Zero to One

Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
Zero to One
Author:
Peter Thiel with Blake Masters
Publication year:
2014
Page count:
195
Topics:
• Business
• Leadership
• Money
Rating:
• Amazon: 4.5 / 5
• Goodreads: 4.1 / 5

Our thoughts on this book

Daniel R. Libby
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Zero to One is loaded with contrarian thinking. It warns against competition, globalization, and social entrepreneurship. I especially liked the stories of Paypal’s founding, the chapter on Secrets, and the many valuable business lessons, including Thiel’s Law: a startup messed up at it’s foundation cannot be fixed. Be prepared for an overwhelming read, this is an ivy-league university course condensed into one power-packed book.