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.
Masterful. An extremely rich and insightful coverage of the multi-faceted subject matter that is mastery.
Robert Greene shines an illuminating light on a topic that, at least to me, was previously mysterious and occult. This is a book whose content is as much relevant to the teenager considering their future path in life, as it is to the scientist, athlete, entrepreneur (and all in between) who strive to excel in their chosen area of interest.
The historical figures whose lives and work are featured throughout the text add a fascinating element to the narrative and ground it in context.
I can only be critical of the book's verbose beginning, however, once it takes off this book truly soars, delights, and inspires. Fantastic narration by Fred Sanders. A book to return to in future to delight in. A rare find.
There is nothing else like his work. So intelligent, entertaining and ultimately timeless.
I learned so much about how to pattern my career for the long term achievement of mastery.
Clearly describes what to achieve, what is above everything
How the best ever masters achieves superioriy, Leonardo Da Vinchi and others
The must have and must listen to everybody! Helps understand why you are here in this world, where to go and what to achieve!
Guide to Self-Discipline
This book gives excellent advice to anyone who is trying to master any skill. Whether you're trying to master a skill or just improve it, this book will definitely help you.
I am so glad I found this service!
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.