This book examined some of the major achievers in the last 600 years or so. By comparing stories across trades and times, the author shows us that those who really accomplished great work in their careers ("masters") did not have a straight path to victory but through perseverance, dedication and time came to achieve what they did.
A great listen (though long), there were many lessons sprinkled throughout. For me, this audio book was a great reinforcement on the value of discipline and intention.
Calvin P Hegeman
This book does a suppressor job of covering the art of mastery. It is a must read for in a young adult wanting to achieve mastery and success.
Very unique insights, well documented, expertly covered.I will certainly read this over and over and I considerate the Bible of mastery
This non-fiction work was laid out very well, it had many sub-stories that teach the overall theme. Overall it builds the ideas and progresses in such a way that I was not bored or confused. Plus, I learned different facts about history I did not know (e.g. history of Mozart).
There are some good points, but the unnecessary detail and disorganization overshadowed them.
The repetitiveness was particularly annoying in the audio format because there's no way to know how much forward you can skip without missing something new.
A long but interesting study into what is mastery and how it can be achieved. with plenty of examples from bios of such master as Da Vinci, Goethe, Mozart, Martha Graham, and others.
Deep reflective work with comprehensive story telling. From stories of Temple Grandin to Einstein the Wright brothers Zen Master Hakiun the book brings out the essence the indredients that make up human mastery. I recommend all of Robert Greene's work and encourage people of any age to not only read but deeply reflect upon the concepts of humanity he clearly and eloquently brings to light.
I like business books and other non-fiction books that help me learn new skills I can apply at work and in life. Read sci-fi sometimes too.
I'm a fan of the author, but didn't care for this book. Most points in the book are simple common sense and there is a lot of redundancy to drive these simple points home. Perhaps at half the length this would be a better investment of time.