Ryan Holiday discusses his new book 'Ego Is The Enemy' with Dr Raj Persaud - how ego blocks success and happiness.
Ego Is The Enemy is a new book
published by best-selling author Ryan Holiday and is a
philosophical exploration of difficulties we create for ourselves
in life. Early in our careers, Ryan argues, ego impedes learning
and the cultivation of talent. With success, ego can blind us to
our faults and sow future problems. In failure, ego magnifies each
blow and makes recovery more difficult. At every stage, ego holds
The book draws on a vast array of stories and examples, from
literature to philosophy to history. Using the stories of people
like William T. Sherman, Katharine Graham, Bill Belichick, and
Eleanor Roosevelt, all of whom reached the highest levels of power
and success by conquering their own egos.