'No role is so well suited to philosophy as the one you happen to be in right now.' - Marcus Aurelius
The Stoics' unique blend of practicality and wisdom has been inspiring the most successful among us for centuries, from Roman Emperors to Barack Obama, and most recently via Ryan Holiday's bestselling The Obstacle is the Way. If that book introduced readers to the idea that what is in the way is the way, The Daily Stoic widens our view on the Stoic philosophy and shows that it can be applied to any problem.
From how to manage failure to getting what you want, the ideas of Seneca, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius and others continue to be vitally relevant to today's doers and thinkers. Here, in bold new translations of the ancient classics, language is stripped down to reveal powerful aphorisms that cut straight to the heart of our day-to-day challenges.
Presented in a page-per-day format, this daily resource of Stoic inspiration combines quotations with calls to further reflection - and action. Arranged topically, this guide features twelve principles for overcoming obstacles and achieving greater satisfaction. It introduces readers to a new daily ritual and new orientation that will bring them balanced action, insight, effectiveness, and serenity.
Ryan Holiday is the bestselling author of Growth Hacker Marketing, The Obstacle is the Way and Ego is the Enemy. His books have been translated into 17 languages and his writing has appeared everywhere from the Columbia Journalism Review to Fast Company.
Stephen Hanselman has worked for over three decades in publishing as a bookseller, publisher and literary agent. He received a Master's degree at Harvard Divinity School, while also studying at Harvard's philosophy department.
If Stoicism is becoming trendy, you can credit, or blame, Mr. Holiday. New York Times The Daily Stoic follows up on the success of [The Obstacle Is The Way] by providing a year of quotations and life lessons drawn from the three great Stoic sages. Wall Street Journal A generous gift of guidance on modern living culled from a canon of wisdom hatched long ago. -- Maria Popova, editor of Brain Pickings A richly rewarding spring of practical wisdom to help you focus on what's in your control, eliminate false and limiting beliefs, and take more effective action. Make The Daily Stoic your guide and you will grow in clarity, effectiveness, and serenity each day! -- Jack Canfield, co-author of 'The Success Principles' (TM) and the 'Chicken Soup for the Soul' (R) series A treasure for managing our choices, overcoming self-deception, and learning to act according to the true worth of things -- Joseph A. Maciariello, author of 'The Daily Drucker' Whether you're a lowly cubicle slave or a US Senator, this book will help you find your still center. -- Gregory Hays, translator of The Modern Library's edition of Marcus Aurelius' 'Meditations'; Professor of Classics and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Virginia The Daily Stoic is a treasure for managing our choices, overcoming self-deception, and learning to act according to the true worth of things while keeping the common good always in view. Caring for the soul in this way makes not only better people, but a stronger society too. -- Joseph A. Maciariello, Professor Emeritus at Drucker and Ito Graduate Management School; author of The Daily Drucker, The Effective Executive in Action, and A Year with Peter Drucker Really digging this. -- Debra Messing, actress Praise for The Obstacle is the Way: 'A book for the bedside of every future - and current - leader in the world. -- Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power and Mastery [The book that's] turning the entrepreneurs and the moguls into hard-wired stoics The Times Ryan Holiday is part Machiavelli, part Ogilvy ... this whiz kid is the secret weapon you've never heard of. -- Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Work Week
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