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Why Peter Thiel Could Walk Away From Palantir a Multi-Billionaire

Following its most recent round of fundraising, Palantir's valuation has climbed into the stratosphere. But founder ownership of the company may not be as much as you think.

Facebook’s first intern just landed $50 million from Peter Thiel and other investors

Darian Shirazi started his career at 15 years old, when he made his name reselling computer components on eBay. His sales were so impressive that eBay ended up offering him an internship for the next two summers. Soon, Shirazi was able...Show More Summary

Private Governance

The author is Edward Peter Stringham and the subtitle is Creating Order in Economic and Social Life.  I haven’t looked through this book yet, but I am very much an admirer of the underlying research by Ed.  Here is Peter Thiel’s blurb: “Stringham dispels state-worshipping fiction with historical fact to show how good governance has […]

Peter Thiel: The Real (and Really Hard) Innovation Is Happening in Atoms, Not Bits

The investor and serial entrepreneur acknowledges that big ideas, such as reinventing space travel, are usually too tough for fledgling startups to pursue. But that doesn't mean they should stop trying.

Peter Thiel's Palantir Just Raised $450 Million

The big-data company lists the former PayPal CEO as one of its co-founders.

Thursday assorted links

1. This man is bidding 10k for a girlfriend, but I don’t think he understands where the adverse selection problem lies. 2. Is there a new and faster way of swimming?  Interesting piece. 3. Peter Thiel on Rene Girard. 4. The global coal renaissance. 5. Dani Rodrik on Greek sovereignty.  And on the Germany-Greece debt […]

5 Basics for Building an Online Business That Actually Makes Money

Photo: Flickr/ Daniel Foster With the boom of the Internet and social media has arisen a new category of entrepreneurship. Successful entrepreneurs such as Mark Cuban, Elon Musk and Peter Thiel got their start with online businesses....Show More Summary

Seasteading Institute aims to build floating city by 2020

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

An organization in which Paypal founder Peter Thiel is an investor is aiming to build a floating city-state by 2020. The Seasteading Institute says semi-independent floating cities would provide an opportunity to ry out new modes ofShow More Summary

Peter Thiel Wants You to Get Angry About Death

The billionaire venture capitalist wants to live forever and doesn't understand people who don't.

Peter Thiel's Key Advice For Entrepreneurs And Investors (In 2 Quotes)

Early Facebook investor and Paypal billionaire Peter Thiel revealed two key pieces of advice he gives aspiring entrepreneurs and investors this week at the Atlantic Aspen Ideas Festival. They can be distilled into two simple quotes: To investors?—?buzzwords should be a red flag “If there are too many buzzwords in a presentation, [...]

Peter Thiel Compares Elite Education to a Night Club With a Long Line

Top universities claim to benefit everyone, but the value of the degrees they confer is inextricably tied to exclusivity, he argues.

Enterprises Don’t Have Big Data, They Just Have Bad Data

PayPal co-founder and venture capitalist Peter Thiel commonly harps on the tech community for overusing buzzwords like “cloud” and “big data.” He’s not the only one who’s been saying this, but the message still doesn’t appear to be sinking in with most enterprises. Read More

How Peter Thiel is trying to save the world

These startups are trying to beat Alzheimer's, cure viral diseases, and kill tumors with gold. One common thread: funding from Peter Thiel.

The Future of Transportation: Flying Cars, Hyperloop, and Virtual Worlds

Four revolutions in transportation are taking place this decade. This post is a look at how they will shape your life, your business and our world. In 2011, Peter Thiel famously... read more The post The Future of Transportation: Flying Cars, Hyperloop, and Virtual Worlds appeared first on Singularity HUB.

Changing the View of Aging: Are We Winning Yet?

last monthHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Peter Thiel, who has invested millions into the SENS rejuvenation research programs over the past decade, has of late been talking much more in public on the topic of treating aging. Having wealth gives you a soapbox, and it is good that he is now using it to help the cause of treating aging as a medical condition. Show More Summary

With Palantir's $20B valuation, how does Peter Thiel stack up against the rest of the PayPal mafia?

PayPal cofounders Max Levchin and Peter Thiel used to be intensely competitive with one another. They would race to solve math problems and occasionally race each other by foot. After they sold PayPal, they found themselves in another...Show More Summary

How the laws of thermodynamics make a case for dynamic monopolies

In his new book on startups Peter Thiel makes a provocative argument about the necessity of monopolies. He points out that in an environment of perfect competition, everyone is so busy competing just to stay even that they would end up with neither the time nor the resources to innovate. Show More Summary

Silicon Valley and the Ingestible Bilderberg ID Chips

2 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Peter Thiel (Bilderberg member) gave Ron Paul 2.5 million! Red Flag anyone? —, June 11, 2012 If someone says “Bilderberg Group” with a straight face, most respectable folks reach for their canister of Bear Mace spray—only...Show More Summary

Why You Shouldn't Disregard MBA Hires, No Matter What Peter Thiel or Elon Musk Say

Author John Tabis is CEO & Founder of In an interview last September, Peter Thiel said that MBAs tend to participate in herd-like thinking. The luminary PayPal co-founder and entrepreneur further explained he generallyShow More Summary

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