Mastery by Robert Greene

38%

8 Critic Reviews

The sheer gall . . . made me want to hurl the book at the wall.
-LA Times

Synopsis

The #1 New York Times–bestselling sequel to The 48 Laws of Power

Mastery synthesizes the years of research Robert Greene conducted while writing the international bestsellers The 48 Laws of Power, The 33 Strategies of War, and The Art of Seduction and demonstrates that the ultimate form of power is mastery itself. By analyzing the lives of such past masters as Charles Darwin, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, and Leonard da Vinci, as well as by interviewing nine contemporary masters, including tech guru Paul Graham and animal rights advocate Temple Grandin, Greene debunks our culture’s many myths about genius and distills the wisdom of the ages to reveal the secret to greatness. With this seminal text as a guide, readers will learn how to unlock the passion within and become masters.
 

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ROBERT GREENE has a degree in classical studies and is the author of four previous, bestselling books, including The 48 Laws of Power, and The 50th Law.
 
Published November 13, 2012 by Penguin Books. 352 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Business & Economics. Non-fiction
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Critic reviews for Mastery
All: 8 | Positive: 2 | Negative: 6

Kirkus

Below average
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Sep 13 2012

Readers unfamiliar with the anecdotal material Greene presents may find interesting avenues to pursue, but they should beware of the author's quirky, sometimes misleading brush-stroke characterizations.

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Guardian

Excellent
Reviewed by Dorian Lynskey on Dec 03 2012

Mastery is so much warmer and more encouraging than its predecess

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Publishers Weekly

Below average
Reviewed by Michael Carlisle on Aug 20 2012

Greene's presentation is disjointed and occasionally confusing.

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LA Times

Below average
Reviewed by Lucy Kellaway on Dec 23 2012

The sheer gall . . . made me want to hurl the book at the wall.

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The Telegraph

Below average
Reviewed by Helena de Bertodano on Nov 26 2012

His first book is likely to remain his most influential.

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South China Morning Post

Below average
Reviewed by David Wilson on Dec 02 2012

His strategy apparently means having no life beyond networking functions suited to honing your "social intelligence" and seeking mentors.

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Management Today

Below average
Reviewed by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic on Nov 01 2012

Many of the central claims of this book are in stark contrast to the academic research evidence (sadly omitted by the author).

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Yahoo! Voices

Good
Reviewed by Brent Underwood on Dec 05 2012

Mastery provides an organized, well-developed path for those seeking to advance themselves personally and professionally.

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