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READ ´ BOLLYWOODPARKS.CO È Ryan Holiday Ryan Holiday È 1 CHARACTERS READ Conspiracy An NPR Book Concierge Best Book of 2018A stunning story about how power works in the modern age the book the New York Times called one helluva page turner and The Sunday Times of London celebrated as rivetingan astonishing modern media conspiracy that is a fantastic read Pick up the book everyone is talking aboutIn 2007 a short blogpost on Valleywag the Silicon Valley vertical of Gawker Media outed PayPal founder and billionaire investor Peter Thiel as gay Thiel's sexuality had been known to close friends and family but he didn't consider himself a public figure and believed the information was private This post would be the casus belli for a meticulously plotted conspiracy that would end nearly a decade later with a 140 million dollar judgment against Gawker its bankruptcy and with Nick De. Great storytelling unconvinced by the lessonsI generally enjoy Ryan Holiday s writing It is engaging if occasionally repetitive in the tell them what you re going to tell them tell them tell them what you ve told them style This book was even of a page turner than his other books or than what I expected and I found myself incredibly drawn to reading the next page and chapters even as the end was known from the very beginningThat said I came away uite unconvinced by Holiday s thesis about conspiracies and nowhere near as sympathetic towards Thiel as he is As one online reviewer astutely pointed out the tenuous connection to Gamergate is extremely troubling and Holiday missed or deliberately ignored the chance to probe deeper into this My enemy s enemy is my friend Holiday alludes elsewhere in the book yet when it comes to Gamergate he steers clear of any investigation as to whether Thiel or the mysterious Mr A supported or colluded in any way with this terrible movement If true it would be extremely troubling and have now disturbing implications as well for Thiel s subseuent support of Trump Near the end of his book Holiday cites Michelle Obama s we go high uote in order to supposedly argue that taking the ethical high ground is a losing strategy I m sorry but I just don t buy it At the end of the day for all of the intellectual uotes on conspiracy which got fairly annoying at least to this reader and the post hoc rationalizations Thiel was able to do what he did mostly due to his money rather than his secrecy The same secrecy without the deep pockets wouldn t have amounted to very much Yes Gawker s lawyer team seems incompetent in comparison but had they really been up against Hogan s own legal representation without Thiel s backing they would have likely won handily I greatly enjoyed the book in terms of storytelling but came away clearly unconvinced I m one of those ambitious people Holiday refers to in his conclusion I have a strong mission to improve the world But if scheming in the shadows is what s needed to change this world for the better I m not sure I want in No the end does not justify the means Perhaps this resistance is me alone but I doubt it Holiday himself anticipates the fact that his thesis will be controversial Well it certainly is that but his arguments didn t sway me Except maybe to convince me to think about this Which arguably is already Holiday s success as an author

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READ ´ BOLLYWOODPARKS.CO È Ryan Holiday Ryan Holiday È 1 CHARACTERS READ Conspiracy Would Peter's ultimate unmasking as the man who had set it all in motion Why had he done this How had no one discovered it What would this mean for the First Amendment For privacy For cultureIn Holiday's masterful telling of this nearly unbelievable conspiracy informed by interviews with all the key players this case transcends the narrative of how one billionaire took down a media empire or the current state of the free press It's a study in power strategy and one of the most wildly ambitious and successful secret plots in recent memorySome will cheer Gawker's destruction and others will lament it but after reading these pages and seeing the access the author was given no one will deny that there is something ruthless and brilliant about Peter Thiel's shocking attempt to shake up the world. An interesting yarn about an interesting case even though Holiday does his best to make the book like really deep man Holiday is big into Stoicism and boy does that show Just about every chapter opens with a uote from Cicero Marcus Aurelius Machiavelli Lucretius Sun Tzu blah blah blah Basically Holiday is trying to write a Deep Book filled with Deep Thoughts and spends pages and pages waxing rhapsodic about What Is Even A ConspiracyWhy he d choose that angle is beyond me since the subject matter here is interesting enough and you could fill a book just focusing on the personalities of you know the people involved Thiel Denton and Hogan are all fascinating characters and you don t need to remind readers on every page that yes you re a history buff with random uote drops from Greek poets The book isn t bad but ultimately left me feeling dissatisfied like I d spend a bunch of money on a book that decided it needed to educate its readers on what a conspiracy is what it isn t and why that could possibly be important or relevant to this case Spoiler it s not Everyone knows what a conspiracy is

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READ ´ BOLLYWOODPARKS.CO È Ryan Holiday Ryan Holiday È 1 CHARACTERS READ Conspiracy Nton Gawker's CEO and founder out of a job Only later would the world learn that Gawker's demise was not incidental it had been masterminded by ThielFor years Thiel had searched endlessly for a solution to what he'd come to call the Gawker Problem When an unmarked envelope delivered an illegally recorded sex tape of Hogan with his best friend's wife Gawker had seen the chance for millions of pageviews and to say the things that others were afraid to say Thiel saw their publication of the tape as the opportunity he was looking for He would come to pit Hogan against Gawker in a multi year proxy war through the Florida legal system while Gawker remained confidently convinced they would prevail as they had over so many other lawsuit until it was too late The verdict would stun the world and so. Conspiracy is a not particularly concise showcase of Ryan Holiday s maturation as a writer His writing style here is eerily similar to Antonio Garcia Martinez in Chaos Monkeys or generally speaking my own whenever I want to flaunt that I am well readIt also tells one of the most compelling and mind boggling stories of the decade Yes Holiday managed to get exclusive intimate access to Nick Denton the CEO of Gawker Peter Thiel the billionaire that everyone hates now and Hulk Hogan Hulk Hogan The story has this type of complex awesomeness that is beyond descriptives difficult to sell to an outsider I like leaving the storytelling to storytellers because who the hell am I really but trust me when I say it s goodGawker Media was an enterprise that published gossip and speculatory articles and media Real bottom of the barrel stuff that violated a lot of unspoken rules that generated a lot of clicks at the expense of making people feel bad about themselves The premise behind the operation was that they were protected by the First Amendment and that the site helped hold prominent people accountable or something How pathetic were the articles Well a few years ago I discovered that one of my coworkers at the time who had been a college athlete had been written about in Deadspin formerly a Gawker company The Deadspin writer made fun of the guy s name and the fact that he was at the time studying to get a Phd The article s existence made me angry and the 50 comments under it to this day continue to piss me offIf we re going to talk about the media in a book published in February 2018 you know there s no getting away from Donald Trump Thankfully the election is relegated to the tail end of the book In those pages what is expected to be an epic triumph is actually a party that ends at 9 PM for our conspiracists Trump s perceived failure kind of being a bookend to the final act that is not nearly as glamorous as once imaginedBy the time you read this book there s a pretty good chance that you know who won the lawsuit There s a pretty good chance the media has conditioned you to hate Peter Thiel It s a given that you spend time thinking about Donald Trump each day than you do your loved ones At any rate Ryan has put together a story that leaves you basking in that post movie glow Coming soon to a theatre near you


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    [PDF FREE] (Conspiracy) Author Ryan Holiday READ ´ BOLLYWOODPARKS.CO È Ryan Holiday I complain a lot about books and movies being overwritten but “Conspiracy” is the first book in a very long time I wanted to re edit – in book with a marker – and read again Because as long as he’s stayin

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    [PDF FREE] (Conspiracy) Author Ryan Holiday In 2007 a Gawker writer outed Peter Thiel as gay In 2016 after losing a 140 million lawsuit funded by Thiel Gawker

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    [PDF FREE] (Conspiracy) Author Ryan Holiday Conspiracy is a not particularly concise showcase of Ryan Holiday's maturation as a writer His writing style here is eerily similar to Antonio Garcia Martinez in Chaos Monkeys or generally speaking my own whenever I want to

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    READ Conspiracy Ryan Holiday È 1 CHARACTERS READ ´ BOLLYWOODPARKS.CO È Ryan Holiday This was far fascinating than I ever expectedThe short version of the story In 2007 Gawker Media outed Peter Thiel the billionaire investor who founded PayPal Angered by this Thiel embarked on what became a slow patient campaign to destroy Gawker The instrument of his vengeance improbably was Terry Bollea better known as former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan who had launched a suit against Gawker for publis

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    [PDF FREE] (Conspiracy) Author Ryan Holiday I've enjoyed other books by Ryan Holiday I enjoy his stoic approach to things He's a fascinating young man with an interesting if not worldly misguided insight into how things workThis is his first bit of journalism He does

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    [PDF FREE] (Conspiracy) Author Ryan Holiday READ ´ BOLLYWOODPARKS.CO È Ryan Holiday An interesting yarn about an interesting case even though Holiday does his best to make the book like really deep man Holiday is big into Stoicism and boy does that show Just about every chapter opens with a uote from Cicero Marcus Aurelius Machiavelli Lucretius Sun Tzu blah blah blah Basically Holiday is trying to write a Deep Book filled with Deep Thoughts and spends pages and pages waxing rhapsodic about

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    READ Conspiracy [PDF FREE] (Conspiracy) Author Ryan Holiday READ ´ BOLLYWOODPARKS.CO È Ryan Holiday I liked the book I think I would have liked it had it focused on conspiracies in general and used the Gawker trial as one of many case studies Holiday references other conspiracies in history which could have been given chapter treatments And then he could have ended the book with why some conspiracies succeed or fail

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