Ep. 171 - Ryan Holiday: The Powerful Enemy of Your Success


The James Altucher Show - 2016-06-14


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“You used to be arrogant,” I said.

He didn’t know.

I later decided it’s arrogant to call someone arrogant on your podcast. Or anywhere else.

I had a lot to learn.

It’s a good thing we had 90 minutes left in the studio. And dinner plans after. “I'm sure other people must have told you that around that time,” I said, referring to when we first met a few years ago.

My podcast guest, Ryan Holiday, dropped out of college at age 19. By age 22, he was

“You used to be arrogant,” I said.

He didn’t know.

I later decided it’s arrogant to call someone arrogant on your podcast. Or anywhere else.

I had a lot to learn.

It’s a good thing we had 90 minutes left in the studio. And dinner plans after. “I'm sure other people must have told you that around that time,” I said, referring to when we first met a few years ago.

My podcast guest, Ryan Holiday, dropped out of college at age 19. By age 22, he was the director of marketing for American Apparel. Twitter, YouTube, and Google all use his work as case studies.

Now he’s 28, a writer and owns his own business.

When I sold my first company, it completely destroyed me.

I know where I went wrong. Ryan’s new book, "Ego is the Enemy," helped explain why.

In this episode, I’ll tell you what I learned. And how you can avoid making the same common mistake.

Consider this interview a cheat sheet.

Listen now.


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