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Mastery

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

this book is truly inspiring and has now led me on to purchase many other books about the "masters" spoken about in this.
definitely reccomend this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-06-2020

Great book

an exceptional read - would recommend 11/10. Greene did a great job on this one

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-05-2020

Great book.

Must read for everyone taking life seriously.
The only complaint I have is repetitive story's and summarising.

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  • D. Panchal
  • 26-09-2019

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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  • Mr M.
  • 03-09-2019

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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  • john
  • 01-06-2020

the great book I've ever read/listened to

if you only read/listen to one book in your life time make it this one

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 30-07-2020

Could have been half as long

Could have been half as long and had significantly more impact. Hard to follow the thread at times but overall a good book that has some lessons in

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  • John-Paul M.
  • 28-07-2020

A must read for those interested in self growth

Extremely insightful with some fantastic takeaways. Slightly repetitive in parts but a fantastic listen. The biographical examples and analysis were fascinating.

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  • Sidney
  • 20-06-2020

Exceptional

I could not put it down,truly an amazing book.An eye opener for anyone trying to find their purpose and how to be the best at it

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  • anna
  • 09-05-2020

Great book.

Great work. Amazing book. Defenitely one that I will be listening again and again. Thank you Robert and Fred.

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  • Romell Yarde
  • 05-05-2020

Excellent content as usual

I truly love his historically scientific and psychological story telling. It's a well rounded meal for the mind with starch, veggies and a succulent side of meat. looool. The reader's tone of voice did it a great services as well 👍

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  • Emily
  • 25-04-2020

Extremely Insightful and Useful

I will be purchasing a physical copy of this book because it is great to go over and implement the knowledge this book holds, if you truly listen and read correctly you could change your life for the better with this incredible work from Robert Greene!

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  • Caitlin L.
  • 24-03-2020

Useful

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