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Speaker(s): Peter Thiel
Chair: Professor Al Bhimani

Recorded on 26 September 2014 at Old Theatre, Old Building

It's easier to copy a model than to make something new. Adding more of something familiar takes the world from 1 to n. But every time we create something new, we go from 0 to 1. Today our challenge is to imagine and create new technologies to make the future more peaceful and prosperous.

Peter Thiel (@peterthiel), an entrepreneur and investor, co-founded PayPal and the data analytics firm Palantir Technologies. He made the first outside investment in Facebook, funded companies like SpaceX and LinkedIn, and started the Thiel Foundation, which nurtures tomorrow's tech visionaries through programs such as the Thiel Fellowship and Breakout Labs.

This event marks the publication of Peter's new book Zero to One: Notes on Start Ups, or How to Build the Future (@zerotoonebook).

Professor Al Bhimani is director of LSE Entrepreneurship.

LSE Entrepreneurship (@LSEship) runs a series of lectures, short courses, networking platforms, debates and social exchanges that explore entrepreneurship's extreme potential for change.

Credits: Tom Sturdy (Audio Post-Production), LSE AV Services (Audio Recording).

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