Special Edition of Brand Intelligence 5/1:
The Obstacle is the Way with Ryan Holiday


“The impediment to action advances action.
What stands in the way becomes the way.”
-Marcus Aurelius

Screen Shot 2014-04-02 at 12.08.04 PM This is one call you really don’t want to miss. On Thursday May 1st, I’ll be chatting with best-selling author and media strategist, Ryan Holiday about his brand new book, The Obstacle is the Way and what it takes to turn adversity into advantage.

And Ryan should know. After dropping out of college at age nineteen, he apprenticed under Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power, and went on to advise many bestselling authors and multiplatinum musicians. He served as Director of Marketing at American Apparel for many years, and his campaigns were used as case studies by Twitter, YouTube and Google, and written about in AdAge, the New York Times and Fast Company.


On this exclusive edition of Brand Intelligence we’ll talk about:

  • The stoic art of flipping your obstacles upside down and turning them into opportunities
  • The formula that great icons in history from Steve Jobs to John D. Rockefeller to Abraham Lincoln have used to overcome adversity
  • How Ryan uses this approach to overcome his own obstacles
  • The ancient concept of Amor Fati or “love of fate” – we don’t get to choose what happens to us, we can always choose how we feel about it
  • Understand the discipline of perception: how to control your emotions and see things as they are
  • What YOU can do today to tap into your creativity and courage

And much, much more.

Perhaps you are feeling stuck, stymied, frustrated. But it needn’t be this way. There is a formula for success that’s been followed by the icons of history—from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs—a formula that let them turn obstacles into opportunities. Faced with impossible situations, they found the astounding triumphs we all seek.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to learn from one of the brightest minds in marketing, media and leadership today.

Thursday May 1, 2014
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Ryan’s first book, Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator, was a debut bestseller and is now taught in colleges around the world. He is also the author of Growth Hacker Marketing and an editor at large for The New York Observer.


  1. I was not able to attend Ryan Holiday conference, i receive i link the day after, i just tried to listen to it, but it wont run, can you please make it available for me in another format or resend it again, pleaseeeee!
    Thank you a lot

    Carolina Casanova

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