Ryan Holiday is a marketing strategy guru and author of books that have sold over two million copies. The books have been translated into several languages and influenced the Houston Astros, the New England Patriots, and Olympic Gold Medalists. They have also inspired military leaders as well as some of the most popular companies like Twitter, Google, and Microsoft.
Ryan focuses on Stoicism, an ancient Roman philosophy that he incorporates into politics, business, entrepreneurship, and sports. Stoicism is about knowing how to respond in every situation in life, despite not being able to control the situation itself. The message contains a blueprint for overcoming difficulties, as well as conquering new challenges, and fighting life’s ups and downs. Many news articles, including The New York Times, and ESPN have highlighted speaker Ryan Holiday ‘s work. He also has numerous A-list celebrities among his clients and fans.
Ryan began his marketing career at 21 as American Apparel’s Director of Marketing. In 2012, he was the first to uncover the enormous revenue-generating possibilities in the global media system, with his book, Trust Me, I’m Lying. Many startups and Fortune 500 corporations have found value in his second book Growth Hacker Marketing. Both of his books are studied in colleges. Furthermore, his book, Conspiracy, is currently being developed into a major motion picture.
Conspiracy illustrates how outdated traditional marketing approaches are no longer effective, and why growth hacking is a more productive and cost-efficient approach in today’s market. Inc. Magazine included Conspiracy in their top ten marketing books list of 2014.
Additionally, Ryan is the internationally best-selling author of The Obstacle Is the Way, Stillness is the Key. He also wrote The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living.