Whatever it takes
Read Millionaire Fastlane
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- Feb 9, 2016
I just don't understand how you can go on to creating these huge dominating businesses when you can't even support yourself on your entrepreneurial activities on a small scale first (like many of my friends)- but obviously Peter Thiel knows more than I do lol.The things about the book you've highlighted that you don't care for are precisely why I like the book.
Your thinking that it may not be the best for a new entrepreneur is ironic given the "Zero to One" title. I think it is fantastic for an truly sold out entrepreneur. Now maybe the "I'll just set myself up for 80k per year in passive income" crowd need not read it. But are people like that truly entrepreneurs? That thinking doesn't come from someone who eats, sleeps and breathes building exciting and amazing businesses. It comes from folks that want to retire.
Entrepreneurship isn't a corporate ladder and a lot of folks sometimes are a bit rooted in that thinking even after they make the switch to self employment. No one says you have to build something "small" or "manageable" first.
I think the entire point of the book was START big. Don't just think big or dream big. You don't get to where Thiel is without setting out to build something with some real horsepower.
And maybe it just depends on what's important to said individual too? I want to build these huge, dominating businesses. But first and foremost, I need a business that gives me freedom, passivity, and security. I have a friend who's told me he'd rather be poor and building something interesting than comfortable and building something boring.
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