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Stillness is the Key: An Ancient Strategy for Modern Life

Ryan Holiday

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01 November 2019
Psychology; Management: leadership & motivation; Advice on careers & achieving success
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.
By:   Ryan Holiday
Imprint:   Profile
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 175mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   370g
ISBN:   9781788162050
ISBN 10:   1788162056
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   01 November 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ryan Holiday is the bestselling author of The Obstacle is the Way, Ego is the Enemy and The Daily Stoic among other books on marketing, culture and the human condition. His work has been translated into over 30 languages and has appeared everywhere from the New York Times to Fast Company.

Reviews for Stillness is the Key: An Ancient Strategy for Modern Life

Whether you are an athlete, an investor, a writer or an entrepreneur, this little but soulful book will open the door to a healthier, less anxious and more productive life and career. -- Arianna Huffington In this age of manufactured outrage and constant distraction, the ability to choose the focused inner stillness that Ryan champions is more important than ever. -- Mark Manson #1 Bestselling author, * The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck * Ryan's trilogy of The Obstacle is the Way, Ego is the Enemy and Stillness is the Key are for sure must-reads. -- Manu Ginobili, 4x NBA champion and Olympic Gold Medalist 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. -- Robert Greene, author * Mastery * Ryan Holiday is one of his generation's finest thinkers, and this book is his best yet. -- Steven Pressfield, author * The War of Art * Highlights how we can earn confidence by pursuing something bigger than our own success. -- Adam Grant, author, * Originals and Give and Take *


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