Ryan Holiday

author of The Obstacle is the Way, Ego is is the Enemy.

bestselling author of Trust Me, I’m Lying; The Obstacle Is the Way; Ego Is the Enemy; Conspiracy and other books about marketing, culture, and the human condition. His work has been translated into over 30 languages and has appeared everywhere from the New York Times to Fast Company. His company, Brass Check, has advised companies such as Google, TASER, and Complex, as well as multiplatinum musicians and some of the biggest authors in the world, including Neil Strauss, Tony Robbins and Tim Ferriss.

Ryan’s books and web presence are often cited as one of the key drivers of the recent resurgence of interest in stoicism among the general public.


For those of us who live our lives in the real world, there is one branch of philosophy created just for us: Stoicism.

It doesn’t concern itself with complicated theories about the world, but with helping us overcome destructive emotions and act on what can be acted upon.

Just like an entrepreneur, it’s built for action, not endless debate.