By Robert Greene
The eagerly expected new publication from the writer of the bestselling The forty eight legislation of Power
What did Charles Darwin, middling schoolboy and underachieving moment son, do to turn into one of many earliest and maximum naturalists the realm has recognized? What have been the same offerings made by way of Mozart and through Caesar Rodriguez, the U.S. Air Force’s final ace fighter pilot? In Mastery, Robert Greene’s 5th publication, he mines the biographies of serious old figures for clues approximately gaining keep an eye on over our personal lives and destinies. determining up the place The forty eight legislation of Power left off, Greene culls years of analysis and unique interviews to mixture old anecdote and mental perception, distilling the common materials of the world’s masters.
Temple Grandin, Martha Graham, Henry Ford, Buckminster Fuller—all have classes to provide approximately how the affection for doing something really good can result in mastery. but the key, Greene keeps, is already in our heads. Debunking long-held cultural myths, he demonstrates simply how we, as people, are hardwired for fulfillment and supremacy. lovers of Greene’s previous paintings and Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers will eagerly eat this canny and erudite rationalization of simply what it takes to be great.
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