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The Obstacle Is the Way

By Ryan Holiday
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 9781101620595
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Business & Economics
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#1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller The Obstacle is the Way has become a cult classic, beloved by men and women around the world who apply its wisdom to become more successful at whatever they do. Its many fans include a former governor and movie star (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a hip hop icon (LL Cool J), an Irish tennis pro (James McGee), an NBC sportscaster (Michele Tafoya), and the coaches and players of winning teams like the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Cubs, and University of Texas men’s basketball team. The book draws its inspiration from stoicism, the ancient Greek philosophy of enduring pain or adversity with perseverance and resilience. Stoics focus on the things they can control, let go of everything else, and turn every new obstacle into an opportunity to get better, stronger, tougher. As Marcus Aurelius put it nearly 2000 years ago: “The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” Ryan Holiday shows us how some of the most successful people in history—from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs—have applied stoicism to overcome difficult or even impossible situations. Their embrace of these principles ultimately mattered more than their natural intelligence, talents, or luck. If you’re feeling frustrated, demoralized, or stuck in a rut, this book can help you turn your problems into your biggest advantages. And along the way it will inspire you with dozens of true stories of the greats from every age and era.

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  • Publisher : Kensington Books
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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
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  • Pages : 480
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Compelling, powerful, magnificent' THE TIMES In revealing encounters with monks, nuns, bishops and archbishops, in monasteries ancient and modern Victoria Clark measures the depth and width of the gulf now separating Europe's Orthodox East from the Catholic and Protestant West. Many of the differences in outlook, priorities and even values can be traced back to the 1054 schism between the churches of Rome and Constantinople which created Europe's most durable fault-line. Travelling from Mount Athos to Istanbul and unravelling the tangled history, Victoria Clark demonstrates a rare sympathy with Eastern Orthodox Europe. 'I finished the book wanting to meet this intelligent, warm-hearted writer, and to follow her to some of the places she visited' LITERARY REVIEW 'A masterful synthesis of vivid and often humorous travel writing, a series of probing interviews and a pertinent historical context' THE TIMES 'Exhilarating . . . her book will be immensely helpful to anyone occasionally puzzled by events, especially politics, in Eastern Europe' FINANCIAL TIMES

SUMMARY - The Obstacle Is The Way: The Timeless Art Of Turning Trials Into Triumph By Ryan Holiday

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  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 35
  • Category : Business & Economics
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* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. By reading this summary, you will discover how to turn all obstacles into opportunities. You will also discover : the secrets to overcoming obstacles and always moving forward; the right way to approach difficulties; the importance of action and perseverance; the lessons to be learned from Stoic philosophy and the experiences of the great men and women of this world. Life is strewn with physical or mental, practical, social or emotional obstacles that constantly threaten to get in your way. These difficulties inspire frustration, anger, anguish - all of which are not very constructive reactions. Instead of attacking your environment or yourself, it is more effective to adopt a new state of mind. Throughout history, great men and women have faced terrible trials and come out of them stronger. Their secret? Not to be paralyzed by difficulties, but to make them a strength. *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!

The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell

By Aldous Huxley
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 9780061892820
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 435
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"A genuine spiritual quest. . . . Extraordinary." — New York Times Among the most profound and influential explorations of mind-expanding psychedelic drugs ever written, here are two complete classic books—The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell—in which Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World, reveals the mind's remote frontiers and the unmapped areas of human consciousness. This edition also features an additional essay, "Drugs That Shape Men's Minds," now included for the first time.

The Art of Thinking Clearly

By Rolf Dobelli
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 9780062359803
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 196
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A world-class thinker counts the 100 ways in which humans behave irrationally, showing us what we can do to recognize and minimize these “thinking errors” to make better decisions and have a better life Despite the best of intentions, humans are notoriously bad—that is, irrational—when it comes to making decisions and assessing risks and tradeoffs. Psychologists and neuroscientists refer to these distinctly human foibles, biases, and thinking traps as “cognitive errors.” Cognitive errors are systematic deviances from rationality, from optimized, logical, rational thinking and behavior. We make these errors all the time, in all sorts of situations, for problems big and small: whether to choose the apple or the cupcake; whether to keep retirement funds in the stock market when the Dow tanks, or whether to take the advice of a friend over a stranger. The “behavioral turn” in neuroscience and economics in the past twenty years has increased our understanding of how we think and how we make decisions. It shows how systematic errors mar our thinking and under which conditions our thought processes work best and worst. Evolutionary psychology delivers convincing theories about why our thinking is, in fact, marred. The neurosciences can pinpoint with increasing precision what exactly happens when we think clearly and when we don’t. Drawing on this wide body of research, The Art of Thinking Clearly is an entertaining presentation of these known systematic thinking errors--offering guidance and insight into everything why you shouldn’t accept a free drink to why you SHOULD walk out of a movie you don’t like it to why it’s so hard to predict the future to why shouldn’t watch the news. The book is organized into 100 short chapters, each covering a single cognitive error, bias, or heuristic. Examples of these concepts include: Reciprocity, Confirmation Bias, The It-Gets-Better-Before-It-Gets-Worse Trap, and the Man-With-A-Hammer Tendency. In engaging prose and with real-world examples and anecdotes, The Art of Thinking Clearly helps solve the puzzle of human reasoning.

Summary of The Obstacle Is the Way

By Alexander Cooper
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  • Isbn : 9791220879217
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  • Category : Philosophy
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Summary of The Obstacle Is the Way - The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph - A Comprehensive Summary PART ONE – PERCEPTION 1. THE DISCIPLINE OF PERCEPTION The first part of the book is about perception and the first chapter of the book teaches what the discipline of perception is. Perception can be defined as things that we see and understand that happen around us. Our perception can make us stronger or weaker. Being subjective, emotional, and shortsighted will only increase our problem. In order to learn how not to be overwhelmed by the world around us, we need to learn how to control our passions and minimize their influence over our lives. For this, we need self-control and discipline. Even though other people around us may be excited, overly optimistic and afraid, we need to remain calm and realistic and keep both feet on the ground. We need to learn how to see things clearly, objectively and purely as they are. When it comes to discipline, the author states that we can always choose how to react when dangers come in our lives. Either we can filter what we feel or we can let our feelings and instincts overwhelm us. Discipline of perception will allow us to see things clearly. It will give us an advantage that we can use in every situation at hand. To be continued... Here is a Preview of What You Will Get: ⁃ A Full Book Summary ⁃ An Analysis ⁃ Fun quizzes ⁃ Quiz Answers ⁃ Etc. Get a copy of this summary and learn about the book.

Summary & Analysis of Stillness is the Key

By ZIP Reads
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  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 171
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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. If you are the author, publisher, or representative of the original work, please contact info[at]zipreads[dot]co with any questions or concerns. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/2qJOVu8 Ryan Holiday distills ancient wisdom to reveal how slowing down can oil the wheels of personal and professional success in his instant New York Times bestseller Stillness is the Key. What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? - Synopsis of the original book - Key takeaways from each chapter - A guide to slowing down and making room for the things that matter - Practices to clarify your thoughts, unleash your creativity, and add more meaning to your life. - Editorial Review - Background on Ryan Holiday About the Original Book: Despite all the progress we have made as a civilization, we are busy but unproductive, informed but anxious, prosperous but unsatisfied, connected but alone. The key to changing any of this, to finding clarity, achieving mastery, building better relationships, and unlocking joy and fulfilment, is to slow down and prime our mind, body, and spirit to lead us to our best selves. Ryan Holiday shows us just how in this short but thought-provoking book. Anyone who wants to make better decisions, create more laughter and happiness, and live a life he or she does not need to escape from will find this book an insightful guide. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, Stillness is the Key. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. If you are the author, publisher, or representative of the original work, please contact info[at]zipreads.co with any questions or concerns. Please follow this link: https://amzn.to/2qJOVu8 to purchase a copy of the original book.

Joy of the Worm

By Drew Daniel
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Isbn : 9780226816517
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 284
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Consulting an extensive archive of early modern literature, Joy of the Worm asserts that voluntary death in literature is not always a matter of tragedy. In this study, Drew Daniel identifies a surprisingly common aesthetic attitude that he calls “joy of the worm,” after Cleopatra’s embrace of the deadly asp in Shakespeare’s play—a pattern where voluntary death is imagined as an occasion for humor, mirth, ecstatic pleasure, even joy and celebration. Daniel draws both a historical and a conceptual distinction between “self-killing” and “suicide.” Standard intellectual histories of suicide in the early modern period have understandably emphasized attitudes of abhorrence, scorn, and severity toward voluntary death. Daniel reads an archive of literary scenes and passages, dating from 1534 to 1713, that complicate this picture. In their own distinct responses to the surrounding attitude of censure, writers including Shakespeare, Donne, Milton, and Addison imagine death not as sin or sickness, but instead as a heroic gift, sexual release, elemental return, amorous fusion, or political self-rescue. “Joy of the worm” emerges here as an aesthetic mode that shades into schadenfreude, sadistic cruelty, and deliberate “trolling,” but can also underwrite powerful feelings of belonging, devotion, and love.

Paper Belt on Fire

By Michael Gibson
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  • Publisher : Encounter Books
  • Isbn : 9781641772464
  • Pages : 226
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 663
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Paper Belt on Fire is the unlikely account of how two outsiders with no experience in finance—a charter school principal and defrocked philosopher—start a venture capital fund to short the higher education bubble. Against the contempt of the education establishment, they discover, mentor, and back the leading lights in the next generation of dropout innovators and in the end make their investors millions. Can such a madcap strategy help renew American creativity? Who would do such a thing? This story is the behind-the-scenes romp of one team that threw educational authorities into a panic. It fuses real-life personal drama with history, science, and philosophy to show how higher education and other institutions must evolve to meet the dire challenges of tomorrow.

The Psychology of Stupidity

By Jean-Francois Marmion
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 9780525506652
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 206
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"We need books like this one." --Steven Pinker At last, stupidity explained! And by some of the world's smartest people, among them Daniel Kahneman, Dan Ariely, Alison Gopnik, Howard Gardner, Antonio Damasio, Aaron James, and Ryan Holiday. And so I proclaim, o idiots of every stripe and morons of all kinds, this is your moment of glory: this book speaks only to you. But you will not recognize yourselves... Stupidity is all around us, from the coworker who won't stop hitting "reply all" to the former high school classmate posting conspiracy theories on Facebook. But in order to vanquish it, we must first understand it. In The Psychology of Stupidity, some of the world's leading psychologists and thinkers--including a Nobel Prize winner and bestselling authors--will show you... why smart people sometimes believe in utter nonsense; how our lazy brains cause us to make the wrong decisions; why trying to debate fools is a trap; how media manipulation and Internet overstimulation make us dumber; why the stupidest people don't think they're stupid. The wisdom and wit of these experts are a balm for our aggrieved souls and a beacon of hope in a world of morons.

Every Thing Is Sacred

By Richard Rohr,Patrick Boland
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  • Publisher : Convergent Books
  • Isbn : 9780593238790
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 725
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In this companion to The Universal Christ, Richard Rohr and Patrick Boland offer forty reflections and practices exploring what it means to live “in Christ.” In his landmark book The Universal Christ, Richard Rohr articulated a transformative view of what it means to recognize Jesus as “Christ”—as a portrait of God’s constant, unfolding work in the world. Now, in partnership with Patrick Boland, a psychotherapist and member of Rohr’s Center for Action and Contemplation community, he invites readers to engage with the themes of the book through spiritual practice. Each reflection in this book draws on a key passage of The Universal Christ, paired with prayers, journal prompts, and embodied exercises that invite readers into a more personal encounter with the truth that the presence and compassion of the Christ are in every thing. Whether read daily for the season of Lent or explored over the course of a year, Every Thing Is Sacred is a hope-filled journey into the love at the heart of all things.

Not All Dead White Men

By Donna Zuckerberg
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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Isbn : 9780674989825
  • Pages : 238
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 342
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Some of the most controversial and consequential debates about the legacy of the ancients are raging not in universities but online, where alt-right men’s groups deploy ancient sources to justify misogyny and a return of antifeminist masculinity. Donna Zuckerberg dives deep to take a look at this unexpected reanimation of the Classical tradition.

Explorations in Ethics

By David Kaspar
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Isbn : 9783030480516
  • Pages : 312
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 210
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Explorations in Ethics is a collection of essays with a speculative bent. Its twelve contributors attempt to take ethics thinking in new directions. Ethics is fundamentally a speculative discipline. We sometimes lose sight of that because of our current scholarly practices, which include reliance on a set of traditional works in ethics, deferring to the scholarly literature, drawing from the evidential sources afforded us. This volume breaks the mold. It is committed, first and foremost, to exploring new ground in a methodologically sound way whilst respecting and building on the literature where needed. The contributors range from world renowned ethicists to early-career scholars. The ethical standpoints represented are various and the overall aim of this collection is to stimulate fresh thinking.