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 world has given up expecting new things from kids—why else would we lock them up in schools and prescribe to each one the same homogenous and homogenizing curriculum for years on end? But all failed companies are the same; they botched the 0 to 1 problem.

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If you want to sell an e-book, for example, you create a product listing and get a unique link that you can share throughout the web. The nonfinancial costs are actually higher.

It was my pleasure to write this foreword to the book: Mastsrs are the difference between books and movies? Companies exist because they optimally address internal and external coordination costs.


The general impact of a more sustained authorial effort and Peter’s close personal attention is hard to overstate. For some ventures, getting a technical or professional education is unquestionably the right move.

blale The point is that no one would want to ride in a statistically, probabilistically-informed spaceship. In general, as an entity grows, so do its internal coordination costs. This may explain why we see so many education non-profits and startups. Accordingly, they probably underestimate the destruction and singularity theories.

PayPal and Facebook worked. What were the Founders motivations? Fourth is the singularity where technological development yields some AI or intellectual event horizon. But query whether most of those are operating in technology mode or globalization mode. Answered Jun 3, Other businesses require a great deal of domain-specific knowledge, which often entails specialized education. So is the U.

From early on, we learn by copying what has worked before. In Japan, entrepreneurs are seen as reckless risk-takers. That happens in startups, not huge companies or government. Or blaks it matsers But its external coordination costs fall.

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The feedback you provide will help us show you more relevant content in the future. Education is fundamentally about going from 1 to n. And in our society, all prophets are false prophets. No one believes nasters climate change.


So much of the innovation is esoteric and not at all useful. Fixing legal research is a major task. Trying to do so invites ample opportunity for fallacious reasoning.

Perhaps doing startups to be remembered or become famous is a better motive.

Miles Edward Masters was born three weeks ago. We have a word for people who claim to know the future: Another may be Gumroad, a novel e-commerce company run by year-old Sahil Lavingia. And government, fuck government, niggas politic themselves.

What’s the difference between Blake Masters’ notes from CS and his book ‘Zero To One’? – Quora

Whether certain kinds of launchers are WMDs thus depends on what sort of ammunition you use or plan to use. The dead giveaway that tells you when Amazon has the best price.

Starting Facebook in would not have worked. The business version is: These trailblazers have plenty in common—each is self-taught in one way or another, and not one has yet celebrated a 21st birthday.