‘Peter Thiel has built multiple breakthrough companies, and Zero to One shows how.’ – Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla.
‘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
About the Author
Peter Thiel is an entrepreneur and investor. He started PayPal in 1998, led it as CEO, and took it public in 2002, defining a new era of fast and secure online commerce.
In 2004 he made the first outside investment in Facebook, where he serves as a director.
The same year he launched Palantir Technologies, a software company that harnesses computers to empower human analysts in fields like national security and global finance.
He has provided early funding for LinkedIn, Yelp, and dozens of successful technology startups, many run by former colleagues who have been dubbed the “PayPal Mafia.” He is a partner at Founders Fund, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm that has funded companies like SpaceX and Airbnb.
He started the Thiel Fellowship, which ignited a national debate by encouraging young people to put learning before schooling, and he leads the Thiel Foundation, which works to advance technological progress and long- term thinking about the future.