Robert Greene

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Mastery paperback is out now + FREE book (US only)

The paperback of the #1 New York Times Bestseller Mastery is in stores now and available on Amazon. And as a thank you to my fans who made Mastery such a success, I have released in the US a special Interviews with the Masters: A Companion to Robert Greene’s Mastery, a free eBook (other regions to follow) containing selections from my interviews with the nine living masters that appear in Mastery. I sat with these Masters for many hours, extracting their stories and their individual paths to greatness. I met with Paul Graham in Palo Alto. Santiago Calatrava in New


Mastery–Now Available in Paperback + Two New Slideshares

Enjoy these two SlideShare presentations based on Mastery. 8 Strategies for the Ideal Apprenticeship from Robert Greene 20 Quotes for Achieving Mastery from Robert Greene


Six Keys to Mastery: The Secret to Ultimate Power Over Yourself and Your Craft

Mastery: 6 Keys to Mastering Anything You Do (from the bestselling book by Robert Greene) from Robert Greene


LIVE with Chase Jarvis: Mastery, Power and Seduction

Robert Greene will be live on cjLIVE in about 15 minutes. Catch the show and ask Chase and Robert your deepest questions. Check back to this post for an archive of the video later. It’s free — anyone can watch and we’ll be taking YOUR questions via Twitter, hashtag #cjLIVE  


Hidden Powers & My Next Book: Mastery Part 1

What follows is Part 1 of a two-part post that details the process of completing my fifth book, Mastery. In anticipation of the book’s release on November 13th, I’m releasing Part 2 of this post with a pre-order of Mastery. I’ll be announcing a pre-order offer in a few days but I hope this tides you over until then In my new book Mastery (Viking/Penguin, November 2012), I propose a radical new way of looking at human intelligence and high achievement, countering the various misconceptions we have about talent and genius. I make the case that mastery is a latent


The 50th Law (chapter headings)

Chapter 1 See Things for What They Are – Intense Realism Reality can be rather harsh. Your days are numbered. It takes constant effort to carve a place for yourself in this ruthlessly competitive world and hold on to it. People can be treacherous. They bring endless battles into your life. Your task is to resist the temptation to wish it were all different; instead you must fearlessly accept these circumstances, even embrace them. By focusing your attention on what is going on around you, you will gain a sharp appreciation for what makes some people advance and others fall


The 50th Law Ebook

We’ve gotten several requests to publish a summarized version of the lessons laid out in The 50th Law. Here is a free ebook version of The 50th Law, composed of the chapter headings and some quotes from the book. Hopefully it’ll be useful for anyone who wants to sample the book, use it for reference or send it to a friend. Also, for those of you who want an even simpler version, here is just the text of the chapter headings of The 50th Law. The 50th Law: 10 Lessons in Fearlessness View more documents from Robert Greene. If you’d


Interview with Robert Greene

[Marcus was good enough to remind me to post this here. I announced it over at earlier today. -Ben] has an interview with Robert Greene on his collaboration with 50 Cent for the book The 50th Law. Essentially the hustler is a figure to me, thats very American. It goes back to the 19th Century. Its ingrained in our country. We’ve always kind of had that figure. But it kinda got taken to another level in urban America in the 20th century. Predominantly associated with the black hustler. The hustler is an entrepreneur. This book celebrates their mentality.

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The Robert Greene Interview, Part 1

This is a three part interview by Tucker Max that will serve as the introduction to Power, Seduction and War: The Robert Greene Blog.   About two months ago Mark Ebner, of Hollywood, Interrupted, called me up. He was either smoking or out of breath, and I couldn’t really understand what he was saying until I heard this sentence: Ebner “Do you know who Robert Greene is?” Tucker “Are you kidding? He’s one of my heroes, I read his books like they are scripture.” Ebner “He wants to a do a website, you interested in talking to him about it?”


The Robert Greene Interview, Part 2

This is Part 2 of 3 of the interview between Tucker Max and Robert Greene. Part 1 can be seen here. TM: Who are your favorite five strategic thinkers? RG: Obviously I’d have to say Napoleon Bonaparte, I consider him the greatest strategist who ever lived. I call him the Mozart of Warfare. Then I’d have to say somebody like Sun Tzu. We don’t know much about him personally; it seems he was a general of some sort. But his book has had such an impact on strategy that you are forced to ask why–why do people still read Sun


The Robert Greene Interview, Part 3

This is Part 3 of 3 of the interview between Tucker Max and Robert Greene. Part 1 can be seen here, and Part 2 here. TM: Do people approach you differently when they know you’re Robert Greene and they know your work? In negotiations or things like that? RG: I haven’t been in too many negotiation situations. I let my lawyer handle that. But yes, in general people treat me very differently. They expect me to be hardcore, cynical, mean, a real asshole, but I’m not like that at all. When people who just meet me see that I am