See Reddit Link: Basically from idea germination to the beginnings of your innovation and execution.
- The Art of the Start
- Reddit Entrepreneurship Session 2: Founder as Victim, Founder as God
I find that there's a sort of cult-like identity to great startups.
There's a world-changing vision led by a prescient leader who takes his legion of cultists towards the stars on a grand mission, or the world implodes around them as they try. There is no middle ground, but why? Some have offered theories, but today we will analyze Peter Thiel's discourse on the subject.
Peter Thiel is most famous for his co-founding of Paypal with Max Levchin, but in recent years, he's become a major force in investing. Peter was the first investor in Facebook and recently sold the majority of his 10%+ stake in FB. He runs a number of VC firms including Clarium Capital, the Founder's Fund and runs Mithril Capital Management. He is opinionated, a chessmaster, and authoritative.
This lecture is culled from Blake Masters writing of Peter Thiel's CS183 Class. You can read the essay here.
READ THE CONTENT AS I POST IT SO YOU CAN KEEP UP WITH THE LECTURES.
Other than that, just bring a critical mind.
There are 8 classes each one discussing a different thinker.
The first one is about Guy Kawasaki's The Art of the Start.
The second one is about Peter Thiel's CS183: Founder as Victim, Founder as God.