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

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “This book delivers completely new and refreshing ideas on how to create value in the world.”—Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta




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

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 will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. 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.

From the Publisher

The Economist says, “Zero to One should be read not just by aspiring entrepreneurs.”The Economist says, “Zero to One should be read not just by aspiring entrepreneurs.”

Nassim Nicholas Taleb says, “When a risk taker writes a book, read it. . .This is a classic.”Nassim Nicholas Taleb says, “When a risk taker writes a book, read it. . .This is a classic.”

Derek Thompson at The Atlantic says, "Might be the best business book I've read.”Derek Thompson at The Atlantic says, "Might be the best business book I've read.”

Marc Andreessen says, “Zero to One is the first book any. . .entrepreneur must read—period."Marc Andreessen says, “Zero to One is the first book any. . .entrepreneur must read—period."

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00J6YBOFQ
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Crown Currency; 1st edition (September 16, 2014)
Publication date ‏ : ‎ September 16, 2014
Language ‏ : ‎ English
File size ‏ : ‎ 17802 KB
Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
Print length ‏ : ‎ 213 pages