A book by Peter Thiel “Zero to One”
KEY MESSAGE In 1 Minute
You are NOT a lottery ticket! In his book Zero to One, Peter Thiel argues that success is not a matter of luck.
If you think your future is ruled by luck, you will try to be prepared for anything that may come your way. This is the foundation of our entire educational system. You don’t know which discipline is going to be relevant in the future, so it’s best to diversify in both education and skills. The result: you will be average at many things, but really good at nothing!
A better recipe for success is to believe that you can actually shape your future. This will force you to take responsibility, think hard about next steps, and take the time to plan ahead.
Getting laser-focused early on can help you develop stand-out skills and come up with true innovations and the so-called solutions we so desperately need.