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Stillness is the Key

Stillness is the Key

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Book Overview: Stillness is the Key

Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller & Wall Street Journal Bestseller

In The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy, bestselling author Ryan Holiday made ancient wisdom wildly popular with a new generation of leaders in sports, politics, and technology. In his new book, Stillness Is the Key, Holiday draws on timeless Stoic and Buddhist philosophy to show why slowing down is the secret weapon for those charging ahead.

All great leaders, thinkers, artists, athletes, and visionaries share one indelible quality. It enables them to conquer their tempers. To avoid distraction and discover great insights. To achieve happiness and do the right thing. Ryan Holiday calls it stillness--to be steady while the world spins around you.

In this book, he outlines a path for achieving this ancient, but urgently necessary way of living. Drawing on a wide range of history's greatest thinkers, from Confucius to Seneca, Marcus Aurelius to Thich Nhat Hanh, John Stuart Mill to Nietzsche, he argues that stillness is not mere inactivity, but the doorway to self-mastery, discipline, and focus.

Holiday also examines figures who exemplified the power of stillness: baseball player Sadaharu Oh, whose study of Zen made him the greatest home run hitter of all time; Winston Churchill, who in balancing his busy public life with time spent laying bricks and painting at his Chartwell estate managed to save the world from annihilation in the process; Fred Rogers, who taught generations of children to see what was invisible to the eye; Anne Frank, whose journaling and love of nature guided her through unimaginable adversity.

More than ever, people are overwhelmed. They face obstacles and egos and competition. Stillness Is the Key offers a simple but inspiring antidote to the stress of 24/7 news and social media. The stillness that we all seek is the path to meaning, contentment, and excellence in a world that needs more of it than ever.

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ISBN-139780525538585
ISBN-100525538585
PublisherProfile Books
Publication Date2020
EditionN/a
Languageen
Pages288
Dimensionsin x in x in
Weight lbs
Ryan Holiday
Ryan Holiday is an esteemed author and marketing strategist with a diverse portfolio of works. Best known for his series on Stoicism, including "The Obstacle Is the Way," "Ego Is the Enemy," and "Stillness Is the Key," he has sold over 2 million copies and been translated into over 30 languages. Beyond his books, Holiday is known for his expertise in media manipulation, having been a marketing director at American Apparel and the founder of Brass Check, a creative advisory firm. His keen understanding of the media landscape has lent itself to far-reaching influence, ranging from his counseling of bestselling authors to advising renowned corporations. Holiday is a monthly contributor to Forbes and the New York Observer, sharing his insights into popular culture, strategy, and life. He lives on a small ranch outside Austin, Texas.

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