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Zero to One Audiobook

Zero to One

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Publisher's Summary

What valuable company is nobody building? The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won't make a search engine. If you are copying these guys, you aren't learning from them. It's easier to copy a model than to make something new: doing what we already know how to do takes the world from 1 to 10, adding more of something familiar.

"Every new creation goes from zero to one. This book is about how to get there. Peter Thiel has built multiple breakthrough companies, and Zero to One shows how." (Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla)

©2014 Peter Thiel (P)2014 Random House Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"This book delivers completely new and refreshing ideas on how to create value in the world." (Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook)
"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." (Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan)

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    Andrew 06/07/2015
    Andrew 06/07/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "OK, partly useful"

    Probably useful as a first business book, anyone that has studied this area before maybe a little disappointed.

    The most interesting part of the book were the insights into Peter Thiels thinking.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joel 29/11/2016
    Joel 29/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Good content but a little dry"

    Content and concepts are good however the narrator is write dry and is hard to listen to for long periods

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    Sharlene 06/11/2016
    Sharlene 06/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Insight without the lecture"

    I found this really interesting and easy to listen to. Not overpowering or condescending or all knowing .... insightful :)

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    carl 31/10/2016
    carl 31/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Refreshingly out of the box and in a hoodie."

    How big bold plans have lost ground and a path to reclaiming such thinking. Answers to who is doing it and why.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Grischenko 10/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "The book is worth spending your time on"

    great story and heaps of facts from co-founder of PayPal and serial investor. It gives new perspective on competition and explains why every enterprenuor need to strive to be a monopolist. start small, be superior and critical to conventional thinking.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Vanvisa 10/08/2016
    Vanvisa 10/08/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book for startup founders and cofounders!"

    I really like the part where Peter writes about competition. Having competitiors helps motivate employees.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Hugh D. Macfarlane East Malvern, VIC Australia 28/03/2016
    Hugh D. Macfarlane East Malvern, VIC Australia 28/03/2016 Member Since 2015

    author of The Leaky Funnel

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    "Big but simple point. The silver is in the bullets"

    His essential point iappears to be that we should only bother to build monopolies, or at least set out to do so. This is consistent with the attitude of Valley VC's; they will abandon a good business not destined to be a unicorn. Listen past this simple world view and you'll see why Thiel is so highly regarded. The seven pillars that he argues need to be in place for a new monopoly (that's where the 'zero to one' comes from) are insightful. Master these and the riches flow. Seek these but fail on a couple and good-enough might just be good enough.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 20/02/2016
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    "Eye-opening & Thought-provoking"

    An eye-opening book for a new way of looking at Entrepreneurship. From one the coolest and thought provoking entrepreneurs.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alex.D Gold Coast, Australia 11/01/2016
    Alex.D Gold Coast, Australia 11/01/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Good book"

    A great read, it's like the opposite of the lean start up in opinions. The fact

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    AdamJ 10/11/2015
    AdamJ 10/11/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book,"

    What a fantastic insight into the valley and how to setup for success in your tech startup.

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  • RI Coppin
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    14/09/16
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    "You had me up until chapter 5 and then ..."

    ... can I have done ice cream with that waffle?

    The chapters on the philosophy about determinate or random - optimism or pessimism does not seem to fit in this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Udit Bansal
    13/05/16
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    "Perspectives and Dimensions"

    It was a great listen, provided new perspective and the dimensions to explore a start-up's ideas / strategies in.
    Although it seemed to me a bit biased towards Facebook, Palantir, and Tesla but then these are true successes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mubeen
    9/04/16
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    "one to one..."

    With an excellent first chapter it draws you in but then slows down. Awesome vision and incite though

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Suchindra K C
    25/02/16
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    "Thought provoking book!"

    loved every chapter. changed my perspective on innovation and start ideas. strong recommended for new age innovators.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tunde A.
    27/12/15
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    "very useful book."

    narration is awesome, punctuated beautifully for emphasis at the right moments. would listen to it again for sure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vishal
    16/12/15
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    "Great book for aspiring tech entrepreneurs."

    It is a great book covering almost all aspects of a start up. Peters first hand account of building successful startups is very inspiring.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • anand kumar
    24/10/15
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    "deep insights into startup world.."

    great listen.. new deep insights..
    good narration..
    it was gud to discover a great startup mindset

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • S. Mantena
    NJ, United States
    18/06/15
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    "Startup 101 - must read"

    It's a must read for anyone crossing over to the dark side of startup world. Even after we listen to these hindsights, many might still continue to make the same mistakes because each situation is different. But at least these thoughts condensed into a book could be used as a reference.

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  • z3yo
    12/09/15
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    "Good topics, make you think about the future"

    Very good topics in the book, sometimes goes a bit far (e.g: comparison of founders with Gods and kings).
    A lot of companies history examples are used.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Tim
    20/08/15
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    "Interesting listen"

    Although I found the narration dull and often found myself mentally drifting off to something else and having to rewind.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ahmad
    27/04/16
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    "Reality of starting a business"

    This book is definitely not for those seeking motivational words to get them pumped up. It is for those seeking to understand the reality of starting of business and what to expect of the real world. Excellent listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Thomas
    16/03/16
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    "Profound and Insightful "

    The obvious intelligence of the writers is well organized to allow for easy listening. So good that I will be listening again. A lot of American businesspeople think they have a book in them and it ends up beong tragic ot obvious. This is an exception to that!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    28/02/16
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    "Great book"

    While very condensed and not too many in depth examples of the application of Peter 's, it is a great book which summarises a couple of rules of thumb as well as his personal philosophy as an investor. Very highly recommend it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • James
    Bath, United Kingdom
    17/11/15
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    "Refreshingly old-fashioned"

    Thiel brings "progress" back from the intellectual wilderness alongside other currently unfashionable concepts like proactive planning and building our own future. I liked it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Y. Syed
    Somewhere in Internet Land
    14/09/15
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    "Very good advice for any tech startup"

    Shame about the performer's monotone delivery, otherwise, an excellent book.
    If your planning a new startup, be ready to take notes and apply them, dispassionately to your grand idea.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Robin Waite
    Stroud, Gloucestershire
    15/09/15
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    "Ok, not up to all the hype"

    In my opinion this book wasn't up to all the hype it had received. Personally I felt it was a little flat, and didn't leave me pumped up to embark on my next startup adventure.

    I also felt, as an entrepreneur, that it lacked significant tips and substance to help or inspire me to do what I do now, but better and bigger. There are perhaps better books out there; for example The Lean Startup by Eric Reis kept making my mind wander off down little entrepreneurial side roads of inspiration, which I then used to kickstart elements of my business.

    It is a good listen (the audiobook) in its own right. Well narrated, and well written and researched I would say.

    But I was left uninspired. Basically Zero to One actually translates to you're either going to make it or you're not.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Alan Easton
    1/12/16
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    "fantastic!!"

    narrator was good, the book was everything I hoped it would be and more. k.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ms B Ghosh
    31/10/16
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    "Superb"

    Viewpoint from an experienced and knowledgeable entrepreneur who presents his thoughts in a logical and well thought through narrative. Although some of his individual opinions are debatable, the conclusions drawn are clear and as with all intelligent and intellectual exchanges, leaves a lasting impression which broadens ones perspective of, amongst other things, business, underlying reasoning and the directions that the future may take and how it's all delicately interwoven with one's approach, attitude, knowledge, interpretation and foresight. Indeed a superb book which has the potential to influence one's path and provide valuable insight.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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