Robert Greene is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War, The 50th Law, and Mastery.
In his highly anticipated sixth book, The Laws of Human Nature, he turns to the most important subject of all – understanding people’s drives and motivations, even when they are unconscious of them themselves. Drawing from the ideas and examples of Pericles, Queen Elizabeth I, Martin Luther King Jr, and many others, Greene teaches us how to detach ourselves from our own emotions and master self-control. He shows how to develop the empathy that leads to insight, how to look behind people’s masks, and how to resist conformity to develop your singular sense of purpose.
In addition to having a strong following within the business world and a deep following in Washington, DC, Greene’s books are hailed by everyone from war historians to the biggest musicians in the industry (including Jay-Z, Drake, and 50 Cent).
Greene attended U.C. Berkeley and the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he received a degree in classical studies. He currently lives in Los Angeles.
0:00 | Introduction
1:05 | Brian introduces Robert Greene
2:50 | Robert Greene talks about irrationality and the fear response
7:00 | Robert Greene discusses how lockdown has given people some perspective and reflection time
8:45 | Brian talks about the Battle of Britain
12:32 | Robert Greene talks about the need for leadership
15:01 | Robert Greene discusses cognitive dissonance
22:00 | Robert talks about being aware of your habits
32:00 | Brian asks Robert Greene about shadow selves
40:00 | Brian and Robert talk about Michael Jordan
44:00 | Robert Greene talks about paralysis by comparison
50:14 | Robert talks about surviving a stroke
53:00 | Robert Greene discusses confronting death
1:00:10 | Robert discusses Daniel Defoe’s A Journal of the Plague Year
1:06:17 | Robert shows Brian his index card system
1:13:50 | Brian sums up
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