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Mastery Audiobook

Mastery

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Essam 05-14-16
    Essam 05-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    I really enjoyed the book, a detailed step by step guid to reach your ultimate goal. Stories and related examples are more than expected.

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    Misty Eyez Fort Lauderdale, FL, US 05-11-16
    Misty Eyez Fort Lauderdale, FL, US 05-11-16 Member Since 2014

    Loving you is Easy, Misty Eyez

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    "This book changed my life"

    This book changed my life and my entire way of thinking I highly recommend to everyone

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    Ajay Sahota 05-10-16
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    "A very long book, but well worth the wait."

    An incredible book filled with life lessons and truths about what it really takes to be a master of life, a master of your craft and how the greatest people of our time have made a dent on earth. An incredible read -- buy it.

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    Jim 05-09-16
    Jim 05-09-16
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    "A book for Masters. "

    Interesting informative and useful. Highly recommended to increase confidence and pull together loose ends. Synaptic.

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    Abdussalam Abdullateef 05-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "life book"

    A must read for every living souls no matter your age group. Greene 4 life

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    Titus 05-05-16
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    "Jaded author"

    Good narration and good storyline. Overstates theoretical conclusions drawn from his understanding of Darwinian evolution. Offers questionable political advice in working relationships with people seem forced and disingenuous.

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    Elizabeth Carralero 05-05-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Pretty Good stuff. Definitely worth a listen."

    I enjoyed the book. it had great info from real life examples. A little bit to long for my taste but I do recommend it.

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    Andrew Wasynczuk Westwood, MA, US 04-29-16
    Andrew Wasynczuk Westwood, MA, US 04-29-16 Member Since 2009
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    What would have made Mastery better?

    This is much more a "self-help", "motivational" book than a scientific probing of how mastery is achieved. Although the biographical references are interesting, they merely illustrate one man's opinion of how mastery unfolds. He never tests his theories (if we can call them that) with disconfirming information. Again, if you're hoping for a Tony Robbins pep talk, this may be for you. If you want a more robust, research-supported framework (a la Kahnemen), look elsewhere.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Robert Greene again?

    No


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    dilbund 04-29-16
    dilbund 04-29-16
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    "Not Robert Greene's Best"

    Robert Greene is still a genius but I thought 48 Laws of Power was better.

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    PK Mills 04-26-16
    PK Mills 04-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    Although I found Greene's books on power and war more engaging, Mastery is still essential reading/listening, especially for Entrepreneurs.

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