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Zero to One

By: Peter Thiel,Blake Masters
Narrated by: Blake Masters
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Be inspired to build the future and not copy the past with the brilliant audiobook Zero to One, written by co-authors Peter Thiel and Blake Masters with an expert narration by Masters himself. These authors are hugely successful in their own right from the innovative ideas they have had in their own careers. Take their advice and gain the motivation you need to enter the thriving startup scene with a business concept that is truly original. Your creativity will be the driving force behind your success and this book will be the guide that shows you exactly how to get there. Available now from Audible.

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

Critic Reviews

"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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Poor reading

The narrator of this story really fails to demonstrate any expression. Very mono-tonal.
I was interested in the content but the narrator really put me to sleep every time I tried to listen.

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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.

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Brief but worth it

I find Thiel's contrarian take on profound matters very interesting, and gladly purchased this audiobook. I found myself stumped when Thiel's classic interview question (won't spoil it for you) was posed. Thiel also counters the notion that competition is good, by arguing that competition encourages conformity.

Having said that, I was not impressed with the chapters in the app not being titled. Small things such as that can make quite the difference.

I highly recommend listening to this even if you have no plans to create a startup.

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Made me realize I was def on the right path

I’m a denipreneur (I denied my true calling as from a child I had always believed that if I was an entrepreneurial would die like my dad did) but normal life never worked for me. I read a book like this and I know without a shadow of a doubt this is my jam. I’m in the right direction. So great to read. Thanks guys for sharing.

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Great book. Slightly less engaging reader.

A must read for those thinking through launching a startup. Each start of a company is special and you only get go and starting. This book takes you through key steps to help you dodge the mistakes so many have made before.

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a good entrepreneurial read....

It describes aspects of start ups from different angle and provides wealthy source of info

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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.

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A waste read!

Simple ideas are complicated in almost every sentence. The narrative is not strong. You will lose interest quickly if you are anything like me. Low on substance and does not even tell a compelling story!

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insightful

The whole concept of zero to one brings a readjustment to the way we can think about our intentions. The use of proven case studies helps to drive home the importance of evolving to maintain an edge.

It's worth listening to more than once.

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More for people in tech

I thought this was for people in startups but it’s more only for tech. So fell a little short as I didn’t gather from the title it was directed to tech.

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