How Robert Greene Seized His Moment of Opportunity To Launch One of The Most Successful Writing Careers in History


Today’s guest is none other than Robert Greene, the author of the New York Times Bestseller’s, 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 in the business world and deep following in Washington, D.C, Greene’s books are hailed by everyone from war historians to the biggest musicians like Jay-Z and 50 Cent as being Bibles that they follow.


It’s a great interview. He shares a great story of something an English teacher said to him after he…



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In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What an English teacher said to him after he handed in a paper that completely changed the way he looked at writing
  • Examples of mistakes people make when writing
  • His perseverance and the mindset that he had when he got the opportunity to write his first book, The 48 Laws of Power
  • His experience of what was a do or die situation for him
  • The role of good writing and why you should be careful of overwriting


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Links mentioned in this episode:

The 48 Laws of Power

The Art of Seduction

The 33 Strategies of War

The 50th Law


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