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
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The real absence of fluff in this book I found very refreshing. While it never got boring the author simply presented facts and relevant stories to drive the point, without making preachy.
When I was listening to this book I never wanted to put it down. I would highly recommend it.
This is my favorite Audible book so far.
This book breaks down the reality of what regular studies are....egular teachers are....regular managers are...regular jobs are..regular results are......then it gives you the option to see what is better and focus on a [ath that will lead you to Mastery. Its a must have!
the ausio on this book is poor. It is nothing compared to How the win friends and influence people. even when turned all the way up it is hard to hear.. takes away from the Audio purpose truthfully. it is as critical to be produced well as a hit record in a recording studio. Needs re done
Fantastic, Enlightening, Extremely well researched and well written!
Mozart, Ben Franklin, and all the historical characters.
This is a guidebook for life. It is a book I will reference always.
Just spectacular, this book is flying under the radar, but deserves much praise!
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.
"Not a revelation"
More interesting for the biographies than any insight into mastery and self development. Can literally be summed up as 'work hard at what you enjoy and are best at'. Really wanted to like this book but finished a little disappointed at the lack of developed insight.
"An inspirational insight into success"
This is an entertaining and insightful examination into what it takes to stand out above the crowd. It helps you to realise that the success of geniuses like Mozart, Leonardo Da Vinci and Michael Faraday wasn't handed to them on a plate and that their natural talents alone did not secure their places in history. The secret ingredients were the love of their subject, their attitude and their determination to succeed despite constant obstacles. This book has helped me to see setbacks and challenges in a different light - often, they are blessings in disguise. Sometimes, they are the very key to success itself.
"Marvelous insight into some of the greats minds"
Really enjoyed this from start to finish. Some brilliant stories on past and present masters of their fields. The narrative of trying to apply your own mind to do the same I took a bit tongue in cheek. I'm definitely not Mozart..
"Great and life changing"
It is the book that help u get skills life and jobs done. Finding the thing motivates u from feep within your heart.
Goes on for a while and entire sections are repeated. All in all it is a book that somewhat confirms the obvious, but in an entertaining way. The narration sometimes droops a bit and the author hasn't quite mastered the art of being concise.
"A great start to any aspiring master"
One of the best, have listened to funnier but nothing compare to its educational message.
Einsteins story about his job at the patent office, how a job can be something that helps you eat and give you time to critically think about what you really want to do and become in life.
Temple Grandin and how she overcame autism, becoming a true master.
A great book and will have examples of things you probably have done subconsciously, but not taking anything away from it just making it even more powerful. Almost turning it into a tool instead of something you think, you feel or would like to be the right way.
The references to past masters making it a collection of GREAT stories and not too educational.
"Not for me"
This was a departure for me. The self help aspects of the book I found irritating and there was a lot of repetition in telling the stories of historical masters. However, the philosophy of his main thrust was reasonable, some aspects of brain development, the evolution of intelligence and some of the mini biographies were interesting.
"Great Book that i'd recommend to anyone"
This is the first book I got from Audible and I'm happy with the choice. I learned much from this book as it show you what it takes to be good in something. It is hard work , we sometimes resist doing and calling ourself talentless. But talent without the long hours of hard work to put in is nothing. I will definately some back to this book and listen to it again as it is really inspiring. Again, I would recommend this book to anyone...
"Well researched and tight message throughout"
Robert Greene always produces interesting content and researches it very well. He is thorough and his writing is engaging as he weaves the stories of various masters of their discipline throughout the ages, bringing theme after theme together to tie the subject together in comprehensive manual for intellectually understanding mastery.
Worth a read. Very interesting in both content and context.
The fact various topics discussed vehemently segmented into chapters.
Mozart! No spoilers!
Fred Sanders brings a presence of immediacy and engages you the listener for whole 16hrs.
Its got to be Chapter 6! Again No spoilers!!
You wont be disappointed. This book is very interesting plus it could make you a bit smarter as well!
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