Robert Greene is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War, and The 50th Law. His highly anticipated fifth book, Mastery, examines the lives of great historical figures such as Charles Darwin, Mozart, Paul Graham and Henry Ford and distills the traits and universal ingredients that made them masters. In addition to having a strong following within the business world and a deep following in Washington, DC, Greene’s books are hailed by everyone from war historians to the biggest musicians in the industry (including Jay-Z and 50 Cent).
Greene attended U.C. Berkeley and the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he received a degree in classical studies. He currently lives in Los Angeles.
In This Episode:
- Never lose faith in your passion.
- Why are humans interested in power?
- Why outshining the master can be dangerous.
- What goes into true mastery.
- The benefit of accelerated learning.
- The application of military strategy to business.
- The need to be an adaptive leader.
Robert’s Favorite Quote:
“Never complain, never explain.” — Benjamin Disraeli
Robert’s Favorite Books:
The Prince (Dover Thrift Editions)
Links From Today’s Show:
Ego Is the Enemy
The 48 Laws of Power
The 33 Strategies of War (Joost Elffers Books)
The Concise Seduction (The Robert Greene Collection)
The 50th Law