Zach Ware

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future – Peter Thiel, Blake Masters

If you invest in, build, work for or otherwise have interest in anything startup or entrepreneurship related, read this book. Read it now.

Nov 2015 - Partially read / partially audiobooked

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My notes:
Elements of a monopoly
  1. The Engineering Question Can you create breakthrough technology instead of incremental improvements?
  2. 2. The Timing Question Is now the right time to start your particular business?
  3. 3. The Monopoly Question Are you starting with a big share of a small market?
  4. 4. The People Question Do you have the right team?
  5. 5. The Distribution Question Do you have a way to not just create but deliver your product?
  6. 6. The Durability Question Will your market position be defensible 10 and 20 years into the future?
  7. 7. The Secret Question Have you identified a unique opportunity that others don’t see?
Highlights (audiobooked most of this book so highlights are light):

First published on November 25, 2015