You have to believe in the secrets if you want to build a better future.
The great secret of our time is that uncharted frontiers still remain to be explored and new inventions to be created. Legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows in Zero to One how we can find singular ways to create those new things.
Thiel begins with the contrary premise we live in an age of technological stagnation, even though we are too distracted to notice by shiny mobile devices. Information technology has been rapidly improving but there is no reason to limit progress to computers or Silicon Valley. Progress can be made in any sector or business area. It comes from the most important skill each leader has to master: learning to think for themselves.
Doing what another already knows how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of a familiar thing. But when you do something new, you're going from 0 to 1. The next Bill Gates isn't going to build an OS. The next search engine will not be made by the Larry Page or Sergey Brin. The champions of tomorrow won't win by competing ruthlessly at the marketplace today. They will entirely escape competition, as their businesses will be unique.
Zero to One at once presents an optimistic view of America's future of progress and a new way of thinking about innovation: it begins by learning to ask the questions that lead you to find value in unexpected places.... Read More