This is the second book in Ryan Holiday’s virtue series.
We covered the first one, Courage Is Calling—which was THE very first book I bought after rebooting the PhilosophersNotes series. Ryan and Penguin Random House sent me a copy of this book as it was coming out. (Thank you, RH/PRH.)
I started reading it the day it arrived. And, here we are.
It’s classic Ryan Holiday—an inspiring distillation of ancient (Stoic!) wisdom brought to life through a broad range of ancient and modern heroes. I loved it. I highly recommend it. (Get a copy of the book .)
If you haven’t checked out our collection of Notes on Ryan’s other great books, I think you’ll enjoy those as well: The Obstacle Is the Way, Ego Is the Enemy, The Daily Stoic and Stillness Is the Key.
As with most of Ryan’s books, this one has three parts. In Part I, we explore discipline of The Exterior (The Body). In Part II, we explore discipline of The Inner Domain (The Temperament). In Part III, we explore discipline of The Magisterial (The Soul).
As you’d expect, the book is packed with Big Ideas. I’m excited to share some of my favorites, so let’s jump straight in!