Ryan Holiday on Growth Hacking, the College Dilemma and Stoicism

Posted by Jason Ferruggia

RenRadioPromo2014HOLIDAYRyan Holiday gets shit done. I’m talking about a lot of shit. He’s a master of productivity and has accomplished a great deal in his relatively short life.

Holiday left college to study under strategist and best selling author, Robert Greene. (The 48 Laws of Power, Mastery) From there he became the Director of Marketing at American Apparel at the age of 21.

In addition to his writing and his day job, Ryan has gone on to consult for several New York Times bestselling authors. His work has been used as case studies by Twitter, YouTube and Google and he has been written about in AdAge, The New York Times, Gawker and Fast Company.

Today’s podcast topics include:

  • Recap of Jay’s trip to NYC
  • Things that piss Jay off
  • How to give a good pound
  • Jay’s least favorite question
  • Breakdown of the pro’s and cons of high fat and low fat diets
  • Common misconceptions about Paleo dieting
  • Ryan talks growth hacking and how to apply it in every business
  • How to accomplish 10x more in your day
  • How to deal with being a younger boss with older employees
  • Is a college education worth it?
  • How obstacles can help you achieve your goals
  • Ryan’s latest music obsession

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You can find more from Ryan at www.ryanholiday.net and on Twitter at @RyanHoliday.

Notes From This Episode

Be sure to grab a copy of Ryan’s latest book, The Obstacle Is The Way. Also, I highly recommend reading his prior books, Growth Hacker Marketing, and Trust Me I’m Lying.

Today’s podcast was brought to you by Onnit. Go to www.onnit.com/Renegade to get 10% off your order.

When you are in NYC, check out Bobby Flay’s new restaurant Gato. Another restaurant I love in NYC is Hu Kitchen on 14th and 5th.

To find more about Robert Greene and his work, check out his blog.

To learn more about the philosophy of Stoicism, check out Meditations by Marcus Aurelius.


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