Become a ‘digital stoic’ to achieve exponential growth

In the second of three exclusive excerpts from his new book, Banking on Change, James Robert Lay explains four principles and practices that will empower leaders to reclaim presence and focus in the age of AI.

Digital Stoicism is a modern practice rooted in an ancient philosophy that developed in Greece around 300 BC by a Phoenician, Zeno of Citium, whose thinking went on to inspire great Stoic philosophers and leaders like Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius.

But what exactly was this new philosophy about? Of course, there’s much more to it, but the core principle that these Stoics espoused was: you can’t control the outside world, you can only control how your mind responds to the world around you.

Digital Stoicism is not about turning away from technology. Rather, it calls upon us to become more aware of our relationship with technology and particularly our media consumption, both of which carry an outsized and often hidden influence on our innermost beliefs, thoughts, and emotions.

Here’s how to get started:


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