A very interesting and insightful compilation of short biographies with an analysis of their path to success and mastery. Breaks down the core fundamentals shared by these masters and advises how foster the same in yourself. Would absolutely recommend to anyone looking to develop themselves and learn the key components of mastery in any subject.
If you want to add to your professional profile this is the book! Filled with stories and anecdotes of historical figures it was a pleasure listening to. I will add the written book to my library, I highly recommend it!!!
Aside from the fact the narrator sounds in dire need of a nap, he has a piercing whistle to his consonants that desperately needs to be fixed if he wants to have a more successful career. The book was great though.
Once again Robert Greene provides expert insight into complex human actions with eloquence, simplicity, and a diverse array of well-researched examples for his points. Bravo!
Did I like the book? Yes.
Would I recommend it? Yes.
Was it fun? Yes.
Was it long? Yes. (Download the audiobook!)
Cool stories (my favorite was Ben Frankiln's), great concepts (not much new but masterfully compiled) and overall a great book that can be sumarized by simply saying: Robert Green basically gives you a long, compelling and truly convincing list of reasons why you should spend your 10,000 hours (or whatever needed) to master anything. Yes, you can master ANYTHING, but you gotta put the work and time equivalent to 10,000 hours (could be 5,000 could be 20,000 depends on what you need).
One can almost feel how the consciousness grows. The writer describes concepts with such clarity you can distinguish the mastery while actually reading about mastery - amazing. In this way the book almost feels 3 dimensional. Clearly Robert is walking the talk.