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.
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
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 […]
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.
The big-data company lists the former PayPal CEO as one of its co-founders.
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 […]
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
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
The billionaire venture capitalist wants to live forever and doesn't understand people who don't.
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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, [...]
Top universities claim to benefit everyone, but the value of the degrees they confer is inextricably tied to exclusivity, he argues.
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
These startups are trying to beat Alzheimer's, cure viral diseases, and kill tumors with gold. One common thread: funding from Peter Thiel.
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.
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
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
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
Peter Thiel (Bilderberg member) gave Ron Paul 2.5 million! Red Flag anyone? —DailyPaul.com, 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
Author John Tabis is CEO & Founder of TheBouqs.com. 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