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Mastery (book)

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Hardcover edition
AuthorRobert Greene
SubjectStrategy, self-help, philosophy
PublisherViking Adult
Publication date
November 13, 2012
Publication placeUnited States
Preceded byThe 50th Law 
Followed byThe Laws of Human Nature 

Mastery is the fifth book by the American author Robert Greene.[1] The book examines the lives of historical figures such as Charles Darwin and Henry Ford, as well as the lives of contemporary leaders such as Paul Graham, Temple Grandin, Teresita Fernández, Yoky Matsuoka and Freddie Roach, and examines what led to their success.[2][3][4] The book was published on November 13, 2012 by Viking Adult.


The book originated from a realization that Greene reached while writing and researching his previous books; Greene concluded that the people he studied had similar paths to success.[5] After finishing The 50th Law, Greene focused on this concept in writing Mastery.[5][6]


Mastery explains how to become successful by examining the lives of historical figures such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Albert Einstein, as well as through Greene's interviews with contemporary figures such as Teresita Fernández, Cesar Rodriguez, and Daniel Everett.[2][7][8][9]


Mastery reached #6 on The New York Times Bestseller list and was featured in The New York Times, CNN Money, The Huffington Post, Business Insider, Forbes, Management Today, and Fast Company.[1][4][7][10][11][12][13][14][15][16]


  1. ^ a b Capouya, John (November 9, 2012). "Zen and the art of global domination". CNN Money. Archived from the original on November 13, 2012.
  2. ^ a b Greene, Robert (2012). Mastery. Viking. ISBN 978-0670024964.
  3. ^ Ben Thapa. Interviewing Robert Greene about Mastery, Hustle, Fear, Boxing and MMA. Bloody Elbow. November 12, 2012.
  4. ^ a b Losowsky, Andrew (October 16, 2012). "'Mastery' By Robert Greene Wants Its Readers To Achieve Greatness (VIDEO)". Huffington Post.
  5. ^ a b Greene, Robert. Hidden Powers & My Next Book: Mastery: Part 1. Power Seduction and War. October 1, 2012.
  6. ^ Ten Inspirational Moments from Robert Greene. 33voices.
  7. ^ a b Kurutz, Steven (November 7, 2012). "Renovate Like a Master". New York Times.
  8. ^ How Yoky Matsuoka created the modern robotic hand, and what the rest of us can learn from her GeekWire. November 12, 2012.
  9. ^ Thapa, Ben. Freddie Roach and Manny Pacquiao, Excerpt From Robert Greene’s Mastery. Bloody Elbow. November 13, 2012.
  10. ^ Groth, Aimee (November 2, 1012). "27 Tips For Mastering Anything". Business Insider.
  11. ^ Bradt, George (November 8, 2012). "Beyond 10,000 Hours: The Constant Pursuit of Mastery". Forbes.
  12. ^ Chamorro-Premuzic, Tomas. Book review: Mastery, by Robert Greene. Management Today. November 1, 2012.
  13. ^ Robert Greene. The Aha! Moments That Made Paul Graham's Y Combinator Possible. Fast Company. November 12, 2012.
  14. ^ ‘Mastery’ By Robert Greene: How to Become a Master in Your Chosen Field. Huffington Post. November 15, 2012.
  15. ^ Best Sellers: Advice and Misc..The New York Times. November 26, 2012.
  16. ^ "Mastery". USA Today.

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