The Good Stuff

Zero to One – Peter Thiel

peter thiel

  • avoid extreme world views – extreme pessimists find no point in doing anything and extreme optimists find no need to do anything. They both converge on doing nothing
  • conventional wisdom leads to you competing for something worthless
  • if you ever have to choose between status or substance, choose substance – avoid going with the social proof
  • the world is getting better and better
  • what people think is useless to you
  • figure out businesses where there is no competition – create a monopoly and you will thrive
  • every moment in business happens only once – don’t copy, learn from the ones that were before you
  • you are not a lottery ticket, so don’ behave like one

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