The 48 Laws of Power
Robert Greene
Contributed by Jack Shields
Chapter 42

Law Forty-Two: Strike the Shepherd and the Sheep Will Scatter


A person needs to target one strong individual to target, in case of adversity. The person normally holds all the power that the other enemies have (Greene 358). A person, therefore, needs to isolate the leader from the enemies and destroy him. The case will, therefore, mean that all the problems that face the person will disappear in entirety. Targeting the biggest problem within the life of a person accords him the chance to deal with all the small problems at once. For the most part, smaller problems stem from the smaller ones. At the close of the end of the sixth century B.C, most Athenians had managed to oust the tyrants who had exercised a great power against them (Greene 359). Through the process, they had managed to push out some of the people who were in line with the tyrants, ready to execute their orders.

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