#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIf you want to build a better future, you must believe in secrets.
In Zero to One, legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things.
Information technology has improved rapidly, but there is no reason why progress should be limited to computers or Silicon Valley.
It comes from the most important skill that every leader must master: learning to think for yourself.
The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine.
They will escape competition altogether, because their businesses will be unique.
The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create.
Thiel begins with the contrarian premise that we live in an age of technological stagnation, even if we’re too distracted by shiny mobile devices to notice.
Progress can be achieved in any industry or area of business.
Doing what someone else already knows how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar.
The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system.
Tomorrow’s champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today’s marketplace.
Zero to One presents at once an optimistic view of the future of progress in America and a new way of thinking about innovation: it starts by learning to ask the questions that lead you to find value in unexpected places.
Japanese From Zero! is an innovative and integrated approach to learning Japanese developed by professional Japanese interpreter George Trombley and co-writer Yukari Takenaka.
Using up-to-date and easy-to-grasp grammar, Japanese From Zero! is the perfect course for current students of Japanese as well as absolute beginners.
The lessons and techniques used in this series have been taught successfully for over ten years in classrooms throughout the world.
In Book 1 of the Japanese From Zero! series, readers are taught new grammar concepts, over 800 new words and expressions, and also learn the hiragana writing system.
Features of Book 1: * Integrated Workbook with Answer Key * Over 800 New Words and Expressions * Learn to Read and Write Hiragana * Easy-to-Understand Example Dialogues * Culture Points about Japan * Bilingual Glossaries with Kana and Romaji .
Popular math at its most entertaining and enlightening.
The Babylonians invented it, the Greeks banned it, the Hindus worshiped it, and the Church used it to fend off heretics.
For centuries the power of zero savored of the demonic; once harnessed, it became the most important tool in mathematics.
Today, zero lies at the heart of one of the biggest scientific controversies of all time: the quest for a theory of everything.
“Zero is really something”-Washington PostA New York Times Notable Book.
Now it threatens the foundations of modern physics.
For zero, infinity’s twin, is not like other numbers.
Zero has pitted East against West and faith against reason, and its intransigence persists in the dark core of a black hole and the brilliant flash of the Big Bang.
In Zero, Science Journalist Charles Seife follows this innocent-looking number from its birth as an Eastern philosophical concept to its struggle for acceptance in Europe, its rise and transcendence in the West, and its ever-present threat to modern physics.
Here are the legendary thinkers—from Pythagoras to Newton to Heisenberg, from the Kabalists to today’s astrophysicists—who have tried to understand it and whose clashes shook the foundations of philosophy, science, mathematics, and religion.