Stephen Hanselman began his career as a bookseller 30 years ago and refined his passion for publishing at Harvard Divinity School, where he served as director of the bookstore. After graduating Harvard in 1986 with a Master of Theological Studies degree, he founded Divinitas Books, a specialty chain and direct-mail operation. After selling his business in 1991, he joined HarperSanFrancisco. This began a 13-year tenure at HarperCollins in a variety of roles including marketing, sales, editorial, and from 1999-2005 as publisher of HarperSanFrancisco. From 2002 to 2005 Steve was group publisher responsible for HarperBusiness, HarperResource, and HSF. Stephen is a co-author of the book, The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Self-Mastery, Perseverance and Wisdom: Featuring New Translations of Seneca, Marcus Aurelius and Epictetus.

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“Some things are in our control and others are not.” – Epictetus @SteveHanselmanMost of what we know about stoicism comes from the writings of the three figures found in this book. @SteveHanselmanVirtue is the source of happiness. @SteveHanselmanWe cannot have our hope based on external things. @SteveHanselmanWe have to focus on the things that are in our control, the decisions and choices that are ours alone to make.  @SteveHanselmanIf you want to get good out of this life, you have to get it from yourself. @SteveHanselmanStoic disciplines help us turn away from the false values we put on external things. @SteveHanselmanThe pursuit of virtue makes us effective in our lives and brings joy in what we experience. @SteveHanselmanThe 4 primary stoic virtues: self-control, courage, justice and wisdom. @SteveHanselmanWhen we work with others we have to see it their way. @SteveHanselmanWe need to continually ask ourselves, ‘To what is my soul committed?’ @SteveHanselmanThere is no virtue in things staying the same, and there is no evil in things changing. @SteveHanselmanToo often we give our time and energy to things we should just say ‘no’ to. @SteveHanselman

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