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Questions to consider from the book Zero to One, by Peter Thiel:

  • What valuable business is no one building?

  • What important truth do very few people agree with you on?

For a company to be valuable it must grow and endure, but many entrepreneurs focus only on short-term growth. They have an excuse: growth is easy to measure, but durability isn’t.
— Peter Thiel, Co-Founder of PayPal

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  • Would people notice if the business you are building was to go missing in the market?

  • The first step to thinking clearly is to question what we think we know about the past.

  • We need to start asking critical questions around ownership in the value chain and the durability of a business in the long run.

  • Having ownership of your distribution platforms,  the means of production and having direct access to your end customer are all key to building a durable business.

  • Young people need to aspire to not only become influencers, but become influential while having the knowledge and capacity to manufacture their own products.

    I’d love to hear your thoughts on this episode in the comments below and what you’ll be working on.

    With love and appreciation,