Ego is the Enemy:The Fight to Master Our Greatest Opponent Ryan Holiday
It´s wrecked the careers of promising young geniuses. It´s evaporated great fortunes and run companies into the ground. It´s made adversity unbearable and turned struggle into shame. Every great philosopher has warned against it, in our most lasting stories and countless works of art, in all culture and all ages. Its name? Ego, and it is the enemy - of ambition, of success and of resilience. In Ego is the Enemy, Ryan Holiday shows us how and why ego is such a powerful internal opponent to be guarded against at all stages of our careers and lives, and that we can only create our best work when we identify, acknowledge and disarm its dangers. Drawing on an array of inspiring characters and narratives from literature, philosophy and history, the book explores the nature and dangers of ego to illustrate how you can be humble in your aspirations, gracious in your success and resilient in your failures. The result is an inspiring and timely reminder that humility and confidence are our greatest friends when confronting the challenges of a culture that tends to fan the flames of ego, a book full of themes and life lessons that will resonate, uplift and inspire.
Receiving unwanted attention after foiling an armed robbery, the unhuman Inspector Hobbes takes a long-overdue camping holiday with Andy, his accident-prone friend, and Dregs, the delinquent dog. In the bleak and dangerous Blacker Mountains, Andy stumbles across something shocking before falling for an attractive widow, while Hobbes wonders why an old gold mine has reopened. On their return to the sleepy Cotswold town of Sorenchester, Hobbes is dumbfounded when Kathy, a reminder of his hippy days, turns up on the doorstep with her baggage. Since Hobbes has to solve a gold robbery and contemplate some perfectly ordinary rocks, Andy must entertain Kathy while trying to protect his new love from a monstrous opponent working for the sinister Sir Gerald Payne. Despite his usual blunders and an inability to throw straight, Andy displays genuine courage. Can Andy survive dinner with a vampire? Can Hobbes recover the gold? And what is Kathy´s relationship to Hobbes? This, the third in Wilkie Martin´s Unhuman series of fast-paced comedy crime fantasies, will reveal all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102602/bk_acx0_102602_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dick Wolf makes his literary debut with this tense, driving thriller, reminiscent of the classic The Day of the Jackal, an extraordinary tale filled with the ingenious twists and high-wire suspense we have come to expect from this master storyteller. Days before the July Fourth holiday and the dedication of One World Trade Center at Ground Zero, an incident aboard a commercial jet flying over the Atlantic Ocean reminds everyone that vigilance is not a task to be taken lightly. But for iconoclastic NYPD detective Jeremy Fisk, it may also be a signal that there is much more to this case than the easy answer of this being just the work of another lone terrorist. Fisk - assigned to the department’s Intelligence Division, a well-funded antiterror unit modeled on the CIA - suspects that the event might also be a warning sign that another, potentially more extraordinary scheme has been set in motion. Fluent in Arabic and the ways of his opponents, Fisk is a rule breaker who follows his gut - even if it means defying those above him in the department’s food chain. So when a passenger from the same plane, a Saudi Arabian national, disappears into the crowds of Manhattan, it’s up to Fisk and his partner, Krina Gersten, to find him before the celebrations begin. Watching each new lead fizzle, chasing shadows to dead ends, Fisk and Gersten quickly realize that their opponents are smarter and more agile than any they have ever faced. Extremely clever and seemingly invisible, they are able to exploit any security weakness and anticipate Fisk’s every move...and time is running out. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Ganim. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003228/bk_harp_003228_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Whether you´re a seasoned professional fighter or a white belt in jujitsu, if you´re looking for an edge on the competition or just wondering what to watch out for in MMA, then you need to hear this book. There are so many tricks and techniques in the world of combat sports it can be the difference between winning and losing. This is an extremely fun listen, filled with stories as well as examples of real life cheating in MMA, boxing, submission wrestling, judo as well as other sports. This book covers everything from the most basic types of cheating to the extremely crazy and ridiculous kind of cheating. Have you ever watched a fight and wondered if the poke in the eye or the low blow to the groin was really an accident? What about when UFC fighters complain that their opponent was cheating in one way or another? This book covers it all. Cheating is a real thing and has been done for years. This book covers cheating in many combat sports including: MMA Training BJJ (Brazilian Jujitsu) Wrestling Training Muay Thai Training Kickboxing Training Boxing Training Judo Training Get the advantage you need to win! Knowledge is power! Learn from seasoned professionals! This book is humorous as well as educational. I can guarantee you will learn some new tricks to add to your arsenal, not to mention you will surely have some laughs along the way. Why you need to train in Thailand Thailand has much to offer. There are beautiful beaches, wonderful people, and delicious foods. People travel to Thailand not only for the relaxing holiday but for the amazing opportunity to train in martial arts, specifically Muay Thai. However, in the past 10 years there has been a huge increase in popularity in not only Muay Thai but also MMA, wrestling, boxing, and Brazilian Jujitsu. Due t... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Kollins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059498/bk_acx0_059498_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.