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

Zero to One Notes on Start Ups or How to Build the Future WHAT VALUABLE COMPANY IS NOBODY BUILDING The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won t make a search engine If you are copying these guys you aren t

  • Title: Zero to One: Notes on Start Ups, or How to Build the Future
  • Author: BlakeMasters Peter Thiel
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • WHAT VALUABLE COMPANY IS NOBODY BUILDING The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won t make a search engine If you are copying these guys, you aren t learning from them It s easier to copy a model than to make something new doing what we already know how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding of something famiWHAT VALUABLE COMPANY IS NOBODY BUILDING The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won t make a search engine If you are copying these guys, you aren t learning from them It s easier to copy a model than to make something new doing what we already know how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding of something familiar Every new creation goes from 0 to 1 This book is about how to get there Peter Thiel has built multiple breakthrough companies, and Zero to One shows how ELON MUSK, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla This book delivers completely new and refreshing ideas on how to create value in the world MARK ZUCKERBERG, CEO of Facebook When a risk taker writes a book, read it In the case of Peter Thiel, read it twice Or, to be safe, three times This is a classic NASSIM NICHOLAS TALEB, author of The Black Swan

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    About “BlakeMasters Peter Thiel

    • BlakeMasters Peter Thiel

      Blake Masters was a student at Stanford Law School in 2012 when his detailed notes on Peter Thiel s class Computer Science 183 Startup became an internet sensation Before writing Zero to One with Peter, Blake co founded Judicata, a legal research technology startup, and worked at Box and Founders Fund He went to Stanford and Stanford Law School, and lives in San Francisco with his wife and baby boy.



    488 thoughts on “Zero to One: Notes on Start Ups, or How to Build the Future

    • 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 ago.'What is something you think is true, but that most people disagree with you on?'My answer at the time (2006) was: 'There is a bubble in housing.' Of course, that was cheating, since I knew this w [...]


    • 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 search engine. And the next Mark Zuckerberg won’t create a social network. If you are copying these guys, you aren’t learning from them.It’s easier to copy a model than to make something new: doing wh [...]


    • 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 something) thus zero to one as opposed to logarithmic and or incremental changes one to n. - He argues that spreading old ways to create wealth around the world will only further globalize the world into [...]


    • 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 contrarian doesn't mean your ideas are new and valuable. Worth reading if you're interested in startups, but be prepared to skim and shake your head. Pros:* Great chapters on how to build a monopoly, approa [...]


    • 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 are engineers, MBAs, or a little bit of both, and of the many other Valley dwellers who claim they want to do a startup without knowing what it will be about!After my dad bought a copy in Taipei I deci [...]


    • 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 and startups is a deep thesis about the relationship between technology, society, and our historical moment. From the beginning, I assumed this was a book written by an MBA or computer scientist, but [...]



    • 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, you will probably want to wear a disguise when procuring a copy of this book. But it's totally worth it.This book is a refinement, with new ideas added, of notes from a class (CS183: Startup) that Mr [...]


    • [Note: this review was written for an advance copy, so there may be minor differences between references made here and in the first edition.]Contrary to my own expectation, I quite enjoyed Peter Thiel's newest book. Though put off by some of Thiel's contrarian (and in some cases, delusionally bullish) opinions, after reading Blake Master's notes from Stanford's CS183, I was pretty excited for their latest collaboration. While the latter half of the book is chock full of startup advice, the first [...]


    • I kind of dismissed Peter Thiel as an idiot after his very public support of President Trump, but that was a mistake.The premise of Zero to One is enlightening. We always think of business in terms of cut-throat competition. But Thiel makes a very convincing argument that most successful businesses avoid competition whenever possible. The natural extension of that is one should only found a business with a clear path to monopoly. For me, at least, it kind of turned everything I thought I knew ab [...]


    • الكتاب صعب و ممل لكنه مفيد و موجه للسوق الغربي حيث الابتكار و الاختراع لان دول العالم الاول تسير في خط تقدم راسي عكس الدول النامية التي تسير في خط افقي و تعتمد على التقليد فقط. التقدم الافقي هو تقليد الدول المتقدمة وهذا ما يسمى بالعولمة اما التقدم الراسي هو التقدم التكنولوجي [...]


    • I'm sorry. I don't know why all the rave. This book is full of pontification and cliche. And sometimes shameless ones. Not to mention the every now and then judgmental categorical commentaries. I had to return the audio book half way thru. Total lack of nutrition.


    • Peter Thiel's book is definitely worthwhile reading.He has some fantastic points about start-ups, working environments for new and small businesses and a strong level of conviction for his methodology and beliefs which is nice to read.That being said, he's self indulgent in parts of this book - perhaps his choice as a self-made billionaire (I don't know) - and more importantly he spends a lot of time focusing on all the great achievements of his inner circle. There is in fact life beyond silicon [...]


    • 3.5 stars. An interesting read with some interesting and thought-provoking insights for tech startups and some not so that just come across as opinionated commentary.


    • Prior to this book, which has received enormous buzz and effusive praise, for whatever reason I thought of Peter Thiel as a stuffy businessman rather than a brilliant thinker. I associated him more with his investing career than his experiences as a founder of Paypal and Palantir. In this book he wears both hats, and he also takes turns as a historian, futurist, and cultural psychologist and anthropologist. His ideas and prescriptions are as wide-ranging as they are concrete and actionable. From [...]


    • “ZERO TO ONE 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 search engine. And the next Mark Zuckerberg won’t create a social network. If you are copying these guys, you aren’t learning from them.”Peter ― Thiel, Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future It is always a useful experience to read the thoughts of a successful entrepreneur and mentor. According to the book [...]


    • Lately Thiel has been in the news and one would expect, based on a cursory examination of his backstory and current infamy, a work of diabolical genius or at the very least one with a bit of an edge. That said, the most surprising part of the book is its extreme banality.


    • I think it's worth reading of you're interested in starting and funding businesses, especially since it's such a quick read. I found PT's thoughts on and defense of monopolies particularly interesting. But I was disappointed by the strength of his argumentation. I expected this book to read like the work of a sharp, keen thinker, but his reasoning throughout the book is actually very sloppy and relies very heavily on cherry picked examples.


    • يعتبر مؤلف الكتاب "بيتر تيل" خريح القانون من جامعة ستانفورد الأمريكة من أشهر رياديي الأعمال والمستثمرين الذين استطاعوا أن يجتازوا انهيار شركات التقنية في أواخر عام 2001م أو ما يسمى بـ فقاعة الدوت-كوم أو شركات الانترنت. أسس بيتر مع آخرين شركة باي بال في عام 1998م قبل أن تنتقل ملكي [...]


    • This book had nothing insightful or unique to offer. I found myself nodding in common sense to many of the points. It reads like college notes (what it is based on) but I would've asked for my 3 credits back. Skip it!


    • Zero to One offers far more than a simple how-to book to successfully survive as a startup. Actually no success stories of survivor companies are similar just as each individual has unique attributes potentially leading them to success; as Peter Thiel puts it, all happy companies are different. Reading Mr. Thiel's story of building PayPal won't make someone a next game changer, but his notes on startups and tech industry in general are good insights to a market generating great amount of wealth [...]


    • Отличная книга, которую уже прочитали и рекомендовали многие мои друзья-предприниматели. Да и успехи компаний Питер Тиля подтверждают, что он сам практикует свои взгляды весьма продуктивно. Данная книга была написана Тилем с одним из его студентов, который внимательно пр [...]


    • One of the most fascinating books I have read in recent months is Peter Thiel's Zero to One. I am not a tech entrepreneur or even starting a new business. But I found Zero to One so thought provoking and interesting, that I bought it after reading a library copy. I found myself frequently recommending the book (consider this your recommendation. Go read it. Now), and any book hat Good should be on my shelf for easy access, referral, and lending. Short and succinct, Peter Thiel's tact seems to ta [...]


    • Thiel is worth hearing out based on his resume alone, and there's logic in his central premises about monopoly (which signals creativity, adds value to the world by providing cool new stuff to buy, and apparently, affords companies the luxury of not being evil) and competition (which signals no profits and a thankless life). His seven factors of startup success make sense in a necessary but not sufficient kind of way, and facetiousness aside, the book goes beyond just having a wildly successful [...]


    • I try to avoid reading books that recently came out because time is the best quality filter for literature. But this book was very highly recommended and I had some free time, so I decided to try it. It blew my mind - ambitious and hopeful, while being skeptical and contrarian at the same time - I finished it in a day. I recently finished Antifragile by Nassim Taleb, which I also recommend, and this book is a little similar in a sense of being contrarian and distrusting status quo-driven establi [...]


    • Дуже хороша книжка. Цікавий погляд на речі. Треба думати глобально і задавати собі правильні запитання.


    • Here's the single best idea I got out of this book: an interview question. Thiel would ask prospective hires, "What is one view you hold on an important matter, shared by few other people?" Responses ranged from the banal, to the flummoxed, to the truly insightful. Clever question.This book is a collection of Silicon Valley business wisdom for the startup world, based on a course that he taught at Stanford in 2012. Its contents would probably startle few people, but is very well written and rich [...]


    • A must read that seems unfinishedThiel's big ideas are spectacular. Brilliant insights about starting small and thinking big. Incisive insights about cleantech. Could have used more examples besides paypal. And doesn't get deeply enough into his biggest idea of all: what do you uniquely believe in?


    • كاتب صاحب خبرة ونجاحات في مجال انشاء الشركات العالمية التي تطمح لتغيير طريقة الحياة حولنا نتعرف في هذا الكتاب على هذه الرؤية النفاذة نحو اسس الشركات الريادية التي تخلق قيمة جديدة .بين لنا الكاتب ان الاحتكار ليس بالضرورة هو الامر السلبي بل الافضل ان تصنع سوق جديد لتشغله وحدك [...]


    • Компании, не занимающие монопольного положения на рынке, предпочитают другой сорт лжи, заявляя: «Мы стоим особняком от всех!» Предприниматели всегда склонны занижать уровень конкуренции — но для стартапа эта ошибка может стать фатальной. Ужасная ошибка — описывая свой р [...]


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