Ryan Holiday

Author, Writer and Media Strategist

“In any and every situation, no matter how undesirable…we have an opportunity to practice a virtue.”

Ryan Holiday is a media strategist and prominent writer on philosophy, strategy and business.

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 AdAge, the New York Times, and Fast Company.

He is the author of ten books, including 'The Obstacle Is the Way,' 'Ego Is the Enemy', 'The Daily Stoic', 'Conspiracy' and 'Stillness is the Key' - which have sold more than 2 million copies in thirty languages and have a following among NFL coaches, world-class athletes, TV personalities, political leaders, and others around the world.

He spends much of his time on a ranch outside Austin, Texas where he does his writing and works in between raising cattle, donkeys and goats.


Seeing Obstacles as Opportunities
Ryan HolidayFuture You
Ryan Holliday believes that while we don't control what happens to us, we always control our response. And as such, there is no circumstance in which you can't find good in something. In a talk grounded in ancient Stoic philosophy, he asks us to con...

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