Peter Thiel Thinks We All Can Do Better | On Point

September 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Silicon Valley’s Peter Thiel; the entrepreneur, investor and the PayPal co-founder’s call for deep invention.

In this March 8, 2012 file photo, Peter Thiel speaks in San Francisco. (AP)

Silicon Valley’s Peter Thiel may, famously, be the most successful tech entrepreneur-investor ever. A PayPal founder, ground floor at Facebook – you saw him played in the movie, “The Social Network.” He’s in Space X and Founders Fund and Clarium Capital and on and on. But Peter Thiel is not impressed with our technology age. We’re actually in a tech slowdown, he says. This techno-libertarian says the US, the world, has to surge forward, technologically, or flame out. The way we’re headed won’t cut it. This hour On Point: the techno-libertarian, Peter Thiel.

– Tom Ashbrook


Peter Thiel, technology entrepreneur and investor. Author, with Blake Masters, of “Zero to One: Note on Startups, or How to Build the Future.” Co-founder of PayPal and Palantir Technology. (@peterthiel)

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