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The Obstacle is the Way: The Ancient Art of Turning Adversity to Advantage

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We give up too easily. With a simple change of attitude, what seem like insurmountable obstacles become once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Ryan Holiday, who dropped out of college at nineteen to serve as an apprentice to bestselling ‘modern Machiavelli’ Robert Greene and is now a media consultant for billion-dollar brands, draws on the philosophy of the Stoics to guide you in every situation, showing that what blocks our path actually opens one that is new and better. If the competition threatens you, it’s time to be fearless, to display your courage. An impossible deadline becomes a chance to show how dedicated you are. And as Ryan discovered as Director of Marketing for American Apparel, if your brand is generating controversy – it’s also potentially generating publicity. The Stoic philosophy – that what is the way,  the way  can be applied to any problem: it’s a formula invented more than 2,000 years ago, whose effectiveness has been proven in battles and board rooms ever since. From Barack Obama’s ability to overcome obstacles in his election races, to the design of the iPhone, the stoic philosophy has helped its users become world-beaters

Book Description

In business and marketing, Ryan Holiday has done it all, seen it all, and now he’s here to show you … the way. A modern guru who shows the way to turn problems into opportunities.

About the Author

Ryan Holiday is a strategist and writer. He dropped out of college at nineteen to appren­tice under Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power, and later served as the director of mar­keting for American Apparel. His company, Brass Check, has advised clients like Google, TASER and Complex, as well as many prominent bestselling authors. Holiday is bestselling author of Growth Hacker Marketing. The Obstacle is the Way and Ego is the Enemy</i>. His books have been translated into 25 languages and his writing has appeared everywhere from the Columbia Journalism Review Fast Company. He lives on a small ranch outside Austin, Texas. Follow Ryan on Twitter @ryanholiday, Facebook/ryanholiday and visit his website www.ryanholiday.net
  • Publication : ‎ Profile Books
  • Language‏ : ‎ English
  • Pages ‏ : ‎ 224 
  • Binding : Paperback
  • Edition : 2014
  • Condition : New
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1781251487
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1781251485
  • Weight‏ : ‎ 326 g


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