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Ego is the enemy
Ego is the enemy
Holiday, Ryan2016
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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. This book 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."
Main title:
Ego is the enemy / Ryan Holiday.
Imprint:
London : Profile Books, 2016.
Collation:
xxv, 226 pages ; 19 cm.
Notes:
"First published in the United States of America in 2016 by Portfolio/Penguin." -- title page verso.Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-224)
ISBN:
9781781257012
Dewey class:
158.1
Language:
English
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Hampton LibraryHealth and Wellbeing158.1 HOLAvailable
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