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.
Ego is the Enemy:The Fight to Master Our Greatest Opponent Ryan Holiday
Worst Enemy, Best Teacher:How to Survive and Thrive with Opponents, Competitors, and the People Who Drive You Crazy New World Library Deidre Combs
This book is the most in-depth and detailed guide created on teaching players how to crush their lane opponent in League of Legends. It´s a bold statement, but I can back it up. The book will teach you everything you need to know about completely dominating over your lane matchup (which, by the way, sometimes feels better than winning). I´ve tried extremely hard to break down every micro-aspect of over 60 of the game mechanics that come into play during laning. I´ve broken down every single concept into the most simple, understandable terms that even a new player will grasp. Believe it or not, there are that many possible micro and macro aspects that go into laning. It´s an art. Once you listen to this book, you will be aware of things you never really stopped to think about before. If this book doesn´t get you prepared for any possible situation you might face during laning...nothing will. Here are a few of the things you are going to learn once you get the book: The five-step formula to winning every trade in lane, which works 100% of the times How to build up huge advantages over your opponent by capitalizing on the small mistakes they make How to manage the minion waves in the same way Challenger and Pro players do it How to never depend on your jungler´s actions anymore What to do when you are behind in lane, and how to actually come ahead - how to stomp your opponent to the point of completely tilting the whole enemy team How to deal with any possible situation in the laning phase How to abuse your advantage and get the maximum out of every situation Enjoy the progress you are going to experience in your ranked games! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael McHenry. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/064654/bk_acx0_064654_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Finally, the game winning secrets of the world’s best players and streamers revealed... All updated for V3.5! These must be the best kept secrets in Fortnite: Battle Royale! Inside, you’ll find over 101 of them, all easy to understand. From the most common beginner´s mistakes to never before revealed tips, previously known by only the top players on the planet. In this blockbuster 4-in-1 guide, you’ll discover: A secret ramp technique from one of the world’s best, yet unknown players (he’s even beaten Myth 1v1) How to destroy objects and get materials twice as fast as your enemies The 11 defensive-building technique new players must know How to correctly use rotations to conserve building resources and avoid wasting time and energy Metal is the best combat building material? Wrong. How to properly edit structures (most new players get this wrong!) What you need to know about the recently added Turbo Building Feature How to build up and ramp rush your enemies with ease! The #1 defensive-building technique new players must know How to build fast even if you can’t handle high sensitivity - look this up How to use camera angles to your advantage (so simply yet almost no players do this) The ultimate troll move which stops your enemy’s momentum and puts your on the offensive. The undisputed #1 location to land for the best loot 5 completely unknown tips which even pros aren’t aware of! The real difference between the Bolt Action and Scoped AR Sniper - and which one you should choose to ensure more victories! The best weapon combos for close range combat And much more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Zachary Dylan Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115988/bk_acx0_115988_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Taking sides on gun control, Brady ends up in the line of fire. Over drinks one night at his Boston waterfront apartment, goodhearted lawyer Brady Coyne finds himself disagreeing with an old friend about a divisive subject: gun control. Wally Kinnick is no gun nut. But, an environmental activist and hunting expert, he believes so strongly in the right to bear arms that he has come to Boston to testify against an assault weapons ban. When he changes his position at the last minute, he finds himself with a bullet in the gut. Wally is public enemy number one on a recently released list of opponents to the second amendment; Brady is number seven. To keep himself from becoming another trophy on the wall, Brady must find the men who targeted his friend - before the right to bear arms deprives him of his right to live. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Hoye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014820/bk_adbl_014820_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
More than 2,000 years ago the Chinese strategist Sun Tzu advised us to know our enemies. The question has always been how. In A Sense of the Enemy, the historian Zachary Shore demonstrates that leaders can best understand an opponent not simply from his pattern of past behavior, but from his behavior at pattern breaks. Meaningful pattern breaks occur during dramatic deviations from the routine, when the enemy imposes costs upon himself. It´s at these unexpected moments, Shore explains, that successful leaders can learn what makes their rivals truly tick. Shore presents a uniquely revealing history of 20th-century conflict. With vivid, suspenseful prose, he takes us into the minds of statesmen, to see how they in turn tried to enter the minds of others. In the process, he shows how this type of mind-reading, which he calls ´´strategic empathy,´´ shaped matters of war and peace. Mahatma Gandhi, for instance, was an excellent strategic empath. In the wake of a British massacre of unarmed Indian civilians, how did Gandhi know that nonviolence could ever be effective? And what of Gustav Stresemann, the 21-year-old Wunderkind Ph.D., who rose from lobbyist for chocolate makers to Chancellor of Germany. How did he manage to resurrect his nation to great power status after its humiliating loss in World War One? One key to all these leaders´ triumphs came from the enemy´s behavior at pattern breaks. Drawing on research from the cognitive sciences, and tapping multilingual, multinational sources, Shore has crafted an innovative history of the last century´s most pivotal moments, when lives and nations were on the line. Through this curious study of strategic empathy, we gain surprising insights into how great leaders think. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shanet Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015547/bk_adbl_015547_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The opponents: mothers vs. daughters. The battle scene: a boutique changing room. Fashion guru Annie’s well-dressed world is falling apart - first she has lost her legendary sense of style, and now her daughter, Lana, seems to have become her worst enemy. Even her multi-millionairess friend, Svetlana, is having daughter trouble - she’s at war with Elena over their business in New York. A trip to a luxurious Italian spa seems like the perfect way to forget her problems. But celery juice and Pilates can’t solve the disasters that are about to strike.… Will Annie rescue her passion for fashion? And can mothers and daughters ever truly be friends? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Harbour. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001381/bk_rhuk_001381_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Closing with the Enemy picks up where D-Day leaves off. From Normandy through the ´´breakout´´ in France to the German army´s last gasp in the Battle of the Bulge, Michael D. Doubler deals with the deadly business of war - closing with the enemy, fighting and winning battles, taking and holding territory. His study provides a provocative reassessment of how American GIs accomplished these dangerous and costly tasks. Doubler portrays a far more capable and successful American fighting force than previous historians - notably Russell Weigley, Martin Van Creveld, and S. L. A. Marshall - have depicted. True, the GIs weren´t fully prepared or organized for a war in Europe and have often been viewed as inferior to their German opponent. But, Doubler argues that they were more than compensated for this by their ability to learn quickly from mistakes, to adapt in the face of unforeseen obstacles, and to innovate new tactics on the battlefield. This adaptability, Doubler contends, was far more crucial to the American effort than we´ve been led to believe. Fueled by a fiercely democratic and entrepreneurial spirit, GI innovations emerged from every level within the ranks - from the novel employment of conventional weapons and small units to the rapid retraining of troops on the battlefield. Their most dramatic success, however, was with combined arms warfare - the coordinated use of infantry, tanks, artillery, air power, and engineers - in which they perfected the use of air support for ground operations and tank-infantry teams for breaking through enemy strongholds. Doubler argues that, without such ingenuity and imaginative leadership, it would have been impossible to defeat an enemy as well-trained and heavily fortified as the German army the GIs confronted. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mel Foster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/001643/bk_tant_001643_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.