Discussions on book: Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue
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Publisher: Portfolio
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ISBN-10: 0783118457
ISBN-13: 978-0735217645
Pages: 336
Book club: Silicon roller coaster
Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue
There is a good "case study" in the book on the consequences of low financial incentives for employees. The…
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at 12pm on 5/16/2018

There is a good "case study" in the book on the consequences of low financial incentives for employees. The lack of financial incentives for Gawker writers was compensated by giving them freedom to write anything in the fierce competition for page views. This approach served Gawker for long time, until Gawker's management wanted to show a better image of the organization when a trial turned out to be realistic in Hogan's case, however they were unable to change the attitude of their writers with the existing incentive system in place, even facing the risk of the organization's demise.  

A good piece of advice for conspirators: don't use emails, use secure chat with self-destructing messages…
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at 11pm on 5/11/2018

A good piece of advice for conspirators: don't use emails, use secure chat with self-destructing messages instead (Wickr used by Thiel's team). Emails can be subpoenaed as noticed in the book. Thiel's team also used phone communications which was probably ok for their case.

Not sure how absolute Wickr's security is, but Signal app is even more regarded because it's open-source.

And this guy will teach you everything about secure and private life online: The Art of Invisibility: The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe smiley

This story is much cooler than the entire Suits series! A little too much of deliberation of moral dilemmas…
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at 4am on 4/29/2018

This story is much cooler than the entire Suits series! A little too much of deliberation of moral dilemmas, but in overall - a fascinating account of the real conspiracy story executed on grand scale.