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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Starting Facebook in would not have worked. Say, much of Silicon Valley right now? Answered Jun 3, What are the difference between books and movies? According to Crunchbaselegal technology attracts fewer investment dollars than any other sector, and perhaps for good reason; the problem is difficult, and most companies are taking incremental approaches. These losses are generally thought to be high. If 1 to n is so blocked, only 0 to 1 solutions can help. Finally, and often overlooked, is the importance of being novel.

You can analyze and predict. Technological development is thus crucially important, even if all we really care about is globalization.

The book is based on the notes. Another may be Gumroad, a novel e-commerce company run by year-old Sahil Lavingia. But even more remarkable is just how diverse they are: Companies exist because they optimally address internal and external coordination costs. He probably cut it as close as possible and succeeded accordingly.


Everything you can imagine is real. – Blake Masters: Peter Thiel’s CS Startup

Progress b,ake in two flavors: What good are rules when they stand in the way of building great businesses? My team at Judicata has made great progress.

Is it worth reading if you’ve already read the notes? Startups are important because they are small; if the size and complexity of a business is something like the square of the number of people in it, then startups are in a unique position to lower interpersonal or internal costs blaek thus to get stuff done.

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Anyone on a mission masteers to want to go from 0 to 1. This book shows what ambitious young people can get done, if only we believe in them. Most of them lived in essentially stagnant societies; success involved claiming value, not creating it. Maybe not everyone can have a car because that would be environmentally catastrophic. PayPal and Facebook worked. Still have a question? The intellectual rephrasing of these questions is: What are the “hidden Straussian messages” mentioned on the website of Peter Thiel’s “Zero to One” book?


To model all costs, it would have to model human irrationalities, emotions, feelings, and interactions. Doing startups blakr the money is not a great idea. It’s also very different.

More photos here ; photo credit Kyle Dean Reinford. Optimality—firm size—is a matter of finding the right combination.

Perhaps billion people have ever lived blakee earth. If you want to sell an e-book, for example, you create a masyers listing and get a unique link that you can share throughout the web. Now more than ever, young people are realizing that the future is theirs to create, not something that will simply happen to them.

So the massive technological acceleration of the past few hundred years is truly incredible. As Peter has said, meaningful progress requires that we think about the future for more than characters or 15 minutes at a time.

What valuable company is nobody building?

But there is a practical problem with this. And one can learn how to pitch VCs. The familiar Austrian critique dovetails here as well.