Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

If you want to build a better future, you must believe in secrets.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 o...

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Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future Reviews

  • Nick
    The first book since Antifragile that had me hooked beginning to end. The definite/ indefinite paradigm had me thinking long after the book was finished. Fantastic.Ch. 1 The challenge of the the futureThe first chapter is an introductory piece on the creation of new value (going from nothing to some...
  • Yevgeniy Brikman
    This book fluctuates between brilliance and madness. When it focuses on the mechanics of start ups, it's great. When it focuses on Thiel's philosophies, it's a bit whacky. Thiel enjoys being a contrarian too much. Doing something new and valuable may require being a contrarian, but just being contra...
  • Andrew Garvin
    Having worked with Peter - and the PayPal mafia more generally - for almost 10 years now, I have a unique perspective on Zero to One. Indeed, a lot of the ideas contained within are familiar to me. The launching point for the book is Peter's stock interview question - a question he asked me 8 years ...
  • Todd N
    Even worse than the self-help section of the bookstore, you need to go into the entrepreneur part of the business section of the bookstore to find a copy of this book.Unless you are one of those Twitter jerkoffs who is tweeting about your startup or -- worse -- your insights on the latest VC trends,...
  • Sindy Li
    I heard about this book when it came out and thought that there was no way I would read a book on startups. Not that I don't see great things coming out of some startups, but I am not the only one who has developed a fatigue of the many random startups founded by fellow Silicon Valley dwellers who a...
  • Jacek Ambroziak
    I thoroughly enjoyed the book even if I have found myself in violent disagreement with many of its thoughts. The book opens up with these words."Every moment in business happens only once.The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a sea...
  • Daniel Clausen
    It starts with a simple and elegant thesis: a new idea is a singularity that changes the world. The best paths in business are new and untried. For this reason, there can be no definite road plan toward their creation. Every formula for innovation is new and unique. Buried within a book on business ...

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