A powerful meditation on the nature and dangers of ego, from the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Stillness is the Key, and Obstacle is the Way - over 1 million copies sold
Re-read it each year. Its that important Derek Sivers, author of Anything You WantRyan Holiday is one of his generations finest thinkers Steven Pressfield, author of The War of ArtThis is a book I want every athlete, aspiring leader, entrepreneur, thinker and doer to read George Raveling, Nikes Director of International BasketballInspiring yet practical Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power.Its wrecked the careers of promising young geniuses. Its evaporated great fortunes and run companies into the ground. Its made adversity unbearable and turned struggle into shame. Every great philosopher has warned against it, in our most lasting stories and countless works of art, in all culture and all ages. Its name? Ego, and it is the enemy - of ambition, of success and of resilience.In Ego is the Enemy, Ryan Holiday shows us how and why ego is such a powerful internal opponent to be guarded against at all stages of our careers and lives, and that we can only create our best work when we identify, acknowledge and disarm its dangers. Drawing on an array of inspiring characters and narratives from literature, philosophy and history, the book explores the nature and dangers of ego to illustrate how you can be humble in your aspirations, gracious in your success and resilient in your failures.