The 'Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future' is a revised and updated version of a lecture that Peter Thiel has given on the topic 'Computer Science 183: Startup' back in the spring of 2012. The lecture has had lessons on how to start a company of one's own. The book also consists of Blake Masters', a student of Peter Thiel then, notes on the class that has become an internet sensation. Together, the book is a practical guide on how to take up a bold step of starting up a business.
What The Book Offers
Peter Thiel says, in this book, that the world is living in an age of technological stagnation. In spite of the advancements in the world, he believes that the world is getting richer only marginally by building new products out of the old inventions. The authors say that the world is making a horizontal progress of "1 to n" which means that anything new is just an updated version of what already exists. But true innovators do not follow the suit and make their own path, and that is what he calls a vertical progress of "0 to 1". In future, companies making vertical progress will escape the competition by creating new industries and products, and a new market. This is what the book, 'Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future' offers.
About The Author
Peter Thiel is an American entrepreneur, capitalist, and hedge fund manager. He is the co-founder of 'PayPal' and 'Palantir', and has served as CEO and chairman respectively. In 2004, he became the first outsider investor in Facebook, and in 2011, he was ranked 293 on the Forbes 400 list. He has co-authored 'The Diversity Myth: Multiculturalism and the Politics of Intolerance at Stanford'. Blake Masters is an entrepreneur and a lawyer, who has also been a student in Peter Thiel's class at Stanford. You can order online for the hardcover edition of the book published by Crown Business with the ISBN-10 number of 0804139296 and the ISBN-13 number of 9780804139298.
A revised and updated version of a lecture that Peter Thiel has given on the topic 'Computer Science 183: Startup' back in the spring of 2012
Lessons on how to start a company of one's own
Includes Blake Masters notes that has become an internet sensation
Ideas on making vertical progress rather than horizontal progress
Creating new industries and products, and a new market