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Al paso de los siglos, la humanidad ha levantado una barrera en torno a la idea de maestría. La ha llamado “genio” y la ha creído inaccesible. La ha visto como resultado de privilegios sociales, del talento innato de cada individuo o de la alineación correcta de las estrellas. Pero esa barrera es imaginaria. Nuestro cerebro es producto de seis millones de años de desarrollo, y gracias a él somos capaces de desatar el poder latente en nuestro interior.
Take the reins of your own destiny to accomplish extraordinary goals by analyzing the lives of such past masters as Charles Darwin, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, and Leonard da Vinci. Through interviewing nine contemporary masters, including tech guru Paul Graham and animal rights advocate Temple Grandin, Greene debunks our culture's many myths about geniuses and distills the wisdom of the ages to reveal the secret to greatness. With this seminal text as a guide, readers will learn how to unlock their inner passion and become masters.
About the Author
Robert Greene is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, and The 50th Law. 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. 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.
"Greene’s specialty is analyzing the lives and philosophies of historical figures like Sun Tzu and Napoleon, and extracting from them tips on how to manipulate people and situations—a cutthroat worldview that has earned him a devoted following among a like-minded readership of rappers, drug dealers and corporate executives." —The New York Times, on the English language edition
"Compelling."—Forbes, on the English language edition
"Illuminating."—The Guardian, on the English language edition