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Peter Thiel
Peter Andreas Thiel (/ˈtiːl/; born October 11, 1967) is an American entrepreneur, venture capitalist, philanthropist, political activist, and author. He was ranked No. 4 on the Forbes Midas List of 2014, with a net worth of $2.2 billion, and No. 246 on the Forbes 400 in 2016, with a net worth of $2.7 billion.
Peter Thiel: On Why Competition Is For Losers
50 minutes
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The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In Zero to One, legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things. <br>Thiel begins with the contrarian premise that we live in an age of technological stagnation, even if we’re too distracted by shiny mobile devices to notice. Information technology has improved rapidly, but there is no reason why progress should be limited to computers or Silicon Valley. 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.<br>Doing what someone else already knows how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. But when you do something new, you go from 0 to 1. The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. Tomorrow’s champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today’s marketplace. They will escape competition altogether, because their businesses will be unique.
Peter Thiel: On the American Dream, how we can make better decisions in a new economic climate and avoiding competition
90 minutes
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Thiel dives into microeconomic decision making in this discussion. He looks at the American economy, where it's headed, where the competition is and how one can make decisions optimally in that landscape. Avoid competitors and go to the whitespace. Think independently.
Peter Thiel: Debate with Eric Schmidt on politics, technology and the future
37 minutes
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Thiel and Eric Schmidt of Google go head to head on a number of issues. Rarely do you get to see two thought leaders of this caliber debate issues with such fervor. They have vastly different views about the world, politics and the future of technology and to watch them joust is a real treat. An oldie (2012), but a classic.
Peter Thiel: On The Diversity Myth in 1996
67 minutes
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Thiel dives into microeconomic decision making in this discussion. He looks at the American economy, where it's headed, where the competition is and how one can make decisions optimally in that landscape. Avoid competitors and go to the whitespace. Think independently.
Peter Thiel: On the Future of Technology and Movements to Watch from March 2017
46 minutes
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Peter Thiel discusses the future of technology, movements to keep an eye on in both entrepreneurship and investing. It's a broad discussion but Peter always has counterintuitive thoughts and disapproves of the idea of trends and buzzwords. A visionary contrarian.