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6 Very Discerning Books About Power

Learn the true nature of power and how to attain it.

Ah, power. That thing with which many inherit and so many more spend their lives trying to attain, often to lose it quite rapidly once attained or to never attain it at all.

Power is a treacherous mistress and a consuming force that, if left unchecked, can wreak havoc in any person’s life just as much as it can negatively affect the lives of many others in their sphere of influence. The quest for power is a complex one, and so is developing the ability to truly wield it properly. Learn the basis of atdetaining and retaining it by reading the best book about power.

#1 Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
The book dives into the two systems that drive the way people think, gaining more understanding of how and why people think gives you a great amount of power over your own thoughts and can allow you to more easily influence the thoughts of others.

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#2 They All Died Smiling (Reluctant Demon Hunter) by Ronda Jean Del Boccio

They All Died Smiling (Reluctant Demon Hunter) by Ronda Jean Del Boccio
This is a book about a military Widow coming to terms with a power inside of her that has only brought her banishment, pain, and heartbreak.

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#3 Twice as Good by Dr. Mary J. Wardell

Twice as Good by Dr. Mary J. Wardell
Building on the movements of #MeToo, #TimesUp, and #BlackLivesMatter,and the election of the most diverse and female Congress in history, America is experiencing a referendum on what power and leadership looks like. Women of color are the answer to that referendum as uniquely positioned to assume powerful roles in the country.

Yet we have to be honest about the misogyny and racism they still face each day at work and beyond. Author, Dr. Mary J. Wardell provides a stirring call to action through storytelling in this timely guide that now, not later, is the time for women of color to step into their power.

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#4 The Limits of Presidential Power: A Citizen’s Guide to the Law by Lisa Manheim

The Limits of Presidential Power: A Citizen's Guide to the Law by Lisa Manheim
This book educates and reminds all U.S. citizens on the limits of the power of the government. The book specifically discusses the limits of the executive branch and the limits of Presidential power on the U.S. citizen.

The author reminds the reader that a U.S. citizen can galvanize the legislative and judicial branch to challenge unjust laws from an overreaching executive branch. The applicability of the book is pertinent to all Presidents and sets the stage of the debate in the context of the power granted to the U.S. citizen as articulated in the Constitution of the United States.

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#5 The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
Robert Greene’s book is a fantastic and thorough examination of power and its many dynamics. From the benefits of saying less than is necessary to the importance of mastering the art of timing, you will learn 48 practical ways to increase your influence and ability to get what you want in the world.

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#6 The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
This book gives you so much insight into how much we live our lives on autopilot, and how we can implement healthier ways to live and replace our bad habits with healthier ones. This book is perfect for anyone looking to transform their life, and looking for a place to start.

Before buying a book make sure to compare price and outlet, we have included links below to several large book outlets for different regions in the world:

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Contributors to this article
Caleb Backe from CalebBacke

Ronda Del Boccio from Inner Guidance On Demand

Mary Wardell from University of San Francisco

David Reischer from LegalAdvice.com Corp.

Calvin Rosser from Life Reimagined

Nancy Deen from HELLOBreakup

Written by Zak Parker

Journalist, writer, musician, professional procrastinator. I'll add more here later.

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