331 - Ryan Holiday: Behind the Conspiracy: A Deeper Look at THE Most Surreal Conspiracy of Modern Day


The James Altucher Show - 2018-03-20


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Ryan Holiday had access a surreal conspiracy. Probably THE most surreal conspiracy of modern day. And he wrote about it in his new book, “Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue” It’s a narrative nonfiction, which is new for Ryan. And that’s what makes it the best book he’s ever written. In this interview, Ryan tells us how he unraveled a conspiracy and why it was the hardest book he’s ever written. He also quotes a handful of Stoics, something I

Ryan Holiday had access a surreal conspiracy. Probably THE most surreal conspiracy of modern day. And he wrote about it in his new book, “Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue” It’s a narrative nonfiction, which is new for Ryan. And that’s what makes it the best book he’s ever written. In this interview, Ryan tells us how he unraveled a conspiracy and why it was the hardest book he’s ever written. He also quotes a handful of Stoics, something I’ll always appreciate about having Ryan on the show.

Show Notes: 

Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue” by Ryan Holiday


"Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work that Lasts” by Ryan Holiday

Ego Is the Enemy" by Ryan Holiday

The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living“ by Ryan Holiday

The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph“ by Ryan Holiday

Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator“ by Ryan Holiday

Growth Hacker Marketing: A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising“ by Ryan Holiday

Also, I highly recommend Ryan’s reading list newsletter. And his daily email, which I read every day “The Daily Stoic

In the beginning, you'll hear me mention my interview with Amy Morin author of “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do: Take Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face Your Fears, and Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success

My interview with Peter Thiel (Ep. 43 - "What The Future Looks Like")

Zero to One by Peter Thiel

Philosophy: the straw man argument vs the steel man argument

My interview with Jordan Peterson - “12 Rules for Life: A Solution to Suffering” 


Peter Thiel’s “7 questions” (he wrote about these in his book, “Zero to One,” but you can also read about them here on Medium


Eric Weinstein, President of Thiel Capital

"The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas

Uber co-founder, Travis Kalanick

"The 48 Laws of Power" by Robert Greene

"Mastery" by Robert Greene


Breitbart

Peter Thiel’s speech at the Republican Convention (you can watch it on YouTube here)

Ryan Holiday’s open letter “Dear Dad, Please Don’t Vote for Trump” 

Matt Levine (Bloomberg columnist who Ryan reads)

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