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Zero to one by Peter Thiel, Resume of book graphs

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Today I started and finished "Zero to One: Notes on startups, or How to Build the Future" by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters.

As the book is very well structures and has several schematics and graphs I took a a couple of notes which I decided to share here and on my blog in order to invite people to comment on them.

This summary reflects the main points that were interesting for me and should not be seen as a complete summary of the book.

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Zero to one by Peter Thiel, Resume of book graphs

  1. 1. Zero to One by Peter Thiel & Blake Masters Resume of the book graphs @stefania_druga
  2. 2. Technology vs Globalization Vertical intensive progress Horizontal extensive progress globalization (1 to n) technology (0 to 1)
  3. 3. Perception: firms are similar Perfect competition Monopoly Firm A Firm B
  4. 4. Reality: differences are deep Perfect competition Monopoly Firm A Firm B
  5. 5. Square payment copycats for mobile credit card readers Square original solution 2010 NetSecure Intuit Paypal
  6. 6. U.S., 1950s-1960s U.S., 1982-present China, present Europe, present World view of the future Definite Indefinite Optimistic Pessimistic
  7. 7. U.S., 1950s-1960s U.S., 1982-present China, present Europe, present World view of the future Definite Indefinite Optimistic Pessimistic Investments Savings High High Low Low
  8. 8. Hegel, Marx Nozick, Rawls Plato, Aristotle Epicurus, Lucretius Philosophy view of the future Definite Indefinite Optimistic Pessimistic
  9. 9. Secrets Conventions Secrets Mysteries Easy Hard Impossible
  10. 10. Mafia mechanisms 0 to 1 Consultants (nihilism) Cults (dogmatism)
  11. 11. How to sell your product ? Dead zone Viral Marketing Sales Complex Sales 1 $ 100 $ 10.000 $ 10 mil $ Consumer SME Big Gov & corp
  12. 12. Substitution: “The world is flat” Mimetic consumer competition Mostly complementary Machines don’t demand: all value goes to people Supply (of labor) Demand (for resources) Globalization (other humans) Technology (better computers) Future of work ?
  13. 13. 1. The Engineering question: Can you create breakthrough technology instead of incremental improvements? 2. The Timing question: Is now the right time to start your particular business? 3. The monopoly question: Are starting with a big share from a small market? 4. The people question: Do you have the right team? 5. The distribution question: Do you have a way to deliver your product? 6. The durability question: Will your market position be defensible 10 and 20 years into the future? 7. The secret question: Have you identified an unique opportunity that others don't see? 7 questions every business should answer
  14. 14. Uncontrollable organisms Perfectly determined code Poorly understood, naturally Well understood, artificial Indefinite, random Definite, engineering Heavily regulated Basically unregulated Expensive (>$1BN per drug) Cheap (a little seed money) High-salaried, unaligned lab drones Committed entrepreneurial hackers Indefinite vs Definite Optimism for startups Biotech Startups Software startups Subject Environment Approach Regulation Cost Team
  15. 15. People normal distribution of traits frequency averageweak/nerd idiot savant disagreeable outsider poor infamous strong/athlete polymath charismatic insider rich famous
  16. 16. Founders distribution of traits frequency averageweak/nerd idiot savant disagreeable outsider poor infamous strong/athlete polymath charismatic insider rich famous
  17. 17. actually different others exaggerate they exaggerate develop extreme traits Explanation Founders distribution of traits
  18. 18. Four scenarios for the future: • recurrent collapse • plateau • extinction • takeoff Conclusion: Stagnation vs Singularity

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