Outside the Lines With Rap Genius – New Podcast: Robert Greene (#61) Lyrics
This episode of Outside the Lines, we talk to writer Robert Greene. Greene is best-known for his first book, The 48 Laws of Power. The best-seller took ideas from students of power games like Machiavelli and Sun Tzu, and distilled their teachings into simple principles anyone can follow. The book became beloved by rappers like Jay Z, Kanye West, and even 50 Cent, who loved Greene's work so much that the two ended up writing a book together
Greene's latest book, just out in paperback, is Mastery. It focuses on how one can discover and excel at their "life's work" -- the skill that one is uniquely good at. We talk mastery, empathy, his feelings about that famous Richard Sherman interview, and what surprising things he learned about 50
If you enjoy our interview, you can check out annotated show excerpts. You can also see Robert's verified Rap Genius account.
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