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Peter Thiel is an entrepreneur and investor. He started PayPal in 1998, led it as CEO, and took it public in 2002, defining a new era of fast and secure online commerce. In 2004 he made the first outside investment in Facebook, where he serves as a director. The same year he launched Palantir Technologies, a software company that harnesses computers to empower human analysts in fields like national security and global finance. He has provided early funding for LinkedIn, Yelp, and dozens of successful technology startups, many run by former colleagues who have been dubbed the “PayPal Mafia.” He is a partner at Founders Fund, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm that has funded companies like SpaceX and Airbnb. He started the Thiel Fellowship, which ignited a national debate by encouraging young people to put learning before schooling, and he leads the Thiel Foundation, which works to advance technological progress and long- term thinking about the future.
Blake Masters was a student at Stanford Law School in 2012 when his detailed notes on Peter’s class “Computer Science 183: Startup” became an internet sensation. He went on to co-found Judicata, a legal research technology startup.
I enjoyed this book very much, and it was an easy read.
I would highly recommend that anyone interested in business, tech and startups, to read both Masters' notes (available for free online) and this gem of a book.
This is one of two great entrepreneurship books I've read this year - the other is "The Hard Thing About Hard Things".
Instant classic. No matter where you work this is an entertaining read. I recommend it to anyone who is, or works for, an entrepreneur.Published 6 hours ago by John Strucke
I am a fan of Peter Thiel! Have been watching interviews and videos on youtube about him for a couple years now. This book is an extension of what I had seen online. Read morePublished 8 hours ago by Jace Sullivan
I love to read books from independent thinkers who are not afraid to share their controversial thoughts. Peter Thiel is an outlier. Read morePublished 13 hours ago by Leonardo Grinstein
A nice book with insight to the workings of companies in the valley.Published 16 hours ago by Barteld Dekker
Accessible, entertaining, and concise. Arguments are supported with light weight but pragmatic examples. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Dan Garvel
I really enjoyed Thiel's insights into the factors that make organizations truly transcendent. His experience and anecdotes lend credibility and an entertainment factor. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Andrew Urban
A wealth of information; not a rehash of existing new enterprise knowledge. Simply presented, and probably would be well received as a journal article.Published 1 day ago by Jeanne M. Dalton Justice
A great book -- a good read; good advice. This book is a wake up call for start ups. .Published 1 day ago by DAVID E. PRESSLER