Robert Greene (author)


Robert Greene (author)

Infobox Writer
name = Robert Greene
caption =
birthdate = May 14, 1959
birthplace = Los Angeles, California
occupation = Author
genres = Power, Seduction, Strategy, Sex
main_works = "The 48 Laws of Power", "The Art of Seduction", "The 33 Strategies of War"
influences = Machiavelli, Nietzsche
influenced = Neil Strauss, Tucker Max, 50 Cent, Jay Z

Robert Greene (born in Los Angeles in May 14, 1959) is a American author known for his books on strategy, power, sex and seduction. He attended the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he received a degree in classical studies. He has worked in New York City as an editor and writer for several magazines, including "Esquire", and in Hollywood as a story developer and writer. He lived for years in London, Paris, and Barcelona. He speaks several languages and has worked as a translator. In 1995 Greene was involved in the planning and creation of the art school Fabrica outside Venice, Italy, where he began a collaboration with the New York book packager and designer Joost Elffers. This partnership resulted in several books. [Biographical information taken from "The Art of Seduction" [http://www.seductionbook.com website] .]

On July 11 2006, he officially launched a blog, [http://www.powerseductionandwar.com "Power, Seduction and War: The Robert Greene Blog"] as one of Tucker Max's Rudius Media sites.

Works

The 48 Laws of Power is Greene's first work to have been published by Elffers. Among the 48 are laws such as "Law 3: Conceal your intentions" and "Law 15: Crush your enemy totally". His next book "The Art of Seduction" is similar to "48 Laws" in organization and tone but goes more in-depth regarding soft persuasion. It draws on historical characters such as Casanova and Lord Byron and analyzes the methods of seduction. ' His works have sold an estimated 2 million copies worldwide. { [fact

Greene is working on a book with 50 Cent called "The 50th Law". [cite web
url = http://www.nypost.com/seven/01052007/entertainment/the_merchant_of_menace_entertainment_raakhee_mirchandani.htm?page=0
title = The Merchant of Menace
publisher = New York Post
author = Mirchandani, Raakhee
date = 21, July, 2007
accessdate = 2007-07-23
] [cite web
url = http://nymag.com/arts/popmusic/features/34721/ Influences: Bragg Lorick
title = The Merchant of Menace
publisher = New York Magazine
author = Williams, Ben
date = 21, July, 2007
accessdate = 2007-08-23
]

Power, Seduction and War

Greene blogs on [http://www.powerseductionandwar.com "PowerSeductionandWar.com"] where he writes about themes from his books and current events. He has criticized the strategy of public figures including Michael Moore, [Greene, Robert (July 15 2007). [http://www.powerseductionandwar.com/archives/only_the_dull_a.phtml Only the Dull and Stupid Fight Head-on: Some Strategic Thoughts] . Accessed August 3 2007.] Bill O'Reilly [Greene, Robert (July 15 2007). [http://www.powerseductionandwar.com/archives/random_thoughts.phtml Random Thoughts and Salvos] . Accessed August 3 2007.] and Vladimir Putin. [Greene, Robert (April 23 2007). [http://www.powerseductionandwar.com/archives/russia_and_powe.phtml Russia and Power] . Accessed August 3 2007.] On the blog, Robert has written about some of his influences, including Machiavelli who he said that he rereads once a year and John Boyd, whose philosophy he felt fit in these "ruthless times." [Greene, Robert (February 24 2007). [http://www.powerseductionandwar.com/archives/ooda_and_you.phtml OODA Loop and You] . Accessed August 3 2007.]

In popular culture

Rappers such as Kanye West and Young Buck have both rapped about Greene's tome The 48 Laws of Power, mentioning the title by name. Multi-platinum rapper Busta Rhymes once received a specially engraved cover of the book to help deal with problematic movie producers. [cite web
url = http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-25440325_ITM
title = Fresh Prince
publisher = The New Yorker
author = Paumgarten, Nick
date = 6 November, 2006
accessdate = 2007-08-23
] These connections eventually led to his collaboration with 50 Cent, another of Robert's 'disciples'.

See also

* The 48 Laws of Power
* The Art of Seduction
* The 33 Strategies of War
* Machiavelli
* Saul Alinsky

Bibliography

* 1998 "The 48 Laws of Power" (with Joost Elffers)
* 2001 "The Art of Seduction" (with Joost Elffers)
* 2006 "The 33 Strategies of War" (with Joost Elffers)

Notes

External links

* [http://www.author-robertgreene.com "Robert Greene's Official Website"]
* [http://www.seductionbook.com "The Art of Seduction"]
* [http://www.powerseductionandwar.com "Power, Seduction and War. Robert Greene's Blog"]
* [http://lx.com/drinks/2007/07/25/robert-greene/ "LX.TV Video Interview with Robert Greene"]
* [http://www.sonshi.com/greene.html "Interview with Robert Greene"]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fR4-waImqus Interview on The Gregory Mantell Show]
* [http://newsblaze.com/story/20080130073536tsop.nb/topstory.html Audio interview on the 33 strategies of war]


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