Betabeat Celebrates the Publication of Ryan Holiday's "The Obstacle is the Way"

  • Last night, Betabeat and the New York Observer celebrated the publication of Ryan Holiday’s new book, The Obstacle is the Way: The Ancient Art of Turning Adversity to Advantage.

    About 100 plaid-wearing youngsters, including many start-up types and even a few smokers, enjoyed hair-raisingly strong margaritas and a stunning view atop the McCarren Hotel in Williamsburg.

  • Betabeat celebrates the publication of "The Obstacle is the Way" with author Ryan Holiday

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  • Bassil Yousif, Atea Nurha, Mike T.

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  • Max Cooper, Janine Dupree, Will Hart

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  • Ryan Holiday

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  • Emma Johnson, Ken Kurson

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  • Mike Albanese, Molly Oswarks, Chris Lavergne

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  • Niki Papadopoulos, Ryan Holiday, Michael Malice

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  • Talani Goodson, Ryan Holiday

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  • Nate Kurson performs magic for amazed onlookers.

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  • Betabeat Celebrates the Publication of "The Obstacle is the Way"

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  • Nicole Emanuele, Laura Prangley

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  • Jordyn Taylor, Molly Mulshine, Ken Kurson, Christie Wright, Kara Smoke, Matthew Kassel

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  • Sasha Tcherevkoff, Ryan Holiday and Melanie Berliet

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  • Bryan Chush, Lenny Defranco

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  • Ryan Holiday, Samantha Hoover

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