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Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future (edition 2014)

by Peter Thiel (Author)

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Title:Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
Authors:Peter Thiel (Author)
Info:Crown Business (2014), Edition: 1st, 224 pages
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Excellent summary of important points for a successful start-up ( )
  starkravingmad | Feb 8, 2019 |
'read' the audiobook.
Peter Thiel makes some cogent points but I didn't believe everything and some parts were a little bit wrong (regarding AI for example). ( )
  scottkirkwood | Dec 4, 2018 |
Not impressed. The author cited many obvious examples of leading companies such as Google, Apple and Amazon and how they monopolize the market. This doesn't really teach us how to build a small company.

There are controversial tips in this book too like cater to the small market first (instead of general market). This tip only applies to large Internet startup (already has reach of millions people on the internet) and they can focus on a niche market more easily. Other companies such as f and b probably needs to reach out to as many people as they can.

The first half of the book is Peter Thiel's opinions on business. The second half contains tips to manage a startup, mainly Internet startups.

Then he also talk about obvious stuff like finding a good team and man vs machine. He also talk about his own company.

Not a recommended read. There are better books on startups or marketing. ( )
  Jason.Ong.Wicky | Oct 9, 2018 |
This book is for everyone who wishes to become entrepreneur or is a budding entrepreneur. Success does not comes easy and this book explains what it takes to become successful. The examples from the lives of different entrepreneur's are encouraging and eye opener. Loved the book. ( )
  nalinisriv | Jun 11, 2018 |
Certes, il est plus simple de copier un modèle que d'inventer quelque chose de neuf. Faire ce qu'on sait déjà faire mène le monde de 1 à n en y ajoutant un élément déjà connu.
  ACParakou | May 30, 2018 |
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  矽谷傳奇創業家、PayPal創辦人 彼得‧提爾 第一手分享

  複製別人的模式比創新事物容易。
  做大家都知道怎麼做的事、提供更多熟悉的東西,這是由1到n。
  不過如果只複製前人的路,就無法學習到他們的精髓。
  創新是由0到1。創新獨一無二,創新的時機與開創出的結果也是新鮮奇特的。
  這本書講的就是創新的秘密。

  這不只是一本商業書,它將帶領你穿越歷史,從哲學、經濟、商業等多元角度,解讀世界的發展脈絡,進一步分析彼得‧提爾創業的心法與思考的角度,期盼帶給讀者超越學術限制、了解更多現實世界運轉的邏輯與經驗分享,幫助你思考從0到1的秘密,從秘密中發掘機會。

  彼得‧提爾(Peter Thiel)是PayPal和Palantir共同創辦人,臉書第一位外部投資人,率先注資Yelp、LinkedIn、SpaceX、Spotify、Airbnb等新創企業。他念哲學與法律,卻在科技、創投世界大放異彩;成立提爾獎學金,鼓勵年輕人休學創業,激發自己的潛力。

  提爾獨特的邏輯與眼光,帶你在意想不到之處發現價值。

  這不是一般的商業書。看了這本書,你會學到:

  ‧「精實創業」(lean startup)錯在哪裡;
  ‧莎士比亞和馬克思如何預言衝突;
  ‧「非理性繁榮」(irrational exuberance)在什麼時候是理性的;
  ‧機器為什麼是人類的朋友,而不是敵人;
  ‧托爾斯泰給新創事業什麼啟示;
  ‧嬉皮式的思考與恐怖分子有什麼類似之處;
  ‧美國人為什麼誤解中國;
  ‧特斯拉如何吸引李奧納多‧狄卡皮歐;
  ‧比爾蓋茲為何從科技業退休;
  ‧「破壞」(disruption)有什麼問題;
  ‧嬰兒潮世代給我們什麼錯覺;
  ‧哪些話我們以為是愛因斯坦說的,其實不是;
  ‧矽谷休閒裝扮背後代表的意義是什麼;
  ‧為什麼「失敗很好」的想法是錯誤的。

  在新科技劇烈改變世界的今日,
  想要成功,你必須在一切發生之前研究結局。
  你必須質疑你的構想,從零開始重新思考。
  從0到1,為自己創造無限機會與價值!

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  這本書傳達前所未見、耳目一新的觀念,教導如何在世界上創造價值。-臉書(Facebook)執行長 馬克‧祖克伯格(Mark Zuckerberg)

  彼得‧提爾打造多家異軍突起的公司,《從0到1》說明他到底是如何做到的。-特斯拉汽車(Tesla)執行長 伊隆‧馬斯克(Elon Musk)

  《從0到1》是大企業要不斷改進提升的重要手冊,才起步的新創事業也同樣適用。翻開閱讀,接受彼得‧提爾的挑戰,開創超乎期待的事業。-奇異公司(GE)董事長 傑夫‧伊梅特(Jeff Immelt)

  《從0到1》是每個想要創業與正在創業的人,都必須優先閱讀的一本書。不可錯過。-網景(Netscape)創辦人 馬克‧安德森(Marc Andreessen)

  這本書是每個人都必讀的第一本、也是最後一本商業著作。在充滿零的世界,這本書是唯一的一。-著名科幻小說家 尼爾‧史蒂芬森(Neal Stephenson)

  彼得‧提爾除了是成就非凡的創業家和投資人,他也是這個時代的公共知識份子領袖,閱讀這本書,你就能一探他為何能夠引領思潮。-暢銷書《大停滯》作者 泰勒‧柯文(Tyler Cowen)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0804139296, Hardcover)

Silicon Valley legend Peter Thiel’s vision for building the companies of the future.
 
In Spring 2012, students at Stanford University packed a lecture hall to hear Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel teach a course called “Computer Science 183: Startup.” Thiel told the class everything he knows about starting a company, going beyond the basics of running a business to answer the much harder question of how to find value where other people do not see it.
 
Now Thiel and former student Blake Masters, whose notes on the class became an internet sensation, have revised, updated, and expanded on the best parts of the lectures. The result is this unique book: simultaneously an insider’s view of Silicon Valley, a practical guide for thinking about business, and a contrarian vision of the future.
 
Thiel starts from the bold premise that we live in an age of technological stagnation, even if we’re too distracted by our new mobile devices to notice. Progress has stalled in every industry except computers, and globalization is hardly the revolution people think it is. It’s true that the world can get marginally richer by building new copies of old inventions, making horizontal progress from “1 to n.” But true innovators have nothing to copy. The most valuable companies of the future will make vertical progress from “0 to 1,” creating entirely new industries and products that have never existed before. Zero to One is about how to build these companies.
 
Tomorrow’s champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today’s marketplace. They will escape competition altogether, because their businesses will be unique. In today’s post-internet bubble world, conventional wisdom dictates that all the good ideas are taken, and the economy becomes a tournament in which everyone competes to reach the top. Zero to One shows how to quit the zero-sum tournament by finding an untapped market, creating a new product, and quickly scaling up a monopoly business that captures lasting value.
 
Planning an escape from competition is essential for every business and every individual, not just for technology startups. The greatest secret of the modern era is that there are still unique frontiers to explore and new problems to solve. Zero to One shows how to pursue them using the most important, most difficult, and most underrated skill in every job or industry: thinking for yourself.
 
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"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. 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 n, adding more of something familiar. But every time we create something new, we go from 0 to 1. The act of creation is singular, as is the moment of creation, and the result is something fresh and strange. Zero to One is about how to build companies that create new things. It draws on everything I've learned directly as a co-founder of PayPal and Palantir and then an investor in hundreds of startups, including Facebook and SpaceX. The single most powerful pattern I have noticed is that successful people find value in unexpected places, and they do this by thinking about business from first principles instead of formulas. Ask not, what would Mark do? Ask: WHAT VALUABLE COMPANY IS NOBODY BUILDING? "-- "Thiel starts from the bold premise that we live in an age of technological stagnation, even if we're too distracted by our new mobile devices to notice. Progress has stalled in every industry except computers, and globalization is hardly the revolution people think it is. It's true that the world can get marginally richer by building new copies of old inventions, making horizontal progress from "1 to n." But true innovators have nothing to copy. The most valuable companies of the future will make vertical progress from "0 to 1," creating entirely new industries and products that have never existed before. Zero to One is about how to build these companies. Tomorrow's champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today's marketplace. They will escape competition altogether, because their businesses will be unique. In today's post-internet bubble world, conventional wisdom dictates that all the good ideas are taken, and the economy becomes a tournament in which everyone competes to reach the top. Zero to One shows how to quit the zero-sum tournament by finding an untapped market, creating a new product, and quickly scaling up a monopoly business that captures lasting value. Planning an escape from competition is essential for every business and every individual, not just for technology startups. The greatest secret of the modern era is that there are still unique frontiers to explore and new problems to solve. Zero to One shows how to pursue them using the most important, most difficult, and most underrated skill in every job or industry: thinking for yourself"--… (more)

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