The Concise Mastery
The perfect pocketbook gift for the power-hungry - from 'the modern Machiavelli', Robert Greene, international bestselling sensation author of The 48 Laws of Power, Seduction and War. This concise version of the business classic Mastery provides a shortcut to Greene's powerful new tools for achieving greatness. 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 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': 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. Told through Robert Greene's signature blend of historical anecdote and psychological insight and drawing on interviews with world leaders, Concise Mastery builds on the strategies outlined in The 48 Laws of Power to provide a practical guide to greatness - and learn how to start living by your own rules.
A concise guide to living by your own rules (and a radical new guide to achieving greatness) from Robert Greene, author of international bestseller 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 Suntzu had better watch his back' (New York Times)"
Robert Greene is author of The 48 Laws of Power (9781861972781), The 33 Strategies of War (9781861979780) The Art of Seduction (9781861977694), The 50th Law (9781846680687) and Mastery (all Profile). He has a degree in Classical Studies and has been an editor at Esquire and other magazines.