The succinct version of the 2019 International Business Book Award winner from the author of The 48 Laws of Power, which has sold millions of copies Robert Greene is a renowned teacher who has distilled old knowledge and philosophy into fundamental works for people looking for strength, comprehension, and mastery. He now shifts his attention to the most crucial topic of all: understanding people's motivations and impulses, even when they are unaware of them themselves. Humans are sociable creatures. Our interactions with others determine whether or not we survive. The most crucial skill we may have is understanding why others act in certain ways; without it, our other abilities will only get us so far. Greene teaches us how to separate ourselves from our own emotions and master self-control, 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. He does this by drawing from the theories and examples of Pericles, Queen Elizabeth I, Martin Luther King Jr., and many others. The Concise Laws of Human Nature offers ingenious strategies for achievement, self-improvement, and self-defense, whether at work, in relationships, or in creating the environment around you.