The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: Ryan Holiday — How to Use Stoicism to Choose Alive Time Over Dead Time (#419)

Please enjoy this transcript of my most recent interview with Ryan Holiday (@RyanHoliday), one of the world’s foremost thinkers and writers on ancient philosophy and its place in modern life. He is a sought-after speaker and strategist and the author of many bestselling books, including The Obstacle Is the Way, Ego Is the Enemy, and The Daily Stoic. …

Ryan Holiday — How to Use Stoicism to Choose Alive Time Over Dead Time (#419)

“Anger is often what pain looks like when it shows itself in public.” — Krista Tippett Ryan Holiday (@RyanHoliday) is one of the world’s foremost thinkers and writers on ancient philosophy and its place in modern life. He is a sought-after speaker and strategist and the author of many bestselling books, including The Obstacle Is the Way, Ego …

28 Ways to Find the Stillness You Need to Thrive

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: The following is a guest post from Ryan Holiday (@RyanHoliday). Ryan is one of the world’s foremost thinkers and writers on ancient philosophy and its place in everyday life. He is a sought-after speaker and strategist and the author of many bestselling books, including The Obstacle Is the Way, Ego Is …

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: Practicing What You Preach (#185)

Please enjoy this transcript of my in-betweenisode with a letter from Stoic heavyweight Seneca the Younger to his friend Lucilius. Transcripts may contain a few typos—with some episodes lasting 2+ hours, it’s difficult to catch some minor errors. Enjoy! Listen to the podcast here or by selecting any of the options below. Listen onApple Podcasts …

How to Succeed in High-Stress Situations (#319)

“A good person dyes events with his own color…and turns whatever happens to his own benefit.” – Seneca From the outside looking in, the last several weeks have been disaster after disaster for me: Death in the family Several deals that have been worked on for 6+ months fell apart at the last minute I …

Stoicism Resources and Recommendations

Stoicism 101 Stoicism 101: A Practical Guide for Entrepreneurs On The Shortness of Life: An Introduction to Seneca Stoicism for Modern Stresses: 5 Lessons from Cato The Practicality of Pessimism: Stoicism as a Productivity System General Philosophy How to Use Philosophy as a Personal Operating System: From Seneca to Musashi Looking to the Dietary Gods: Eating Well According to the Ancients …

Tao of Seneca – Free PDFs

My team and I have been working on this for more than six months, and it’s finally finished!   The Tao of Seneca: Letters from a Stoic Master is a small thank-you gesture to all of you — three volumes of Stoic writing starring Seneca, complete with original illustrations, profiles of modern Stoic figures, interviews, original …

Practicing What You Preach (#185)

“Prove your words by your deeds.” – Seneca the Younger My job is usually to deconstruct world-class performers and tease out their routines and habits you can use. But in this in-betweenisode, I present some short nuggets of practical, tactical philosophy about practicing what you preach. This is a letter from Stoic heavyweight Seneca the …

David Heinemeier Hansson on Digital Security, Company Culture, and the Value of Schooling (#203)

David “DHH” Heinemeier Hansson (@dhh) is the creator of Ruby on Rails, founder and CTO at Basecamp (formerly 37Signals), and the best-selling co-author of Rework and Remote: Office Not Required. Oh, and he went from not having a driver’s license at 25 to winning, at 34, the 24 Hours of Le Mans race, one of …

The Tao of Seneca: Letters from a Stoic Master + On Groundless Fears (Letter 13) (#134)

“It is precisely in times of immunity from care that the soul should toughen itself beforehand for occasions of greater stress, and it is while fortune is kind that it should fortify itself against her violence.” – Seneca the Younger After 10+ years of fantasizing about it, I have turned my favorite writing of all …