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This has been keeping me busy from reviewing books. Yet this was not a reason to take me away from reading.
I am coming back to you with a fantastic book that I was introduced to about a year ago. Some global organizations have identified a new sector. Similarly to healthcare, education, financial services, and more. Entrepreneurship seems to have become a sector on its own. We live at times there is an incredible hype for start-ups.
Some have grown into full-fledged institutions while others decided to remain start-ups despite their scale.
Many know Peter Thiel as a famous American entrepreneur who co-founded a number of companies including PayPal. Thiel is also the author of one of my favorite business books: Zero to One.
Thiel has advanced a controversial theory; he said that we live in an age of technological stagnation. When I first read this sentence, I was chocked. He believes that technological breakthroughs will decrease and that not all innovation has to involve technology. As such, Thiel discovered – over time – that the most important competence is to learn to think.
Learn to think.
The future will unfold companies that do not compete with existing powerful technologies. Technology as a competence will help with incremental innovation whereas learning to think will generate new and unique business ideas.
My favorite part of the book consists of the questions that we need to ask in order to identify value in places we least expect.
Few of the questions:
Thiel provides tactics to succeed in your company. Tactics that are practical and that proved to be successful. Those revolve around flexibility, competition, incremental advancement, and more.
I very much enjoyed reading this book. I also fell on a related YouTube video for those who wish to learn the gist of the book in five minutes.
This is a book I enjoyed reading and I will surely go over again.
I leave you with these fun facts
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This book is an invitation to women who are oftentimes overly fearful of being seen as “too much” or “not enough”. The authors urge women from all walks of life not to back off prematurely and not to worry if they step over the line.
Women tend to tell themselves stories about their emotions and their bodies. Reading this book helps any women rewrite her story to her own advantage.
In her book Never Give Up, Joyce Meyer quotes this speech as an example of a winning state of mind. Her book is about how to create it.