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Mastery

Narrated by: Fred Sanders
Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
Categories: Business, Career Skills
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Summary

Around the globe, people are facing the same problem - that we are born as individuals but are forced to conform to the rules of society if we want to succeed. To see our uniqueness expressed in our achievements, we must first learn the rules - and then how to change them completely. 

Charles Darwin began as an underachieving schoolboy, Leonardo da Vinci as an illegitimate outcast. The secret of their eventual greatness lies in a 'rigorous apprenticeship': by paying close and careful attention, they learnt to master the 'hidden codes' which determine ultimate success or failure. Then, they rewrote the rules as a reflection of their own individuality, blasting previous patterns of achievement open from within. 

Told through Robert Greene's signature blend of historical anecdote and psychological insight and drawing on interviews with world leaders, Mastery builds on the strategies outlined in The 48 Laws of Power to provide a practical guide to greatness - and how to start living by your own rules. 

©2012 Robert Greene (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

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Mastery through case studies, but not a "how to".

Firstly, the recording was a little "harsh" with sibilance and could do with some "De-essing" as it was quite distracting and sometimes piercing!

As for the book, a wonderful collection of the stories and theories behind mastery but not much of a how to book.

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Another Great book by R.Greene

Robert Greene really delves in to detail of each tale, in an amazing way, Mastery is no exception. As luck would have it,I knew a few stories in the book already and the info was bag on, so I assume the rest is. I have also 3 Job disaplines, 2 of which have been life long studies, which in truth has fed my curiosity more than my belly. However, it has been worth it. Frok my experiance the journey of mastery is explored perfectly (if possible) in this book.

Better to wear than rust. - Napoleon Bonaparte

This is about becoming a master in a discipline and or practice. If you are looking for 10 steps to success this is not the book. If wand you understand the thinking behind mastery, this is perfect. Either way worth a read.

I hope you enjoy.

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Useful

I read this, The Laws of Human Nature and the 48 Laws of Power.
This title was very useful to me.

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Perfect book

I loved the clear structure, the stories inside the book were perfectly written and gave good insides of each and every master. Gave good advice on how to absorb, be creative active and then acctually attain mastery. I would recommend this book to all of my loved ones, this book will change your life if you read and understand it propperly, its like ive been blessed by god to do good in life through hard work and diciplin. I am pretty sad now after reading it twice couse there is no more to read so i shall listen and read along again.

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Incredible book.

Could read this over and over again. Recommending it to all my friends and family.

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Thorough analysis of Mastety

I'm a big fan of Robert Greene, this book is is a great insight to mastery. The storytelling really helps illustrate each point. Well narrated by Fred.

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one to reread again and again

wow this is long but very good. I've bought the concise edition of the book as the full one is mahusive! i loved this book. one of my top 2 of the 30+ I've read this year. i know what i want to master and wi come back to these insights again and again.