Book Schmooze

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel

October 07, 2021 Anna & Alexej
Book Schmooze
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel
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In this episode we discuss "Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future" by Peter Thiel.

Intro: A little bit about Peter Thiel
THE Question teaser
From Zero to one?
Chapter 1: The Challenge of the future
Chapter 2: Party like it's 1999
4 big lessons - UNLEARNT
Chapter 3: All happy companies are different
The importance of monopolies
Chapter 4: The ideology of competition
Chapter 5: Last mover's advantage
Focusing on future benefits (in all areas of life)
Try to be the last
Chapter 6: You're not a lottery ticket
Definite vs indefinite
Optimism vs pessimism
Chapter 7: Follow the money
Chapter 8: Secrets
The story of the unabomber
The new flatness of the earth
Chapter 9: Foundations
Chapter 10: The mechanics of mafia
Of Cults and Covid-19
Chapter 11: If you build it, will they come?
Different kinds of salespeople
Chapter 12: Man and machine
(What) will AI desire?
Complement not competition
Chapter 13: Seeing green
7 elementary questions in business
Chapter 14: The Founder's paradox
Eurodisc story
The extraordinarity of founders
Conclusion: Stagnation or Singularity?
WRAP UP: Relation to "Scout mindset" and "Wanting"
WRAP UP: Our takeaways for life
THE Question: our answers
Is it RAD or is it WHACK?