Review Of Zero To One By Peter Thiel – Favbookshelf

Zero to One is the very book that inspired my love for non-fiction. In this review of Zero to One, I have mentioned my favorite things about it. And as a bonus, we have given our favorite quote from the book.

About Zero to One

Zero to One book Review
Zero to One by Peter Thiel by Blake Masters

Title: Zero to One

Author: Peter Thiel with Blake Masters

Genre: Business, Startup, Enterpreneur

Publisher: Virgin Books

Pages: 195

Zero to One is a book on how to build companies that create new things and ways to find value in unexpected places. This book stems from a course about startups that Peter Thiel taught at Stanford in 2012. It includes notes on Startups and how to build the future of companies. It is the guide on creating new things, which haven’t been created yet.

Zero to One Book Review

Zero to One is an actual startup guide and actionable book from where you can take notes and implement them in real life.

I loved the title of the book Zero to One. It means when you create something new, you go from 0-1. But when you modify something which is already been created, then you go from 1-n.

It is a quote from the book Zero to One written by Peter Thiel with Blake masters. It is the first line of the book.

This is the first line from the book. And it is so true!

“The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. And the next Mark Zuckerberg won’t create a social network. If you are copying these guys, you aren’t learning from them.”

-Peter Thiel

If you want to create something new, you can’t copy it. Of course, copying and then adding something new to it will take you from 1 to n. But it won’t help you become the next Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, or someone great.

I have experience in startup life and, I found this book to be very useful. It is a very concise and actionable book. It has many important life lessons. If you implement the lessons you have learned from this book, it will surely help you in real life and business.

Although the book’s title suggests it is geared toward startups, the principles and tools are just as useful for larger companies. Established organizations can also unlock the growth potential of innovation, but to do so, they’ll have to make some conscious changes in their company culture. Startups might benefit by having innovative qualities already built into their cultures, but older companies can catch up.

There are many noteworthy points in this book like, ‘While succeeding never focus on competitors. Focus on your success.’ So, it is suggested you keep your highlighting pen ready. You can highlight the points and then practically implement and experiment with them.

If you have read The Lean Startup by Eric Ries, Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, or any other similar book, there are high chances you might like this book.


Rating: 5 / 5; Our Rating Guide

Recommendation: Definitely; Especially for entrepreneurs and businessmen

Zero to One is a must-read for every entrepreneur, businessman, and startup enthusiast.

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About the Authors

Peter Theil

Peter Theil is an entrepreneur and investor. He co-founded PayPal and Palantir, made the first outside investment in Facebook, funded companies like SpaceX and LinkedIn, and started Thiel fellowship, which encourages young people to put learning before university.

Blake Masters was a student at Standford 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.

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