A thorough investigation into the subject of mastery, with fine examples spanning many fields of human endeavour. I've learned so much about so many fields of art, science, humanities and history and feel inspired and equipped to master my chosen field. Excellently read by Fred Sanders. Highly recommended.
This was my first audiobook. I have many Robert Greene books and loved every one of them. This is a great way to consume material for when reading isn't applicable. I recommend this rendition to anyone seeking extensive knowledge. I'll listen to it multiple times.
Life changing! Makes you think differently about the way you do things. Brings genius into perspective. Genius is simply discipline for the thing you love. You have to accept the failure that comes with the apprenticeship required to become a master.
I really enjoyed this book. I found that I was eager to listen to it whenever I could. I also have been talking about it with friends and family. It has given me peace of mind that I am doing what I am supposed to be going my own path toward knowledge. I found that the life lessons where interesting, illustrative and informative, but repetative. The repetitiveness of the stories without any further insight or information was unessesary and should be cut. Overall a fantastic book, with great wisdom beyond its years.
The main points are good. The cliff notes or summary would give you that info. If you've read other books like this you already have the backing info to use it.
The supportive stories are merry that, to support the points. Some repetitive and long. Although, if you want a good arsenal of time lines and quick biographies of various important people, this is a winner!
This book and Audible was were both recommended to me by Elliot Hulse, and for good reason. It continues to inspire me with every step forward I make with my life and pursuing my dreams. This is my third time finishing this book and will no-doubt cycle back to it again in the future. Each time reveals more, and encourages me in doing more. Get it