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Zero to One

Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

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Publisher Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“This book delivers completely new and refreshing ideas on how to create value in the world.”—Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta

“Peter Thiel has built multiple breakthrough companies, and Zero to One shows how.”—Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla

The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In Zero to One, legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things.

Thiel begins with the contrarian premise that we live in an age of technological stagnation, even if we’re too distracted by shiny mobile devices to notice. Information technology has improved rapidly, but there is no reason why progress should be limited to computers or Silicon Valley. Progress can be achieved in any industry or area of business. It comes from the most important skill that every leader must master: learning to think for yourself.

Doing what someone else already knows how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. But when you do something new, you go from 0 to 1. The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. Tomorrow’s champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today’s marketplace. They will escape competition altogether, because their businesses will be unique.

Zero to One presents at once an optimistic view of the future of progress in America and a new way of thinking about innovation: it starts by learning to ask the questions that lead you to find value in unexpected places.

GENRE
Business & Personal Finance
RELEASED
2014
September 16
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
224
Pages
PUBLISHER
Crown
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
17.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Xyz4484604 ,

Great insight into successful business

I enjoyed the book thoroughly. It gave me a greater understanding about how successful businesses arise. They don't arise overnight. The thought process and strategy is beautifully described by the author.

John Connor the Reviewer ,

Strong points to consider for any would be founder

Thiel is very opinionated and ready to guide the next startup looking to become a unicorn.

The last couple chapters really lagged though.

Aeatk25 ,

Building the Future: A Manifesto

A main theme in the book is thinking for yourself and looking at the world from first principles. Only then will you be able to see undiscovered secrets (opportunities) in nature or in people to create a company that has no competition and can capture all the value of a market. Thiel goes into great depth and did a great job at explaining the correct mindset entrepreneurs must be in to create not only the next SpaceX, Facebook, and Google, but save the world as well. I cannot stress this enough, do not start or fund a business before reading this book.

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