Sunday, August 4, 2019
Be careful what you wish for.........
Peter Thiel, whom you will also come to know, has famously become associated with one question, which he uses interviews and over long dinners: "What important truth do very few people agree with you on?"
I'll give you mine to close this short preface: Perhaps we have too few conspiracies, not too many. Too little scheming, rather than too much. What would happen if more people took up plotting, coordinating how to eliminate what they believe are negative forces and obstacles, and tried to wield power in an attempt to change the world? We could almost always use more boldness, and less complacency. We could use less telegraphing of our intentions or ambitions and see what secrecy, patience, and planning might accomplish. We could use a little more craziness and disruption, even from the people we disagree with.
This book is my homage to that complicated idea, told in part through the complicated story of one almost unbelievable conspiratorial act.
Please use it wisely.
-Ryan Holiday, from his short preface to Conspiracy: A True Story Of Power, Sex, And A Billionaire's Secret Plot To Destroy A Media Empire