Today completed reading the first book of the year "Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future" By Peter Thiel. Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. The book opens up with these interesting words -
The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. And the next Mark Zuckerberg won’t create a social network. 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 n, adding more of something familiar. But every time we create something new, we go from 0 to 1. The act of creation is singular, as is the moment of creation, and the result is something fresh and strange."
Further, he thinks, if you want to build a better future; you must believe in secrets. There are so many things we don't know yet. Many frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In Zero to One, the legendary founder of PayPal Peter Thiel shows how we can find "singular" ways to create those new things.
Thiel further writes that we live in an age of technological stagnation. Though information technology has improved rapidly but several other industries still living in yesteryears. There is no reason other industries can not progress? Progress can be achieved in any industry or area of business. It comes from the most important skill that every leader must master: learning to think for yourself.
Let me know what you think?