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This is the expanded career module from Power University, turned into a stand-alone course. If you already have PU, please read here before enrolling

Did you know that CEOs make 278 times more than what an average worker does in the same company?

Is the CEO’s output really worth 278 times more than you are? Most likely not.

But your work success is not the direct result of the quality of your work. This is the sad reality of the workplace. The long story is here, but I’ll tell you in brief:

Your actual output only accounts for maybe half of your personal success.

If you care about being successful, it’s time to learn the other half:

  • Politics
  • Power dynamics
  • Exec skills, such as: behaving like you’re worth a million bucks.

I tested that first-hand in my own climb up the ladder:

My career progression, taken from Linkedin

And this is what I learned researching the work of the best authors of career strategies (including career strategies for women), plus hundreds of studies.

That’s exactly how I like to provide wisdom. Evidence-based, field-tested, and replicable.

Everything teased out in simple strategies and techniques that you can apply right away. This is like a secret war chest you are accessing. And you will gain an edge over your competition.

What People Say

social power feedbackFounder of

Guys, don’t believe who says otherwise: money is power. And to acquire resources you need to know how to play the corporate game.

So, are you ready to win -and make more money-?

If you are, then the time has come. You are going to harm yourself with all the tools you need to win. banner with career university written Here is the curriculum:


Your current level of power

What you need to work on

The power map: who matters around you

The self-assessment tests will open your eyes to the current power map around you, and will form the basis for your career plan.


Why Machiavellianism works

Guide to corporate manipulation

Teamwork is important, and win-win is great. Most of Power University’s social success strategies are based on reaching win-win. But the workplace is different. At work, the company’s win is not necessarily your win. And the harsh truth is that your colleague’s win can easily be your loss. It’s not about cynicism, it’s about simple math, really: There is only one spot for promotion. team members look at a ladder This module is a red-pill look at the realities of the workplace. Including the unflattering ones that most other resources keep hidden. Our workplace strategies will later be based on these uncomfortable realities as well.


a businessman moving a chesspiece

Types of political players 

Power moves in the office, & how to deal with them 

This module helps you understand the power dynamics common in most work environments.


Now we get to the nuts and bolts of crafting your career strategies around proven concepts and studies.

Common Political pitfalls to avoid

Proven career strategies that work


Cuddling to bosses is an art… And a science. This module teaches you the science, so that you can become an office social artist. With this module, you will easily become your boss’ favorite employee.


Assessing potential power-issues

How to be a good manager who also gets promoted

The psychology of toxic employees (and how to deal with them)

Executive skills: going from manager, to executive

The lesson on executive skills is in good part a lesson on how to act high-power at work. It’s a unique lesson with wisdom that you won’t find anywhere else. And with video examples as well.


So far this course teaches you the reality of the workplace. It teaches the manipulation, the self-interest, the shortcuts… … But it is also possible to have a better work environment. So this module deals with what I call the “enlightened workplace”. It’s a founders’ guide because to establish such an environment requires power. So only people at the top, like CEOs and founders, can do that. This is what Matthew, an entrepreneur, says: career university review


 Combining power, with femininity

Do you want to hear an obvious truth? Nobody gives up power willingly. Men aren’t going to step aside and say “welcome in, take some of our resources, take away our power”. No, men are biologically hardwired to keep power for themselves. Most men NEED to keep women out of power or they won’t be able to find a mate. career women tug of war against men To win this game, you must remove the common women’s stumbling blocks (lesson 1), learn how men play the game so you can level the playing field (lesson 2), and then how you can combine power with femininity (lesson 3).


How to dress high-power

(Machiavellian) negotiation tactics (& counter-moves)


1. Should I get “Career University”, or “Power University”? Power University is the complete program. It’s a holistic life-upgrade going into self-development, mindsets, and strategies across all domains of life. “Career University” focuses on work only. It’s the same module from Power University, plus some more lessons and quizzes. So if your focus is work, you should get “Career University”. 2. Can I expense it? This is not the type of course that your employer would love you take. But we can find a workaround. 3. Will this course help me get promoted? This whole course’s goal is to make you more effective at getting promoted, acquiring power at work, and making more money. 4. What if I don’t like it? There is a 30 days money-back guarantee.

Why is the price so low?

Yes! That’s the right mindset. This is an investment that will most likely yield big returns. With a course like this one, you will make 1.000X the time over the course of your life and career. businessman on a rocket

Successful or Refunded

I’m so confident that this course will provide you results that I offer an unbeatable guarantee. Enroll, try it out for 30 days, and if you’re not satisfied, I don’t want your money. After years of reading and researching, I know that this is the most advanced, sophisticated and most helpful self-development course out there. The Power Moves

Discounted Early Release

Career University is constantly upgrading. I take my job seriously, and I keep studying from the best people and the best resources. You are gaining access to a continuously fine-tuned machine for career optimization. The good news is that this product is already best-in-class. But since I am such a perfectionist, I still consider it an early release. Not for long though. At some point, the price is going to go up. Closer to its real value, which means a lot up. You have the chance to take action RIGHT NOW and at the highest value. Truly become the YOU that you have always dreamt being and put your life in the direction you choose. You have the power to do that right now right at your very fingertips. Why waste time thinking about it and wanting that better career that someone you know already has? Make it your promotion, your salary increase. We only have so little time in life, so start making it count. Make your dreams a REALITY! Your competition is not waiting. They’re already running. Don’t be the guy left standing at the starting blocks of life. businessman beating competition   Total Value: $197 Discounted Price: 97

Lucio Buffalmano

The author holds a master's degree from La Sapienza, department of communication and sociological research, and is a member of the American Psychology Association (APA). He studies psychology, persuasion, social & dating strategies, and anything related to people and power dynamics. Lucio's approach combines science, critical analysis, and a continuous quest for first-hand experience & observation. He loves all three aspects, and believes that to effectively teach social strategies, the three must go together. You can learn it all in one fell swoop with Power University.

These are just SOME reviews and testimonials:

The lessons on frame control and video examples have opened my mind. I can come up with frame control techniques on the fly

- Anthony R.

Power University is amazing. It already helps me to unnecessarily lower my power. It gives me strength and clarity, and keeps me from going back to my shy and defensive behavior

- Kevin S.

I've never seen before something so complete, deep, and versatile in one program. And It works. In a few weeks I’ve increased my social intelligence by many folds.

- Ang

I discovered that I was sending lots of submissive signals (...) and giving my power away. And if I'm unconsciously communicating that I don't deserve respect, why should other people bother. (...) A necessary wake-up call for me, and now I can correct course. (...) I highly recommend this course.

- Leon

Public Reviews

These are public reviews.

You can check them for yourself by following the links.

Keep in mind the course was previously called "Social Power", so some reviews reference "Social Power" instead of "Power University", but they're the same thing (actually, "Power University" is far better as it's gone through several updates).

  • Acquire real-life frame control superpowers

See this public review here.

  • You will gain an edge in life

And the sooner you start, the better:

a customer review of the power university course

You can see this review here (plus my answer).

  • You will see results in your real life
Power University success story

You can see this thread here.

Note: John actually came up with the strategy that he applied himself, putting together different pieces of information, so all the credit to him. 
I then added that strategy to Power University (thanks, John!).

  • One of the best investments for personal wealth

As somebody who's starting to come to the end of a carer I can say (...) this is literally the best investment you could make

Read this comment here.

That's talking from a career perspective (there is a whole module on career strategies and power dynamics). 
The little money you're paying now, will likely turn into 10x more income and success during your career.

  • Social ju-jitsu techniques take your social skills to advanced level
a review from power university in the forum

I was blown away by this concept. It completely changed my way of interacting with people, for real.

This was a case study on handling micro-aggressions and covert aggressions, which together account for probably 90% of all aggressions you'll go through in your life.
Now, thanks to John's initial question and feedback, it's a lesson in the "advanced social skills" module.

You can see this review here.

  • You will get rid of submissivness and become more assertive

What I learnt in the course is gonna extend to a lifetime ahead of me. It really helped me in terms of asserting myself. I can not describe my gratitude for this knowledge of power.

You can read this review here.

  • Astounding developments await you

No one graduates from Power University without astounding developments

Read this post here.

  • It's so good you will get hooked

You can read this one here.

  • Two lessons of Power University better than a whole course on Udemy:

I got more value from two lessons in Lucio's course than I got from the entire Udemy course.

You can read that one here.

  • Helps you turn over a new leaf:

I am finally seeing results and a light at the end of the tunnel.

You can read this review here.

  • Using Power University's lessons to ace casting jobs:

You can see the review here.

  • One of the best investments you can do on yourself:
power university public review

One of my best investments

You can see that forum comment here.

  • Entrepreneurs learn to develop better businesses
a review of power university

(PU) has helped me immensely in multiple business situations as an entrepreneur

This is part of a question in the customer-only area of the forum. Only Power University students can access that private area.

Email Reviews

Some of the email feedback:

  • So good you wanna keep it secret
a student feedback on power university

For me this course is too valuable to ever let it have search history

My answer: don't worry about others studying the same. First of all, this website is niche enough that you will most likely not meet anyone else who has taken this advanced type of training. And two, most people are too lazy to train themselves to elite levels.

So, yeah... That's your chance, guys:

  • Groundbreaking: there's no comparison on the market

It's the first time I'm hearing about most of this stuff, even though I bought dozens of other courses and had a mentor for a year. The course is worth much, much more.


Eye-opener (...) the subtle and hidden power moves totally mind-blowing (...) I feel so lucky (...) Thank you for teaching me the most valuable currency in life


what a customer says about power university

Since then the course has improved 5x



customer review of power university by lucio buffalmano


power university review from a customer

Mind-blowing stuff. I'm getting a ton out of it.

Yeah, it's a life-changing course, but full access is a different product. On the other hand, Power University covers all the basics, so you might not need the full website access.


It's by far the best self-help I've ever come across

Note: the course was previously called "Social Power", that's why the subject line


email snapshot of a review for power university

I'm blown away by the value of your course. I'm not even at chapter 2 yet.


an email feedback for power university



The Power University is literally changing my life (...) each small thing I learn about social dynamics makes me realize how oblivious I was. More than one person came to tell me that I'm different somehow, for the better. This was, by far, the best investment.

And if you're interested in competing products, take a look at this thread:

Or go straight to what's been proven to work:

Customer Service

The people enrolling in Power University are actively improving their lives.

And I feel like we are kindred souls. 
People who want more for themselves and their lives, and take concrete steps to have it.

And without them, this website wouldn't exist.
I always prioritize customers above anything else:

That was one of the first customers. And since then, the customer experience has only improved

Those Who Didn't Vibe With It... is not your typical business.

To begin with, it prioritizes product over marketing (there still isn't even a video or a teaser to advertise Power University).

Another way is different is by being far more open as to what happens behind the curtains.

So I'm including here the feedback of those who didn't vibe with Power University.
It's rare, but anything can happen. 

This alumni was looking for something shorter:

Power University can be a life-changer... If you are willing to spend some effort

I immediately refunded P, no questions asked.
P was not a good fit for the course, and I knew it.
Power University is not good if you're looking for a quick fix.

Granted, this is condensed wisdom.
As condensed as it can be. 
And for those who want more, there are links to more quizzes, tests, and strategies.
But it still requires some effort on your side.

Also not for you if...

This happens rarely.

Most people who enter Power University are smart and driven self-starters.

But maybe 1% of users can be:

  1. Digitally unaware: There are no instructions on how to save your password, or how to log-in. The course takes for granted users know the digital basics.
  2. Unaware of social-exchange rules: Power University is a course to go through at your own pace, it doesn't automatically give unlimited access to the author of the course.
  3. Lazy: All information on pricing, access, and duration is provided and it's up to the alumni to look it up.

See an example here:

example of alumni rejected from power university

As long as I run this website on my own, that type of behavior is a drain on my time.
And I value my time.
But to me, it's also a question of business fairness (see "social exchange" lesson in the course).

This 1% of difficult customers is robbing time not just from me, but from everyone else.
The time I'd spend on them is time I cannot spend supporting the 99% of people who are eager and ready to upgrade their lives.

And I do not let that happen.
So I usually refund the time-draining customers very quickly.

This does not concern you

If you are reading here before purchasing, this is not your issue (that 1% has barely read the price tag, let alone if they read the reviews :).

Onboarding is easy, and you will start upgrading your life within 5 minutes. 

And if you still have some technical issues, know that I am very happy to support and help fix any possible issue.
The 1% is extreme cases of time-sinks who blatantly ignore all provided information and write/call countless times. But technical issues, honest mistakes, or any type of lapses are always welcome.

When Female Power Was Lacking

Power University constantly improves its curriculum.

The last major update was thanks to a customer called Kristina.
Kristina thought Power University was too male-centric:

I am extremely grateful for Kristina's feedback. 
This is what she went on to say:

Kristina had a great point.
There was no such resource to teach women how to strategically handle power and success while still remaining likable and feminine.

That's exactly what this website is about, after all: smart social strategies for life success.

Since then and for 5 months I did nothing but research women and power.
All of my quarantine 13-hours workdays also all went into this project.
So I got the books she suggested. And many more. I delved into the research literature for women and power, and women in the workplace. 
I recalled all instances of powerful women I've met, and I scoured movies and YouTube for real-life examples.

The literature was great, full of wisdom to help driven women to be successful.
And I condensed all that knowledge into a few lessons that are tailored for for women only. One addressing the mindsets, one addressing career strategies, and one on how to combine power and femininity.
All with practical examples and videos.
Now Power University is the best course on the market for women who seek to combine personal success with social success.

So if you're a woman, this might be for you:

And I will end with another public review. 
This is what Alexander, an early student of Power University, says of the people he has learned from:

You can see that review here.

Disclosure: All video reviews are based on real reviews. Some students though want to remain anynonymous. So for some of the videos I hired speakers to read the reviews aloud.
In some cases I might have reworded or reassembled words in a way that makes more sense, while preserving the meaning. For example, turning a private email such as "your course is" into "Power University is". These changes left the original meaning intact.
Also, some reviews are from very early versions of the course. The reviewers loved it, and the course still improved 10x.

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