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The Resource The obstacle is the way : the timeless art of turning trials into triumph, Ryan Holiday

The obstacle is the way : the timeless art of turning trials into triumph, Ryan Holiday

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The obstacle is the way : the timeless art of turning trials into triumph
Title
The obstacle is the way
Title remainder
the timeless art of turning trials into triumph
Statement of responsibility
Ryan Holiday
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A guide not just for overcoming the obstacles that hold us back-but for using them for great benefit The great Athenian orator Demosthenes was born with a crippling speech impediment and was robbed of his inheritance by cruel guardians. Samuel Zemurray was a poor roadside fruit peddler pitted against the behemoth United Fruit Company. Ulysses S. Grant found himself stuck across the Mississippi river, desperately trying to break into the impenetrable fortress of Vicksburg. These icons and many others throughout history-from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Richard Wright to Steve Jobs-were often placed in nearly impossible situations that turned out to be the platforms for astounding triumphs. They were not exceptionally brilliant, lucky, or gifted. Their success in overcoming extreme obstacles was the result of a timeless set of philosophical principles that great men and women have always followed. Now Ryan Holiday unpacks those lessons and reframes them for today's world, building on the wisdom of the ancient Stoics and a rich trove of examples. He shows us how to turn obstacles into advantages, through controlling our perceptions, swift and energetic action, and true force of will"--
  • "A guide to overcoming adversity by drawing on the wisdom of the ancient Stoics"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holiday, Ryan
Dewey number
158
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF503
LC item number
.H65 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motivation (Psychology)
  • Self-realization
Label
The obstacle is the way : the timeless art of turning trials into triumph, Ryan Holiday
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-195)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
xvi, 201 pages
Isbn
9781591846352
Lccn
2013039949
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 2013039949
  • 1374601
Label
The obstacle is the way : the timeless art of turning trials into triumph, Ryan Holiday
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-195)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
xvi, 201 pages
Isbn
9781591846352
Lccn
2013039949
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 2013039949
  • 1374601

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