Zero To One Overview

Improving on an existing solution takes the world from 1 to n. Creating something brand new takes the world from 0 to 1. Zero to One is about how to build companies that create new things. Peter Thiel calls on entrepreneurs to build valuable businesses around such opportunities to build a better future for everyone.

Zero To One Book Summary 

Who Should Read It

Entrepreneurs, founders, or investors that want to build or invest in valuable businesses. While much of the advice is geared towards innovative startups, many of the insights also apply to small businesses that want to carve out a profitable niche. It’s an inspirational read for anyone interested in business strategy.

About the Authors

Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel is an entrepreneur and investor. He started PayPal in 1998, led it as CEO, and took it public in 2002, defining a new era of fast and secure online commerce. In 2004 he made the first outside investment in Facebook, where he serves as a director. The same year he launched Palantir Technologies, a software company that harnesses computers to empower human analysts in fields like national security and global finance.

Blake Masters

Blake Masters was a student at Stanford Law School in 2012 when his detailed notes on Peter Thiel's class "Computer Science 183: Startup" became an internet sensation. Before writing Zero to One with Peter, Blake co-founded Judicata, a legal research technology startup, and worked at Box and Founders Fund.

Publisher Details

Published By: Currency
Date Published: September 16, 2014
ISBN-13: 978-0804139298