Ryan Holiday is the internationally bestselling author of Ego Is the Enemy and The Obstacle Is The Way. Before joining the New York Observer as media columnist, Holiday was the director of marketing for American Apparel. His creative agency has advised clients like Google, TASER, and Complex, as well as many prominent bestselling authors, including Neil Strauss, Tony Robbins, and Tim Ferriss.
Holiday’s new book, Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue, is a masterful telling of the fascinating battle between popular gossip website Gawker and Silicon Valley titan Peter Thiel — an (almost) unbelievable saga that led to Gawker’s ultimate demise. 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 memory.
Attendance is free, breakfast bites and refreshments will be served. RSVP on Meetup; the first 80 attendees to arrive will be gifted a free copy of Conspiracy.