Nassim Taleb: "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.”
Elon Musk: “Peter Thiel has built multiple breakthrough companies, and Zero to One shows how.”
Mark Zuckerberg: “This book delivers completely new and refreshing ideas on how to create value in the world.”
Marc Andreessen: "Zero to One is the first book any working or aspiring entrepreneur must read—period."
Patrick O'Shaughnessy: "So much of investing is herd behavior, this will have you thinking different than the crowd."
Ben Horowitz: "Zero To One is a great book. I learned a lot reading it."
One of Max Levchin's answers to 'What's your favourite business book you'd advise to young entrepreneurs?'
One of the books Keith Rabois recommends for entrepreneurs.
One of five business books Chris Dixon recommended on Twitter.
This book was on Sam Altman's bookshelf.
The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In Zero to One, legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things.
Thiel begins with the contrarian premise that we live in an age of technological stagnation, even if we’re too distracted by shiny mobile devices to notice. Information technology has improved rapidly, but there is no reason why progress should be limited to computers or Silicon Valley. Progress can be achieved in any industry or area of business. It comes from the most important skill that every leader must master: learning to think for yourself.
Doing what someone else already knows how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. But when you do something new, you go from 0 to 1. The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. Tomorrow’s champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today’s marketplace. They will escape competition altogether, because their businesses will be unique.
Zero to One presents at once an optimistic view of the future of progress in America and a new way of thinking about innovation: it starts by learning to ask the questions that lead you to find value in unexpected places.