Ego Is the Enemy

  • by Ryan Holiday
  • Narrated by Ryan Holiday
  • 7 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"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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Disappointing. Thin, weak reading.

I bought this book a rather strong recommendation by Tim Ferris. Tim went down in my estimation with this glorified essay. The content is thin, the point is obvious.

There seems to be a trend at the moment in taking classic knowledge (Ancient Roman / Greek) and rehashing if for anxious West Coast / Bay Area types. This book makes you feel a little bit embarrassed for the author.

Ego is the Enemy...could have been a one pager on a blog.

This is a case of networked buddies ( Tim F etc) all doing each other a favor ...

Ryan certainly has an audience. The sheer number of positive reviews on here swayed me.

I'll be more careful in future.

Word of warning on narration.

Ryan did a selfie on narration.

It's terribly self conscious and adds to the hollowness of the content.

His pronouncing of the word 'naivety' made me wince...

Hope you enjoy. I had to stop half way through...
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- Robert

Just awful

Completely fooled by the reviews. This was a waste of my audible credit. Poorly narrated. Monotone voice makes you want to doze off. Listening to this guy ramble on about how successful he was almost made me immediately put this down. After listening for two hours and realizing I was getting life advice from a late 20's know nothing, I put this book away and went and found something else. Just a really useless book from an author with nothing meaningful to say.
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- Mr. Grant "Mr. G"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-14-2016
  • Publisher: Tim Ferriss Audio