Zero to One (by Peter Thiel) Summary - Chapter 12

The following is a summary of Zero to One: Notes on Startups or How to Build the Future. I do not claim to own any of the book's original work, the following is simply a bulleted summarization with a few direct quotes. All copyrights and trademarks belong to their respective owners. Chapter 12 - Man and Machine:
  • Will a machine replace you?
    • Computers are complements for humans, not substitutes
    • Most valuable businesses in the future will enable people not remove them
  • Men and Machines are good at different things
    • people can form plans and make informed decisions, but can’t comprehend a lot at once and can’t multi-task
    • Computers can make sense of large amounts of data and can multi-task but can’t make good judgements
  • “Computers are Tools, not rivals”
  • Complementary Business:
    • Machines can be used as complements to a human’s job my allowing more efficient actions to be performed
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