In the spring of , Peter Thiel taught a class called CS Startup, at Stanford. One of the students in Thiel’s class, Blake Masters, posted. The book is based on the notes. It’s also very different. For one thing, it says more (and says it better) in about half the space. The general impact of a more. Notes Essays—Peter Thiel’s CS Startup—Stanford, Spring Here are my.

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What valuable company is nobody building? We have a word for people who claim to know the future: What is your review of Zero to One book?

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Or is it crazy? Play by all the rules? Peter and I finished writing our book. There are four theories about the future of intensive progress. Knowing what 0 to 1 endeavor is worth pursuing is incredibly rare, unique, and tricky. The point is that no one would want to ride in a statistically, probabilistically-informed spaceship. Not sure masteds Peter Thiel is doing so right, but he somehow has every single bblake outlet writing about him now.

Accordingly, they probably underestimate the destruction and singularity theories. So much of the innovation is esoteric and not at all useful.


First, what is valuable? Horizontal or extensive progress basically means copying things that work. But they do support the general sense that the rapid progress of the last years is slowing all too quickly. For starters, we can make the notes considerably better. Most of them lived in essentially stagnant societies; success involved blae value, not creating it. Miles Edward Masters was born three weeks ago.

To ask the question, hopefully, is to answer it. For better or worse—and I actually suspect for worse—one almost invariably needs to go to college and then law school to become a mazters. This has probably been true for most of human history in the past. If 1 to n is so blocked, only 0 to 1 solutions can help.

People can argue about whether that statute is too broad, and whether other laws against, say, murder, would suffice. The second question ensures that you can actually execute on a problem; if not, talk is just that. Second, what can I do?

Here are some shots from his first few days in this world. Everything else will be improved as well. Anyone on a mission tends to want to go from 0 to 1. He just wanted to build a great business. Education mastres fundamentally about going from 1 to n.

Still have a question? Thus the business school case method is more mythical than helpful.


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People believed in the future. By this definition, of course, there were tons of WMDs in Iraq.

The intellectual rephrasing of these questions is: Peter and I have decided to write a book called Zero to One. Median wages have been stagnant since After that, marginal improvements brought by higher income are more or less offset by other factors stress, more hours, etc.

Regardless of which version you buy, people must grapple with the problem of exceptionalism. Some 20, people, believing themselves uniquely gifted, move to Los Angeles every year to become famous actors.

Whether being famous or infamous should be as important as most people seem to think it is highly questionable. Presumably, the ATF would say that a signaling device that is used to launch grenades is no longer a signaling device. Another may be Gumroad, a novel e-commerce company run by year-old Sahil Lavingia. It is the frontier country. These are tough questions. Is it worth reading if you’ve already read the notes?