The main points are good. The cliff notes or summary would give you that info. If you've read other books like this you already have the backing info to use it.
The supportive stories are merry that, to support the points. Some repetitive and long. Although, if you want a good arsenal of time lines and quick biographies of various important people, this is a winner!
Clarity of purpose
Being great at something and to truly arrive at being great takes 10,000 hours or more. This is a message that is not being presented in today's age. Students think that they can cheat their way to greatness or be distracted by their phones and think that they can delve deep enough into a subject matter to earn a great job. Shortcuts are preached by many in education and politics. We are not meant to multi-task. Success is not a quick-fix away.
Fred Sanders is the best narrator of a Robert Greene book. He tells the stories well and with just enough passion to keep the listener engaged. I wish that the other books were also available unabridged and read by the same performer. The reader of the abridged Power and Seduction books was too smarmy and took away the credibility of the text.
Master your passion, or be mastered by others.
This is a great book and I will read it again. I also purchased the print copy. It is easy to become sidetracked by the media and all of the various forms of entertainment and news that is "so important." Even at work, it is easy to major in the minor things and fall prey to the tyranny of the urgent. This book encourages a person to focus on one thing. To do that separates you out from the 99.999% who dabble and waste their potential and their lives never accomplishing anything worthwhile. What sounds like sacrifice actually is a gift of time and clarity of mind. It takes less time to prioritize when there is a singular goal and less time is needed when the goal is so clear.
This book and Audible was were both recommended to me by Elliot Hulse, and for good reason. It continues to inspire me with every step forward I make with my life and pursuing my dreams. This is my third time finishing this book and will no-doubt cycle back to it again in the future. Each time reveals more, and encourages me in doing more. Get it
another tool in the toolbox. by far the best book I've listened to, lol and the only one I have literally listened to lol. There will be more. This book has given me another dimensional viewpoint at which I can add new ideas and concepts through the discoveries of others in the past, and some of those mentioned in the present. If you are found passing this book up, then surely you must consider yourself at the top, and are...in your own world.
I loved this book. It teaches you to e patient and find your strengths to succeed in life. It gives many examples of famous writers, painters, inventors, and scientists and let's you know that nothing beats hard work and perseverance.
I'm going to listen to it again.
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