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Mastery by Robert Greene
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Mastery by Robert Greene
I finished this book about a week ago and it's so eye opening. Before I read the book, I was under the impression that people who had achieved mastery were either born geniuses or were under some type of luck. This book drills into you the real reason why they all became masters of their field.

It was through sheer tenacious practice. They put in those 10,000-20,000 into their craft. They stop at nothing. Even if it is undeserved bad criticism or their own self-doubt, they still trust the process and remain in their field

Just like his other books, he gives many other examples on other people who have achieved mastery. Some of these are Leonardo Divinci, Einstein, Charles Darwin, Mozart, Teresita Fernandez, Caesar Rodriguez, Temple Grandin, John Coltrane, and Henry Ford.

Here's a small video ad on it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQDWpp_1vIc

Here's also a good interview on the book:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJeoyckQn3A
09-08-2013 12:56 PM
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RE: Mastery by Robert Greene
I didn't enjoy Mastery as much as I enjoyed Greene's previous books. I thought his historical examples were forced. It seemed that he outlined his book and then figured out how to fit historical examples in, rather than letting his "laws" emerge from his research more organically. (At least, this is how his earlier seemed to me.)

Mastery was still good. The idea of "apprenticeship" cannot be overvalued, in my opinion.
09-10-2013 07:52 AM
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