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Ryan Holiday dropped out of college to spend his early 20’s working for masters of their craft like Robert Greene and Tucker Max. A conversation at a conference turned him on to the world of stoic philosophy and led to the publication of his most recent book The Obstacle is the Way

  • Building a capacity for making terrifying decisions 

  • Recognizing pivotal moments in our own lives

  • How we deal with difficult  moments in our lives

  • Learning to control our perceptions 

  • Making the best out of terrible situations

  • Why our view of people’s lives is flattering

  • The 3 foundations of stoicism: perception, action and will

  • Why limiting our exposure to difficult situations limits our capabilities 

  • The relative nature of adversity 

  • Why there is no life that is free of suffering 


The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph

Meditations (Dover Thrift Editions)

Ryan Holiday is a media strategist and prominent writer on strategy and business. You can follow him on twitter @ryanholiday

Originally aired over 2 years ago.

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