Zero To One by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters

Note: This is my first time doing a book review. I have started doing book reviews in an attempt to practice and continue writing more and more. It also gives me an added motivation to continue reading.Which is why I am adding a book review category on my blog. I hope you like it and I’d love to know what you think about it.

I wrote a review for this book a little differently than how I have been writing others. I normally read an entire book and write a review. However for this one, I’d read a few chapters, write a gist and then read another and write more. Then finally I compiled it all to write this. This book is incredible in terms of the knowledge it imparts. I have learnt/been forced to think more in the first chapter itself than in the last few weeks combined.

However I personally feel that the book has let me down slightly in terms of the high standard it sets in the first chapter. There are some concepts/lessons in the chapter that a common man (including me; a finance student) couldn’t understand. It probably needs a level of exposure to economics that I and probably neither do a lot of my peers have.

However, it is a must read for every person out there, irrespective of them being an employee or an entrepreneur. The author talks about skills and ideas that can add value to our professional lives on a day to day basis. It has some basic concepts that one needs to be reminded of and some other concepts that are really helpful and thought provoking.

The author has also incorporated a ton of examples and facts that make the book all the more engaging and entertaining. I asked my father who has been an entrepreneur and a Chartered Accountant since 30 years to read it, which tells you how much I recommend this book. It’s concise, well written and I loved reading it.

-The Travellothoner