Selected books

  • Zero To One

    Zero To One

    In this section, Thiel challenges conventional wisdom about capitalism and economics. He argues that most businesses merely copy existing ideas, leading to incremental improvements. However, true innovation occurs when entrepreneurs create something entirely new. Going from zero to one means conjuring a novel concept into existence, rather than replicating what already exists. Thiel emphasizes that copying successful models won’t lead to breakthroughs. Entrepreneurs who mimic great innovators end up with businesses lacking a competitive edge. Instead, he encourages reimagining existing industries and developing products that…

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  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

    In this groundbreaking book, Covey presents a principle-centered approach to personal and interpersonal effectiveness. He argues that true success lies not in quick fixes or superficial changes, but in cultivating our character and aligning our actions with timeless principles. Covey contrasts two historical paradigms of success. Before World War I, success was attributed to ethics of character—qualities like humility, integrity, and courage. However, after the war, the focus shifted to the “Personality Ethic,” emphasizing public image, behaviors, and skills. Covey advocates a return to the…

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