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

Comment construire le futur pour lhomme qui a cr PayPal et investi dans Facebook, SpaceX et Linkedin.-Ce livre propose des ides compltement nouvelles et apporte une vritable bouffe dair frais sur une question vitale: comment crer de la valeur en ce monde. Mark Zuckerberg , PDG de Facebook- Peter Thiel a cr plusieurs entreprises rvolutionnaires et dans Zro Un, il nous exp...

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

  • Jason

    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
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  • 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 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
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  • Anna

    “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 notes, this
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  • Otis Chandler

    A fascinating book, great for investing and entrepreneurs. I like how he really focuses on contrarian thinking, and his mental models for it. But only giving it 4 stars because I wish he went deeper there, with more examples. But this quote is gold:

    "The most contrarian thing of all is not to oppose the crowd but to think for yourself."

    Jeff Bezos says this often - to really create something new and innovate, copying others doesn't typically work. What works is Customer Obsession - focusing obses
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  • Undrakh Ganzorig

    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 ...more

  • 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 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
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  • K's Corner

    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.