The Daily Stoic - Ryan Holiday & Stephen Hanselman

The Daily Stoic

By Ryan Holiday & Stephen Hanselman

  • Release Date: 2016-10-18
  • Genre: Management & Leadership
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 558 Ratings)

Description

From the team that brought you The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy, a beautiful daily devotional of Stoic meditations—an instant Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestseller.

Why have history's greatest minds—from George Washington to Frederick the Great to Ralph Waldo Emerson, along with today's top performers from Super Bowl-winning football coaches to CEOs and celebrities—embraced the wisdom of the ancient Stoics? Because they realize that the most valuable wisdom is timeless and that philosophy is for living a better life, not a classroom exercise.

The Daily Stoic offers 366 days of Stoic insights and exercises, featuring all-new translations from the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the playwright Seneca, or slave-turned-philosopher Epictetus, as well as lesser-known luminaries like Zeno, Cleanthes, and Musonius Rufus. Every day of the year you'll find one of their pithy, powerful quotations, as well as historical anecdotes, provocative commentary, and a helpful glossary of Greek terms.

By following these teachings over the course of a year (and, indeed, for years to come) you'll find the serenity, self-knowledge, and resilience you need to live well. 

Reviews

  • Terrific

    5
    By AFJ32
    Excellent insights and enlightening
  • A must read !!!

    5
    By ckfsn
    Great Book !!! I read this every year !!!
  • Fantastic way to start each day

    5
    By ACassB
    Great book! Have enjoyed so much and given to others to enjoy. I will read again next year
  • Insightful

    5
    By Taino072000
    Great book to read each day and ponder of the ideas of the Stoic and how it still relates to us today.
  • Daily philosophical advise

    3
    By Tim Jennings
    Daily philosophical advise for life that I lost interest in. I guess I’m not Stoic.
  • Stoicism

    2
    By FighterFlight
    Despite the author's claim that Stoicism is not the unfeeling philosophy we have come to know it as, that is definitely what I found this collection of philosophical quotes to be. If you are looking to affirm your bootstrap moral code that is built on soulless "shoulds", then this is the book for you. There are definitely some classic gems to be mined from these dauntless thinkers.
  • The Daily Stoic

    5
    By Raeanita
    So appreciate your daily words clarifying what is / should be how we live our lives. Thank you.
  • The Daily Stoic

    5
    By bigdaddystoic
    Good stuff, great reading to get you mind right before taking on the day.
  • The greatest help!

    5
    By Rap Mama
    This book helped me get through an incredibly tough time. Control what u can control. Pragmatic, Succinct, proving its not what life throws at u, but how you view it, that u can direct. Helps be in control when Your world is out of control. Get it!
  • Daily Supplement of Wisdom

    5
    By Richard Bakare
    I first encountered the Stoics in my Philosophy classes in college. Our professors focused on more current schools of Philosophy, so Stoicism was only glanced upon. For that reason and others I did not really pick it up again until late in 2016. Looking for something calming and distracting from the political turmoil. Slowly working my way through the Stoic philosophers I eventually landed at Ryan Holiday’s detailed analysis and packaging of Stoicism into a bite sized daily package. Stoicism is a lot to try and take on, almost hinting at a monastic sensibility. You need a guide through it so you don’t end up sitting on a rock disavowing the world in some sort of numbing isolation. The Daily Stoic is just the right type of field manual for those interested in Stoic teachings. It is not just like some New Year’s calendar with a clever quote everyday, though it is read ideally consumed in daily readings over the course of a year. Holiday has carefully structured each month into themes that build upon each other. Quotes and passages from the various Stoics are explained and tied to anecdotal examples from modern life. Moreover, the months are grouped into different aspects of our nexus of control. This approach makes Stoicism approachable and useful for anyone. With all of the incoming noise and chaos of the world only growing in scale, relative to the technology that accelerates the entropic reach of distraction; we need a release valve for all of the building pressure. A little meditation and supplement of The Daily Stoic is the perfect remedy.

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