Stillness is the Key (Hardback)

An Ancient Strategy for Modern Life

Ryan Holiday

Slowing down will get you ahead - powerful new wisdom from the bestselling author of Ego is the Enemy

Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller & Wall Street Journal Bestseller

'Whether you are an athlete, an investor, a writer or an entrepreneur, this little but soulful book will open the door to a healthier, less anxious and more productive life and career.' - Arianna Huffington

'Ryan's trilogy of The Obstacle is the Way, Ego is the Enemy and Stillness is the Key are for sure must-reads.' Manu Ginobili, 4x NBA champion and Olympic Gold Medalist

Throughout history, there's been one indelible quality that great leaders, makers, artists and fighters have shared. The Zen Buddhists described it as inner peace, the Stoics called it ataraxia and Ryan Holiday calls it stillness: the ability to be steady, focused and calm in a constantly busy world.

This quality, valued by every major school of thought from Buddha to Seneca, John Stuart Mill to Nietzsche, is urgently necessary today. And, Holiday shows, it is entirely attainable. Just as Winston Churchill used bricklaying as a time to recharge and reflect, or Oprah Winfrey learned deep empathy from her quiet childhood, we can all benefit from stillness to feed into our greater ambitions - whether winning a battle, building a business, or simply finding happiness, peace and self-direction.

Filled with wisdom and examples from historical and contemporary figures, this book shows how to cultivate this quality in your own life. Because stillness is not merely inactivity, but the doorway to the self-mastery, discipline and focus necessary to succeed in this competitive, noisy world.

Publication date: 10/10/2019

£12.99

12.99

ISBN: 9781788162050

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Business & Management

Stillness is the Key (Ebook)

An Ancient Strategy for Modern Life

Ryan Holiday

Slowing down will get you ahead - powerful new wisdom from the bestselling author of Ego is the Enemy

Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller & Wall Street Journal Bestseller

'Whether you are an athlete, an investor, a writer or an entrepreneur, this little but soulful book will open the door to a healthier, less anxious and more productive life and career.' - Arianna Huffington

'Ryan's trilogy of The Obstacle is the Way, Ego is the Enemy and Stillness is the Key are for sure must-reads.' Manu Ginobili, 4x NBA champion and Olympic Gold Medalist

Throughout history, there's been one indelible quality that great leaders, makers, artists and fighters have shared. The Zen Buddhists described it as inner peace, the Stoics called it ataraxia and Ryan Holiday calls it stillness: the ability to be steady, focused and calm in a constantly busy world.

This quality, valued by every major school of thought from Buddha to Seneca, John Stuart Mill to Nietzsche, is urgently necessary today. And, Holiday shows, it is entirely attainable. Just as Winston Churchill used bricklaying as a time to recharge and reflect, or Oprah Winfrey learned deep empathy from her quiet childhood, we can all benefit from stillness to feed into our greater ambitions - whether winning a battle, building a business, or simply finding happiness, peace and self-direction.

Filled with wisdom and examples from historical and contemporary figures, this book shows how to cultivate this quality in your own life. Because stillness is not merely inactivity, but the doorway to the self-mastery, discipline and focus necessary to succeed in this competitive, noisy world.

Publication date: 10/10/2019

£6.99

6.99

ISBN: 9781782835271

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B07QY3CZ9L

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Business & Management

Stillness is the Key (Audiobook)

An Ancient Strategy for Modern Life

Ryan Holiday

Slowing down will get you ahead - powerful new wisdom from the bestselling author of Ego is the Enemy

Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller & Wall Street Journal Bestseller

'Whether you are an athlete, an investor, a writer or an entrepreneur, this little but soulful book will open the door to a healthier, less anxious and more productive life and career.' - Arianna Huffington

'Ryan's trilogy of The Obstacle is the Way, Ego is the Enemy and Stillness is the Key are for sure must-reads.' Manu Ginobili, 4x NBA champion and Olympic Gold Medalist

Throughout history, there's been one indelible quality that great leaders, makers, artists and fighters have shared. The Zen Buddhists described it as inner peace, the Stoics called it ataraxia and Ryan Holiday calls it stillness: the ability to be steady, focused and calm in a constantly busy world.

This quality, valued by every major school of thought from Buddha to Seneca, John Stuart Mill to Nietzsche, is urgently necessary today. And, Holiday shows, it is entirely attainable. Just as Winston Churchill used bricklaying as a time to recharge and reflect, or Oprah Winfrey learned deep empathy from her quiet childhood, we can all benefit from stillness to feed into our greater ambitions - whether winning a battle, building a business, or simply finding happiness, peace and self-direction.

Filled with wisdom and examples from historical and contemporary figures, this book shows how to cultivate this quality in your own life. Because stillness is not merely inactivity, but the doorway to the self-mastery, discipline and focus necessary to succeed in this competitive, noisy world.

Publication date: 10/10/2019

£19.99

19.99

ISBN: 9781782836292

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B07XK9ZLP9

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Business & Management

Stillness is the Key (Paperback)

An Ancient Strategy for Modern Life

Ryan Holiday

The #1 New York Times Bestseller that shows why slowing down is the key to getting ahead

Throughout history, there has been one quality that great leaders, makers, artists and fighters have shared. The Zen Buddhists described it as inner peace, the Stoics called it ataraxia and Ryan Holiday calls it stillness: the ability to be steady, focused and calm in a constantly busy world.

Drawing on a wide range of history's greatest thinkers, Holiday shows us how crucial stillness is, and how it can be cultivated in our own lives today. Just as Winston Churchill, Oprah Winfrey and baseball player Sadaharu Oh have done, we can all benefit from stillness to feed into our greater ambitions - whether building a business or simply finding happiness, peace and self-direction.

Stillness is the key to the self-mastery, discipline and focus necessary to succeed in this competitive, noisy world.

Publication date: 08/10/2020

£9.99

9.99

ISBN: 9781788162067

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Business & Management

Reviews for Stillness is the Key

'The ability to choose the focused inner stillness that Ryan champions is more important than ever.'

Mark Manson #1 Bestselling author, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

'Ryan Holiday is among the most psychologically wise writers I know. ... If you struggle to find your center in the increasingly noisy and frenetic world, then this book is for you.'

Angela Duckworth, bestselling author Grit

'Some authors give advice. Ryan Holiday distills wisdom. This book is a must read.'

Cal Newport, New York Times bestselling author Digital Minimalism

'Don't be fooled. Within the pages of this unassuming little book lie a life-changing idea: that in order to move forward, we must learn to be still. Ryan Holiday has done it again.'

Sophia Amoruso, cofounder and CEO, Girlboss 

'Whether you are an athlete, an investor, a writer or an entrepreneur, this little but soulful book will open the door to a healthier, less anxious and more productive life and career.'

Arianna Huffington 

'Ryan's trilogy of The Obstacle is the Way, Ego is the Enemy and Stillness is the Key are for sure must-reads.'

Manu Ginobili, 4x NBA champion and Olympic Gold Medalist 

'In the world today the dangers are many-most notably, the endless distractions and petty battles that make us act without purpose or direction. In this book, through his masterful synthesis of Eastern and Western philosophy, Ryan Holiday teaches us all how to main­tain our focus and presence of mind amid the sometimes over­whelming conflicts and troubles of twenty-first-century life.'

Robert Greene, New York Times bestselling author The 48 Laws of Power

'A timely, vividly realized reminder to slow down and harness the restorative wonders of serenity.'

Kirkus Reviews 

'Ryan Holiday is one of the brilliant writers and minds of our time. In Stillness Is the Key he gives us the blueprint to clear our minds, re­charge our souls, and reclaim our power.'

Jon Gordon, bestselling author The Energy Bus

'Ryan Holiday is a national treasure and a master in the field of self-mastery. In his most compelling book yet, he has mined both the classical literature of the ancient world and cultural touchstones from Mister Rogers to Tiger Woods, and brought his learnings to us in terms that the frantic, distracted, overcaffeinated modern mind can understand and put to use. Highly recommended.'

Steven Pressfield, bestselling author The War of Art

'Highly recommended. Great read.'

CJ McCollum, Portland Trailblazers 

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Praise for Ryan Holiday:
'[Ryan is a] self-help sage, who is now a sought-after guru to NFL coaches, Olympians, hip-hop stars, and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs . . . [he] translates Stoicism, which had counted emperors and states­men among its adherents during antiquity, into pithy catchphrases and digestible anecdotes for ambitious, twenty-first-century life hackers.

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Alexandra Alter New York Times

'The next Malcolm Gladwell. Ryan Holiday's just brilliant.'

Lance Armstrong 

'Holiday is an out-of-the-box thinker who likes to take chances.'

 New York Times Book Review

'I don't have many rules in life, but one I never break is: If Ryan Holi­day writes a book, I read it as soon as I can get my hands on it.'

Brian Koppelman, screenwriter and director, Rounders, Ocean’s Thirteen, Billions

'Ryan Holiday is one of the most promising young writers of his gen­eration.'

George Raveling, Hall of Fame basketball coach, Nike’s director of international basketball 

Ryan Holiday

Ryan Holiday

Ryan Holiday is one of the world's foremost writers on ancient philosophy and its place in everyday life. His books like The Obstacle Is the Way, Ego Is the Enemy, The Daily Stoic, and the #1 New York Times bestseller Stillness Is the Key have sold millions of copies and been translated into over 30 languages. He lives outside Austin, Texas, with his wife and two boys… and cows and donkeys and goats.

Follow Ryan on Twitter @ryanholiday and visit his website www.ryanholiday.net

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