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About the Book:-
Peter Thiel is the co-founder of PayPal and the first outside investor in Facebook. In theSpring of 2012, he gave a lecture course at Stanford for software engineers, calling onthem to think boldly and broadly about how they might use their skills to shape thefuture, and imparting the lessons he has gleaned from his own experience. One of thestudents in that class- Blake Masters- took notes and posted them online. The blogposts became a huge success, with hundreds of thousands of hits, and became the basisfor Zero to One.
We live in an age of technological stagnation, even if we're too distracted by our newmobile devices to notice. Progress has stalled in every industry except computers, andglobalization is hardly the revolution people think it is. It's true that the world can getmarginally richer by building new copies of old inventions, making horizontal progressfrom '1 to n'. But true innovators have nothing to copy. The most valuable companies ofthe future will make vertical progress from '0 to 1', creating entirely new industries andproducts that have never existed before. Zero to One is about how to build thesecompanies.A business book that also provides insight into the world of start-ups from a Silicon Valleyicon, Thiel shows how to pursue your goals using the most important, most difficult, andmost underrated skill in every job or industry: thinking for yourself.
About the Author:-
Peter Thiel is a technology entrepreneur and investor best known for co-founding PayPal.Since then he has co-founded the data analytics firm Palantir Technologies, made the firstoutside investment in Facebook, provided early funding for companies like SpaceX,LinkedIn, Yelp, and Spotify, and established and funds the Thiel Foundation, whichnurtures tomorrow's tech visionaries. He has appeared on 60 Minutes, CNBC, CBS SundayMorning, Bloomberg News and been featured in the New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal,Forbes, Fortune, The Atlantic, USA Today, BusinessWeek, and more.
Blake Masters is co-founder of Judicata, a technology startup that builds tools for legalresearch and analysis. Like Peter, Blake received undergraduate and law degrees fromStanford..