[Epub] ↠ Ego Is the Enemy Author Ryan Holiday – Tactical-player.co.uk
While The History Books Are Filled With Tales Of Obsessive Visionary Geniuses Who Remade The World In Their Images 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 I found this book incredibly interesting and appealing Not a topic often discussed so it really makes you ponder on your own ego and how to reign it in a bit Fascinating stuff We could all learn something here. Outstanding Rejuvenating writing clearly explaining and demonstrating the many traps our thinking can fall into Perfect reading for anyone wanting to do their best work Take a quiet day by yourself to read this and it will be some of the best time you have invested. We probably think of ego as something only big headed people suffer from and suffer in turn from them being like that This book will really open your eyes to how our and other people s ego threatens to sabotage us at every turn Highly recommended I have lent it to people who are equally impressed and have found it really helpful. Ryan Holiday s books, Ego Is The Enemy and The Obstacle Is The Way, are books to live by Mine have copious highlights and I ve taken down many of the quotes If your are stuck in a rut, or even if you think life is going pretty well, read these books, it would be time well spent. I have to say that I expected something different from this hyped book I was expecting a practical guide on how to work on reducing the influence of ego in my daily life and my decisions Instead, I found it was of a collection of anecdotes from history about failed egomaniacs and successful quiet leaders.For a non fiction book, it s surprisingly unpractical and non scientific This would be my biggest criticism.Yet I would recommend it to those who want to be inspired to keep doing great work and to hang in there, even though gratification and rewards still might be miles away For me, it s less of a book I need to read front to back to grasp the concepts, but of a book I can pick up whenever I need a small hit of inspiration. I rarely write reviews of books on , but feel I must commend this book.It is written in brilliant prose with engaging metaphors, stories and quotes from philosophers and thinkers Perhaps There is nothing new in this book but the way it is brought together is innovative and compelling.It is a challenging read not in that it is difficult to read, quite the opposite but in its challenge to ones thinking and behaviour.I will read this again and again.My sincere thanks to the author for an inspirational read Slightly overrated in my opinion A lot of the information in the book is common sense, but I also understand that what might me common sense for some, isn t for everyone In particular i really enjoyed the chapter that spoke about not caring about who gets the credit and just keeping you head down and working Great book if you want to be humbled and brought back to earth.