peter thiel

A Tech Bubble

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California's Silicon Valley might be a bubble of innovation; but is that bubble about to burst?

Peter Thiel is the author of “Zero to One;” a book that is being billed as one of the smartest ever written to teach people about economics. And with a background that includes co-founder of PayPal and the first outside investor in Facebook Thiel is an ideal teacher.

And despite selling his company to Ebay Thiel says companies today should not be in a big hurry to sell. He also doesn’t believe that Silicon Valley is in a tech bubble. He says in the 90’s there were about 300 tech IPO’s; today there’s around 40 and consumer enthusiasm is fading.  read more »

A New Type of Education

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For most people attending college is a lifelong goal; unless you’re being paid not to go.

Peter Thiel is a venture capitalist and hedge fund manager that lives in the San Francisco bay area. And he is paying 24 college aged kids to not attend college. Instead the 24 students are being given a $100,000 dollar scholarship to chase their entrepreneurial dreams for the next two years.  read more »