I originally picked up this book because of all the rave reviews that it was amassing on the internet. When I leafed through the book's contents, I thought that it was just another business book with nothing special to offer. However, intrigued by the hype, I decided to give it a shot. I ordered the book from amazon as it was on sale last week.
I couldn't have been more wrong. The book is not a 'how to' guide on business. It is not supposed to make you gain knowledge. Instead, it is an advice book that is supposed to increase your wisdom. I could relate to Peter Thiel and agreed with his viewpoints on many things.
The whole idea of Zero to One made a lot of sense to me. It inspired me to look for the right idea in the right direction. I also found it very comforting to know that Peter studied law. Being a law graduate myself, I don't have too many role models to look up to in the business world. Not many lawyers are tech entrepreneurs. I also agree about going to university just because you're confused and the rationale for the Thiel Fellowship.
The book added a dimension of wisdom to my knowledge. I found many 'aha!' moments in the book.
If you're looking for some business wisdom and have a long term vision, this book is a must read.