Another compelling and controversial book from Robert Greene "the modern day Machiavelli." In Mastery he draws on human psychology to debunk the prevailing mythology of success and explain how to "live by your own rules."
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.
The Brixton Session takes place on the last sunday of every month. It kicks off at 2pm and lasts approximately 2 hours. An agenda with key questions arising from the text will be used to frame the discussion. It's a creative session where everyone is encouraged to contribute and share.
For those that fancy talking on the conversation will spill over to Brixton Ritzy's bar.
Brixton Library are supplying 5 copies of this months book. The book is due in shortly. Alternatively you can get it on Amazon. I also have a few copies for those with e-readers. Email me.
Before going to the library, please confirm with the librarians that copies remain and they know where they have been set aside for us. Any issues contact me.
The library is in the heart of Brixton, with numerous travel options including tube, train and bus. If driving you should have little trouble finding free parking nearby.
Note the google map for Brixton Library on our meetup page shows the wrong location and refuses to change. Put the Library's postcode (SW2 1JQ) in your own mapping service to see the correct location.
If there are no more spaces do join the waiting list. Those down to attend may have to change their plans