book review

Book review: “Zero to One” by Blake Masters and Peter Thiel

My favorite quotes:

“ZERO TO ONE 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.”

“In a world of scarce resources, globalization without new technology is unsustainable.”

“In the most dysfunctional organizations, signaling that work is being done becomes a better strategy for career advancement than actually doing work (if this describes your company, you should quit now).”

“CREATIVE MONOPOLY means new products that benefit everybody and sustainable profits for the creator. Competition means no profits for anybody, no meaningful differentiation, and a struggle for survival.”

Rate: 10/10

Book review zero to one

In the current world of business, we evolved to follow a very closed minded set of belief toward success. Those principals preached in schools and universities for decades, has become part of our fundamental way of thinking. Sentences as “Competition is healthy”, ” monopoly’s are bad”, ” if you want to create something new, make a better version of the existing” and “If you are searching for a good investment search for the next Google or Facebook” are all part of the reasons the majority of the businesses of our time fails in the first 3 years.

As a person that is reading a lot of books, I happened to read quite a lot of literature on businesses. Unsurprisingly, the majority of the business, self help, economy and politics book are repeating themselves with small variations. Long ago a Albert Einstein has defined insanity as ” Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”. I heard many people saying this sentence still, nobody understand its practice. After a long period of searching, I finally found something different.

This book is a unique and an enlightening peace of work. Peter Thiel and Blake Masters has created one of the most important books ever written for any person that is searching to practice business, innovation, investment and entrepreneurship. The book is written fluently with real world example, that facilitate practicality. On a personal level I will recommend it to any person that is part of the bureaucratic society.

If you are searching to buy this book click on the link below:

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future


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