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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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    Aristotle California 12-19-16
    Aristotle California 12-19-16 Member Since 2016

    "Happiness depends upon ourselves."

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    "Mastery: A Thinker's Paradise"

    The author found the perfect words to describe and analyze the intellectual and creative processes that can lead to mastery. An absolutely fascinating and inspiring book, its message is positive and self affirming throughout -- which made me look forward to each chapter. Robert Greene hit upon something special in this work, a kind of clarion call to honor the achievements of humanity from the dawn of man until now and to imagine how each of us can fit into a tomorrow filled with even greater strides of human ingenuity that benefit us all.

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    Great book loved it all the way through hopefully getting more for the future thanks.

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    dominic 12-11-16
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    this book really makes you think about self development in a real way and takes away the magic of success. making it very clear that long term and consistent success can only be achieved by continual practices...

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    Steve 12-02-16
    Steve 12-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great book"

    Great insight on ways to perfect your career. Robert Greene has done it again

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    Very informative and effective. You can start applying to life immediately. Teaches principles of organization

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    "robert greene is the best"

    on par with 48 laws of power, this book is a wealth of information. highly recommended

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    I could write a book on how good this book is. Greene is a terrific writer. I own three of his physical books and a audible. Sanders did a great job with the narrative. He really accentuated Greene's voice.

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    Charday 11-10-16
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    "This book is awesome!"

    I love this book. I let it play until i fall asleep. It has a great narrator!

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    "one of the best"

    seriously amazing. profiles the Lions accomplishments disappointments of many key figures throughout history and the effect of long-term practice hard work dedication and passion.

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    Zeetak25 11-09-16
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    "Propogated wisdom."

    Informational, enthralling, well spoken, and well written.
    Some of the masters that are spoken of may not be a part of your peripheral, or even in your view, but the wisdom or "take away" that you get will be different everytime you listen. An absolute must for anyone looking to become a better version of themselves!

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