Learn from Blake Masters and Michael Gibson, disciples of legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel, how to build a great business and a better future. Blake Masters, co-author with Peter Thiel of the bestselling book Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future, and Michael Gibson, Vice President of Grants for the Thiel Foundation, teach how success can be achieved in any area of business by offering a new way of thinking about innovation. Join fellow entrepreneurial students to hear from Silicon Valley’s brightest.
Location: Emerson 210
Date: Thursday, March 5th, 6:00pm
A graduate of Stanford and Stanford Law School, Blake Masters is an entrepreneur, lawyer, co-founder of Judicata, and co-author with Peter Thiel of the bestselling book Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future. In their book, Masters and Thiel assert that tomorrow’s champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today’s marketplace; they will escape competition altogether, because their business will be unique. Progress can be achieved in any industry or area of business by innovating and creating new things. Masters teaches the next generation of entrepreneurs the most important skill that every leader must master: learning to think for yourself.
Michael Gibson is an associate at Thiel Capital and the Vice President of Grants for the Thiel Foundation. At the Thiel Foundation, Gibson helps run the 20 Under 20 Thiel Fellowship, which gives some of the world’s most motivated and creative young people the opportunity to bring their ambitious projects to life by providing each fellow with $100,000 to focus on their work outside of university and with mentorship by a community of entrepreneurs, scientists, and visionaries. An expert on innovation and technology, Gibson also has written on society and technological change for Forbes, MIT’s Technology Review, the Atlantic, and Fast Company.