The Ego Is the EnemyeBook - 2016
In The Obstacle is the Way, Ryan Holiday introduced tens of thousands of readers to the world of Stoic philosophy. In The Ego is the Enemy, Holiday again delivers practical and inspiring philosophy to people who need it, picking up on a powerful concept that runs back centuries, across borders and schools of thought. Our main impediment in life is not the outside world but ourselves. It's our ego that is our most common enemy. Early in our careers, it can prevent us from learning and developing our talents. When we taste success, ego can blind us to our own faults, alienate us from others and lead to our downfall. In failure, ego is devastating and makes recovery all the more difficult. It is only by identifying our ego, speaking to its desires, and systematically disarming it that we will ever create our best work. In The Ego is the Enemy, Holidaydraws on a vast array of stories and examples, from literature to philosophy to history to his own experience advising many high-profile clients. Like Steven Pressfield's The War of Art, the book offers a brutally honest portrait of how we let our egos seduce us, and offers valuable advice for how we can overcome them.
Publisher: New York : Portfolio, 2016
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource