The best way to predict the future is to define it. If you want to build the future, then read this book. This book is for all the entrepreneurs that want to launch a startup or are building one. In this book Peter Thiel talks about PayPal the business that he co-founded, the “PayPal mafia”, and many other startups that he participated as an investor and founder.
Peter Thiel tells us what it takes for a startup to be successful in this constantly evolving world. Thiel emphasis a lot that we should be the first ones to take an idea from “zero to one” and revolutionize the world, instead of taking existing ideas and building from existing products. Peter Thiel presents us a very optimistic way of seeing the future, always innovating and always starting from “zero to one”.
Here is a very interesting question that Peter Thiel usually do when interviewing people.
“What important truth do very few people agree with you on?”
What would be your answer to this question?
“Every moment in business happens only once. The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. And the next Mark Zuckerberg won’t create a social network. If you are copying these guys, you aren’t learning from them.” – Peter Thiel