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Author Holiday, Ryan, author.

Title Ego is the enemy / Ryan Holiday.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Portfolio, Penguin, [2016]


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 GDL Library Connection Non-Fiction    158.1 HOL    DUE 06-01-20
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 PAS Hastings Branch Non-Fiction    158.1 HOL    Available
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Description xxv, 226 pages ; 19 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Part I. Aspire -- Talk, talk, talk -- To be or to do? -- Become a student -- Don't be passionate -- Follow the canvas strategy -- Restrain yourself -- Get out of your own head -- The danger of early pride -- Work, work, work -- For everything that comes next, ego is the enemy... -- Part II. Success -- Always stay a student -- Don't tell yourself a story -- What's important to you? -- Entitlement, control, and paranoia -- Managing yourself -- Beware the disease of me -- Meditate on the immensity -- Maintain your sobriety -- For what often comes next, ego is the enemy... -- Part III. Failure -- Alive time or dead time? -- The effort is enough -- Fight club moments -- Draw the line -- Maintain your own scorecard -- Always love -- For everything that comes next, ego is the enemy...
Summary 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."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Egoism.
Conduct of life.
ISBN 9781591847816 (hardback)
1591847818 (hardback)

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