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BR 169: Zero to One by Peter Thiel

Category: 3 – SHELF it (All Categories are 1 – Read ASAP!, 2 – BUY it!, 3 – SHELF it, 4 – SOMEDAY it)

Comments: This book disappointed. It could be the high expectations I’d gone in with or perhaps it was the fact that I’d read Thiel’s thinking around monopoly businesses on the internet before the book. It could also have been the mindset I was in when i was reading this book.

Either way, it didn’t work for me.

Top 2 Learnings:

1. Horizontal progress is when we take an idea that works in one place and copy it everywhere else. Vertical progress is true technological innovation (0 to 1).

2. Monopoly businesses are the best. Competition is for losers.

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