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Robert Greene and his influence over American Apparel [Video]

August 31, 2011 | 12:17 pm

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Author Robert Greene rose to fame with his controversial bestseller "The 48 Laws of Power," in which he counsels readers to act ruthlessly to get ahead. Some oft-quoted laws include "Court attention at all costs," "Crush your enemy totally" and "Get others to do the work for you, but always take the credit."

His book became a must-read among rappers, prisoners and business executives, including Dov Charney, the provocative founder and chief executive of Los Angeles clothing chain American Apparel Inc.

Read the full story, and watch Times reporter Andrea Chang talk about profiling Robert Greene below:


Photo: Robert Greene, author of "The 48 Laws of Power," with his cat Brutus. Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times