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      August 1, 2019

      Thursday   5:30 PM

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      Book Club: The Obstacle Is the Way

      “Its many fans include a former governor and movie star (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a hip hop icon (LL Cool J), an Irish tennis pro (James McGee), an NBC sportscaster (Michele Tafoya), and the coaches and players of winning teams like the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Cubs, and University of Texas men’s basketball team.The book draws its inspiration from stoicism, the ancient Greek philosophy of enduring pain or adversity with perseverance and resilience. Stoics focus on the things they can control, let go of everything else, and turn every new obstacle into an opportunity to get better, stronger, tougher. As Marcus Aurelius put it nearly 2000 years ago: “The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” Ryan Holiday shows us how some of the most successful people in history—from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs—have applied stoicism to overcome difficult or even impossible situations. Their embrace of these principles ultimately mattered more than their natural intelligence, talents, or luck.If you’re feeling frustrated, demoralized, or stuck in a rut, this book can help you turn your problems into your biggest advantages. And along the way it will inspire you with dozens of true stories of the greats from every age and era.” Non-Fiction Book Club Overview: Would you like to learn about different ideas, topics, thoughts, opinions and perspectives? If so, the non-fiction book club is for you. Once a month, we will meet to discuss one book for one hour. Most of the books will be available as audiobooks so you can easily listen to them on the way to work. You don’t necessarily have to have read the book - it’s more important that you’re open to discussing the key ideas in it. Also, I will create some slides of the core ideas and put them on the screen.During the conversations, we will answer the questions “what did you like/dislike?”, “what was your key take-away?“ and “how do you think this will influence your actions?“ We will be open to any and all opinions and give everyone a chance to speak (if they would like to). Afterwards, anyone who wishes can go for a coffee, beer or soft drink, but there are no obligations. When: First Thursday of every month, 5:30pm - 6:30pm Where: 20 Office Suits, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2 Free of charge.

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