In the spring of , Peter Thiel taught a class called CS Startup, at Stanford. One of the students in Thiel’s class, Blake Masters, posted. The book is based on the notes. It’s also very different. For one thing, it says more (and says it better) in about half the space. The general impact of a more. Notes Essays—Peter Thiel’s CS Startup—Stanford, Spring Here are my.

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The best students, workers, and thinkers will integrate these questions into a cohesive narrative. Distinguishing these factors is difficult or impossible. Cs813, they probably underestimate the destruction and singularity theories. From early on, we learn by copying what has worked before.

Second, there is the cyclical theory. Companies exist because they optimally address internal and external coordination costs. I read the entirety of the notes when they first came out and I agree with Blake and Daniel that the book is worth it. Say, much of Silicon Valley right now? Initially, Vanderbilt paid the blakr no mind; he continued to provide excellent service and ruthlessly undercut his competition on price.

We might describe our world as having retail sanity, but wholesale madness. The book is based on the notes. Vanderbilt, of mastres, was the sort of guy who thought seriously about the future, and the future, he thought, was steam power. But there was trouble on the water. Minimal Theme designed by Artur Kim.

Yet they are so prevalent that professional investors should and do seriously reconsider before investing in companies that have more than one office. The business version is: Some technological advance will do us in. A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… I was an attorney. What are the “hidden Straussian messages” mentioned on the website of Peter Thiel’s “Zero to One” book? The luck versus skill question is also important.


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But they do support the general sense that the rapid progress of the blske years is slowing all too quickly. He figured he could make some money by ferrying goods and people around New York Harbor. I love to see tweets like this one: These costs are almost always underestimated. Substantively, we are revising, updating, and expanding on the best parts of the class.

In general, as an entity grows, so do its internal coordination costs. Very few of them, of course, actually become famous actors. At the very least, being in law school affords one a structured opportunity to learn how to think about the law. Not sure what Peter Thiel is doing so right, but he somehow has every single media outlet writing about him now.

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Here is an essay version of my class notes from Class 1 of CS What mzsters the differences between a book and a journal?

But the process, if not the result, can also be richly rewarding. The intellectual rephrasing of these questions is: So CS is the logical starting place to recapture the reins of progress.


And even trying to achieve vertical, 0 to 1 progress presents the challenge of exceptionalism; any founder or inventor doing something new must wonder: What is the difference between book and scripture? Finally, and often overlooked, is the importance of being novel. Jay-Z, Decoded Starting Facebook in would not have worked. So much blxke the innovation is esoteric and not at all useful. And most people weigh pounds.

Some 20, people, believing mmasters uniquely gifted, move to Los Angeles every year to become famous actors. Another may be Gumroad, a novel e-commerce company run by year-old Sahil Lavingia. The book brings together 25 contributors from the world of venture capital and entrepreneurship around masers topics of how to build a business, how to fundraise, how to hire, and a number of other strategic and tactical topics for entrepreneurs.

This has probably been true for most of human history in the past.

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They thought about the future. For some ventures, getting a technical or professional education is unquestionably the right move.