Mastery is a Skill You Can Master – LIVE with Robert Greene
Find out how as we chat LIVE with Robert Greene at 1:30 PM Eastern on 8/7/2013
The word "mastery" conjures up images of violin virtuosi like Joshua Bell, but Robert Greene, author of Mastery and teacher of the Big Think Mentor workshop "How to Achieve Mastery" convincingly demonstrates that mastery is a process that humans have been refining for centuries. By breaking down the steps involved in achieving mastery in your life's work, whatever that may be, Greene demystifies the process and shows that it is as relevant and achievable today as it was in the time of Mozart.
Robert Greene, Big Think editor Jason Gots, and members of our Big Think Mentor community met on 8/7 in a Google Hangout On-Air to discuss proven strategies for identifying and mastering your life's work.
Big Think Mentor is Big Think's lifelong learning channel for personal and professional growth. Mentor connects world-class teacher/practicioners like Neil deGrasse Tyson, Maria Konnikova, Sir Ken Robinson, Andrew Weill, MD, and Tim Ferriss with a global community of smart, driven users to teach the habits of mind and people skills we all need to live happier, healthier, more productive lives.
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It's one of the most consistent patterns in the unviverse. What causes it?
- Spinning discs are everywhere – just look at our solar system, the rings of Saturn, and all the spiral galaxies in the universe.
- Spinning discs are the result of two things: The force of gravity and a phenomenon in physics called the conservation of angular momentum.
- Gravity brings matter together; the closer the matter gets, the more it accelerates – much like an ice skater who spins faster and faster the closer their arms get to their body. Then, this spinning cloud collapses due to up and down and diagonal collisions that cancel each other out until the only motion they have in common is the spin – and voila: A flat disc.
Both panoramic and detailed, this infographic manages to show both the size and distribution of world religions.
- At a glance, this map shows both the size and distribution of world religions.
- See how religions mix at both national and regional level.
- There's one country in the Americas without a Christian majority – which?
Do you have a magnetic compass in your head?
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