I should be giving this at least a 4 star rating for most of the content which is exhaustive biographies of so called masters. What I did not enjoy so much was the authors own interpretation of what made these people great. Without those insights if we left it to the reader/listener to draw their own inference, this would have been a much better book.
Great naration great historical perspective all around great book it can change your life. I recommend it to anyone who is still searching to find their true sense of mastery
It was an account excellent source for discovering the people who changed the world! Now I want to listen to his others.
I'll sum it up for you: don't get stuck in a career that's not your 100% passion, and focus on being expert in one field
Not interesting, not impactful
Sanders is fine
Captivating, Enlightening, Lifechanging
One of those books, you come out a different person after read it
While I may not agree with some of his points, Greene's emphasis on mentoring, attention to details, and consideration of others is well worth your time and consideration.
Greene's historical examples of his approach help reinforce his philosophy of work and make for wonderful anecdotes if you are a manager, career coach, or just interested in improving or deepening or experience of life.
Ben Franklin is such a large presence in our national conscious - very helpful to hear about his struggle to get started in his life's work.
No... The book becomes very repetitive and the author forces the argument. If what you want is to learn some information about some Masters then get the book. You will listen to the story multiple times to the point that you will feel you are in the same chapter you already listened to. I would even say that the main premise of the book is valid but this is a book where we should say "sorry I wrote a long book, i did not have time to write a short one."
Makes the repetition of the story less annoying.
Not really. I give him credit for compiling stories of many interesting people.
principles are great, but this author has no heart for people. success at the cost of any relationship is not the way people should live - that's the reason this world is in the state that it is today
Robert Greene doesn't practice what he preaches... read the reviews of the 40 laws and you'll see that he doesn't practice them himself... what kind of a person writes and recommends things that he doesn't practice himself?