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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

Critic Reviews

"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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A great book

Loved it. Narrator was pretty great. Had a lot of understanding about the business world.

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Must for Entrepreneurs

Really outstanding breakthroughs by Peter Thiel. He will give you a new and wonderful perspective to look at the startups and Entrepreneurship as a whole.

Do read it even if you don't have time👍🏻

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Brlliant book

Peter Thiel drives home many points with apt examples and anecdotes. A must read for every entrepreneur.

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great book

thought provoking book must read for everyone who wants to create better tomorrow, enjoyed listening and reading

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Important basics for any startup!

Fantastic book & audible version. Must read (or listen on audible) for everyone who wishes to start their own business. Nobody will teach you such important basics in high school or college while starting your dream company. Hope you all achieve 7/7 in your dream startup’s! Best

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Not that Good

Well, after reading so many positive reviews I thought of getting this book. But when I read I was disappointed by it. You will only get a few lines useful in each chapter that is 25 minutes long. Overall the book wasn't that bad but I got to learn a few tips and I will definitely that to my business.

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Great Content

Very Informative book. This book provides comparitative analysis on startups. Thank you. Good read and audible version.

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zero to one

Overall the book audio is good and I got new thought while I listening audio like zero to one but I want to work out for that lets see how it will be work in future. Thanks for your efforts.

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so much fun!

loved it! couldn't put it down! just started my zero zero to one journey and the most opportune time to read this book!

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So good

Great thing about this book is that we can apply the principles suggested by the author apply perfectly to one's personal life in addition to startups and that makes it super informative and valuable read for me in a while.

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  • Phani Raj
  • 26-06-18

No new insights

I struggled to finish. It was bland, more like summary of some already known happenings, with no new insights or learning. Narration was dry.

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  • Bradley Shaw
  • 25-05-18

If you work for a Startup download NOW

Great book if you work for a Startup or have founded a startup. Raad/dowbload/listen to this book. It is very insightful about how to make a difference and get your startup to move from 0 to 1.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-05-22

worthwhile for 7 criteria for success

towards the end of the book there are 7 criteria you need to hit for a zero to one success.
I measure any new venture on these 7 points. if you adhere to these you walk away from 99% of opportunities, though rigorously applied to your own designs will force you to not increment but seek a game charger. forces you to work harder.
on a quirky point the narrator refers to 'she' constantly. not sure if this is early on virtue signaling but after a while it started to irk me as it doesn't, as all PC culture is, not reflective of reality.
this is odd as Thiel is republican.
good listen though.
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  • Adedotun
  • 25-03-22

Interesting

it's a good read. it's a good way to demystify Morden entrepreneurship. I recommend it

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  • Shakti Chauhan
  • 24-02-22

I wish Peter Thiel read this

Superb Book - Lots of great ideas for any Human.

I wish Peter read this book - I feel the book loses its soul when it is not read by the author.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-02-21

Unbiased and Profound Quest of Entrepreneurship & Innovation

No quick magic scheme for starting enduring ventures. Peter dives deep into the core tenants of successful ventures for any real entrepreneurs tackling some of the hardest problems of humanity

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  • Mahlwane Magale
  • 13-11-20

Very practical, easy to follow and insightful book

The book well written and easy to follow. I would say this is a must read for anyone starting or joining a startup

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  • Fayd
  • 16-09-20

Way too short and nothing backed by data. A scam.

Narrator was ok. But the content of the book was superficial and not particularly helpful. I think this book would be of extremely limited value for someone learning about start ups.

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  • Gavin
  • 04-09-20

Excellent insight for start up founders

I always like books that offer unique perspectives that enables one’s creativity to explore innovative ideas and new solutions to significant problems.

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  • Avhurengwi
  • 11-07-20

Master Class

Beautifully narrated and well-crafted piece of business writing. I feel fortunate to have listed to this.

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  • Ahmad
  • 27-04-16

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.

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  • Robin Waite
  • 15-09-15

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.

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  • Thomas
  • 12-09-15

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.

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  • 11-05-17

One of the Most misleading books I've bought

I had to stop at chapter 9. The title is misleading. had to look at the cover several times to make sure i was listening to the correct audiobook. But even if i wanted to buy a book that was a mash up of politics, philosophy, business, religion, child education and history this would not be it. A lot of his theories on business, such as monopoly, is garbage in my opinion.
Complete letdown. I wouldn't recommend to anyone.

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  • Tim
  • 20-08-15

Interesting listen

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

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  • Chris
  • 07-10-15

Don't waste your time or money

Nothing original

Nothing is presented in the book that enables you to go out and create / invent something new.

I would have rated my Ones to Zeros! But the reviewing system doesn't provide this!

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  • 16-03-16

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!

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  • James
  • 17-11-15

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.

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  • John
  • 13-10-16

I would not recommend it!

Would you try another book written by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters or narrated by Blake Masters?

no, probably not

What was most disappointing about Peter Thiel and Blake Masters ’s story?

really boring

How did the narrator detract from the book?

dunno

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disappointment due to the good reviews it's got

Any additional comments?

not really, not reallly

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  • John Smith III
  • 19-05-16

Self serving nonsense

The funniest part of the book is when in the same chapter:

- he claims that people who build amazing companies are visionaries without whom the world would be a better place. Obviously he's talking about himself and PayPal
- dumps all over Malcom Gladwell's outliers book for saying people who are exceptional got there, in part at least, for being in the right place at the right time
- says he had to merge with x.com which was doing the same thing at the same time

He doesn't even see the irony.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-04-19

Poor reading

The narrator of this story really fails to demonstrate any expression. Very mono-tonal.
I was interested in the content but the narrator really put me to sleep every time I tried to listen.

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  • Andrew
  • 06-07-15

OK, partly useful

Probably useful as a first business book, anyone that has studied this area before maybe a little disappointed.

The most interesting part of the book were the insights into Peter Thiels thinking.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-08-19

Made me realize I was def on the right path

I’m a denipreneur (I denied my true calling as from a child I had always believed that if I was an entrepreneurial would die like my dad did) but normal life never worked for me. I read a book like this and I know without a shadow of a doubt this is my jam. I’m in the right direction. So great to read. Thanks guys for sharing.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-06-17

Great book. Slightly less engaging reader.

A must read for those thinking through launching a startup. Each start of a company is special and you only get go and starting. This book takes you through key steps to help you dodge the mistakes so many have made before.

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  • Sendy
  • 01-06-17

a good entrepreneurial read....

It describes aspects of start ups from different angle and provides wealthy source of info

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  • Andrew Grischenko
  • 10-10-16

The book is worth spending your time on

great story and heaps of facts from co-founder of PayPal and serial investor. It gives new perspective on competition and explains why every enterprenuor need to strive to be a monopolist. start small, be superior and critical to conventional thinking.

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  • Raman
  • 31-08-15

A waste read!

Simple ideas are complicated in almost every sentence. The narrative is not strong. You will lose interest quickly if you are anything like me. Low on substance and does not even tell a compelling story!

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