Peter Thiel: How to Build the Future

When: Thu, June 11, 7pm – 10pm, 2015
Where: NEF, 1st Floor, Block E6, Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8A, Damansara Perdana, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
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Book of the Month: Zero to One by Peter Thiel
The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. 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.

Reviews
  • Crisply written, rational and practical - The Economist
  • An extended polemic against stagnation, convention, and uninspired thinking - The New Republic
  • Might be the best business book I've read - Derek Thompson, The Atlantic
  • This book delivers completely new and refreshing ideas on how to create value in the world - Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook
  • Peter Thiel has built multiple breakthrough companies, and Zero to One shows how - Elon Musk, Tesla