Blake Masters

Technology and Innovation Keynote Speaker, Bestselling Author, President of the Thiel Foundation

  • Blake Masters`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Blake Masters`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

  • Blake Masters`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Blake Masters`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

Suggested Keynote Speaker Programs

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In Zero to One, legendary entrepreneur and investors Peter Thiel and Blake Masters show how we can find singular ways to create those new things. They ...

The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In Zero to One, legendary entrepreneur and investors Peter Thiel and Blake Masters show how we can find singular ways to create those new things. They begins with the contrarian premise that we live in an age of technological stagnation, even if we’re too distracted by shiny mobile devices to notice. Information technology has improved rapidly, but there is no reason why progress should be limited to computers or Silicon Valley. Progress can be achieved in any industry or area of business. It comes from the most important skill that every leader must master: learning to think for yourself.

 

The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. Copying others takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. But when you do something new, you go from 0 to 1. Tomorrow’s champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today’s marketplace; they will escape competition altogether, because their businesses will be unique.

 

Zero to One presents at once an optimistic view of the future of progress in America and a new way of thinking about innovation: it starts by learning to ask the questions that lead you to find value in unexpected places.

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Computer Science 183: Startup

About Keynote Speaker Blake Masters

Blake Masters, In Brief:

Blake Masters is a technology and innovation keynote speaker, bestselling author, and President of the Thiel Foundation. His book on Peter Thiel’s “Computer Science 183: Startup” class, Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future, became a New York Times bestseller. In 2014, Forbes named him in their top 30 under 30. Currently, Masters works as Principal at Thiel Capital and President of The Thiel Foundation.


Full Keynote Speaker Bio:
Blake was a student at Stanford Law School in 2012 when his detailed notes on Peter Thiel’s (co-founder of PayPal) class “Computer Science 183: Startup” became an internet sensation. Masters and Thiel have transformed those class notes into a New York Times bestseller: “Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future.”

Before writing Zero to One with Peter, Blake co-founded Judicata, a legal research technology startup, and worked at Box and Founders Fund.

He was named one of Forbes’ top 30 under 30 in 2014.

More about Blake Masters…
He went to Stanford and Stanford Law School, and lives in San Francisco with his wife and baby boy.

Testimonials

“Zero to One delivers completely new and refreshing ideas on how to create value in the world.”

Mark Zuckerberg

CEO of Facebook

“Crisply written, rational and practical, Zero to One should be read not just by aspiring entrepreneurs but by anyone seeking a thoughtful alternative to the current pervasive gloom about the prospects for the world.”

The Economist

 

Zero to One is the first book any working or aspiring entrepreneur must read—period.

Marc Andreessen

 

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