What do you think is true that no one else thinks is true?
This is the question at the heart of Peter Thiel’s new book, Zero to One. Thiel is an entrepreneur and an investor, and full disclosure, a friend of mine – he was one of the founders of PayPal, an early investor in Facebook, runs a venture capital fund, a hedge fund, and still has a hand in the management of Palantir, an enormous data-mining company. He’s rich and smart and accomplished.
In other words, he’s about the closest thing we have to a true-life James Bond-style villain these days, except for the villain part...