Working Towards Your Telos

Tucker was talking to me about Robert Greene last week and as usual, he gave me some perspective. He said something about the direction in which the books are going – that the apex of the series would be [redacted]. Which is a really subtle but utterly distinct way of thinking about things. I always thought that those were Robert’s books and in each one he’d said everything that he’d had to say and that was it. But Tucker is right. You’ll notice how different Power is from War, and the 50th Law will be another step. And if you look at as Robert struggling to synthesize and make sense of everything he’s learned in his life – getting a little closer each time – everything changes.

Even one of the best in the world is still changing, growing – trying to do justice to their own thoughts. If that can’t teach us humbleness and dedication, then what hope do we have?

Written by Ryan Holiday
Ryan Holiday is the bestselling author of Trust Me, I’m Lying, The Obstacle Is The Way, Ego Is The Enemy, and other books about marketing, culture, and the human condition. His work has been translated into thirty languages and has appeared everywhere from the Columbia Journalism Review to Fast Company. His company, Brass Check, has advised companies such as Google, TASER, and Complex, as well as Grammy Award winning musicians and some of the biggest authors in the world. He lives in Austin, Texas.