Zero to One
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Zero to One

Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

Peter Thiel and Blake MastersCrown • 2014

Thiel’s Law

by David Meyer

Peter Thiel offers his eccentric, yet commonsense perspective on business, monopolies, start-ups and collaboration.

Peter Thiel offers his original perspectives on investing, future profits and the venture capital “Power Law.” His illuminating essays began as lectures for his famous class on start-ups at Stanford University.

Thiel – the founder and original CEO of PayPal, the first outside investor in Facebook and a partner in the venture capital Founders Fund – contends that doing what’s already been done takes you on a journey to nowhere, from “1 to n.” But when you create something new, like a business, a product or a work of art, you travel from “0 to 1.”


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