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The Obstacle is the Way: The Ancient Art of Turning Adversity to Advantage Paperback – 4 Jun 2015

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Profile Books; Main edition (4 Jun. 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1781251495
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781251492
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.5 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 221 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,519 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A book for the bedside of every future - and current - leader in the world. (Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power and Mastery)

Ryan Holiday is part Machiavelli, part Ogilvy ... this whiz kid is the secret weapon you've never heard of. (Tim Ferriss The 4-Hour Work Week)

[The book that's] turning the entrepreneurs and the moguls into hard-wired stoics (The Times)

An absolute must-read. A kind of user's manual for life, you will turn to it time and time again and learn to tear through any obstacle and resolve any conflict. (Jimmy Soni, managing editor of Huffington Post, author of Rome's Last Citizen)

The Obstacle is the Way decants in concentrated form the timeless techniques for self-mastery as employed to world-conquering effect by philosophers and men of action from Alexander the Great to Marcus Aurelius to Steve Jobs. Follow these precepts and you will revolutionize your life. As Mr Holiday writes, "It's simple, it's just not easy." Read this book! (Steven Pressfield, bestselling author of 'The War of Art and Gates of Fire')

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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.

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