In his book Zero to One, Peter Thiel looks at why the cleantech industry crashed, and believes that most cleantech companies failed to adequately answer one or more of seven fundamental questions about their business. Although these questions are primarily for businesses as a whole – and in particular technology startups – they are equally applicable for new product innovations. It’s worth asking if your pipeline of innovations can adequately respond to them.Read More »
I was expecting Peter Thiel to write a book where he showcases what makes a successful startup, and how you can build a company for massive growth. Given his experience in both founding a hugely successful company, and investing in a bunch of them since, you might imagine he has some detailed lessons to share.
But this isn’t what Thiel’s book is about – it’s far more ambitious. Asides from prodding and goading you into disagreeing with him, Thiel primarily wants to lament the current stagnation of human progress, and crucially, demand that startups seize the opportunity given to them to sort it all out.Read More »