The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Adversity to Advantage [E–pub New]


Which is a ludicrously broad concept just droplets raining down from the Platonic form of Cant Rather than actionable instructions these platitudes Platonic form of Cant Rather than actionable instructions these platitudes vast like the oceans They run into each other have no discernible borders and are so huge as to be unwieldy so unwieldy as to be pointless The only real linkage here is the classical Stoic advice to maintain euanimity This could have been conveyed in a much powerful way Like by the Stoics for example He admits as much in the introThe book revolves around dozens of small unrelated and intellectually unlinked anecdotes Seemingly anyone who s ever done something well is an example contradictions be damned The most hilarious thing is how poorly rendered Holiday s history is One can trace the thread of Stoicism from those days in the decline and fall of the Roman Empire to the creative outpouring of the Renaissance to the breakthroughs of the Enlightenment It s seen starkly in the pioneer spirit of the American West the perseverance of the Union cause during the Civil War and in the bustle of the Industrial Revolution It appeared again in the bravery of the leaders of the civil rights movement And Stood Tall In stood tall in prison camps of Vietnam And today it surges in the DNA of the entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley No word on whether the Native Americans just got out stoic d by the pioneer spirit The next time you ll read such a vacuous half lidded recitation of Western History it ll be when your sixth grader is preparing a report he didn t research enough I have a feeling that s the case hereIt s vaguely insulting to be told that all obstacles are just a bunch of Oedipal Sphinxes That s easy to say when your career began with a chance encounter with your favorite author who announced that at that moment he was really looking for a research assistant to hire and do you now anyone Probably harder for the Setting Them Straight: You CAN Do Something About Bigotry and Homophobia in Your Life kids in sub Saharan Africa to really leverage their malnutrition into a fierce and fulfilling career in PR Fuck this book. Staat is de weg –an toegepast worden op elk probleem Het is meer dan 2000 jaar geleden ontdekt en heeft sinds die tijd zijn effectiviteit bewezen op slagvelden en board rooms Van het vermogen van Barack Obama om tegenslagen te overwinnen tijdens de verkiezingen tot het ontwerp van de iPhone dit inzicht maakt mensen onoverwinnelij. ,


Ryan Holiday ´ 9 review

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The Curriculum School of Hard Knocks Highly Practical No Dr Phil s Hogwash or Powdery Puff like that of Eckhart Tolle A Largely Practical Self Help Book of Advice from the Ages for Those of Us Who have Come to Hate Contemporary Self Help BullshitI m not being coy when I say this should be reuired reading before being awarded a college diploma a synopsiscollection of philosophy from the Greeks to the leaders of today and inspiring stories of triumphs in the face of the trials of life It could be Immensely Helpful To The helpful to the eyed the bubbly the go getters et al in coping with the coming obstacles that will surely come hisher way some of which could even be so devastating of which could even be so devastating it shatters or seems to the personal myth most of us hold so tightly upon entering the working world a big house a perfect marriage 2 straight A ids and a well planned career you love and that makes you tons of money This is a new perspective coming from many different angles on turning obstacles over around and about into positives and maybe to a better way than that shattered myth of me I go back to this book often and always find a treasure I really need and that I d forgotten from my first readingThis is not a feel good power of positive thinking Dr Phil Hogslappery or Eckhart Tolle Powder of Now PufferyIt s real and it s really practical Early in the book Holiday writes This is not a book of gushing hazy optimismThere will be no folksy saying or cute but utterly ineffectual proverbs He is partially of gushing hazy optimismThere will be no folksy saying or cute but utterly ineffectual proverbs He is partially There aren t many folksy sayings but the next 200 pages features a mixture of ineffectual proverbs and utterly incomplete historical rehashes Holiday is an accomplished thinker and writer but this book will not give you a comprehensive insight into success or stoicism but rather a foolishly short sided view of the worldIf Holiday analyzed the European theatre of WW2 he would forget to mention America s supply chain advantages or Germany s lack of oil Instead he would focus on Eise. De grootse mannen en vrouwen in onze wereld hadden geen buitengewoon geluk of uitzonderlijke talenten en ervaringen Het enige dat ze deden was leven volgens een enkel principe ‘Dat wat in de weg staat wordt de weg’We geven te snel op Wat eerst onoverkomelijke obstakels leken unnen met een simpele verandering unieke ansen worden. The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Adversity to AdvantageNhower s uniue ability to find the opportunity and see that the solution to the german see that the solution to the German was found inside the strategy itselfThat is by the way almost exactly the childish and sophomoric analysis he provides This book was a fucking obstacle Now I can share the way Don t bother Great advice everyone overcome adversity Just do it For example if you have a contract from Penguin to write a self help book but you have absolutely nothing to say don t fret This is an opportunity You interned for a guy who wrote an anecdote based guide to being powerful There s no need to reinvent the based guide to being powerful There s no need to reinvent the Lay down that same trackAside from some of the facts within the actual anecdotes on which I don t trust he s done appropriate research since each of them are presented perfunctorily and exclusively to evince his successful people habits and not to interject any complications of reality there is little in this book you couldn t get from Dove chocolate wrappers It s not bad advice just banal I would be shocked if Holiday a so called media manipulator put his heart into this drivel The pacing tone and almost computer generated writing "give the effect of a student trying to meet a page reuirement the night before "the effect of a student trying to meet a page reuirement the night before due date Here s a samplingNo one is saying you can t take a minute to think Dammit this sucks By all means vent Exhale Take stock Just don t take too long Because you have to get back to work Because each obstacle we overcome makes us stronger for the next one ButNo No excuses No exceptions No way around it It s on youThis wouldn t be especially egregious if it weren t the whole book but it is That s it folks There s no point at which it transcends to advice that will move your life forward Flip to any page if it isn t an anecdote about how some famous person got famous by exhibiting a given virtue it s just of this run on about how you have to find the way in which your obstacle is the way There are no specifics about how exactly one is supposed to tackle obstacles. Ryan Holiday laat aan de hand van de stoïcijnse filosofie zien dat dat wat je pad blokkeert in werkelijkheid een nieuw en beter pad opent Als een tegenstander je bedreigt moet je onbevreesd zijn en moed tonen Een onmogelijkheid deadline is de ans om te laten zien hoe betrokken je bentDe stoïcijnse filosofie – dat wat in de weg. ,

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