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hat follows is a list of the extended works that I consulted to craft Mastery. It numbers more than 100 books and covers everything from poetry to architecture to biography and neuroscience. They were instrumental in contributing to the insights and stories you have or will read in Mastery and I hope this original source material helps you with your own research and creative endeavors.


Robert Greene
September 2012

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