A conspiracy to build the future.

These are my thoughts on Zero to One by Peter Thiel

Zero to One – Peter Thiel w/ Blake Masters

If you’re an entrepreneur, this book will change you and how you think about running a business. Peter Thiel presents to us a look inside his mind and his thoughts on Start-ups and TRUE entrepreneurship. This book is nothing shy of controversial to the “traditional” business person, but what Peter talks about is pretty ground breaking, enough so to make you stop and go… holy shit this guy makes a ton of sense. This is one of those books that you almost don’t want your competition reading about, but also if you have serious competition, then drop everything you’re doing right now and read chapter 4 of this book, named The Ideology of Competition.

Peter Thiel is no joke here ladies and gentleman. If you don’t already know who he is, google him. I flew through this book so fast, because the ideas he talks about and how he goes about his life and business is just incredibly fascinating. It’s hard to pin down this book in a few sentences because it will change your perspective on growing and building a business within just a few short pages, and that’s just the beginning. I mean, shit, the book is called Zero to One: Notes on startups, or how to build the future. I don’t mean to over inflate my excitement about this book, and for the record I read it several months before writing this review, so my mind has had time to rebuild, but this book is certainly one for the ages. To quote Peter Thiel;

“The best entrepreneurs know this: every great business is built around a secret that’s hidden from the outside. A great company is a conspiracy to change the world; when you share your secret, the recipient becomes a fellow conspirator.”

 

Pretty bold stuff, and rather interesting. I definitely agree with the above statement. Peter even talks in length about the need for technology and adds his own 2 cents on the topic of technology replacing humans or even worse, Artificial Intelligence overthrowing the human race! (like in Terminator, which are awesome movies.)

There are things in this book you won’t agree with though. There are things I don’t agree with either. But it’s hard to argue with the guy who co-founded Paypal and invested in Facebook before most people even knew about it, plus a ton of other things; he clearly beats 99% of people in just shear experience points. Go from zero to one owned copy (or more) of this book if you:

      • Are a serious entrepreneur

      • Want to help build the future

      • Need help with your start up

      • Want to build a monopoly (legally)

      • Love capitalism

      • Just love to read really interesting books about business

      • Want to take over the world

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