The Resource Zero to one : notes on startups, or how to build the future, Peter Thiel with Blake Masters, (electronic resource)

Zero to one : notes on startups, or how to build the future, Peter Thiel with Blake Masters, (electronic resource)

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Zero to one : notes on startups, or how to build the future
Title
Zero to one
Title remainder
notes on startups, or how to build the future
Statement of responsibility
Peter Thiel with Blake Masters
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "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"--
  • 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 the author 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 he has 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 no one building?
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Thiel, Peter A
Dewey number
685.11
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HD62.5
  • HD62.5
LC item number
.T525 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Masters, Blake G
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  • New business enterprises
  • New products
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Diffusion of innovations
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Small Business
  • Economic Policy
  • Diffusion of innovations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • New business enterprises
  • New products
Label
Zero to one : notes on startups, or how to build the future, Peter Thiel with Blake Masters, (electronic resource)
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http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=F4492788-984A-48AF-8DBD-C31AC04C24C8
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Publication
Note
  • This is an Overdrive title
  • Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
The challenge of the future -- Party like it's 1999 -- All happy companies are different -- The ideology of competition -- Last mover advantage -- You are not a lottery ticket -- Follow the money -- Secrets -- Foundations -- The mechanics of mafia -- If you build it, will they come? -- Man and machine -- Seeing green -- The founder's paradox -- Conclusion: stagnation or singularity
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ocn883266542
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (210 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804139304
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unknown
Other physical details
illustrations
Publisher number
EB00269907
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)883266542
Label
Zero to one : notes on startups, or how to build the future, Peter Thiel with Blake Masters, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=F4492788-984A-48AF-8DBD-C31AC04C24C8
Publication
Note
  • This is an Overdrive title
  • Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
The challenge of the future -- Party like it's 1999 -- All happy companies are different -- The ideology of competition -- Last mover advantage -- You are not a lottery ticket -- Follow the money -- Secrets -- Foundations -- The mechanics of mafia -- If you build it, will they come? -- Man and machine -- Seeing green -- The founder's paradox -- Conclusion: stagnation or singularity
Control code
ocn883266542
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (210 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804139304
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
illustrations
Publisher number
EB00269907
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)883266542

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