Everyone knows there's something fishy about the way the media works these days. Was I a fool or did there used to be more adherence to ethics and accountability for honesty? Ryan Holiday outlines exactly where we went wrong with modern media and shows the faults in a historical context. As far as reliability our media system has regressed 100 years and the web is providing the tools to do it.
We do have the ability to change this though, and just knowing what's wrong helps fix the problem significantly, as new technologies come with a learning curve. Here's the manual.
The beginning of the book outlays a lot of really useful information for how to get noticed in today's world, how to promote an idea or brand (and the shady ways in use today). That's what drew me in, but I stayed for the well put together picture exposing the framework of sham that leads our politics, ads, fun, -our lives- online. In the end it's a bit repetative and feels a touch watered down for page count. Maybe just in comparison to the meaty beginning?Overall I think this is information everyone of voting age NEEDS TO KNOW. If not to understand politics, to understand advertising, culture, and the conversations happening all around you both online and off.
It's nice to hear him speak because it's written from his perspective. He is speaking to you in the book, so you get that added element of his personality that voice brings. If it wasn't narrated by the author I wouldn't care which, but in this case it's a nice bonus to gain a little insight/perspective about who he is.
Yes, I did listen to it all in one sitting.
Interesting, fun, but wow so long. I guess it got a little boring 'cause I didn't finish it. But I got nearly there. Then it started feeling like more of the same I guess. Maybe it was just a dip, maybe the ending is great. Maybe I'll put in those last few hours. Maybe.
Each time the story took a major turn I thought I knew where it was going and anticipated a boring cliche, but it didn't deliver any. Instead it was a journey through a perspective that unfurls and changes with time.Sort of a day in the life, but not your average life, and not just one day.
Tideland? (movie) not plot but sort of perspective style, if it took place near Portland. This book is so Portland.
It's not going on my best of shelf with Dune or anything, but I'd say I got my money's worth and am glad I "read" it.
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