Mastery

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Profile, Nov 19, 2012 - Business & Economics - 320 pages
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'Machiavelli has a new rival, and Sun-tzu had better watch his back' - New York Times

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.

From the internationally bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power, The Art Of Seduction, and The 33 Strategies Of War.

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User Review  - scottjpearson - LibraryThing

What does it take to rise to the top of one’s profession or any other domain in life? Through artful storytelling of historical and contemporary figures, Greene offers us a plethora of examples to ... Read full review

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User Review  - sbluerock - LibraryThing

A book full of accounts of people who acieved much in their field. Some of these were familiar, more less so, with a varying mix of interest to myself. There was a lot of repetition in using each of these examples to convey the point of each chapter. A bit long winded. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Robert Greene, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power, The 33 Strategies of War, The Art of Seduction and The Laws of Human Nature (all published by Profile) is an internationally renowned expert on power strategies. He lives in Los Angeles.

Find Robert on Twitter @RobertGreene
http://powerseductionandwar.com/

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