EO Vancouver - Ryan Holiday
Media Strategist Ryan Holiday will lead us through "Growth Hacking" followed by cocktail hour.
Ego Is the Enemy: How to Change the World By Conquering Yourself
Many of us insist that the main impediment to a full, successful life is the outside world. When in fact, Ryan Holiday insists, the most common enemy lies within: our ego. Early in our careers, it impedes learning and the cultivation of talent. With success, it can blind us to our faults and sow future problems. In failure, it magnifies each blow and makes recovery more difficult. And even the most successful companies can be torn apart by destructive egos—the disease of ‘me’. At every stage, ego holds us back.
In this keynote, adapted from his book Ego Is the Enemy, Holiday draws on a vast array of stories and examples, from literature to philosophy to history. He invokes fascinating figures such as George Marshall, Jackie Robinson, Katharine Graham, Bill Belichick, and Eleanor Roosevelt, who all reached the highest levels of power and success by conquering their own egos. Their strategies and tactics can be ours as well.
In an era that glorifies social media, reality TV, and other forms of shameless self-promotion, the battle against ego must be fought on many fronts. Armed with the lessons in this fascinating and motivational talk, “you will be less invested in the story you tell about your own specialness, and as a result, you will be liberated to accomplish the world-changing work you’ve set out to achieve."