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Learned a lot about start ups. If it's easy to find, it's not a secret. A lot of insights on how to bring value to a table in a world where there is seemingly no more secrets. Before this book, I have always held the belief that competition is good, but as this book shows, you have to be the one finding the secret rather than telling the stories.
I just re-read this book for the 2nd time. I appreciate how accessible and efficient it is. It was taken from a Stanford course Thiel taught but it doesn't read like most business books which are usually 300 pages overloading the same idea. This book is mostly a contrarian view of standard Silicon Valley wisdom. That alone, a dissenting view on well worn startup topics, makes it worth the read. I wish we had more material like this in circulation these days.
Mostly the book is about the author and his great success as founder of multiple companies, with special emphasis on his greatest success with Paypal...the second half of the books is hard too read because it lacks of importance. Id not recommend this book.