Ego Is the Enemy

Rating: 4.5/5

I’m a big fan of Ryan’s other books The Obstacle is the Way and Trust Me, I’m Lying. I thought Ego Is the Enemy was equally great. I listened to it on audiobook and came away with plenty of solid takeaways. Ryan provides great reminders of how ego gets in the way and why we need to constantly challenge our ego to produce great work. I’ll likely listen to this again (and I plan on ordering a physical copy) to reread on a regular basis.

I listened to this on audiobook so I wasn’t able to take detailed notes. I’ll update this once I read more from the hard copy. In the meantime, here are two quotes I did save.

Ambition means tying your wellbeing to what other people say or do. Sanity means tying it to your own actions. – Marcus Aurelius

Any fool can learn from experience. The trick is to learn from other people’s experience. – Bismarck