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Ryan Holiday

Stillness is the Key

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The #1 New York Times Bestseller that shows why slowing down is the key to getting ahead.

What is the particular quality that is shared by the great leaders, makers, artists and fighters, throughout history and now? The Zen Buddhists described it as inner peace, the Stoics called it ataraxia and Ryan Holiday calls it stillness: the ability to be steady, focused and calm in a constantly busy world. Holiday takes a look at some of the worlds greatest thinkers, past and present, and shows us how crucial stillness is. How it can be cultivated in our own lives today. Winston Churchill, Oprah Winfrey and baseball player Sadaharu Oh have all benefited from stillness, as we can too. Stillness can feed into our greater ambitions - whether building a business or simply obtaining happiness, peace and autonomy. Stillness is the key to the self-mastery, discipline and focus necessary to succeed in this competitive, noisy world.

Ryan Holiday is one of the world's foremost thinkers and writers on ancient philosophy and its place in everyday life. He is a sought-after speaker, strategist, and the author of many bestselling books including The Obstacle Is the Way; Ego Is the Enemy; and The Daily Stoic. His books have been translated into over 30 languages and read by over two million people worldwide.


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