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Educational, Entertaining, Thought-Provoking
Any of Greene's other books have been leading to this, however, this one is more focused on the development of self, rather than reacting or influencing people.
48 Laws of Power
Art of Seduction
33 Strategies of War
A study of genius; A genius study
This book I wish I had read as was nearing the end of college. It put so much in perspective, as with Greene's other books, you find yourself looking at the world in a different light. This book is far less cynical than the previous entries, and far less "morally questionable." I am already planning on rereading/listening to this again.
Yes definitely. It has quality information, inspiring relevant stories and examples. And it explores the true mindset and attitude that one must develop to create mastery in any area of thur life. This book requires a great deal of patience but I found it to be addictive from beginning to end
Excellent narration. Compelling, genuine and knows how to create impact where it's needed through use if time and emotion in voice.
Yes!! Used different levels if emotion, sound, tone, and depth of voice to create differentiation a in representing different examples.
Absolutely. It exceeded my expectations
A fantastic book and well narrated. Highly recommended.
48 Laws of power, also by the same author.
Narration in a quality voice. Good for those who learn better via listening.
Did not laugh or cry, but there were many 'AH-HA' type moments throughout the book.
Once you listen to the book you'll realize why.
Only problem with this audio book was that I felt it a bit quiet. I had to turn the volume up quite a lot and even then it seemed 'off'.
Other than that a fantastic book and well narrated.
Unlike Greene's other books, which are base and amoral (although still entertaining), this book is uplifting and motivating. Becoming great at anything is hard work and it is the hard work that separates those who achieve mastery in a subject area (or areas) and those who merely spectate. Mastery is not magic or necessarily innate ability, it is dedication to a pursuit through various phases of learning, from novice to master, combined with time and impeccable, undying work ethic. Greene, as in his other books, weaves historical examples throughout. Mastery is his best work to date and his first work to eclipse his own 48 Laws of Power.
Reading Robert Green books is like climbing a mountain. It's long, hard at times, but extremely rewarding once you reach the top.
The book starts off setting the tone by talking about the origin of human beings & culture. He even goes into the evolution of our primate ancestors to evolve stereoscopic vision, as an adaptation to living in trees, which were repurposed to aid tool making in humans. Knowing the author went this deep in grounding his future claims about human greatness was chilling.
5 stars easy.
I enjoyed this one ... good writing and great read. The biographical stories were fascinating and I found the switching of topics fascinating.
The only problem I had with this book, is that the underlying premise (that there are different stages of mastery) seemed lost at times. Also, there was a tendency to wax on and give different advice: for example, the author described the frantic energy and creative spark that deadlines can create for us ... then later describes that creative mastery should be done slowly.
Overall, though ... great read and great narrator. If you want to read something similar, try "Talent is Overated" ... this book has a similar message, similar biographies, but has a more focused premise (that all great performers required about 10k hours of concentrated practice to achieve greatness).
This is standard Robert Greene work - and that's a good thing. Like "The 48 Laws of Power", he breaks down his topic (Mastery) into bite-sized chunks and then provides interesting glimpses and interpretations of historical (and current) events in light of the particular topic at hand. His stories are interesting and his points fascinating.
There are things in this book for everyone. I wish I'd read this book when I was sixteen. I'll probably give it to my daughter to read when *she* is sixteen. If your ambition is mastery of *anything*, I recommend this book!
Amazing, Inspiring, Truth
Moments of resonance, Solidifying and expressing ideas and theories I've had about intuition, or the "guiding force" available to all of us.
I loved every story, lesson, and quote. Undoubtedly these masters tapped into a resource which most ignore. I was drawn to this book because of my own guidance, coincidences, and paths found through this process. Our marketed, physical systems have took us as far as they can, now we must look inward to reach our full potentials. These masters were a rarity in the past but I believe with technology and books like Mastery will be abundant in our future. Robert Greene expresses the importance of submersing yourself into a field and being guided by your intuitions, but this practice goes for all aspects of life. This is a great crash course for anyone interested in this field. “We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.” -Marcel Proust.
It provides a perspective that enables you to think outside the box.
In my opinion all stories are worth a listen, they all bring the coming of something greater than the human being.
Everything within life, is possible. Believe it, have faith and make it happen.
Great book overall, great historical and current references. Motivational and Inspiring.
In the top 3
It was a pleasant suprise that the author profiled some people I've been following independently; expounding on their achievements and steps they took to overcome obstacles. Temple Grandin, who is Autistic and the Dr. of Neurology in San Diego that is making amazing discoveries about the brain, and Goethe. But I love how the Author distinguishes the independent strenghts and decisions that contributed to their fulfillment. I have already recommended this book to many people and will listen to it several more times.This book could change your life.
What does it take to be a Master? Learn how to release your own potential from Others struggles and achievements.
The author uses the same people as examples in several different chapters, which when reading a book would be less confusing. I just thought I was repeating a chapter but as I listened, his expansion of the story was evident. Just FYI.