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  • A Book About Bravery
  • By: Ryan Holiday
  • Narrated by: Ryan Holiday
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (217 ratings)

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Fortune favours the bold. All great leaders of history have known this, and were successful because of the risks they dared to take. But today, so many of us are paralysed by fear.

Drawing on ancient Stoic wisdom and examples across history and around the world, Ryan Holiday shows why courage is so important, and how to cultivate it in our own lives. Courage is not simply physical bravery but also doing the right thing and standing up for what you believe; it's creativity, generosity and perseverance. And it is the only way to live an extraordinary, fulfilled and effective life.

Everything in life begins with courage. This book will equip you with the bravery to begin.

©2021 Ryan Holiday (P)2021 Hachette Audio UK

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Great book but ironically too scared to take a stance

Overall it’s a great historical set of examples of courage and the values and dangers of courage and cowardice. Holiday’s greatest strength is his ability to distill and repackage information for broad adoption. I’m a big fan of his repackaging of the Stoics and he has taken inspiration from many great writers on the topic of Courage and packaged them into a digestible book.

My biggest issue with this book is that Holday will give all these examples of courage and how freedom is more important than life etc but then bring it back to covid and say that lockdowns are courageous which to me is the exact opposite interpretation of the point he makes time and time again.

On that note it doesn’t seem that Holiday is brave enough to actually qualify what kind of things it is courageous to fight for. When compared with Nietzsche or CS Lewis et al. He appears reluctant to take a stance, all the examples of courage are very safe bets and he doesn’t give guidance to how to know if you’re being courageous on the side of good.

Otherwise it’s a great book and would recommend.

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Don't miss this

this is one of the greatest writing by Ryan Holiday. so far.
it is amazing to see how he has matured as an author and this is just a testament to his work as what I would call a stoic in his own right.

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If not now When, if not you then who?

This book is Calling, will you read it?
Hesitation is when your resolve should solidify.
This is one of the most enlightening reads I personally have felt resonate. I hope it opens your mind too

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Informative, encouraging, attainable

Ryan holiday is worth his words, descriptive and precise and wonderfully delivered every time, becoming one of my favourite authors

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Beautiful writing

This is the third book written by Holiday that I’ve had the pleasure of listening to and I always reach the end wanting to hear more. His work inspires a desire to be a better person.

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Excellent

Classic holiday. Excellent writing, references and relevancy to modern living.

Highly recommend this book if you like Holiday or need some help in pushing through the fear and trying on some Courage

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Wonderful book that reminded me what courage can achieve

Fantastic book written by a true modern day stoic. Thank you Ryan for your words written from the echos of our past. Reading this has helped me to better focus my year ahead and how I will approach any challenge.

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So good.

Change your life. It will be one of the best books you read. The others will be the other Ryan Holiday books

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Excellent throughout. M

Another classic from this outstanding author.
One of those to keep coming back and re-listening.

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Inspired, easy and powerful

I loves the word written by Ryan. through him I've developed a love and understanding of stoicism.

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