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The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials Into Triumph Hardcover – 1 May 2014

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 201 pages
  • Publisher: Portfolio (1 May 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591846358
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591846352
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 2.1 x 18.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 164,609 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Follow these precepts and you will revolutionize your life. Read this book!
Steven Pressfield, author of The War of Art and Gates of Fire
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
An absolute must-read.
Jimmy Soni, managing editor of Huffington Post, author of Rome s Last Citizen
First came Marcus Aurelius, then Frederick the Great... and now there s you. This surprising book shows you how to craft a life of wonder by embracing obstacles and challenges.
Chris Guillebeau, author of The $100 Startup

"A very, very good book with lots of examples about people who had to overcome great obstacles to have success."
Nick Saban, head football coach at the University of Alabama
In this tight, engaging book, Ryan Holiday shines a bright, powerful light on the path to living and leading well. Read it, learn from it, and get cracking!
Nancy F. Koehn, historian and leadership expert, Harvard Business School
My life has been beset with obstacles. It takes practice (and pain) to surmount them and achieve success. Ryan s book is a how-to guide for just that.
James Altucher, investor and author of Choose Yourself
Ryan Holiday has written a brilliant and engaging book, well beyond his years. . . . It is invaluable.
Honorable Frederic Block, Judge, U.S. District Court
Even though I was familiar with the basis for this book the ancient philosophy of stoicism: overcoming obstacles through the practice of wisdom, courage, self-control, and mindfulness it felt like a revelation when I read it.
Allison K. Hill, Los Angeles Daily News"

"Follow these precepts and you will revolutionize your life. Read this book!"
--Steven Pressfield, author of The War of Art and Gates of Fire
"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
"An absolute must-read."
--Jimmy Soni, managing editor of Huffington Post, author of Rome's Last Citizen
"First came Marcus Aurelius, then Frederick the Great . . . and now there's you. This surprising book shows you how to craft a life of wonder by embracing obstacles and challenges."
--Chris Guillebeau, author of The $100 Startup

"A very, very good book with lots of examples about people who had to overcome great obstacles to have success."
--Nick Saban, head football coach at the University of Alabama
"In this tight, engaging book, Ryan Holiday shines a bright, powerful light on the path to living and leading well. Read it, learn from it, and get cracking!"
--Nancy F. Koehn, historian and leadership expert, Harvard Business School
"My life has been beset with obstacles. It takes practice (and pain) to surmount them and achieve success. Ryan's book is a how-to guide for just that."
--James Altucher, investor and author of Choose Yourself
"Ryan Holiday has written a brilliant and engaging book, well beyond his years. . . . It is invaluable."
--Honorable Frederic Block, Judge, U.S. District Court
"Even though I was familiar with the basis for this book -- the ancient philosophy of stoicism: overcoming obstacles through the practice of wisdom, courage, self-control, and mindfulness -- it felt like a revelation when I read it."
--Allison K. Hill, Los Angeles Daily News

"The book on stoicism that's taking the NFL by storm."
-Sports Illustrated

"Follow these precepts and you will revolutionize your life. Read this book!"
--Steven Pressfield, author of The War of Art and Gates of Fire

"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

"An absolute must-read."
--Jimmy Soni, managing editor of Huffington Post, author of Rome's Last Citizen

"First came Marcus Aurelius, then Frederick the Great . . . and now there's you. This surprising book shows you how to craft a life of wonder by embracing obstacles and challenges."
--Chris Guillebeau, author of The $100 Startup

"A very, very good book with lots of examples about people who had to overcome great obstacles to have success."
--Nick Saban, head football coach at the University of Alabama

"In this tight, engaging book, Ryan Holiday shines a bright, powerful light on the path to living and leading well. Read it, learn from it, and get cracking!"
--Nancy F. Koehn, historian and leadership expert, Harvard Business School

"My life has been beset with obstacles. It takes practice (and pain) to surmount them and achieve success. Ryan's book is a how-to guide for just that."
--James Altucher, investor and author of Choose Yourself

"Ryan Holiday has written a brilliant and engaging book, well beyond his years. . . . It is invaluable."
--Honorable Frederic Block, Judge, U.S. District Court

"Even though I was familiar with the basis for this book -- the ancient philosophy of stoicism: overcoming obstacles through the practice of wisdom, courage, self-control, and mindfulness -- it felt like a revelation when I read it."
--Allison K. Hill, Los Angeles Daily News

About the Author

RYAN HOLIDAY is a bestselling author and media strategist. After dropping out of college at nineteen to apprentice under Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power, he went on to advise many bestselling authors and multiplatinum musicians. He served as director of marketing at American Apparel for many years, where his campaigns have been used as case studies by Twitter, YouTube, and Google and written about in Ad Age, the New York Times, and Fast Company.

His first book, Trust Me I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator--which the Financial Times called an "astonishing, disturbing book"--was a debut bestseller and is now taught in colleges around the world. He is also the author of Growth Hacker Marketing, Ego is the Enemy and The Daily Stoic. He lives in Austin, Texas, and writes for Thought Catalog and the New York Observer.

Visit www.RyanHoliday.net.


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