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Stillness is the Key

Ryan Holiday

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Management: leadership & motivation

Slowing down will get you ahead - powerful new wisdom from the bestselling author of Ego is the Enemy

Throughout history, there's been one indelible quality that great leaders, makers, artists and fighters have shared. The Zen Buddhists described it as inner peace, the Stoics called it ataraxia and Ryan Holiday calls it stillness: the ability to be steady, focussed and calm in a constantly busy world.

This quality, valued by every major school of thought from Buddha to Seneca, John Stuart Mill to Nietzsche, is urgently necessary today. And, Holiday shows, it is entirely attainable. Just as Winston Churchill used bricklaying as a time to recharge and reflect, or Oprah Winfrey learned deep empathy from her quiet childhood, we can all benefit from stillness to feed into our greater ambitions - whether winning a battle, building a
business, or simply finding happiness, peace and self-direction.

Filled with wisdom and examples from historical and contemporary figures, this book shows how to cultivate this quality in your own life. Because stillness is not merely inactivity, but the doorway to the self-mastery, discipline and focus necessary to succeed in this competitive, noisy world.

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Praise for Stillness is the Key

  • 'Praise for Ego is the Enemy:

  • 'Inspiring yet practical ... teaches us how to manage and tame this beast within us so that we can focus on what really matters - producing the best work possible.' - Mastery

  • 'Ryan Holiday is one of his generation's finest thinkers, and this book is his best yet.' - The War of Art

  • 'Highlights how we can earn confidence by pursuing something bigger than our own success.' - Originals and Give and Tak

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