About the Author:
This book is written by Ryan Holiday, who is an American author, public relation strategist, book shop owner & the host of the podcast ‘The daily stoic’. This is the 4th book by Ryan Holiday. It was published on June 14, 2016. The book is about the treacherous nature of ego.
Summary of the Book:
Through this book Ryan Holiday makes us realise that ego is the root cause of most of our problems. He explains that we fail to follow new aspirations & goals because our ego holds us back. Most of the time we do many non productive activities, only to satisfy our ego. So what not to do is more important than what to do.
Our ego & need to be learning are constantly related to each other. Ryan encourages us to remain a student forever & never let our ego think that we have enough knowledge. Otherwise our learning will end. We should also make the path for the people & support others in making them successful & eventually we will create the path for ourselves.
He also explains that we should follow our purpose with passion but with realistic expectation. Ego leaves us unprepared for our failures. It prevents us from reaching us our true potential. The key to overcome our failures are purpose, poise & patience.
Why should you read this book?
This book is for anyone with goals & ambitions, no matter where you are on your journey.
This book gives you a dynamic way to deal with ego, fear of failure & judgement. It is one of the most relatable & penetrating books you will ever read in your lifetime. It is very informative , educative & eye opener. It provides deep insight into one’s egoistic nature & helps in improving oneself.
– Dr Suman Mahi