Ralph Waldo Emerson's Self Reliance: A modern-day interpretation of a self-help classic

Ralph Waldo Emerson's Self Reliance: A modern-day interpretation of a self-help classic

by Andrew Holmes

NOOK Book(eBook)

$7.99 $8.95 Save 11% Current price is $7.99, Original price is $8.95. You Save 11%.
Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
Want a NOOK ? Explore Now

Overview

Ralph Waldo Emerson's Self Reliance: A modern-day interpretation of a self-help classic by Andrew Holmes

Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American transcendentalist philosopher and essayist. Between 1836 and 1837 he presented a series of lectures on the philosophy of history at Boston’s Masonic Temple. Many of the ideas expressed in these lectures were later used in Self-Reliance, first published in 1841, in which Emerson illustrated the need for each individual to avoid conformity and to follow his or her own instincts. Andrew Holmes’ interpretation of Self-Reliance illustrates the timeless nature of Emerson’s insights using twenty-first century examples. Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Self-Reliance is an entertaining and eye-opening accompaniment to a true self-help classic. Today’s readers will discover: • How to recognise in every work of genius their own rejected thoughts; • Why imitation is suicide and envy is ignorance; • How to recognise the foolish face of praise; • How to learn self-trust; • That nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Full of wise advice from one of America’s greatest nineteenth-century thinkers, Self-Reliance continues to open our eyes to our potential and show us how to take control of our lives. Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Self-Reliance is not a substitute for the original. Its purpose is simply to illustrate the timeless nature of Emerson’s insights into human nature by bringing them to life in a contemporary context. Andrew Holmes’ brilliant reworking of Self Reliance is an entertaining and highly practical guide to one of the most influential self-help books of all time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781908189592
Publisher: Infinite Ideas Ltd
Publication date: 01/17/2011
Series: Infinite Success
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 120
File size: 774 KB

About the Author

Andrew Holmes is a senior executive with significant cross functional, cross sector and global experience coupled with a hybrid skill set covering consulting IT, change management and complex programme delivery. He has worked in a variety of organizations and industries for the last twenty-five years and has been a civil servant, IT professional, project and programme manager, and management consultant.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews