Mastery - Robert Green

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1. I. Discover your calling: The Life's Task

1.1. The Hidden Force

1.1.1. Leonardo da Vinci

1.2. Keys to mastery

1.2.1. Examples of masters guided by a sense of destiny

1.2.2. The seed of your uniqueness

1.2.3. Reconnecting with your inclinations

1.2.4. Definition of vocation

1.2.5. Choosing a vocation

1.2.6. finding your niche

1.2.7. the quest for accomplishment

1.2.8. learn who you really are

1.3. Strategies for finding your life's task

1.3.1. 1. Return to your origins - The primal inclination strategy

1.3.1.1. Albert Einstein

1.3.1.2. Marie Curie

1.3.1.3. Ingman Bergman

1.3.1.4. Martha Graham

1.3.1.5. Daniel Everett

1.3.1.6. John Coltrane

1.3.2. 2. Occupy the perfect niche - The Darwinian strategy

1.3.2.1. V, S Ramachandran

1.3.2.2. Yoky Matsuoka

1.3.3. 3. Avoid the false path - The rebellion strategy

1.3.3.1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

1.3.4. 4. Let go of the past - The Adaptation Strategy

1.3.4.1. Freddie Roach

1.3.5. 5. Find your way back - The life-or-death strategy

1.3.5.1. Buckminster Fuller

2. II. Submit to reality: the ideal apprenticeship

2.1. The first transformation

2.1.1. Charles Darwin

2.2. Keys to mastery

2.2.1. The Ideal Apprenticeship defined

2.2.2. The goal of apprenticeship as self-transformation

2.3. The apprenticeship phase - The 3 Steps

2.3.1. Step 1: Deep Observation (The Passive Mode)

2.3.1.1. Mute your colors

2.3.1.2. Observe the rules

2.3.1.3. Observe power relations

2.3.1.4. Interpretation of Charles Darwin story

2.3.1.5. Know your environment

2.3.2. Step Two: Skills Acquisition (The practice mode)

2.3.2.1. Gaining tacit knowledge

2.3.2.2. The apprenticesthip system of the Middle Ages

2.3.2.3. The Cycle of Accelerating Returns

2.3.2.4. Embracing Tedium

2.3.2.5. The frontal cortex and learning tasks

2.3.2.6. Hard-wireing knowledge

2.3.2.7. The magical number of 10.000 hours

2.3.3. Step Three: Experimentation (The Active Mode)

2.3.3.1. Gradual self-assertion and experiment

2.3.3.2. Overcoming fears

2.3.3.3. Skill Acquisition in the modern world

2.3.3.4. relevance of apprenticeship

2.3.3.5. the hand-eye connection

2.3.3.6. you are a builder

2.4. Strategies for completing the ideal apprenticeship

2.4.1. 1. Value learning over money

2.4.1.1. Benjamin Franklin

2.4.1.2. Albert Einstein

2.4.1.3. Martha Graham

2.4.1.4. Freddie Roach

2.4.2. 2. Keep expanding your horizons

2.4.2.1. Zora Neale Hurston

2.4.3. 3. Revert to a feeling of inferiority

2.4.3.1. Daniel Everett

2.4.4. 4. Trust the process

2.4.4.1. Cesar Rodriguez

2.4.5. 5. Move towards resistance and pain

2.4.5.1. Bill Bradley

2.4.5.2. John Keats

2.4.6. 6. Apprentice yourself in failure

2.4.6.1. Henry Ford

2.4.7. 7. Combine the "how" and the "what"

2.4.7.1. Santiago Calavatra

2.4.8. 8. Advance through trial and error

2.4.8.1. Paul Graham

3. III. Absorb the master's power: the mentor dynamic

3.1. The Alchemy of Knowledge

3.1.1. The importance of humility

3.1.2. The value of mentors

3.1.3. The mentor - protegee dinamic

3.1.4. Learning as Alchemy

3.1.5. Interpretation of Michael Faraday Story

3.1.6. Alexander the Great

3.1.7. The Value of Personal Interaction

3.1.8. Finding and attracting a mentor

3.1.9. Famous figures and books as mentors

3.1.10. the mentor as father figure

3.1.11. When to cut the Master

3.2. Strategies for deepening the mentor relationship

3.2.1. 1. Choose the mentor according to your need and inclinations

3.2.1.1. Frank Lloyd Wright

3.2.1.2. Karl Jung

3.2.1.3. V. S. Ramachandran

3.2.1.4. Yoky Matsuoka

3.2.2. 2. Gaze deep into the mentor's mirror

3.2.2.1. Hakuin Zenjii

3.2.3. 3. Transfigure their ideas

3.2.3.1. Glenn Gould

3.2.4. 4. Create a back-and-fourth dynamic

3.2.4.1. Freddie Roach

3.3. Reversal

3.3.1. Thomas Edison

4. IV. See people as they are - Social Intelligence

4.1. Thinking Inside

4.1.1. Benjamin Franklyn

4.2. Keys to mastery

4.2.1. Humans as the preeminent social animal

4.2.2. The Naive Perspective holding us back

4.2.3. Interpretation of Benjamin Franklin story

4.2.4. Adjusting your attitude

4.3. Specific Knowledge - Reading People

4.3.1. Non-verbal communication

4.3.2. Paying attention to cues

4.3.3. Looking for common emotional experiences

4.3.4. reading people intuitively

4.3.5. Looking for patterns

4.3.6. The danger of first impressions

4.4. General Knowledge - the 7 deadly realities

4.4.1. Envy

4.4.2. Conformism

4.4.3. Rigidity

4.4.4. Self-obsessiveness

4.4.5. Laziness

4.4.6. Flightiness

4.4.7. Passive Aggressive

4.4.8. Social intelligence and creativity

4.5. Strategies for acquiring social intelligence

4.5.1. 1. Speak through your work

4.5.1.1. Ignaz Semmelweis

4.5.1.2. William Harvey

4.5.2. 2. Craft the apropriate persona

4.5.2.1. Teresita Fernandez

4.5.3. 3. See yourself as others see you

4.5.3.1. Temple Grandin

4.5.4. 4. Suffer fools gladly

4.5.4.1. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

4.5.4.2. Josef von Sternberg

4.5.4.3. Daniel Everett

4.6. Reversal

4.6.1. Paul Graham

5. V. Awaken the dimensional Mind: The Creative-Active

5.1. The Second Transformation

5.1.1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

5.2. Keys to mastery

5.2.1. The Original Mind

5.2.2. The conventional mind

5.2.3. The dimensional mind

5.2.4. Interpretation of Mozart story

5.2.5. The three esential steps

5.3. Step One: The Creative Task

5.3.1. Altering your concept of creativity

5.3.2. Searching for the great white whale

5.3.3. Edison, Rembrandt, Marcel Proust and the ultimate creative challenges

5.3.4. The primary law of the creative dynamic

5.3.5. Finding something to rebel against

5.3.6. Remaining realistic

5.3.7. Letting go of security

5.4. Step two: Creative Strategies

5.4.1. A. Cultivate Negative Capability

5.4.1.1. Keats on the creative process

5.4.1.2. Definition of negative Capability

5.4.1.3. Mozart and Bach

5.4.1.4. Einstein and negative capability

5.4.1.5. Shakespear as ideal

5.4.1.6. Faraday on humility

5.4.1.7. Negative capability as a tool to open the mind

5.4.2. B. Allow for serendipity

5.4.2.1. The brain as a dual processing system

5.4.2.2. Definition of serendipity

5.4.2.3. William James and mental momentum

5.4.2.4. Mantaining openens of spirit

5.4.2.5. Louis Pasteor and serendipity

5.4.2.6. Thomas Edison, serendipity and the recording of sound

5.4.2.7. The fluid mind

5.4.2.8. Serendipity strategies of Antony Burgess and Max Ernst

5.4.2.9. Cultivating serendipity

5.4.2.10. analogical thinknig and Galileo

5.4.3. C. Alternate the mind through "the current"

5.4.3.1. Charles Darwin and The Current

5.4.3.2. Definition of The Current

5.4.3.3. Our primitive ancestors and the current

5.4.3.4. Short circuiting the current

5.4.3.5. Buckminster Fuler and artifacts

5.4.3.6. The importance of creating objects

5.4.3.7. Feedback loop

5.4.4. D. Alter your perspective

5.4.4.1. Looking at the what instead of how

5.4.4.1.1. Avoiding shorthand

5.4.4.1.2. Focusing on the structure

5.4.4.1.3. Getting a feel for the whole

5.4.4.1.4. The importance of relationships in science

5.4.4.2. Rushing to generalities and ignoring detail

5.4.4.2.1. Shifting from the macro to the micro

5.4.4.2.2. Charles Darwin and the micro-study of barnacles

5.4.4.2.3. Leonardo da Vinci's attention to micro-details in painting

5.4.4.2.4. Letting details guide you

5.4.4.3. Confirming paradigms and ignoring anomalies

5.4.4.3.1. Overdependence on paradigms

5.4.4.3.2. The value of anomalies

5.4.4.3.3. Marie Curie and the anomaly of radioactivity

5.4.4.3.4. The founders of Google and anomalies

5.4.4.3.5. Anomalies fueling evolution

5.4.4.4. Fixating on what is present, ignoring what is absent

5.4.4.4.1. Sherlock Holmes and negative cues

5.4.4.4.2. Gowland Hopkins, negative cues and scurvy

5.4.4.4.3. Meeting Unfulfiled needs

5.4.4.4.4. Henry Ford

5.4.4.4.5. Reversing your emotional perspective

5.4.4.4.6. Setbacks and opportunities

5.4.5. E. Revert to primal forms of intelligence

5.4.5.1. The inteligence of our primitive ancestors

5.4.5.2. The human brain as a multiuse instrument

5.4.5.3. Grammar as a limitation

5.4.5.4. Thinking beyond language

5.4.5.5. Examples of famous people who thought in images

5.4.5.6. The limitations of memory

5.4.5.7. Using diagrams and models

5.4.5.8. Schiller, Einstein, Samuel Hohnson and synesthesia

5.5. Step Three: The creative Breakthrough: Tension and Insight

5.5.1. The high internal standards of masters

5.5.2. Letting go

5.5.3. Einstein, letting go and the discovery of relativity

5.5.4. Richard Wagner completing his opera in a dream

5.5.5. How the brain reaches peak creativity

5.5.6. Blocks that precede enlightment

5.5.7. Evariste Galois's sudden burst of genius

5.5.8. The need for tensions

5.5.9. Manufacturing deadlines

5.5.10. Thomas Edison manufacture of pressure

5.6. Emotional Pitfals

5.6.1. Complacency

5.6.2. Conservatism

5.6.3. Dependency

5.6.4. Impatience

5.6.5. Grandiosity

5.6.6. Inflexibility

5.7. Strategies for creative - active phase

5.7.1. 1. The Autentic Voice

5.7.1.1. John Coltrane

5.7.2. 2. The Fact of the Great Yield

5.7.2.1. Ramachandran

5.7.3. 3. Mechanical Intelligence

5.7.3.1. The Wright Brothers

5.7.4. 4. Natural Powers

5.7.4.1. Santiago Calavatra

5.7.5. 5. The Open Field

5.7.5.1. Martha Graham

5.7.6. 6. The High End

5.7.6.1. Yoky Matsuoka

5.7.7. 7. The evolutionary Highjack

5.7.7.1. Paul Graham

5.7.8. 8. Dimensional Thinking

5.7.8.1. Jean-Francois Champollion

5.7.9. 9. Alchemical Creativity and the Unconscious

5.7.9.1. Teresita Fernandez

5.8. Reversal

5.8.1. John Coltrane

6. VI. Fuse the intuitive with the rational: Mastery

6.1. The third transformation

6.1.1. Marcel Proust

6.2. Keys to Mastery

6.2.1. Examples of masters seeing more

6.2.2. the fingertip feel

6.2.3. a power that is mystified

6.2.4. high-level intuition

6.2.5. the Dynamic

6.2.6. getting an intuitive feel for the whole

6.2.7. Jane Goodall's feel for chimpanzees

6.2.8. Erwin Rommel's feel for battle

6.2.9. The fusing of the rational and the intuitive

6.2.10. mastery at 20000 hours

6.2.11. time as a crucial factor

6.2.12. make study time qualitatively rich

6.2.13. interpretation of Proust story

6.3. The roots of Masterly Intuition

6.3.1. The Ammophila wasp

6.3.2. Intuition and our primiteve ancestors

6.3.3. mnemonic networks in the brain

6.3.4. Bobby Fisher and memory traces

6.3.5. engaging with complexity

6.3.6. gaining a tolerance for chaos

6.3.7. increasing memory capacity

6.3.8. examples of high level intuition and youthfulnes

6.4. The return to reality

6.4.1. Overview of evolution

6.4.2. the interconectedness of all life

6.4.3. the ultimate reality

6.4.4. our modern Reinassance

6.4.5. returning to the whole

6.4.6. the altered brain of the Master

6.5. Strategies for attaining mastery

6.5.1. 1. Connect to your environment - Primal Powers

6.5.1.1. The Caroline Islanders

6.5.2. 2. Play to your strenghts - Supreme Focus

6.5.2.1. A. Albert Einstein

6.5.2.2. B. Temple Grandin

6.5.3. 3. Transform yourself through practice - The fingertip Feel

6.5.3.1. Cesar Rodriguez

6.5.4. 4. Internalize the details - The Life's Force

6.5.4.1. Leonardo da Vinci

6.5.5. 5. Widen your vision - The Global Perspective

6.5.5.1. Freddie Roach

6.5.6. 6. Submit to the other - The Inside-out Perspective

6.5.6.1. Daniel Everet

6.5.7. 7. Synthesize all forms of knowledge - The Universal Man/Woman

6.5.7.1. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

6.6. Reversal

6.6.1. The fasle self

6.6.2. The true self

6.6.3. Genius demystified

6.6.4. Your purpose in life

6.6.5. Realizing your potential

7. Contemporary Master Biographies

7.1. Santiago Calavatra

7.2. Daniel Everett

7.3. Teresita Fernandez

7.4. Paul Graham

7.5. Temple Grandin

7.6. Yoky Matsuoka

7.7. Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

7.8. Freddie Roach

7.9. Cesar Rodriguez

8. Selected Bibiliography

9. Introduction

9.1. The Ultimate Power

9.1.1. Higher Intelligence

9.1.2. Definition of mastery

9.1.3. The three phases of mastery

9.1.4. Intuitive intelligence

9.1.5. Connecting to reality

9.1.6. The latent power within us all

9.2. The Evolution of Mastery

9.2.1. Our primitive ancestors

9.2.2. Evolution of the human brain

9.2.3. The ability to detach and focus

9.2.4. Social intelligence of early hominids

9.2.5. Mirror neurons

9.2.6. Thinking inside

9.2.7. Mastery of time

9.2.8. Working with the grain of the human brain

9.2.9. Connecting to our early roots

9.3. Keys to mastery

9.3.1. Charles Darwin following his inclinations

9.3.2. Traits of all great masters

9.3.3. Our uniqueness and primal inclinations

9.3.4. Political barriers to mastery crumbling

9.3.5. Definition of genius

9.3.6. The concept of mastery denigrated

9.3.7. Role of desire in mastery

9.3.8. The danger of passivity

9.3.9. The plasticity of the brain

9.3.10. Overview of strategies and biographical figures in the book