This conversation was recorded in November 2019, when bestselling author Ryan Holiday was invited as a speaker at GPeC Summit, Romania’s largest ecommerce event.
Ryan is one of the most popular writers in the world. He has authored bestsellers such as The Obstacle is the Way, Ego is the Enemy, Trust me, I’m Lying, Conspiracy (my personal favorite) and many other books about human condition and marketing. He shares timeless lessons learned from stoicism that he now uses as a framework for navigating our chaotic modern world.
We talked about mentors, life changing habits, his writing and note-taking process, how to choose what books to read, and more.
You’ll hear us talk about:
How Ryan discovered the philosophy of stoicism
How he prepares before giving a public talk and pre-stage ritual
Why to choose mostly old books, how to look at the return of the investment and when to give up books
What he reads and why
What’s his book notes process and research
The life changing habits that he practices and care limits he imposed
What happens when our identities get tied up in our work
The importance of speaking the truth and being creative
Mentorship and advice to young people looking for a mentor
His website (where you can subscribe to his monthly book recommendations newsletter)
Daily Stoic (for daily stoic wisdom delivered via email)
Follow Ryan Holiday:
GPeC (Andrei and Raluca Radu and their team – for inviting Ryan in Romania)
Ergo (audio edit)
Silent Strike (music intro / outro)
More podcast episodes here.