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The Year in Uber scandals: A surge-priced cruise through the company’s biggest controversies

2014 was the year investor Peter Thiel called Uber the “most ethically-challenged company in Silicon Valley"

Zero to One: An Idea for Our Time

Peter Thiel's Zero to One: Notes on Start-Ups, Or How to Build the Future is a book for our moment, that is, the digital age in 2015, a time of ongoing revolution and transformation. (The book evolved out of a course that Thiel taught at Stanford. Show More Summary

Peter Thiel: Why Mentorship Is Tricky For Tech Companies

In his book "Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How To Build the Future," serial entrepreneur Peter Thiel's advice often goes against traditional thinking. The idea of mentorship is no exception. Here, he shrugs off the notion that having...Show More Summary

IT MIGHT WORK: How PayPal’s Founder Plans to Live to 120: Peter Thiel is taking human growth hormo…

IT MIGHT WORK: How PayPal’s Founder Plans to Live to 120: Peter Thiel is taking human growth hormone daily, follows paleo diet. I like Peter Thiel, and I hope this works, though I’m not sold on HGH therapy. I fully endorse the red wine, though.

How PayPal's Founder Plans to Live to 120

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel hopes to stick around to enjoy a fortune estimated by Forbes at $2.2 billion into the 2080s at least. The venture capitalist and Facebook investor, 47, says he "certainly hopes to" live to 120 and is already taking steps to help him get there. Thiel...

Peter Thiel's Top 3 Tips For How To Build A Successful Startup

Billionaire Peter Thiel, widely known as one of the founders of PayPal, is perhaps most strongly influenced by his experience as a professional chess player. In his book "Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How To Build the Future," he...Show More Summary

Peter Thiel Is Taking Human Growth Hormone In Hopes Of Living Until He's 120

The US tech entrepreneur Peter Thiel is taking human growth hormone (HGH) pills as part of his quest to live until he is 120-years-old. In an interview with Bloomberg TV, the PayPal co-founder and Facebook investor explained how he hopes the technology will see his lifespan dramatically increased. Show More Summary

Congress ends federal ban on medical marijuana, blazing a trail for weed startups

Investors are riding high on marijuana startups. Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund, for example, is reportedly participating in a $75 million Series B round in weed company Privateer at a stratospheric $425 million valuation. But as with other growth industries as green as this, legality has still been a major concern. Show More Summary

Peter Thiel's Fund Is Leading A $75 Million Round In Marijuana Startup Privateer At A Whopping $425 Million Valuation

Earlier this year, Peter Thiel caused a stir when he accused Twitter's management of being high on pot. He later backed away from his comments, saying, “You could smoke a lot of pot and still have a great company, if the business model is as robust as Twitter’s." And Thiel would know, because, as it turns out, he's investing in a marijuana startup. Show More Summary

Clever Raises $30 Million for ‘Single Login’ Education-Tech App

Lightspeed Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, GSV Capital and Peter Thiel participated in the Series B round.

Berkeley Hecklers Expose Fraud of Free Speech Movement

Joel Pollak’s description of the Berkeley mob that stopped a speech by PayPal and Facebook billionaire Peter Thiel on Wednesday unleashed flashbacks. Fourteen years ago at the University of California’s flagship campus, a similar mob,...Show More Summary

Top Silicon Valley VC Bill Gurley Slams Billionaire Peter Thiel, Says He Lost 'All Credibility'

Benchmark partner Bill Gurley is an investor in tech companies like Uber, Snapchat and Twitter. A few months ago, Twitter's management team was bashed by another Silicon Valley investor and billionaire, Peter Thiel. Thiel stated then...Show More Summary

Greenpeace Ruined an Ancient Peruvian Landmark, Crazy Students Chased Peter Thiel Off Stage, Republicans vs. the IRS: P.M. Links

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

Greenpeace has apologized for an unbelievable recent stunt in which activists desecrated the 2,000-year-old Nazca lines. Google is considered one of the best places to work. Too bad Spain is going to miss out. Angry students interrupted Peter Thiel's speech at the University of California, Berkeley. Show More Summary

Berkeley Protests Shut Down Peter Thiel Speech

On Wednesday evening, in the very hall that celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement, demonstrators shut down a speech by billionaire tech guru--and noted libertarian--Peter Thiel. The activists who broke into Wheeler...Show More Summary

Billionaire Investor Peter Thiel Chased Off Stage By Angry Protestors At UC Berkeley

A bunch of angry protestors stormed through the doors during Peter Thiel’s speech at UC Berkeley, ultimately shutting down the lecture half way through the event. On Wednesday evening, Thiel spoke at an event hosted by the Berkeley Forum, a student organization at UC Berkeley. Show More Summary

Why Peter Thiel is wrong about monopolies

A few weeks ago Sam Roggeveen quoted PayPal founder Peter Thiel, who argued that competition is over-rated and monopoly would enhance innovation. We shouldn't be surprised that business people are in favour of monopoly. In 1776 AdamShow More Summary

21-Year-Old Gets Startup Funding Thanks to Unique Accelerator

“Stay in school” is a pretty common piece of advice. But there’s one startup accelerator program that actually preaches the opposite. The Thiel Fellowship, founded by billionaire investor Peter Thiel, encourages brilliant young people to launch test businesses instead of waiting around to finish their degrees. Show More Summary

Peter Thiel's 'Aha Moment' Isn't What You Think

Peter Thiel, author of “Zero to One” and serial venture capitalist, found success early in his career as one of the founders of Paypal with Elon Musk. What he learned from that experience and his subsequent meteoric rise is the key ingredient that he now looks for in companies he invests in today. Show More Summary

Why college education isn’t a bubble

Entrepreneur and academic Vivek Wadhwa defends the value of higher education. Photo by Flickr user LGagnon. Editor’s Note: In the debate over the value of higher education, few have been as outspoken as Peter Thiel and Vivek Wadhwa.Show More Summary

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