Mastery is the fifth book by the American author Robert Greene. The book originated from a realization that Greene reached while writing and researching his previous books; Greene concluded that the people he studied had similar paths to success. Mastery explains how to become successful by examining the lives of historical figures such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Albert Einstein , as well as through Greene's interviews with contemporary figures such as Teresita Fernandez , Cesar Rodriguez , and Daniel Everett. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mastery Hardcover edition. CNN Money.
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Return to Book Page. Preview — Mastery by Robert Greene. Mastery by Robert Greene Goodreads Author. In this book, Robert Greene demonstrates that the ultimate form of power is mastery itself. With this seminal text as a guide, readers will learn how to unlock the passion within and become masters. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. Published November 13th by Viking first published November 1st More Details Original Title.
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Vishnu Pillai I am halfway through the book. Trust me, go ahead and read it. This book is much better and practical than the other self-help books out there. Robert …more I am halfway through the book. Robert Greene is the man!! I wish I read this book before I entered college. But still, its never too late!! I'm curious Master of what? Olivio Sarikas Master of what ever you like to master. This book complies lives of painters, musicians, explorers, scientists, fighters, sports man and such.
If trie …more Master of what ever you like to master. If tries to identify concepts of why they achieved their mastery that could be applied to your life too. The main lesson to be learned here is that a Master is not born, it takes many years of focused training, but if you stay strong and keep working hard on you, you and everyone else can become a master.
Most people lack the focus and will however. But it's good to know that you have at least a chance and if you mess it up, you are the only one to blame. See all 3 questions about Mastery…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Mastery. Nov 10, Tom rated it it was amazing. But since its publication, his work has gradually taken a moral turn. The 33 Strategies of War instructs readers that there is no moral value in ignoring certain tenets.
He details six steps to Mastery, typically beginning chapters with an anecdote from history about a Master—the first here being Leonardo Da Vinci who, with his diverse career, was a wise choice. Consider The Art of Seduction. Still, the book is targeted at those who can tolerate seeing life as a stage, and most people would prefer their own version of reality. Thus after we read the stories, we are locked in to his deconstructions. Here Greene actually makes the same case for the seductive lifestyle, but this time it is gravely serious instead of guiltily pleasing.
Rarely is Greene blunt about the specific issues facing our age, but parsing his implications can be its own adventure—is he speaking of hipsters in describing the ironic attitude? Does he believe, like Goethe foretold, that our information overload is leading to cultural decay?
Greene is not David Foster Wallace, nor does he wish to be—he includes just enough SAT words to read as authoritative but layman-friendly. In our attention-deficit culture, concision can be frivolous. Rating: A View all 8 comments. Nov 30, Filip rated it it was amazing. I spent almost as much time getting myself to write a review for this book as I have reading it.
Is it a five star book? Is the repetition of featured stories you know what I'm talking about if you've read it such a big deal? Am I just getting fooled by Greene and riding an emotional high of "anything is possible to master if you set your mind to it"?
I've slept on it for long enough to conclude that this book indeed IS brilliant. It completely shatters the myth of iconic people being destined I spent almost as much time getting myself to write a review for this book as I have reading it. It completely shatters the myth of iconic people being destined for success by birth or some wild genius feat.
Many of the great masters had an unremarkable upbringing. The primary difference between masters and ordinary people is that the masters never gave up on their craft and took as long as it was necessary to perfect it. Mozart may have been a child prodigy, but it took him almost a decade to write a composition of value. After 10 years of pondering, Einstein's theory of relativity came to him in a flash minutes after he completely disregarded any solution.
This is such a great opportunity to have a closer look at what made the likes of Mozart, da Vinci and others into forces of nature that they were in their time and beyond. As a reader, you leave empowered to set on your path and create your own masterpiece, realizing you do have what it takes - but it's a marathon of patience and hard work, not a meter race piled with gold. View all 12 comments.
Nov 13, Courtney Rene rated it it was amazing. We all are searching for power of some type. We may not say it out loud, but deep inside we all know that this is a true statement. On this quest for power we usually find that we have personal obstacles that get in our way, that we struggle to overcome, and block us at every turn.
This book, Mastery by Robert Green wants to teach you how to overcome one of the biggest obstacles we face. The obstacle We all are searching for power of some type. The obstacle that holds us back the most.
The obstacle of ourselves. It could be in the form of fear of failure, or in the form of disability, or the lack of knowledge we seek but the obstacle in the end is ourselves. Even so saying, one of the greatest things about being human is the ability to continue to evolve, to learn all throughout our lives. This book sets out the 6 keys or steps to overcoming and obtain that power we are desperate to achieve. Helps us reach the goal that we all are striving for, that power over ourselves to become extraordinary.
Power to be the masters of our own lives. With its antidotal stories or the peak into the lives of people that used the Mastery method, this book is an enjoyable read as well as an easy learn of the keys.
For anyone out there searching to become something more, something exemplary, this is the book for them. View all 3 comments. Dec 18, Dave Bolton rated it it was ok.
Unfortunately a mess of ideas and misconceptions did you know that Albert Einstein discovered relativity due to spending a badly estimated 10, hours thinking about it over 10 years? Lord, even the table of contents is confusing. Some of the profiles are interesting, but they are also repetitive.
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