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Billionaire Peter Thiel: Starting a Business and Education

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An interview with billionaire investor and author of Zero to One, Peter Thiel. In this interview Peter discusses what characteristics a business should aim for and why it is better to have a monopoly instead of intense competition. Peter also talks about higher education, the future of technology and the meaning of life.

Billionaire Peter Thiel: Starting A Business And Education

Other great Venture Capitalists videos:

Marc Andreessen: Venture Capital Investment Philosophy:http://bit.ly/MAndreessenVid1

Billionaire Chris Sacca on Investing, Venture Capital and Life:http://bit.ly/CSaccaVid1

Billionaire Peter Thiel on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Competition: http://bit.ly/PTheilVid1

Video Segments:

0:00 Introduction

1:30 Horizontal and vertical progress

2:09 Techology matters more than globalisation

3:06 We have to invent in new things

4:30 Civilisation must advance

5:12 It’s better to risk boldness than to be trivial

7:03 Competitive markets destroy profits

7:43 There are only two types of business

9:13 Analysis of Ford and GM

11:05 Thinking of brand as an investor

12:17 Focus on your product

13:34 Must a company have sales and distribution before you would invest?

14:22 A bad plan is better than no plan

15:31 Do you plan ahead?

16:32 Could the 24 year old peter thiel established the goal of you now?

17:04 Isnt the advancement of computers enough?

20:02 Slow growth and stagnation

21:48 Are you like Ronald Reagan?

22:07 Education in a bubble

25:22 How will the bubble pop?

26:58 Advice for 18 year old Peter Thiel

27:47 The alternatives to University will take what form?

28:47 What went wrong with the government?

30:47 Private v public money

32:39 If we could roll back regulation, would the economy recover fast?

34:10 Should every bright student turn there back on the system?

35:20 Teach for America

35:35 New York v Silicon Valley

36:28 New York trying to be like Silicon Valley

37:37 Computers are complements for humans

39:59 Free will

40:43 The meaning of life

43:40 Happiness

Peter Thiel

Photo by Luc Van Braekel

This article was originally published in ValueWalk.

Photo: Heisenberg Media

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