Zero to One

by Blake Masters

Category: Business & Economics

Book Reviews

  • @J_rob1018 My biz book canon: The Origin of Wealth, Certain to Win, Maverick, Out of the Crisis, Alchemy, Zero To One, 7 Powers, The Intelligent InvestorLink to Tweet
  • Best books to read if you're doing a startup: "Zero to One", by Peter Thiel "The Lean Startup", by Eric Ries "The Art of the Start", by Guy Kawasaki "Hooked", by Nir EyalLink to Tweet
  • When I read Zero to One, I was really taken by his concept of definite & indefinite optimism in industry. Definite optimism is when you believe the future is bright and you can build it. The US government creating NASA and landing on the moon, for example to Tweet
  • 2) Zero to One Another classic business book about innovation. Thiel argues for big leaps rather than incrementalism. What needs to be built that we haven't built yet? This is one of the fundamental questions of web3.Link to Tweet
  • Until the 1970s, the U.S. had a culture of definite optimism. The future is bright because we’re building great things; NASA, highways, etc. Today it’s indefinite optimism, most value is financialization. Companies that make bold bets now rare, like Tesla. to Tweet
  • @jarede It’s a book by Peter Thiel. The excerpts above are from a summary by @AnthonyJCampbel to Tweet
  • I am working on a list of the 100 most impactful books read by curious people. Ten of my most impactful: — “We Were Soldiers…” — “Shoe Dog” — “The Great Gatsby” — “12 Rules” — “Atomic Habits” — “Zero To One” — “Range” — “American Rule” — “Take Ivy” — “Barracoon” 📚👇🏽Link to Tweet
  • @JohnBostick @farnamstreet @HowardMarksBook I re-read that once a year. Have a handful of books I try to come back and read regularly and that is one of them.Link to Tweet
  • @pradologue I remember gifting these 3 books to entire @wingify team: - Zero to One - Beginning of Infinity - What got you here won’t get you there One time, there was a theory going around in @wingify that I’m trying to brainwash people through books :)Link to Tweet
  • Put another way, it’s not that reading Thinking Fast and Slow or Zero to One have no value (both great books!) — rather, I think happiness and competence derive from originality and heterogeneity, and that takes exploring.Link to Tweet
  • @margiki I won’t do justice to the concepts over Twitter. I recommend you read the book. It is one of the most information dense, high ROI books you’ll read and it is short. to Tweet
  • @JamesClear The Practicing Mind Improv Wisdom Inner Game of Tennis Radical Candor Zero to One 5 Love LanguagesLink to Tweet
  • 5. Something Keith learned from Peter Thiel: To scale a startup, you’ll need two things: 1. Become a magnet for talented people 2. Be able to asymmetrically assess other people. Otherwise, you’ll never be able to compete with the incumbents.Link to Tweet
  • @luciocorp @zebulgar @apd4real Read Zero to One. Also see my investment criteria posted on Twitter on Thanksgiving.Link to Tweet

About Book

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 n, adding more of something familiar. Every new creation goes from 0 to 1. 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 ‘This book delivers completely new and refreshing ideas on how to create value in the world.’ MARK ZUCKERBERG, CEO of Facebook ‘When a risk taker writes a book, read it. In the case of Peter Thiel, read it twice. Or, to be safe, three times. This is a classic.’ NASSIM NICHOLAS TALEB, author of The Black Swan

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