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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...
128 of 153 people found this review helpful
What did you love best about Ego Is the Enemy?
The book has a great message that everyone ought to hear, especially since we live in a world with social media and the power to craft your self-image and story. It's helped me out a lot in the way I view myself, and I've already noticed things about my behavior I could change to keep my ego under control.
What insight do you think you’ll apply from Ego Is the Enemy?
Unfortunately the performance is incredibly dull and unprofessional. He mumbles, he speaks too quickly, he's monotone, and overall he sounds like a robot reciting words on a page rather than trying to tell a story. This is a prime example of how to not narrate an audiobook. Halfway through I was dying to just get to the end because I didn't want to listen to his boring voice anymore. The sad thing is that in the closing interview portion with Tim Ferris, you can hear Ryan Holiday speak with a natural conversational tone and a sense of fervor that isn't present in his audiobook performance. Ryan Holiday, if you're reading this, the next time you narrate an audiobook, try reading it as though you're speaking to a friend.
Any additional comments?
I think I'll pick up a copy of the book because I did enjoy the content, and it's enough to save this audiobook.
36 of 43 people found this review helpful
I really enjoyed this book. Always nice when narrated by the author and the stories used really brought the stoic and Buddhist philosophy lessons to life. Would also give a shout out to the brilliant bibliography and quotes that you can download from his website. Very thoughtful of the author for those listening via an audiobook.
10 of 11 people found this review helpful
Wasn't sure about this book,if it's what I was looking for todo with EGO but after research on amazing and Instagram decided to get it. Completed it completely over a few days as got engrossed into it. The interview at the end did a superb job and now I'm thinking of getting either the Obstacle or the Stoic book. Great listen, great guy. Highly recommended folks👌🏽
12 of 14 people found this review helpful
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.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
The ego is the enemy, while following a relatively simple premise, manages to be as confusing as possible when it comes to actually conveying anything of value other than a few extremely trivial opinions and anecdotal advice. Not worth time or money.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful