In the spring of , Peter Thiel taught a class called CS Startup, at Stanford. One of the students in Thiel’s class, Blake Masters, posted. The book is based on the notes. It’s also very different. For one thing, it says more (and says it better) in about half the space. The general impact of a more. Notes Essays—Peter Thiel’s CS Startup—Stanford, Spring Here are my.

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Follow him on twitter rabois. Neither, apparently, do the bureaucrats in DC who are coming after Defense Distributedostensibly because they feel weak and techno-libertarianism scored too many points over the weekend, or something. Not sure what Peter Thiel is doing so right, but he somehow has every single media outlet writing about him now — Nick NickatFP. If we want technological development, why look to companies to do it? The prose will be stronger and clearer, without losing the atmosphere of openness and experimental thinking that inheres in the notes format.

But there is a practical problem with this. What are the differences between a book and a journal? Median wages have been stagnant since As a young lawyer, most of my billable hours were devoted to legal research and writing.

But all failed companies are the same; they botched the 0 to 1 problem. If you do a failed startup, you may not have learned anything useful. Horizontal or extensive progress basically means copying things that work.

Education is fundamentally about going from 1 to n. The questions themselves are straightforward. But query whether most of those are operating in technology mode or globalization mode. The Costs of Failure. Jay-Z, Decoded Humanities majors may well learn a great deal about the world.


Answered Jun 3, This course aims to facilitate that process. That is insufficient for startups. And in our society, all prophets are false prophets. The Future of Intensive Growth.

The book brings together 25 contributors from the world of venture capital and entrepreneurship around the topics of how to build a business, how to fundraise, how to hire, and a number of other strategic and tactical topics for entrepreneurs. Blkae may become more risk-averse. Very few of them, of course, actually become famous actors. Companies exist because they optimally address internal and external coordination costs.

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I thought that was a shockingly high number, as most of us only know the most famous three or four. Thus the business school case method is more mythical than helpful. Of course, most of the world of technology has advanced since those dark days. I love to see tweets like this one: To ask the question, hopefully, is to answer it. Technological progress moves in cycles; advances are made, retrenchments ensue.

A 1 to n startup, though, has especially low financial costs, but higher non-financial costs. This book shows what ambitious young people can get done, if only we believe in them. What is your review of Zero to One book? It is the frontier country. The point is that no one would want to ride in a statistically, probabilistically-informed spaceship.

But they do support the general sense that the rapid progress of the last years is slowing all too quickly.


Play by all the rules? Presumably, the ATF would say that a signaling device that is used to launch grenades is no longer a signaling device.

What good are rules when they stand in the way of building great businesses? Cities will be copied, cars will be copied, and rail systems will be copied.


Technological development is thus crucially important, even if all we really care about is globalization. Stepping back from the parade of distractions and seriously engaging with a text affords opportunity to think, plan, and create.

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With overreaders, more than a million page views, and coverage in the New York Times and Forbes to name a fewthe notes have had a mastesr run. This may explain why we see so many education non-profits and startups. The answer is straightforward application of the Coase Theorem.

It’s also very different. Is Zero to One by Peter Thiel worth reading? What are the “hidden Straussian messages” mentioned on the website of Peter Thiel’s “Zero to One” book?

Of course, disruption is risky. Certainly many successful entrepreneurs have name brand college degrees. So founding or joining one involves some financial loss. Say, much of Silicon Valley right now? The best students, workers, and thinkers will integrate these questions into a cohesive narrative.

It was my pleasure to write this foreword to the mastres