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The Obstacle is the Way: The Ancient Art of Turning Adversity to Advantage Paperback – 27 May 2015

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Profile Trade; Main edition (27 May 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781781251492
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781251492
  • ASIN: 1781251495
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.5 x 19.8 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 222 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 34 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,306 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 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 * 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 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' Praise for Trust Me, I'm Lying: 'A playbook for the dark arts of exploiting the media -- Robert Greene * The 48 Laws of Power * An astonishing, disturbing book * Financial Times *

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Ryan Holiday is a media strategist for notorious clients like Tucker Max and Dov Charney, and worked on the publicity campaign for Tim Ferriss's The 4-Hour Work Week. After dropping out of college at nineteen, he went on to advise bestselling authors and multi-platinum musicians. He is the Director of Marketing at American Apparel and his strategies are used as case studies by Twitter, YouTube and Google. His first book, Trust Me I'm Lying was a Wall Street Journal bestseller. He currently lives in New Orleans.

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