Zero to One

December 11, 2018 - Comment

What valuable company is nobody building? The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. If you are copying these guys, you aren’t learning from them. It’s easier to copy a model than to make something new: doing what we already know

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What valuable company is nobody building? The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. If you are copying these guys, you aren’t learning from them. It’s easier to copy a model than to make something new: doing what we already know how to do takes the world from 1 to 10, adding more of something familiar.

“Every new creation goes from zero to one. This book is about how to get there. Peter Thiel has built multiple breakthrough companies, and Zero to One shows how.” (Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla)

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Anonymous says:

A new perspective on starting a business & measuring monopoly. A decent read for entrepreneurs The book gives a completely new perspective on how businesses should be run or rather on what basis one should even start a company. Discusses mostly about monopoly – and a definition for it. I have come across this measure of monopoly for the first time. The author emphasizes the importance of salesmen. Says the real selling is when customers are not even aware that the selling is happening. And goes on to sell his product, his current investment to the readers – not sure how many realised this. At the end, there was too much focus on trivial and uninteresting things like how founders are eccentric – may be he wants to show the audience that how cool he is. No credit was given to Sean Parker who introduced Zuckerberg to Thiel – the first major outside investment in Facebook. Instead Parker was portrayed as a villain who didn’t know what he was doing. It ends with a philosophy called Singularity where there is infinite hope for the future. And according to the author, technology is…

Anonymous says:

Must-Read! This is one of those must-read books for everyone, especially for Startups and Entrepreneurs.Entrepreneurship cannot be taught, but this book does put light on the fundamentals of starting a business.

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