The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. And the next Mark Zuckerberg won’t create a social network. If you are copying these guys, you aren’t learning from them.
It’s a must-read, any entrepreneur who is in plans to start his business or any individual who is from the corporate world must read this book, its words, the logic is completely undeniable, gives one a better perspective.
A good read to challenge some of your ideas before rushing into doing something you might regret. Not exactly a guide or “how-to” book. I do not agree with some of the stuff he said about the future economy. And there is some point which you probably already know, “technology is to enhance human performance”, “globalization vs monopoly”. But it does shed some new light on what is necessary to consider when building a team/company or spotting a unique opportunity.
The book gives a completely new perspective on how businesses should be run or rather on what basis one should even start a company. Discusses mostly monoband a definition for it. I have come across this measure of monopoly for the first time. The author emphasizes the importance of salesmen. Says the real selling is when customers are not even aware that the selling is happening. And goes on to sell his product, his current investment to the readers – not sure how many realized this. In the end, Inhere was too focused on trivial and uninteresting things like how founders are eccentric – maybe he wants to show the audience how cool he is. No credit was given to Sean Parker who introduced Zuckerberg to Thiel – the first major outside investment in Facebook. Instead, Parker was portrayed as a villain who didn’t know what he was doing. It ends with a philosophy called Singularity where there is infinite hope for the future. And according to the author, technology is the only thing that is capable of achieving it – with so many helping move the current scenario from 0 to 1. Other factors like psychology, spirituality and other unknown realms are completely discounted by the author.