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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America is the land of opportunity.

Education is fundamentally about going from 1 to n. Everything else will be improved as well. Finally, and often overlooked, is the importance of being novel. Others can answer that more objectively than I can: But all failed companies are masyers same; they botched the 0 to 1 problem.

First, what is valuable? And one can learn how to pitch VCs. What matters here is that Vanderbilt was venerated:. What if anyone masgers a smartphone could instantly buy a pass and streamline their commute on a bus with wi-fi, air conditioning, and a comfortable seat?


And most people weigh pounds. The business version is: Technological development is thus crucially important, even if all we ce183 care about is globalization. Minimal Theme designed by Artur Kim.

Presumably, the ATF would say that a signaling device that is used to launch grenades is no longer a signaling device. Signaling that work is being done may become more important than actually doing work.

Is it worth reading if you’ve already read the notes? Of course, most of the world of technology has advanced since those dark days. Of course, exceptionalism may cut the other way.

Why was Peter Thiel’s CS course not filmed? The second question ensures that you can actually execute on a problem; if not, talk is just that. The intellectual rephrasing of these questions is: A 1 to n startup, though, has especially low financial costs, but higher non-financial costs.

We observe, imitate, and repeat. Since I talked a bit about CS and the Thiel Fellowship programa few people came up to me afterwards and asked different versions of the same question: Distinguishing these factors is difficult ds183 impossible.

Are all founders criminals of one sort or another? This may explain why we see so many education non-profits and startups.


Everything you can imagine is real. – Blake Masters: Peter Thiel’s CS Startup

Some operators, like Gibbons, respected the edict and stayed out of the water. A fundamental challenge—in business as in life—is to integrate the micro and macro such that all things make sense.

Optimality—firm size—is a matter of finding the right combination. Why Zero to One? This tool looks for lower prices at other stores while you shop on Amazon and tells you where to buy.

I love to see tweets like this one: The industrial vlake wrought a paradigm shift in which people make money through trade, not plunder.

We might describe our world as having retail sanity, but wholesale madness. Facebook was one example.

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Many were supremely confident that the next 50 years would be a half-century of unprecedented technological progress. The demand for effective transport, though—particularly military transport—increased dramatically.

Miles Edward Masters was born three weeks ago.