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Zero to One
Notes on Startups, Or How to Build the Future
Blake Masters (Author)
Peter A. Thiel (Author)
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Blake Masters (Author)
Peter A. Thiel (Author)

Hardcover • 224 pages • 5.7 x 8.5 inches • Index

ISBN-13: 978-0804139298

Publication Date: Sep. 16, 2014

Publisher: Crown Business


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Zero to One
Notes on Startups, Or How to Build the Future
Blake Masters (Author)
Peter A. Thiel (Author)
List Price: $27.00
Price: $20.00
Discount: $7.00 (Save 26%)
Title currently out of stock. Please let us know if it is important to you that we restock this title.

Hardcover • 224 pages • 5.7 x 8.5 inches • Index

ISBN-13: 978-0804139298

Publication Date: Sep. 16, 2014

Publisher: Crown Business


Formats
Hardcover (ISBN 978-0804139298)
Click to expandeBooks

Overview

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.

The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. Copying others takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. But when you do something new, you go from 0 to 1. 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.

Contents

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1 – The Challenge of the Future

Chapter 2 – Party Like It’s 1999

Chapter 3 – All Happy Companies Are Different

Chapter 4 – The Ideology of Competition

Chapter 5 – Last Mover Advantage

Chapter 6 – You Are Not a Lottery Ticket

Chapter 7 – Follow the Money

Chapter 8 – Secrets

Chapter 9 – Foundations

Chapter 10 – The Mechanics of Mafia

Chapter 11 – If You Build It, Will They Come?

Chapter 12 – Man and Machine

Chapter 13 – Seeing Green

Chapter 14 – The Founder’s Paradox

Conclusion

Praise

“Crisply written, rational and practical, Zero to One should be read not just by aspiring entrepreneurs but by anyone seeking a thoughtful alternative to the current pervasive gloom about the prospects for the world.”
The Economist

“This book delivers completely new and refreshing ideas on how to create value in the world.”
Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO, Facebook, Inc.

Zero to One is hands-down the best business book ever written!”
George Gilder, author, Wealth and Poverty, Telecosm, and Knowledge and Power

“An extended polemic against stagnation, convention, and uninspired thinking. What Thiel is after is the revitalization of imagination and invention writ large.”
The New Republic

“Might be the best business book I’ve read. The founder of PayPal has written a lucid treatise on capitalism and entrepreneurship.”
Derek Thompson, The Atlantic

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

Zero to One is the first book any working or aspiring entrepreneur must read—period.”
Marc Andreessen, Co-founder, Netscape; Co-founder and General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Zero to One is an important handbook to relentless improvement for big companies and beginning entrepreneurs alike. Read it, accept Peter’s challenge, and build a business beyond expectations.”
Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman and CEO, General Electric Company

“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 Fooled by Randomness and The Black Swan

“Thiel has drawn upon his wide-ranging and idiosyncratic readings in philosophy, history, economics, anthropology, and culture to become perhaps America’s leading public intellectual today”
Fortune

“The first and last business book anyone needs to read; a one in a world of zeroes.”
Neal Stephenson, bestselling author of Snow Crash, The Baroque Cycle, and Cryptonomicon









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