Classics, history, historical fiction, marketing, Napoleonic stuff and of course 'Boys own Adventure'. This is my bent. Occasional self help as well.
This is a good look at what it really takes to be a master. No quick easy silver bullet but just work, insight and sweat. I like Robert Greene's books as I find them very helpful and well written. Wish I had this knowledge when I was starting out. Of course it doesn't answer the problem when your chosen profession or skill you are pursuing disappears or becomes redundant. You're suppose to have the insight to see where the next step is. I have not found that and feel like I am looking in a dark room for a black cat that isn't really there. Never the less this book is well worth the listen to. One of the good self help books.
This is a fantastic collection of biographies and lessons. A very pleasant education on just about everything
The author uses plenty of example from Davinci to Mozart to Proust to Darwin to Paul Graham to illustrate his points about Mastery and how it is not through some rare gift but through conscious practice and attention to detail. Understanding this and how it relates to your "life's work" can guide career decisions. I wish I had a copy of this when I left high school rather than learning on the job so to speak.
Relying upon more real principles and less positive mental attitude exercises.
No. He must be delusional to expect spoken rules to be accepted as eternal principles. Using reason beyond credible limits to justify miraculous results. Like two shaman referring to the same thunderstorm in opposite terms. One desires sacrifice to appease the angry gods and the other declaring that the gods are fighting our battles for us in the heavens. He twists thoughts to support outlandish claims.
No. Reading was a repetitious rhythm that was more like a constant commercial than a book reading. He regularly mispronounced words like "omnipotent" in his readings. Always sounding exactly the same in his timbre and pace.
Distrust, a con in the grossest manner. I fell for these same principles and found myself irresponsibly in debt. An "attitude of abundance" does not regard lack as a possibility. My collectors would tend to disagree with that reality. Thinking it so does not make reality go away. It still needs to be addressed.
It is like the scripture in the bible that spoke of early members of the church saying to the poor, "go home, be fed, all is well, be happy" It did not fill their bellies any more that these words could fill ones own coffers.
A fasinating book.
It both gives insight the lives of some significant people, you learn a bit of history, and it is even a good reference book.
I am buying this book in hard-cover - to keep and to re-read parts of from time to time.
This book examined some of the major achievers in the last 600 years or so. By comparing stories across trades and times, the author shows us that those who really accomplished great work in their careers ("masters") did not have a straight path to victory but through perseverance, dedication and time came to achieve what they did.
A great listen (though long), there were many lessons sprinkled throughout. For me, this audio book was a great reinforcement on the value of discipline and intention.
Calvin P Hegeman
This book does a suppressor job of covering the art of mastery. It is a must read for in a young adult wanting to achieve mastery and success.
Very unique insights, well documented, expertly covered.I will certainly read this over and over and I considerate the Bible of mastery
This non-fiction work was laid out very well, it had many sub-stories that teach the overall theme. Overall it builds the ideas and progresses in such a way that I was not bored or confused. Plus, I learned different facts about history I did not know (e.g. history of Mozart).