Peter Thiel

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

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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 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…
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    Imran Baghirovshared an impression4 years ago
    👍Worth reading

    Very good book with intensive insights coming from real experience. Can be read on one breath.

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    💡Learnt A Lot

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Quotes

    exAspArkhas quoted5 years ago
    1. The Engineering Question
    Can you create breakthrough technology instead of incremental improvements?
    2. The Timing Question
    Is now the right time to start your particular business?
    3. The Monopoly Question
    Are you starting with a big share of a small market?
    4. The People Question
    Do you have the right team?
    5. The Distribution Question
    Do you have a way to not just create but deliver your product?
    6. The Durability Question
    Will your market position be defensible 10 and 20 years into the future?
    7. The Secret Question
    Have you identified a unique opportunity that others don’t see?
    Hasyemi Rafsanjani Asyarihas quoted4 years ago
    . The Engineering Question
    Can you create breakthrough technology instead of incremental improvements?
    2. The Timing Question
    Is now the right time to start your particular business?
    3. The Monopoly Question
    Are you starting with a big share of a small market?
    4. The People Question
    Do you have the right team?
    5. The Distribution Question
    Do you have a way to not just create but deliver your product?
    6. The Durability Question
    Will your market position be defensible 10 and 20 years into the future?
    7. The Secret Question
    Have you identified a unique opportunity that others don’t see?
    Vasily Betinhas quoted6 years ago
    Second is risk aversion. People are scared of secrets because they are scared of being wrong

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