Buying Options

Kindle Price: $5.69
includes tax, if applicable

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

<Embed>

Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet or computer – no Kindle device required. Learn more

Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

Using your mobile phone camera, scan the code below and download the Kindle app.

QR code to download the Kindle App

Enter your mobile phone or email address

Processing your request...

By pressing ‘Send link’, you agree to Amazon's Conditions of Use.

You consent to receive an automated text message from or on behalf of Amazon about the Kindle App at your mobile number above. Consent is not a condition of any purchase. Message and data rates may apply.

The Obstacle is the Way: The Ancient Art of Turning Adversity to Advantage (The Way, the Enemy and the Key) by [Ryan Holiday]

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

The Obstacle is the Way: The Ancient Art of Turning Adversity to Advantage (The Way, the Enemy and the Key) Kindle Edition

4.5 out of 5 stars 3,345 ratings
Customers reported quality issues in this eBook. This eBook has: Typos.
The publisher has been notified to correct these issues.
Quality issues reported

Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle
$5.69

Kindle Monthly Deals
Kindle Monthly Deals
New deals each month starting at $1.49. Learn more

Product description

About the Author

Ryan Holiday is a strategist and writer. He dropped out of college at nineteen to appren­tice under Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power, and later served as the director of mar­keting for American Apparel. His company, Brass Check, has advised clients like Google, TASER and Complex, as well as many prominent bestselling authors.

Holiday is bestselling author of Growth Hacker Marketing, The Obstacle is the Way and Ego is the Enemy. His books have been translated into 25 languages and his writing has appeared everywhere from the Columbia Journalism Review to Fast Company. He lives on a small ranch outside Austin, Texas.

Follow Ryan on Twitter @ryanholiday, Facebook/ryanholiday and visit his website www.ryanholiday.net

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review

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 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. 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

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

The best one I've read. Ryan Holiday is brilliant. If I had read The Obstacle Is the Way sooner, a few things might have been different. -- Rory McIlroy, 2x PGA Champion

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

Tremendous! Go buy every book that Ryan Holiday has written. -- John Tesh, host of national radio show Intelligence for Your Life --This text refers to the paperback edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00IX49OS4
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Profile Books; Main edition (1 May 2014)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1319 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 225 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,345 ratings

About the author

Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.

Customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5
3,345 global ratings
How are ratings calculated?

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Read reviews that mention

Top reviews from Australia

Reviewed in Australia on 4 September 2016
Verified Purchase
6 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in Australia on 28 October 2016
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Report abuse
TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Reviewed in Australia on 24 June 2018
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in Australia on 24 May 2014
Verified Purchase
7 people found this helpful
Report abuse
TOP 500 REVIEWER
Reviewed in Australia on 11 November 2017
Verified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in Australia on 19 May 2021
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in Australia on 21 March 2019
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in Australia on 14 February 2017
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Report abuse

Top reviews from other countries

Neil Lucock
2.0 out of 5 stars Best avoided, buy something better
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 9 February 2018
Verified Purchase
210 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Pragmatic Engineer
4.0 out of 5 stars 4* for the novice, 3* for experienced readers
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 1 November 2017
Verified Purchase
59 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Ed
2.0 out of 5 stars An A4 page article would have sufficed
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 September 2018
Verified Purchase
34 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Liam Kelleher
2.0 out of 5 stars Nauseating, limited research and poorly written - made me angry, not stoic
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 8 June 2020
Verified Purchase
16 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Stephen Kent
1.0 out of 5 stars Bilge in book form
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 8 August 2020
Verified Purchase
14 people found this helpful
Report abuse