Monday, 3 November 2014

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel talks quarter-life crises and how to tackle the state


Peter Thiel thinks sharing economy firm Airbnb could be a $100bn business

Having just published his new book, Zero to One, he’s keen to talk about some of his latest ideas. 
A line those familiar with Thiel will recognise comes up quickly: “I think luck is just an atheistic word for God.” 
The message is obviously an important one – he devotes a whole chapter in the book to the subject: 
You are not a Lottery Ticket. For Thiel, whose net worth is estimated to be $2.2bn (£1.4bn), skill and merit get you places – not sitting back and leaving it to chance.

 “It’s a bad way to think. When we ascribe luck to things, it’s not a metaphysical truth about the world, but often just a sign of our laziness.” 

 Click on this link to read more: http://www.cityam.com/1414988612/real-thiel

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