A Review of Ego is the Enemy Book By Ryan Holiday
It has destroyed the professional lives of bright young geniuses. It has destroyed businesses and vaporized vast wealth. It has rendered hardship intolerable and transformed struggle into humiliation. All great philosophers have issued warnings against it in our most enduring stories and many works of art from all cultures and eras.Its name is ego, and it is the adversary of aspiration, achievement, and fortitude.
In his book Ego is the Enemy, Ryan Holiday explains how and why ego is such a potent internal foe that we must protect ourselves against at every step of our professional and personal lives. Holiday also argues that we can only produce our best work when we recognize, acknowledge, and neutralize our ego's threats. The book investigates the nature and perils of ego to show how you might be modest in your aspirations, gracious in your achievements, and resilient in your disappointments. It does this by drawing on a variety of inspiring personalities and narratives from literature, philosophy, and history.
The result is a book rich with ideas and life lessons that will resound, uplift, and inspire. It serves as an encouraging and relevant reminder that humility and confidence are our greatest friends while facing the challenges of a culture that tends to feed the flames of ego.