The impediment to action advances action.What stands in the way becomes the way. Marcus Aurelius We are 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. These men and women were not exceptionally brilliant, lucky, or gifted. Their success came from timeless philosophical principles laid down by a Roman emperor who struggled to articulate a method for excellence in any and all situations. This book reveals that formula for the first time and shows us how we can turn our own adversity into advantage."
RYAN HOLIDAYRyan Holiday is a media strategist and prominent writer on strategy and business. After dropping out of college at nineteen to apprentice under Robert Greene, author of" The 48 Laws of Power," he went on to advise many bestselling authors and multiplatinum musicians. He served as director of marketing at American Apparel for many years, where his campaigns have been used as case studies by Twitter, YouTube, and Google and written about in "AdAge," the "New York Times," and" Fast Company."His first book, "Trust Me I m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator" which the "Financial Times "called an astonishing, disturbing book was a debut bestseller and is now taught in colleges around the world. He currently lives in Austin, Texas, and writes at RyanHoliday.net and Thought Catalog and for the "New York Observer.""