Zero to One

Author: Peter Thiel
Publisher: Singapore Books
ISBN:
Release Date: 2001
Genre:

If you want to build a better future, you must believe in secrets. The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In Zero to One, legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things. Thiel begins with the contrarian premise that we live in an age of technological stagnation, even if we're too distracted by shiny mobile devices to notice. Information technology has improved rapidly, but there is no reason why progress should be limited to computers or Silicon Valley. Progress can be achieved in any industry or area of business. It comes from the most important skill that every leader must master: learning to think for yourself. Doing what someone else already knows how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. But when you do something new, you go from 0 to 1. The next Bill Gates...

Zero to One

Author:
Publisher: Singapore Books
ISBN:
Release Date: 1979
Genre:

If you want to build a better future, you must believe in secrets. The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In Zero to One, legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things. Thiel begins with the contrarian premise that we live in an age of technological stagnation, even if we're too distracted by shiny mobile devices to notice. Information technology has improved rapidly, but there is no reason why progress should be limited to computers or Silicon Valley. Progress can be achieved in any industry or area of business. It comes from the most important skill that every leader must master: learning to think for yourself. Doing what someone else already knows how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. But when you do something new, you go from 0 to 1. The next Bill Gates...

Zero to One

Author: Peter Thiel
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 9780804139304
Release Date: 2014-09-16
Genre: Business & Economics

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER If you want to build a better future, you must believe in secrets. The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In Zero to One, legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things. Thiel begins with the contrarian premise that we live in an age of technological stagnation, even if we’re too distracted by shiny mobile devices to notice. Information technology has improved rapidly, but there is no reason why progress should be limited to computers or Silicon Valley. Progress can be achieved in any industry or area of business. It comes from the most important skill that every leader must master: learning to think for yourself. Doing what someone else already knows how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. But when you do something new, you go from 0 to 1. The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. Tomorrow’s champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today’s marketplace. They will escape competition altogether, because their businesses will be unique. Zero to One presents at once an optimistic view of the future of progress in America and a new way of thinking about innovation: it starts by learning to ask the questions that lead you to find value in unexpected places.

The Startup Playbook

Author: David Kidder
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452105048
Release Date: 2013-01-02
Genre: Business & Economics

Outlines the managerial decisions and leadership goals that guide a startup business to success, and provides tips and advice from the founders of such companies as Spanx, Zipcar, Flickr, Honest Tea, and LinkedIn.

The Diversity Myth

Author: David O. Sacks
Publisher: Independent Inst
ISBN: STANFORD:36105110324345
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Education

This is a powerful exploration of the debilitating impact that politically-correct “multiculturalism” has had upon higher education and academic freedom in the United States. In the name of diversity, many leading academic and cultural institutions are working to silence dissent and stifle intellectual life. This book exposes the real impact of multiculturalism on the institution most closely identified with the politically correct decline of higher education—Stanford University. Authored by two Stanford graduates, this book is a compelling insider’s tour of a world of speech codes, “dumbed-down” admissions standards and curricula, campus witch hunts, and anti-Western zealotry that masquerades as legitimate scholarly inquiry. Sacks and Thiel use numerous primary sources—the Stanford Daily, class readings, official university publications—to reveal a pattern of politicized classes, housing, budget priorities, and more. They trace the connections between such disparate trends as political correctness, the gender wars, Generation X nihilism, and culture wars, showing how these have played a role in shaping multiculturalism at institutions like Stanford. The authors convincingly show that multiculturalism is not about learning more; it is actually about learning less. They end their comprehensive study by detailing the changes necessary to reverse the tragic disintegration of American universities and restore true academic excellence.

Life After Google

Author: George Gilder
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781621576136
Release Date: 2018-07-17
Genre: Business & Economics

“Google’s algorithms assume the world’s future is nothing more than the next moment in a random process. George Gilder shows how deep this assumption goes, what motivates people to make it, and why it’s wrong: the future depends on human action.” — Peter Thiel, founder of PayPal and Palantir Technologies and author of Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future. “If you want to be clued in to the unfolding future, then you have come to the right place. For decades, George Gilder has been the undisputed oracle of technology’s future. Are giant companies like Google, Amazon, and Facebook the unstoppable monopolistic juggernauts that they seem, or are they dysfunctional giants about to be toppled by tech-savvy, entrepreneurial college dropouts?” — Nick Tredennick, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, QuickSilver Technolog Silicon Valley’s Nervous Breakdown The Age of Google, built on big data and machine intelligence, has been an awesome era. But it’s coming to an end. In Life after Google, George Gilder—the peerless visionary of technology and culture—explains why Silicon Valley is suffering a nervous breakdown and what to expect as the post-Google age dawns. Google’s astonishing ability to “search and sort” attracts the entire world to its search engine and countless other goodies—videos, maps, email, calendars….And everything it offers is free, or so it seems. Instead of paying directly, users submit to advertising. The system of “aggregate and advertise” works—for a while—if you control an empire of data centers, but a market without prices strangles entrepreneurship and turns the Internet into a wasteland of ads. The crisis is not just economic. Even as advances in artificial intelligence induce delusions of omnipotence and transcendence, Silicon Valley has pretty much given up on security. The Internet firewalls supposedly protecting all those passwords and personal information have proved hopelessly permeable. The crisis cannot be solved within the current computer and network architecture. The future lies with the “cryptocosm”—the new architecture of the blockchain and its derivatives. Enabling cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ether, NEO and Hashgraph, it will provide the Internet a secure global payments system, ending the aggregate-and-advertise Age of Google. Silicon Valley, long dominated by a few giants, faces a “great unbundling,” which will disperse computer power and commerce and transform the economy and the Internet. Life after Google is almost here. For fans of "Wealth and Poverty," "Knoweldge and Power," and "The Scandal of Money."

Structures

Author: J.e. Gordon
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780786730353
Release Date: 2009-04-28
Genre: Art

For anyone who has ever wondered why suspension bridges don't collapse under eight lanes of traffic, how dams hold back-or give way under-thousands of gallons of water, or what principles guide the design of a skyscraper or a kangaroo, this book will ease your anxiety and answer your questions. J. E. Gordon strips engineering of its confusing technical terms, communicating its founding principles in accessible, witty prose.

Good Profit

Author: Charles G. Koch
Publisher: Currency
ISBN: 9781101904145
Release Date: 2015-10-13
Genre: Business & Economics

THE UNIQUE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FROM A LEGENDARY CEO In 1967, Charles Koch took the reins of his father’s company and began the process of growing it from a $21 million start-up into a global corporation with revenues of about $115 billion, according to Forbes. So how did this MIT engineer manage grow Koch Industries into one of the largest private companies in the world today with growth exceeding that of the S&P 500 by almost 30-fold over the last five decades? Through his unique five-dimensional management process and system called Market-Based Management. Based on five decades of cross-disciplinary studies, experimental discovery, and practical implementation across Koch companies and their 100,000 employees worldwide, the core objective of Market-Based Management’s framework is as simple as it is effective: to generate good profit. What is good profit? Good profit results when a company creates value for customers in a way that helps them improve their lives. Good profit is the result of innovations that customers freely vote for with their own dollars; it’s the result of business decisions that create long term value for everyone--customers, employees, shareholders, and society. While you won't find the Koch Industries name on your home’s stain-resistant carpet, your baby’s more comfortable but absorbent diapers your stretch denim jeans, or your television with a better clarity screen, MBM™ drove these innovations and many more. Here, drawing on revealing, honest stories from his five decades in business – the company’s many successes as well as its stumbles – Koch walks the reader step-by-step through the five dimensions of Market-Based Management to show stockholders, entrepreneurs, leaders, students -- and innovators, supervisors and employees of all kinds, in any field --how to apply the principles to generate Good Profit in their organizations, companies, and lives. From the Hardcover edition.

Average Is Over

Author: Tyler Cowen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698138162
Release Date: 2013-09-12
Genre: Business & Economics

The groundbreaking follow-up to the New York Times bestseller The Great Stagnation The United States continues to mint more millionaires and billionaires than any country ever. Yet, since the great recession, three quarters of the jobs created here pay only marginally more than minimum wage. Why is there growth only at the top and the bottom? Renowned economist and bestselling author Tyler Cowen explains that high earners are taking ever more advantage of machine intelligence and achieving ever-better results. Meanwhile, nearly every business sector relies less and less on manual labor, and that means a steady, secure life somewhere in the middle—average—is over. In Average is Over, Cowen lays out how the new economy works and identifies what workers and entrepreneurs young and old must do to thrive in this radically new economic landscape.

The Lean Startup

Author: Eric Ries
Publisher: Currency
ISBN: 9780307887917
Release Date: 2011-09-13
Genre: Business & Economics

Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched. Eric Ries defines a startup as an organization dedicated to creating something new under conditions of extreme uncertainty. This is just as true for one person in a garage or a group of seasoned professionals in a Fortune 500 boardroom. What they have in common is a mission to penetrate that fog of uncertainty to discover a successful path to a sustainable business. The Lean Startup approach fosters companies that are both more capital efficient and that leverage human creativity more effectively. Inspired by lessons from lean manufacturing, it relies on “validated learning,” rapid scientific experimentation, as well as a number of counter-intuitive practices that shorten product development cycles, measure actual progress without resorting to vanity metrics, and learn what customers really want. It enables a company to shift directions with agility, altering plans inch by inch, minute by minute. Rather than wasting time creating elaborate business plans, The Lean Startup offers entrepreneurs - in companies of all sizes - a way to test their vision continuously, to adapt and adjust before it’s too late. Ries provides a scientific approach to creating and managing successful startups in a age when companies need to innovate more than ever.

100 Things Successful People Do

Author: Nigel Cumberland
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey
ISBN: 9781857889499
Release Date: 2016-10-25
Genre: Psychology

100 Things Successful People Do is a guidebook to achieving success in any aspect of your life. You will discover the habits that are common to successful people and find out how to adopt them into your own life so that you can be successful too. Mixing simple instructions with activities to get you started, whether you are looking to succeed in your family life, at work, in sports, at school or in retirement, you will find, mindsets, habits and techniques here that will help you get the results you want.

How to Start a Startup

Author: ThinkApps
Publisher:
ISBN: 0997268514
Release Date: 2016-02-15
Genre:

How to Start a Startup is based on material from a Stanford University course taught by Y Combinator, the prestigious startup accelerator behind billion-dollar companies like Airbnb and Dropbox. This in-depth reference guide to creating a successful startup reveals the secrets to raising money, building products users love, hiring a great team, getting press coverage, attracting customers, scaling your business, and more.

Summary Zero to One

Author: Abbey Beathan
Publisher:
ISBN: 1722103531
Release Date: 2018-07-03
Genre:

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel | Book Summary | Abbey Beathan (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you're looking for the original book, search this link: http://amzn.to/2E3zVfK) The definitive book for entrepreneurs looking to innovate instead of following the herd. It's easier to copy something that has already been done instead of doing something entirely new, that's why the vast majority of people copies. But what if you strive to be different? Instead of competing with other startups, you decide to create something entirely new? What happens if you generate an innovative product and you do it better than anyone else? Monopoly, that's what happens and that's where you should be aiming at. (Note: This summary is wholly written and published by Abbey Beathan. It is not affiliated with the original author in any way) "Monopoly is the condition of every successful business." - Peter Thiel Zero to One teaches you the importance of doing what has never been done before. It's all about how to build companies that are focused on creating new things. Peter Thiel, as a co-founder of PayPal has a lot to share with us about how to build successful startups. It's definitely a book that should be on your nightstand if you want to be the next big thing. Start thinking about building startups based on principles instead of formulas. Zero to One offers the right mindset to start creating something amazing. P.S. Zero to One is an outstanding book for any entrepreneur looking to create a startup. P.P.S. It was Albert Einstein who famously said that once you stop learning, you start dying. It was Bill Gates who said that he would want the ability to read faster if he could only have one superpower in this world. Abbey Beathan's mission is to bring across amazing golden nuggets in amazing books through our summaries. Our vision is to make reading non-fiction fun, dynamic and captivating. Ready To Be A Part Of Our Vision & Mission? Scroll Up Now and Click on the "Buy now with 1-Click" Button to Get Your Copy. Why Abbey Beathan's Summaries? How Can Abbey Beathan Serve You? Amazing Refresher if you've read the original book before Priceless Checklist in case you missed out any crucial lessons/details Perfect Choice if you're interested in the original book but never read it before FREE 2 Page Printable Summary BONUS for you to paste in on your office, home etc Disclaimer Once Again: This book is meant for a great companionship of the original book or to simply get the gist of the original book. If you're looking for the original book, search for this link: http://amzn.to/2E3zVfK "One of the greatest and most powerful gift in life is the gift of knowledge. The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge" - Abbey Beathan

Under New Management

Author: David Burkus
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544631601
Release Date: 2016-03-15
Genre: Business & Economics

“Makes a provocative case that you should put customers second, close open offices, and ditch performance appraisals.”—Adam Grant, best-selling author of Originals “Under New Management is a lively, provocative must-read.”—Whitney Johnson, author of Disrupt Yourself. Why accepted management practices don’t work—and how innovative companies are changing the rules Should your employees know each other’s salaries? Is your vacation policy harming productivity? Does your hiring process undermine your team? David Burkus argues that the traditional management playbook is full of outdated, counterproductive practices, and he reveals how the alternative management revolution has already started at companies like Netflix, Zappos, Google, and others. Burkus investigates behind their office doors to show how these companies are reevaluating and reinventing the most basic management principles, like hiring, firing, vacation policy, and even office floor plan, and enhancing their business’s success as a result. “Is your company ready for a radical departure from twentieth-century management standards? David Burkus has collected the stories of dozens of companies that are standing the old rules on their heads. Even better, Burkus shows how you can do it, too.”—Daniel H. Pink, best-selling author of Drive and To Sell Is Human ​ “If you are going to read one book on being a better manager in the next year, start here. David Burkus has assembled the most practical research and provocative ideas into an incredibly quick read.”—Tom Rath, best-selling author of StrengthsFinder 2.0

Finding Success in Failure

Author: Lucas Carlson
Publisher:
ISBN: 0996045228
Release Date: 2015-02-13
Genre:

"This book is a fantastic Entrepreneurship 101 course. If you are serious about building a company, this is where to start." Tucker Max, New York Times #1 Bestselling Author and Entrepreneur In every field, from chess to gymnastics, "we can make bigger gains by reducing mistakes than by making winning moves." This is especially true in business. We study the greats, trying to extract valuable lessons, when avoiding a few key blunders would be more valuable. Fortunately, advice on what not to do is universally applicable. The ways to fall down the mountain are shared by all climbers, no matter which path they've chosen. This book is here to teach you how NOT to fall down the mountain. How can you be an entrepreneur that beats the odds? How do you build a successful business that not only changes the world for the better, but creates generational wealth for you and your family? You simply need to avoid mistakes -- and this book will show you how. Reviews "When I grow up I want to be like Lucas, who not only knows the pitfalls of startups, but don't keep falling into them" David S. Rose, Legendary NY Angel Investor and TED Speaker "Lucas' perseverance makes him an unstoppable entrepreneur." Neil Patel, Serial Entrepreneur and Popular Blogger "Lucas is the real deal when it comes to entrepreneurs. His commitment to long-term vision makes him stand out amongst a sea of people just trying to make a quick buck." Rob Hayes, Venture Capitalist "Lucas is a passionate entrepreneur and totally dedicated to his craft -- I backed him once and I'd do it again in a heartbeat" Chris DeVore, Seed-Stage VC "Startup life is a bizarre, thrilling, exhausting, painful and occasionally amazing ride. But it's easy to feel alone on the trip. Let Lucas be your companion and remind you of what to do and, more importantly, what not to do." Dave Hersh, Founder of Jive Software "His hard-won entrepreneurial wisdom and a penchant for sharing his inspiring stories is why I chose to profile Lucas in The Lean Entrepreneur." Patrick Vlaskovits, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Lean Entrepreneur "Lucas has distilled years of painful startup lessons into one clear and actionable book. Don't waste your time and money learning these lessons the hard way " Kurt Sussman, Serial Entrepreneur "Lucas writes with passion and provides rock solid advice based on personal experience. Building a startup is hard, but this book can make it a lot easier by showing you the essentials you need to focus on, and the pitfalls you should avoid." Justin Sumner, Founder "Lucas imparts the sound tactics of a seasoned veteran. Invest wisely in your company's most valuable asset: you." Oliver Lade, Entrepreneur "Packed with insight, witty humor and approaches to difficult situations. Lucas shares truths that have an audience beyond the entrepreneurs for which the book is intended. His experience shines through the book as he draws the reader in to explore a mindset of what it means to be a founder." Brandon Dube, Founder