The eagerly anticipated new book from the author of the best-selling The 48 Laws of Power
What did Charles Darwin, middling schoolboy and underachieving second son, do to become one of the earliest and greatest naturalists the world has known? What were the similar choices made by Mozart and by Caesar Rodriguez, the U.S. Air Force's last ace fighter pilot? In Mastery, Robert Greene's fifth book, he mines the biographies of great historical figures for clues about gaining control over our own lives and destinies. Picking up where The 48 Laws of Power left off, Greene culls years of research and original interviews to blend historical anecdote and psychological insight, distilling the universal ingredients of the world's masters.
Temple Grandin, Martha Graham, Henry Ford, Buckminster Fuller - all have lessons to offer about how the love for doing one thing exceptionally well can lead to mastery. Yet the secret, Greene maintains, is already in our heads. Debunking long-held cultural myths, he demonstrates just how we, as humans, are hardwired for achievement and supremacy. Fans of Greene's earlier work and Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers will eagerly devour this canny and erudite explanation of just what it takes to be great.
©2012 Robert Greene (P)2012 Penguin Audio
My first audiobook. It is really the great.
The narrator's rhythm of voice and speed of speech is very appropriate to visualise the story and catch the learning from it.
Yes, both of them.
It's not necessarily better than the print, perhaps at par with the book version. What makes it worthwhile is the convenience of listening to the book while I'm doing my work, which takes so much of my time from reading the actual book.
Mastery by: Robert Greene is another great tool in his ever growing library of classics in the making.
The funny thing about his books is that they build upon each other and by the time you read them all, you will know why he has released "Mastery". Can't wait to see what will come next.
Just finished first session of Mastery. Wow this book gives proven facts on how to accelerate your success. Well back to part 2!
Good book but the material is better covered by other writers (Napoleon Hill esp)
the main contribution Robert Greene makes to the story is, well, stories.
This is good and he is good at it, I have three paper books by him, this one however was reduced by Robert's tendency to reference the theory of evolution as fact. Get angry and defensive but it is still a theory.
odd way to phrase a question, I guess it's asking if I like his performance? He did a good job yes.
If you would like a nicely modernized Napoleon Hill and can tolerate or believe in the religion of evolution then this book is well written and I recommend it.
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