48 Laws of Power, and Bill O'Reilly's wrath.
06:45 How violating the laws of power can harm people in the workplace.
09:10 Co-writing with 50 Cent and the appeal among the hip-hop community.
14:06 The cut throat world of hollywood studio execs and the laws of power.
15:46 Parallels with Sun Tzu and Hollywood.
21:02 The wisdom of Medici, Lincoln, and knowing how to charm enemies.
23:58 Holding on to intuition and staying focused on destiny.
29:24 The motivation of Steve Jobs and contemporary masters.
31:34 Building up skills to prepare for opportunity.
39:12 Living in an age where Mastery is attainable to almost anyone.
40:44 "Don't listen to your parents!" The cycle of accelerated returns.
43:38 Are Romney or Obama masters? The power of apprenticeship and adaptability.
48:45 Do we misidentify people as masters?
53:00 Enjoying what you do.
54:54 A special offer from Robert's website.
56:22 Thanks and Goodbye!