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The Resource Ego is the enemy, Ryan Holiday

Ego is the enemy, Ryan Holiday

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Ego is the enemy
Title
Ego is the enemy
Statement of responsibility
Ryan Holiday
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • ""While the history books are filled with tales of obsessive visionary geniuses who remade the world in their image with sheer, almost irrational force, I've found that history is also made by individuals who fought their egos at every turn, who eschewed the spotlight, and who put their higher goals above their desire for recognition." --from the prologue 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.""--
  • ""While the history books are filled with tales of obsessive visionary geniuses who remade the world in their image with sheer, almost irrational force, I've found that history is also made by individuals who fought their egos at every turn, who eschewed the spotlight, and who put their higher goals above their desire for recognition." --from the prologue"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holiday, Ryan
Dewey number
158.1
Index
no index present
LC call number
BJ1474
LC item number
.H635 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Egoism
  • Ambition
  • Success
  • Conduct of life
Label
Ego is the enemy, Ryan Holiday
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-224)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
xxv, 226 pages
Isbn
9781591847816
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016017401
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
19071522
Label
Ego is the enemy, Ryan Holiday
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-224)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
xxv, 226 pages
Isbn
9781591847816
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016017401
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
19071522

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