- Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 368 pages
- Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 28mm | 386g
- Publication date: 19 November 2012
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 178125091X
- ISBN 13: 9781781250914
- Sales rank: 2,301
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.
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Robert Greene is author of The 48 Laws of Power (9781861972781), The 33 Strategies of War (9781861979780) The Art of Seduction (9781861977694) and The 50th Law (9781846680687). He has a degree in Classical Studies and has been an editor at Esquire and other magazines. He is also a playwright and lives in Los Angeles.
By Hamish 15 Feb 2014
This book gives an incite as to how to succeed in life and how to be your own person.
Greene looks at historical figures, and how they mastered each of their own arts.
Praise for The 48 Laws of Power: 'At last, the book to help you scheme your way into the upper echelons of power. Essential rules for the new Machiavellis Daily Express The year's surprise bestseller will doubtless appeal to all armchair megalomaniacs Daily Mail Beguiling ... literate ... fascinating ... a wry primer for people who desperately want to be on top People Machiavelli has a new rival, and Sun-tzu had better watch his back New York Times