Цитаты из книги «The Challenge of the Future», Peter Thiel

Jeni Mayorskaya
Jeni Mayorskayaцитирует8 лет назад
The fundamental tension is exponential hope versus asymptotic reality.
Jeni Mayorskaya
Jeni Mayorskayaцитирует8 лет назад
It cost $100
million to develop a new drug in 1975. Today it costs $1.3 billion. Probably all life sciences investment funds have lost money. Biotech investment has been roughly as bad a cleantech.
Jeni Mayorskaya
Jeni Mayorskayaцитирует8 лет назад
The best edit is often a complete re-write.
Jeni Mayorskaya
Jeni Mayorskayaцитирует8 лет назад
If you think your strategy will always be right, you’ve got it wrong.
Jeni Mayorskaya
Jeni Mayorskayaцитирует8 лет назад
People like stories. Our brains are wired to respond them. We recall facts better when they are embedded in narrative. Hollywood is the proof of their value.
Andrei Varanovich
Andrei Varanovichцитирует5 лет назад
What’s ideal is to have a founder/CEO who is a product person. Sales operators handle the sales force. The sales force does not build the product! In poorly run software companies, sales orders product around.
Andrei Varanovich
Andrei Varanovichцитирует5 лет назад
Fortunately, the framework for a good story has been long established. Aristotle figured out the elements of a perfect pitch thousands of years ago. He identified the principles of logos, ethos, and pathos. Logos is argument based on facts and reason. Ethos is argument based on character— your character. This is the credibility piece. Finally, pathos is argument based on listeners’ emotions. Those are what you need to exploit. So think about your pitch in terms of logos, ethos, and pathos. There is 3,000 years of decent evidence that people respond to pitches that get these factors right.
Andrei Varanovich
Andrei Varanovichцитирует5 лет назад
SpaceX has a great elevator pitch: “Launch costs haven’t come down in decades. We slash them by 90%. The market is $XXbn.” (Contrast this with: “We’re NASA meets Toyota!”)
Alexander Revinsky
Alexander Revinskyцитирует5 лет назад
Much better to be the original card reader and stay focused on original problems, or an original company in another space entirely.
Alexander Revinsky
Alexander Revinskyцитирует5 лет назад
That enemy, of course, should not be big enough to have a chance at beating you. But it should be big enough to motivate the people who fail to realize that. The formula was theater + motivation = productivity.
Alexander Revinsky
Alexander Revinskyцитирует5 лет назад
IBM managed to develop the microprocessor and eclipsed all its competitors in value.
Alexander Revinsky
Alexander Revinskyцитирует5 лет назад
. True heroes fight for what doesn’t matter. Hamlet doesn’t quite achieve greatness; he’s too focused on the external narrative of how meaningless everything is.
Alexander Revinsky
Alexander Revinskyцитирует5 лет назад
In world of perfect competition, no one makes any profit. Economic profits are competed away.
Alexander Revinsky
Alexander Revinskyцитирует5 лет назад
So war can be a very powerful, motivational force. It pushes people to try and improve themselves.
Alexander Revinsky
Alexander Revinskyцитирует5 лет назад
On the globalization axis, it’s probably better to collaborate instead of compete. Competing is too hard. People never really make any money. They just beat each other to bloody pulp.
Alexander Revinsky
Alexander Revinskyцитирует5 лет назад
No one knows for sure when the future will arrive. But that’s no reason not to think about the question.
Alexander Revinsky
Alexander Revinskyцитирует5 лет назад
But internal coordination, as Hayek and the Austrians showed, is hard and costly; central planning doesn’t work.
Alexander Revinsky
Alexander Revinskyцитирует5 лет назад
The next great company may not be an e-payments or social network company. We mustn’t make too much of any single narrative.
Alexander Revinsky
Alexander Revinskyцитирует5 лет назад
Education is fundamentally about going from 1 to n. We observe, imitate, and repeat.
Alexander Revinsky
Alexander Revinskyцитирует5 лет назад
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