Ego is the Enemy

ISBN9781781257029
PublisherProfile Books Ltd.
PublishedAugust 3, 2017
Pages256
AuthorRyan Holiday
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.2 Kg.
Height7.8 in.
Width5.1 in.
Depth0.7 in.

Ego is the Enemy

Ryan Holiday

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August 3, 2017

Many of us insist the main impediment to a full, successful life is the outside world. In fact, the most common enemy lies within our ego. Early in our careers, it impedes learning and the cultivation of talent. With success, it can blind us to our faults and sow future problems. In failure, it magnifies each blow and makes recovery more difficult. At every stage, ego holds us back. 
 
Ego Is the Enemy draws on a vast array of stories and examples, from literature to philosophy to his­tory. We meet fascinating figures such as George Marshall, Jackie Robinson, Katharine Graham, Bill Belichick, and Eleanor Roosevelt, who all reached the highest levels of power and success by con­quering their own egos. Their strategies and tactics can be ours as well. 
 
In an era that glorifies social media, reality TV, and other forms of shameless self-promotion, the battle against ego must be fought on many fronts. Armed with the lessons in this book, as Holiday writes, “you will be less invested in the story you tell about your own specialness, and as a result, you will be liberated to accomplish the world-changing work you’ve set out to achieve.”

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ISBN9781781257029
PublisherProfile Books Ltd.
PublishedAugust 3, 2017
Pages256
AuthorRyan Holiday
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.2 Kg.
Height7.8 in.
Width5.1 in.
Depth0.7 in.

Synopsis

Many of us insist the main impediment to a full, successful life is the outside world. In fact, the most common enemy lies within our ego. Early in our careers, it impedes learning and the cultivation of talent. With success, it can blind us to our faults and sow future problems. In failure, it magnifies each blow and makes recovery more difficult. At every stage, ego holds us back. 
 
Ego Is the Enemy draws on a vast array of stories and examples, from literature to philosophy to his­tory. We meet fascinating figures such as George Marshall, Jackie Robinson, Katharine Graham, Bill Belichick, and Eleanor Roosevelt, who all reached the highest levels of power and success by con­quering their own egos. Their strategies and tactics can be ours as well. 
 
In an era that glorifies social media, reality TV, and other forms of shameless self-promotion, the battle against ego must be fought on many fronts. Armed with the lessons in this book, as Holiday writes, “you will be less invested in the story you tell about your own specialness, and as a result, you will be liberated to accomplish the world-changing work you’ve set out to achieve.”

Buy Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday at Fully Booked online and in Fully Booked bookstore branches. 

Editorial Reviews

“Ryan Holiday is one of his generation’s finest thinkers, and this book is his best yet.”

– Steven Pressfield, author of the New York Times bestseller The War of Art

“The comedian Bill Hicks said the world was tainted with fevered egos. In Ego Is The Enemy, Ryan Holiday writes us all a prescription: humility. This book is packed with stories and quotes that will help you get out of your own way. Whether you’re starting out or starting over, you’ll find something to steal here.”

– Austin Kleon, author of the New York Times bestseller Steal Like An Artist

"This is a book I want every athlete, aspiring leader, entrepreneur, thinker and doer to read. Ryan Holiday is one of the most promising young writers of his generation."

– George Raveling, Hall of Fame Basketball coach, Nike’s Director of International Basketball