Blake  Masters

Blake Masters

Blake was a student at Stanford Law School in 2012 when his detailed notes on Peter Thiel's (co-founder of PayPal) class "Computer Science 183: Startup" became an internet sensation. Masters and Thiel have transformed those class notes into a New York Times bestseller: "Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future."

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Everybody is in favor of innovation in the abstract, yet few people actually engage in the kind of sustained, original, and independent thinking that innovation requires. Using insights learned from working closely with Silicon Valley's best entrepreneurs and investors, Blake helps companies work through the tough questions that can help orient them toward creating new value in the future instead of merely copying what's worked in the past.

Blake was a student at Stanford Law School in 2012 when his detailed notes on Peter Thiel's (co-founder of PayPal) class "Computer Science 183: Startup" became an internet sensation. Masters and Thiel have transformed those class notes into a New York Times bestseller: "Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future." Before writing Zero to One with Peter, Blake co-founded Judicata, a legal research technology startup, and worked at Box and Founders Fund.

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    "Zero to One delivers completely new and refreshing ideas on how to create value in the world."

    -Mark Zuckerberg CEO of Facebook

    "Crisply written, rational and practical, Zero to One should be read not just by aspiring entrepreneurs but by anyone seeking a thoughtful alternative to the current pervasive gloom about the prospects for the world."

    -The Economist