Mastery Hardcover – Nov 13 2012
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Robert Greene has a degree in classical studies and is the author of several bestselling books, including The 48 Laws of Power, The 33 Strategies of War, The Art of Seduction, and Mastery. He lives in Los Angeles.
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In the case of Mastery, Greene attempts to explain the road map to success in one`s chosen field. He gives detailed accounts, of how people went through the apprentice stage of learning a vocation. Then he explains how these individuals went a step further, and became the masters in their field.
All in all, this was a fantastic read. The reader will find a combination of enjoyable anecdotes, mixed with some first-rate advice on how to live life.
The writing is strong, skillful, to-the-point and in all just extraordinary. Mr Greene can really build momentum with his writing, accelerate readers' thoughts, taking you smoothly around hard corners, weave a web of interconnected ideas with perfect reasoning, and get the to finish line with ruthless accuracy and amazing style. No sentence is meaningless, no punctuation is wasted, and every word serves a purpose.
It is indeed the Formula 1 Grand Prix for the mind. It is the self expression of Mastery itself. If you really enjoy the style of his writing, many other nonfiction books will begin to taste plain, and feel like a lengthy, sleepy and bumpy bus ride with a tad too many stops and detours. If you are looking for a rather rigorous, methodological, loving and gentle guidance, well, this isn't it either - like explained in the book, there is no shortcuts, no fixed ways you can blindly follow, you always need to admit to discipline, take a step back and observe and analyze yourself in the microscope with the most harsh and critical perspective, along the way also open up your dimensional mind, immerse yourself in others, and be ready to (re)discover the world, the players in it, and yourself, with a more human heart.Read more ›
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It was a great premise. It started well, but BOY did it get dry and repetitive by the end. It should have been shorter or have taken the same amount of words to further explore... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Benjamin J. Stevens
Sections 1-4 were fairly good (though repetitive). While ALL of what the author says is common sense the writing is pretty good and it serves as a good reminder on the work... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Lee Chisholm