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  • By: Ryan Holiday
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  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (1,273 ratings)

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"While the history books are filled with tales of obsessive visionary geniuses who remade the world in their images with sheer, almost irrational force, I've found that history is also made by individuals who fought their egos at every turn, who eschewed the spotlight, and who put their higher goals above their desire for recognition." (From the prologue)

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I learned new things from this book

If English is your second language this book will be a bit of a challenge to listen but you can still get the point. I can suggest you listen to last chapter, which is the interview, first to get an idea about what is going on with the characters. Because if you are not born in America, I assume, you would not know these people. Maybe there were enough explanations but my English did not help me to grasp the full image as early as the book expected me. That was my challenge otherwise the insight I got from this book will remain with me. At least once per day there is a situation for me that I repeat it to myself: ego is the enemy! I can spot it and try to prevent it for good 😊 a deeper level of awareness.

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Struggled to finish

This book is probably great for certain groups of people. e.g ambitious 20 year olds or those who have serious problems keeping their ego in check. There is some good advice here, but I couldn't relate enough to what the author was saying for the book to sustain my attention.

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One Of Those Books That'll Never Leave Your Side

This book has been a HUGE game changer for me!

I identified with so many things in here it's hard to nail down any one lesson that resonated the most.

Thank you for this amazing piece of work and I look forward to listening to The Obstacle Is The Way next.

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Narrator not up to standard

This may be a good book to buy in hard copy, but due to the poor performance of the narrator, I could not bear to listen to it for more than an hour.

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amazing

In my opinion this book should be read by everyone how's competitive or consider himself smart because it makes you analyse your actions to have a clear undertanding on whete they are coming from

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Monotonous

Did not enjoy the audio. Tone of voice was monotonous and struggled to stay engaged.
Sorry- just my opinion

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Great book!

It definitely changed my life and the concept i had of ego, totally different now.

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Another great title from Ryan

I am a 19 year old university student, I have found myself getting caught in my own head and re-reading the obstacle is the way and reading ego is the enemy have helped immensely! Definitely picking up in a great way where the obstacle is the way left off!

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dragging

struggled to finish. So boring. A dragging listen about ego, author uses multiple examples in a poorly written manner

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Life Changing

This book helped me realise how detrimental my ego has been in my life and would continue to be had I not listened to Ryan Holiday's wise words. It would be extremely difficult (if not impossible) to eradicate my ego, but thanks to this book, I can now identify where and how my ego hinders my life and thus gain control over it. I plan to listen to this book a couple more times and will probably continue to do so throughout my life. Thank you Mr. Holiday.

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