I love taking systems apart to learn how they work.
I’ve deconstructed cars, appliances, cameras, websites, software and loads of other stuff. Deconstructing is the best way to learn.
It never occured to me to do this with the mainstream media.
This guy did just that. Check out the trailer for his book:
Ryan Holiday’s Media Blitz
The best of his media blitz is in this texturey interview with Chase Jarvis.
Peter Shankman vs. Ryan Holiday
Plus, he does controversy.
Peter Shankman lashed out at him (Shankman is going to punch Holiday Facebook mention?) Unfortunatly, Shankman comes off like the reeling bully who just woke up from a knockout punch delivered from the class nerd.
Who do I side with when one side is saying words like “liar, idiot, liar, liar, liar, don’t spoil it for us” and the other side is rational arguments and requests to further the conversation?
Go with the rational one.
At the Core
At the core of all of this, is that its good to question the way the world works.
If you don’t like what you find; do something about it.
Holiday does that here. I’m excited to read his book.