The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page won’t be making 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.
Paypal co-founder and author of Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future, Peter Thiel says the question to ask is not,“What Mark would do?” Instead, entrepreneurs of the digital age must ask: “What great business is nobody building?”
Join Peter Thiel as he discusses how to build a company that moves beyond innovating off existing products and ideas, and instead creates something entirely new.
Peter Thiel is an American businessman and entrepreneur widely known as co-founder (with Max Levchin) and former CEO of PayPal.
From San Mateo, California, Thiel is an avowed Libertarian. He studied 20th-century philosophy at Stanford University and continued at the law school. Interestingly, he once proposed that PayPal could be a catalyst for change in world politics.
In 2002, Thiel sold PayPal to eBay for US$1.5 billion. Currently he is the Founder and Managing Member of Clarium Capital Management, LLC, a hedge fund managing over $250 million.
Speakers Website: Peter Thiel, Paypal http://paypal.com
Source: Wired magazine General Assembly