Thursday, April 5, 7:00 PM
Central Library, 1000 Grand Avenue
Plenty of parking at the lot at 10th and Grand.
Ryan Holiday is a writer, marketer, and media strategist. After dropping out of college at the age of 19, Holiday went on to become the director of marketing for American Apparel. He has since written six books, including The Daily Stoic, Ego is the Enemy, and Trust Me, I’m Lying. Holiday’s creative agency, Brass Check, specializes in working with authors, media companies, and startups. Through Brass Check, Holiday has advised companies such as Google, TASER, and Complex. Holiday now lives on a ranch outside Austin, Texas, where he raises cattle, donkeys, and goats.
One of Holiday’s most popular books is The Daily Stoic, co-authored with Stephen Hanselman. Stoicism is a school of philosophy in which ethics are informed by logic and happiness is derived by accepting the present moment. Stoic philosophers teach that happiness is realized when humans understand we cannot control or rely on external events, only ourselves and our responses. The Daily Stoic offers daily meditations and insights based on this philosophy. Holiday, who has been credited with the increasing modern popularity of stoicism, says these teachings will help you find the serenity, self-knowledge, and resilience you need to live well.
Related LinksHow Ego Makes Business Leaders Less Successful (Forbes)
Podcast: Ryan Holiday on Stoicism and Why Ego is the Enemy (Slate)
Ryan Holiday Wants to Break the Media (Huffington Post)
The Book on Stoicism That’s Taking the NFL By Storm (Sports Illustrated)
Video: Stoic Optimism: Ryan Holiday at TEDxUChicago 2014 (YouTube)
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