Video Essay: The Long Game (Part 1)

Inspired by Robert Greene's book Mastery, this video essay reveals a surprising truth about some of the people we normally consider geniuses: when they reached the age of 30, they had very little to show for it. This film, and its sequel, really struck a nerve and they have been watched more than 500,000 times. I still get emails from people saying these videos have changed their lives. It's a rare privilege to make a video that touches people so profoundly. This is the first video essay I produced, to launch delve.tv. Delve is "a small quiet corner on the edge of the web where people come for a few minutes to be surprised and fascinated by something new."