Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
by Peter Thiel with Blake Masters
Review by Laura DLP
|Who should read it?||Anyone interested in building a startup or learning about how to create progressive value for the world of tomorrow.|
|What’s it good for?||Helps you think about what types of businesses succeed and why they do so. Also shares some thought-provoking case studies.|
|What isn’t it good for?||This book will not tell you specifically what kind of company to build, rather, it discusses the characteristics of successful businesses and the questions you should ask before/when creating one.|
|How might it help you at work?||When analysing companies that create value, you can’t help but think about the business you work in/own, and if what you’re doing contributes to a better tomorrow–inspiration!|
|Best tip picked up from it?||Many brilliant individuals can be quite extreme/eccentric (think Oedipus and Steve Jobs), so don’t be afraid to stray from the norm and diverge from the beaten path.|
|How easy was it to read/ get into?||Short and sweet with engaging, interesting, and inspiring content.|
|Anything else?||Great to read on the Tube during a commute!|
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