Robert Greene has created a masterpiece of practical brilliance. We should all aspire to be masters in whatever we pursue. This is a very valuable guide for anyone who is seeking a greater purpose or meaning to your existence. I would highly recommend this to young adults who are transitioning from high school into an adult life and profession. But this is also valuable to anyone at any stage of their life.
Great anecdotes to back up good ideas. The author produces boring data, and spices it up with stories of interesting "masters"
Yikes! I can appreciate the tenants behind the book, but having to retread whole sections of earlier passages (verbatim) made me feel like I was the $10 I spent on it. I can save you your money: 1.find a thing you love 2. Do the thing ( even if it gets hard) 3. Don't let others be a negative influence over you 4. Look to other people who did the thing you love ( famous or not ) to help spur you on to your goal of mastering the thing.
At the end of the book , Greene reiterates all the biographies that are spread throughout the book. Why? I've read them all before?! That was silly. I expected so much more.
A shorter, breezier story and a less lecturing tone. Far too much repetition.
To monotone and not very expressive.
Yes. It challenges a person to seek their true vocation.
The challenging questions put forward by the author breaking the myth of those who have mastered their craft. And the stories used to illustrate his point.
Very good reader. Consistent!
No. I'ts not that kind of book
I really enjoyed the stories given but found it a bit too repetitive as the book was coming to an end. The repetition was unnecessary and felt like the author was trying to fill space.
This book is in the same vein as other classics from Robert Greene. I loved it and so will you.
Apprenticeship. When faced with boredom why we need to persist.
If you are looking to master a skill or want to build a great career this book is a must read.
Say something about yourself!
maybe i will listen to it again sometime, it was a good book
it is all some thing that have happen in real life.
i think it was great with these short storys about normal people training hard to become masters
no, but it make me think about my life and future
Top 10, right up there with Tipping Point, Outliers, and Rich Dad Poor Dad
The story of Mozart was new to me and brought home the idea of Mastery perfectly.
A great compliment to Outlives by Malcolm Gladwell.
This book is aligned with the idea that mastery of any subject or art takes time, not talent. The author gives numerous examples of people who put in the effort to become masters. He also provides some useful information about the pitfalls that occur on the road to mastery. I enjoyed it, but was a little annoyed that all the stories are repeated about 3 times each over the course of the audiobook.