An admirer of the Stoic philosophers – who advocated having patience and succeeding by living an ethical life – Ryan Holiday believes you can find out what you’re capable of doing only when you challenge yourself. In this fast-moving video, Holiday lays out the most enduring lessons – his headlined 12 lessons boil down to four pivotal concepts – he and his wife Samantha Hoover learned while starting and running The Painted Porch bookstore in Bastrop, Texas. Holiday brings his love of books, knowledge of classical philosophy and savvy business sense to bear on start-up challenges. One note: a philosopher and best-selling author like Holiday may find it easier than most people to say his business goals don’t prioritize money.
About the Speaker
Media strategist Ryan Holiday‘s books include Stillness Is the Key, Obstacle Is the Way, Ego Is the Enemy and Courage Is Calling: Fortune Favors the Brave. Owner of The Painted Porch bookstore in Bastrop, Texas, he hosts the podcast The Daily Stoic.
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On Stoicism as a Self-Help Strategy. Ryan Holiday is a writer and media strategist. A prolific author, Holiday has made a name for himself as a modern-day promoter of ancient Stoicism. In his books, short videos, podcasts and newsletters, he offers advice on how Stoic principles can help everyone build more productive, impactful and satisfying […]