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Zero to One Audiobook

Zero to One

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Be inspired to build the future and not copy the past with the brilliant audiobook Zero to One, written by co-authors Peter Thiel and Blake Masters with an expert narration by Masters himself. These authors are hugely successful in their own right from the innovative ideas they have had in their own careers. Take their advice and gain the motivation you need to enter the thriving startup scene with a business concept that is truly original. Your creativity will be the driving force behind your success and this book will be the guide that shows you exactly how to get there. Available now from Audible.

Publisher's Summary

What valuable company is nobody building? The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won't make a search engine. If you are copying these guys, you aren't learning from them. It's easier to copy a model than to make something new: doing what we already know how to do takes the world from 1 to 10, adding more of something familiar.

"Every new creation goes from zero to one. This book is about how to get there. Peter Thiel has built multiple breakthrough companies, and Zero to One shows how." (Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla)

©2014 Peter Thiel (P)2014 Random House Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"This book delivers completely new and refreshing ideas on how to create value in the world." (Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook)
"When a risk taker writes a book, read it. In the case of Peter Thiel, read it twice. Or, to be safe, three times. This is a classic." (Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan)

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    z3yo 12/09/2015
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    "Good topics, make you think about the future"

    Very good topics in the book, sometimes goes a bit far (e.g: comparison of founders with Gods and kings).
    A lot of companies history examples are used.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Ahmad 27/04/2016
    Ahmad 27/04/2016
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    "Reality of starting a business"

    This book is definitely not for those seeking motivational words to get them pumped up. It is for those seeking to understand the reality of starting of business and what to expect of the real world. Excellent listen.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas 16/03/2016
    Thomas 16/03/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Profound and Insightful "

    The obvious intelligence of the writers is well organized to allow for easy listening. So good that I will be listening again. A lot of American businesspeople think they have a book in them and it ends up beong tragic ot obvious. This is an exception to that!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tim 20/08/2015
    Tim 20/08/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Interesting listen"

    Although I found the narration dull and often found myself mentally drifting off to something else and having to rewind.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 28/02/2016
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    "Great book"

    While very condensed and not too many in depth examples of the application of Peter 's, it is a great book which summarises a couple of rules of thumb as well as his personal philosophy as an investor. Very highly recommend it!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    James Bath, United Kingdom 17/11/2015
    James Bath, United Kingdom 17/11/2015 Member Since 2012

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    "Refreshingly old-fashioned"

    Thiel brings "progress" back from the intellectual wilderness alongside other currently unfashionable concepts like proactive planning and building our own future. I liked it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Y. Syed 14/09/2015
    Y. Syed 14/09/2015

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    "Very good advice for any tech startup"

    Shame about the performer's monotone delivery, otherwise, an excellent book.
    If your planning a new startup, be ready to take notes and apply them, dispassionately to your grand idea.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Robin Waite 15/09/2015
    Robin Waite 15/09/2015 Member Since 2016

    Author - Online Business Startup

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    "Ok, not up to all the hype"

    In my opinion this book wasn't up to all the hype it had received. Personally I felt it was a little flat, and didn't leave me pumped up to embark on my next startup adventure.

    I also felt, as an entrepreneur, that it lacked significant tips and substance to help or inspire me to do what I do now, but better and bigger. There are perhaps better books out there; for example The Lean Startup by Eric Reis kept making my mind wander off down little entrepreneurial side roads of inspiration, which I then used to kickstart elements of my business.

    It is a good listen (the audiobook) in its own right. Well narrated, and well written and researched I would say.

    But I was left uninspired. Basically Zero to One actually translates to you're either going to make it or you're not.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    monica 10/08/2017
    monica 10/08/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Compelling arguments"

    Very easy to listen to and very compelling. Probably not so easy to visualise the next 10x, but still very helpful. Where is part 2?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    timalive 03/07/2017
    timalive 03/07/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "must read for anyone who wants to build a business"

    a hugely challenging set of notes that get to the heart of entrepreneurship. recommended to all entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs who want a hand in making the future.

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  • Anonymous
    19/08/17
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    "Some books change you"

    Some books change you, this one did for me. I started this book just to know who Peter Thiel is, how he thinks etc. I like not to form an opinion about people until I have met them, or in this case read their book and I must say that Peter Thiel is very intelligent.

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  • David Henderson
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    13/08/17
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    "Great listen although much of it lies over my head"

    The audiobook contains the wisdom of author and is an inspirational listen. While listening I found myself thinking that much of his wisdom and advice will used later on as my businesses grow. Would not recommend if you were looking for a simplistic or very practical listen.

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  • Mubbashir
    15/01/17
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    "Excellent book for start-ups "

    Excellent book for young entrepreneurs and new start-ups to relate to their effort to build and a very good knowledge fur companies to learn goody and bad about technolog based entrepreneurial shift.

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  • RI Coppin
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    14/09/16
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    "You had me up until chapter 5 and then ..."

    ... can I have done ice cream with that waffle?

    The chapters on the philosophy about determinate or random - optimism or pessimism does not seem to fit in this book.

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  • Udit Bansal
    13/05/16
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    "Perspectives and Dimensions"

    It was a great listen, provided new perspective and the dimensions to explore a start-up's ideas / strategies in.
    Although it seemed to me a bit biased towards Facebook, Palantir, and Tesla but then these are true successes.

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  • mubeen
    09/04/16
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    "one to one..."

    With an excellent first chapter it draws you in but then slows down. Awesome vision and incite though

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  • Suchindra K C
    25/02/16
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    "Thought provoking book!"

    loved every chapter. changed my perspective on innovation and start ideas. strong recommended for new age innovators.

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  • Tunde A.
    27/12/15
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    "very useful book."

    narration is awesome, punctuated beautifully for emphasis at the right moments. would listen to it again for sure.

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  • Vishal
    16/12/15
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    "Great book for aspiring tech entrepreneurs."

    It is a great book covering almost all aspects of a start up. Peters first hand account of building successful startups is very inspiring.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • anand kumar
    24/10/15
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    "deep insights into startup world.."

    great listen.. new deep insights..
    good narration..
    it was gud to discover a great startup mindset

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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