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Peter Thiel vs. Gawker: Ryan Holiday on the Conspiracy that Rocked the Press

  • WeWork Austin 600 Congress Avenue Austin, TX, 78701 United States (map)

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. 

Join us as Bryan Mealer and Ryan Holiday discuss Holiday's new book, Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue. It's 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; refreshments will be served. The first 75 attendees to arrive will be gifted a FREE copy of Conspiracy. RSVP on Meetup.