Book Review: Zero to One – Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel| Stephen Diagram

Zero to One – Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel

I’ve personally had my eye on this book for about a year now; knowing one day I just had to read it. Peter Thiel is one of the founders of PayPal; along with a name we may have already come across, the legendary Elon Musk. Musk is head of SpaceX and Tesla Motors. Musk and Thiel, the author of “Zero to One” were able to survive the Dot-Com / Dotcom bubble by following a series of steps.

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Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

For a business to succeed, Thiel tells entrepreneurs to ask themselves a series of incredibly important questions.

  • Engineering: Is your product/service revolutionary? Will it be a huge breakthrough? It needs to be ten times better than your competition

  • Timing: Is now the perfect time to launch your business?

  • Monopoly: Are you going to acquire a majority share in a small market/niche?

  • People: Do you have the right team?

  • Durability: Will you business exist ten to twenty years from now?

  • Distribution: Do you have the ability to deliver your product / service, not just create it.

  • Secret: Are you doing something unique that nobody else really noticed yet?

Thiel teaches how to negotiate and find the right team; people who looks like salesmen are typically terrible at sales. The best are hidden and secret. From his Silicon Valley experience, people going to work in a suit are not going to work.

Most importantly, overcome trying to acquire a “First Mover Advantage.” It’s important to be the first when creating a new revolutionary product or service, but you should aim to be the “Last Mover”; acquire a monopoly. Competition means having competitive prices, which drives down profit margins.

Capitalism is about acquiring as much capital as possible; competition forces you to have competitive prices, thus eliminating your potential to acquire capital.

Capitalism and Competition are opposites.

Book Review: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur | Stephen Diagram

Brief Description of “Milk and Honey”

The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. Milk and Honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.

The best seller book by Rupi Kaur is a collection of moving poetry; every page is an emotion and every line pulls on the strings of the heart. Reading the poems makes you feel uncomfortably human at times; while the author writes about sexual abuse and assault.

The best part of this book has to be the little accompanying doodles. The poetry is descriptive enough to paint your brain some pictures but the images really help calm your soul. Each page is power and no space is wasted.

After reading, I felt like putting myself first–I need to be slightly more selfish and invest in my future instead of letting people push me around. Take action and control your own life!

The author, Rupi Kaur writes about the importance of regaining your confidence and learning to start a fire; become the light of the earth; be the change you want to see in the world. People will love you despite your flaws–just keep pushing and keep living a life worth living.

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Milk and Honey

If you enjoyed “Milk and Honey” by Rupi Kaur, then definitely check out my third book, Siren Song, musical collection of poetry that parallels the struggles of growing up, growing together and growing apart.

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Coinbase vs GDAX: How to Buy Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin – Cryptocurrency Altcoin Exchange

You’ve heard the news, Bitcoin reaches another massive $12,000 per coin peak, but how do you buy and sell before it reaches $20,000 a coin in 2018? You’ve come to the right place.

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Maybe you’ve even heard of popular cryptocurrency exchanges and wallets such as Coinbase or GDAX before but never signed up or believed the hype. Today is the day to begin investing.

Everyone is waiting to buy in fear that there will be a correction, or parabolic move back to $8,000 a coin; for day traders and swing traders only looking to get in and get out quick, this is probably a solid move, but for traders looking to hold until Bitcoin is $20,000+ now is the perfect time to buy.

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  • Incredibly user friendly
  • Easy to use
  • Buy instantly with a debit card
  • 3-5 business days with a linked bank account
  • Beautiful and simplistic format
  • Nothing complicated about it
  • I recommend starting today
  • Casual

GDAX Free to Sign Up

  • Looks more like a typical stock exchange
  • More control over your trades
  • Precise buying and selling
  • Most room for you to grow as a trader
  • Owned by Coinbase – so you only need one account
  • A lot of fun if looking to make serious money
  • Learning Curve

Mastering Bitcoin for Dummies: Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies, Mining, Investing and Trading – Bitcoin Book 1, Blockchain, Wallet, Business

Bitcoin: Make Money with the Currency of the Internet – How to Start Buying, Selling Trading

Bitcoin – the currency of the future; learn how to buy bitcoin, sell bitcoin and trade bitcoin.

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When Bitcoin was created, it bought/sold for fractions of a penny; at about $0.003. Today Bitcoin is soaring over $11,000 a coin. That’s a price increase of about 4 million percent (4,000,000%).

A ten dollar invest in 2010 for Bitcoin, would now equal $40 million.

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Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency; offering a more anonymous and secure money handling experience.

Creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto on Bitcoin in 2009: 

“Announcing the first release of Bitcoin, a new electronic cash system that uses a peer-to-peer network to prevent double-spending. It’s completely decentralized with no server or central authority.”

Coinbase is hands down the most user-friendly site to begin buy, selling and trading cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin. No Fee to Sign up

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(Coinbase is a secure online platform for buying, selling, transferring, and storing digital currency.)


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