Its wrecked the career of promising young geniusesIts evaporated great fortunes and run companies into the groundIts made adversity unbearable and turned struggle into shameIt derails ambition, turns success into poison, and makes failure the most bitter taste of allIts name EgoEgo is the enemyof what you want to achieve, of what you have, and what youre struggling to overcomeIts an internal opponent warned against by every great philosopher, in our most lasting stories and countless works of art, in every culture, in every ageIn the pages of this book, we fight to destroy it before it destroys us Ce texte fait r f rence une dition puis e ou non disponible de ce titreRyan Holiday is one of his generations finest thinkers, and this book is his best yetSteven Pressfield,author of the New York Times bestseller The War of ArtThe 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 youre starting out or starting over, youll find something to steal hereAustin Kleon,author ofthe New York Times bestseller Steal Like An ArtistThis 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, Nikes Director of International BasketballI see the toxic vanity of ego at play every day and it never ceases to amaze me how often it wrecks promising creative endeavors Read this book before it wrecks you or the projects and people you love Consider it as urgently as you do a proper workout regimen and eating right Ryans insights are priceless Marc Ecko, founder of Ecko Unltd and ComplexI don t have many rules in life, but one I never break is If Ryan Holiday writes a book, I read it as soon as I can get my hands on it Brian Koppelman, screenwriter and director, Rounders, Oceans Thirteen and Billions In his new book Ryan Holiday attacks the greatest obstacle to mastery and true success in lifeour insatiable ego In an inspiring yet practical way, he teaches us how to manage and tame this beast within us so that we can focus on what really mattersproducing the best work possibleRobert Greene,author oftheNew York Times bestseller MasteryWere often told that to achieve success, we need confidence With refreshing candor, Ryan Holiday challenges that assumption, highlighting how we can earn confidence by pursuing something bigger than our own successAdam Grant,author ofthe New York Times bestsellers Originalsand Give and TakeOnce again Ryan Holiday has laid down the gauntlet for readers willing to challenge themselves with the tough questions of our time Every reader will find truths that are pertinent to each of our lives Ego can be the enemy if we are unarmed with the cautionary insights of history, scripture, and philosophy As was said to St Augustinethan a thousand years ago, pick it up and read for to not do so is to allow the enemy to bring despair Dr Drew Pinsky, host of HLNs Dr Drew On Call and Love Line In this day in age where everyone seeks instant gratification, the idea of success is skewed many believing the road to their goals is a linear path As a former professional athlete I can tell you that the road is anything but linear In fact it is one that consists of twists, turns, and ups and downsit requires you to put your head down and put in the work Ryan Holiday hits the nail on the head with this book, reminding us that the real success is in the journey and learning process I only wish I had this gem as a reference during my playing days Lori Lindsey, former US Womens National Team soccer playerPhilosophy has gotten a bad rap, but Ryan Holiday is restoring it to its rightful place in our lives This bookpacked with unforgettable stories, strategies, and lessonsis perfect for anyone who strives to do and accomplish It s no exaggeration to say that, after finishing it, you ll never open your laptop and sit down to work the same way again Jimmy Soni, former managing editor of Huffington Post and author of Rome s Last CitizenI would like to rip out every page and use them as wallpaper so I could be reminded constantly of the humility and work it takes to truly succeed In the margins of my copy, I have scrawled the same message over and over pre Gold Reading this inspiring book brought back me back to the humility and work ethic it took to win the Olympics Chandra Crawford, Olympic Gold Medalist What a valuable book for those in positions of authority It has made me a better judge The Honorable Frederic Block, United States District Judge and author of DisrobedIt s rare that I finish a book then immediately reread it, this time with a yellow marker in handI can t recommendthis book highly enoughKevin Rose,entrepreneurand technology investor Forget yourself and focus on the work Be humble and persistent Value discipline and results, not passion and confidence Be lesser, doThis message is crucial, but the opposite of almost every other book I wish everyone would read this I need to re read it each year It s that important Derek Sivers, author of Anything You Want In an age when self promotion and celebrity are glorified to the hilt and hero gets overused, Ryan Holiday s book is a reminder that the biggest impediment to achievement is often ourselves Holiday retells stories of the famous and not so famous that will both inspire you and stop you in your tracks This is a book to savor by reading it in increments so the power of the examples sinks in, leaving time for healthy reflection If the rat race of modern life has you feeling burned out, Ego is the Enemyjust might help you view philosophy as anything but a relic of the ancient Greeks Edith Chapin, executive editor at NPR News Removing the ego is a daily struggle but it feels a little easier after reading this Martellus Bennett, NFL Tight End, Super Bowl Champion Ce texte fait r f rence une dition puis e ou non disponible de ce titre


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