economics Book Summaries

Zero to One Summary
Zero to One by Peter Thiel
4.6 at Amazon 2014
Zero to One is about the future of technology and a guide for startup business founders. Peter Thiel is a billionaire entrepreneur and investor that has many unconventional ideas. He says entrepreneurs should avoid competition and instead build (legal) monopolies selling a product that is completely new.
The Black Swan Summary
The Black Swan by Nassim Taleb
4.3 at Amazon 2007
The Black Swan is about understanding unpredictable extreme events like the 9/11 attacks, rise of the internet, and stock market crashes. Nassim Taleb says we are unprepared for the next big event like this because we rely too much on incomplete theories, limited models and flimsy historical narratives.

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