Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue

In the tradition of Janet Malcolm's THE JOURNALIST AND THE MURDERER and Robert Greene's THE 48 LAWS OF POWER, author Ryan Holiday examines the case that rocked the media world--and the billionaire mastermind behind it

In 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...

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Robert Greene AuthorThis book is the Art of War for any twenty-first century conspirator....A brilliant meditation on strategy, with numerous lessons. (Source)

Marc Andreessen Co-Founder/Andreessen HorowitzStartlingly deep cultural history of conspiracies, examined through the lens of the brutally effective Gawker takedown, with full access to the main players. (Source)

Brian Koppelman Every one of Ryan Holiday’s books is appointment reading for me. If he writes it, I make the time to read it. (Source)

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