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.
I really tried to get through this. I got almost 50% of the way there and just gave up. I think this got in my queue because someone (or possibly Audible) suggested it since I loved Malcolm Gladwell. While there are parallels, Gladwell's writing is far more compelling and he doesn't spend much of the book preaching in quasi self-help mode, alternated with anecdotes about famous "masters".
I also found it to be built on a logical fallacy - that you can only be happy/achieve mastery/follow your bliss if you move to your destined path, the one that is a fit for you. This is ridiculous. If I had accepted my abilities and shortcomings as they were, I never would have pursued my career; I had to become somebody slightly different than I was (or than I saw myself) in order to make this work. Greene implies that I'm in the wrong career path.
Admittedly, the biographical portions were interesting, but once he started to repeat them, it made the content seem all the more stretched and threadbare.
I absolutely loved this book, not much more to say. The stories about great historic figures and the explanations of the takeaway and life lesson provided by the stories are tight and super interesting. In the end, it provides great advice and insight on how to live a fruitful life. Narrator was top notch as well.
It is clear that Mr Greene is a true Master himself. He has distilled and refined the exact and true nature of what eludes us and given us this priceless gift. Better than "The Secret" or any book that promises you the keys to your future... This book explains what the recipe is for success in work and life.
I enjoy reading books that are about Psychology, Marketing, Scientific theory and history. Mr Greene elegantly combines these fields into a symphony of understanding for what it is to be a True Master in one's field.
The best part is that the answer to "what it is that is the key" may surprise you. I love this book.
If you are searching for answers in yourself that have eluded you for years... or a lifetime... then do yourself a favor, and listen to this one. I will be re-listening to it again.
Being the best version of myself and working on improving my ability to humbleness and mastery are my goals .
This is the kind of book you must have at home or at your iPod/iPhone!!! It's marvelous. The content is espetacular, the words are the most inspiring I have ever listen to. It's indeed incredible!!!
I recommend this all the time. Robert Greene structures complicated ideas and concepts in ways that are understandable - like he is taking my obfuscated thoughts and organizing them so that I can make use of my own knowledge, and gain more in the process.
It woke me up.
I love (audio)books.
I follow Robert Greene's work since I've read the great "Art of Seduction". By the way, I married my wife BECAUSE she read it almost in the same time as I did (we didn't know each other at the time), and, I found the book in her cabinet mini library. When I opened it, it was just like mine-- full of highlights and written observations...
But since then no other book from Robert Greene was as great. Until Mastery!
Buy this book and find out how to be a master, with many interesting characters and a very good trip to past and present... Worth the ride!
Learn to Master
The real absence of fluff in this book I found very refreshing. While it never got boring the author simply presented facts and relevant stories to drive the point, without making preachy.
When I was listening to this book I never wanted to put it down. I would highly recommend it.
This is my favorite Audible book so far.
This book breaks down the reality of what regular studies are....egular teachers are....regular managers are...regular jobs are..regular results are......then it gives you the option to see what is better and focus on a [ath that will lead you to Mastery. Its a must have!
the ausio on this book is poor. It is nothing compared to How the win friends and influence people. even when turned all the way up it is hard to hear.. takes away from the Audio purpose truthfully. it is as critical to be produced well as a hit record in a recording studio. Needs re done
Fantastic, Enlightening, Extremely well researched and well written!
Mozart, Ben Franklin, and all the historical characters.
This is a guidebook for life. It is a book I will reference always.
Just spectacular, this book is flying under the radar, but deserves much praise!