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Anybody Read "Trust Me I'm Lying" by Ryan Holiday?

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  1. bpicks

    bpicks Junior Member

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    Is there somewhere you can download it for free?
     
  3. lostpassword

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    h t t p s : / / r a p i d sh     a r e . c     o m / f il e s / 2 0 64367805/trustme.rar?bin=1
    Just do a mass replace the space with nothing using notepad++

    Don't have time to read it so I would appreciate it if somebody leave a review.
     
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    Thanks. Downloaded and converted to PDF and now reading. Its 157 pages long, so its gonna take some time. But from the gist of it, looks like faking to the media to create controversy and thus getting more visibility (or in webmaster's terms, more backlinks to your site).

    Just read through the first 5 pages. I think the discussion should be, has anyone used such a tactic to get visibility.

    However, from a website's perspective, I think it might end up being a flash in the pan (in terms of the traffic you might get), but in the long run, I suppose counting the backlinks would certainly beat any other backlink BST or service ;)
     
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    Faking media? I've read the idea of using controversy before but never considered that.

    Gee, when I saw the title I thought it was going to be about cops. :borladuck
     
  6. Gozpy

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    Many thanks for the copy! :D
     
  7. hassan_isabad_subar

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    I read it recently based on a friend's suggestion... He's another hipster guru that's full of it. Everything he mentions by name as being a huge success was really a giant flop as soon as he touched it, for instance his friends movie that he claims to have made a 'cult' classic made $2 million and cost $7 million (in ryan holiday world, losing $5,000,000 is a victory). Don't expect anything ground breaking out of his book unless you're naive and gullible. My honest opinion is the entire book is broken into two things:

    1) The guy stroking his ego and pleading to readers like an angst ridden teenager that hes special
    2) Him saying everyone's is stupid and he outwitted the world by posting fake blog comments on campaigns that -> no one ever heard about about/no one cared about

    Save yourself the time, it's just another bum with "magic" beans. Considering the guy claims to be playing with big numbers, check his facebook. Garbage car, eating ice cream sundays out of tin foil.
     
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    I saw this thread the other day and glad I found it again. Thanks for the input on this book as from the Amazon page it really looked like an amazing read. I have read a bit about him before as he is a writer for forbes and can imagine the pages are probably of no use but could be thought provocative as to thinking outside the box.

    I have touched on some PR stunts before, 1 has only been reasonably successful into bringing traffic to my main site but did not increase conversions. AT ALL. I definitely would like to explore this avenue more as I believe I am a reasonably good liar.

    This whole post was a lie.
     
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    Giving out an unobscured link because I can post link now

     
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    file not found
     
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    file not found!!any mirror??
     
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    Like lostpassword said, take the original link he posted (with all the spaces) paste into notepad. Go edit > replace all (or cntl+h) and put a space in the find what, and nothing in the replace with. Hit replace all.
    Its like magic.
     
  13. lostpassword

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    file is still up

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    https://rapidshare.com/files/2064367805/trustme.rar?bin=1
     
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    Download parameters invalid - please try again later.
    please shre mediafire mirror pls..
     
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    file down.
     
  16. Goal Line Technology

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    It is over 1 year since it was shared.

    Trust me
    :)
     
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