BOOK CLUB: The Obstacle Is The Way
None of us are immune to facing trouble on our path to achieve our goals. Even the greatest most powerful men have had to learn ways of moving beyond the obstacles set before them. Author, Ryan Holiday delves into this topic and shows how we can learn from our trials using in depth historical reference. From the stoic perspective of Marcus Aurelius, Holiday puts to use practical philosophy, history, and logic to expand on the idea that “The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.”
Ryan Holiday is a media strategist for notorious clients like Tucker Max and Dov Charney. After dropping out of college at 19 to apprentice under the strategist Robert Greene, he went on to advise many bestselling authors and multi-platinum musicians. He is the Director of Marketing at American Apparel, where his work in advertising was internationally known. His strategies are used as case studies by Twitter, YouTube and Google and have been written about in AdAge, The New York Times, Gawker and Fast Company. His first book, Trust Me I’m Lying was a Wall Street.