Ego Is the Enemy

Ego Is the Enemy

“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 PrologueMany of us insist t...

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Title:Ego Is the Enemy
Author:Ryan Holiday
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ISBN:1591847818
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:226 pages

Ego Is the Enemy Reviews

  • João Fernandes
    Apr 22, 2016
    Everybody who knows me knows that I am a big fan of Ryan’s work. But when I read that his new book was about ego I got a bit fearful for him. I’ve read many, many books that approach this same theme and 90% of them fail miserably at addressing it. Not only this is one hell of a complex the...
  • Lucas Carlson
    Jun 02, 2016
    This book is absolutely full of amazing anecdotes loosely tied together in three sections: Aspire, Success, and Failure. If you are looking for inspiration to get you through a pit of despair, and can't stand empty platitudes, this book is for you. This will go on my shelf to re-read for sure....
  • Lusius
    Jun 03, 2016
    “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 hi...
  • Quinn Cottrell
    Jun 12, 2016
    I really liked Ryan's previous book, 'The Obstacle Is The Way". This book was so bad I couldn't even finish reading it. Instead of insightful, pragmatic advice it feltmore like the petulant rant of a frustrated writer. The tight connections between the historical examples and each chapters point tha...
  • Josh Steimle
    Jun 26, 2016
    I don't have any tattoos and never will, but I can easily understand why Ryan Holiday has "Ego is the Enemy" tattooed on one forearm, and the title of his last book "The Obstacle is the Way" tattooed on the other. Words mean things, and when certain words are committed to memory and are repeated in ...
  • Simon Eskildsen
    Jun 29, 2016
    Ego Is The Enemy starts off with a strong testament: The type of people who tend to succeed early, tend to be the same kind of people who are in danger of ego taking the predominant voice in their actions. As your body of accomplishments grow, your ego may follow, installing itself in you as an arro...
  • Ivan Goh
    Jul 06, 2016
    As a millennial myself, I see too many people around me drift by life wondering if there's any purpose to life. We are all delusional in a sense that we literally think the world should revolve around us. There a voice in our minds that scream out loud; "you deserve better!". We expect our bosses to...
  • Danielle
    Jul 19, 2016
    It was a struggle to make it through this book, which is a shame because this is a concept that I can really get behind. "Ego Is the Enemy" is a series of platitudes, sometimes actually useful, with varying relevance to the overall theme. Ryan Holiday uses "ego" as a substitute for human vice in gen...
  • Vance
    Jul 20, 2016
    Ego can certainly be your enemy. It's important to remain humble while being confident in your daily activities. I heard the author discuss the book on EconTalk and I thought I would enjoy it. However, it's more of a self-help book than one where you can really learn new ways to worry less about you...
  • Mohammad
    Jan 24, 2017
    غرور دشمن ماست. منظور از غرور اینجا باور به اهمیت بیش از حد خومونه، همون بچه ی شرور و تخسی...