A long but interesting study into what is mastery and how it can be achieved. with plenty of examples from bios of such master as Da Vinci, Goethe, Mozart, Martha Graham, and others.
Deep reflective work with comprehensive story telling. From stories of Temple Grandin to Einstein the Wright brothers Zen Master Hakiun the book brings out the essence the indredients that make up human mastery. I recommend all of Robert Greene's work and encourage people of any age to not only read but deeply reflect upon the concepts of humanity he clearly and eloquently brings to light.
I like business books and other non-fiction books that help me learn new skills I can apply at work and in life. Read sci-fi sometimes too.
I'm a fan of the author, but didn't care for this book. Most points in the book are simple common sense and there is a lot of redundancy to drive these simple points home. Perhaps at half the length this would be a better investment of time.
The author takes you on a journey through the ages, meeting the likes of many masters, including Mozart, DaVinci, Darwin and more. History, Sociology, Philosophy. . it's all in there.
A bit repetitive, but overall a great book. I definitely recommend it. All the success that all these geniuses (Masters) have obtained wasn't overnight or luck. It took hours and hours of working on their craft that led to that. If we devote ourselves just how these great people did we could obtain mastery as well.