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+title: "Peter Thiel's 'CS183: Startup' Class 1 Notes"
+layout: main
+external_link: http://blakemasters.tumblr.com/post/20400301508/cs183class1
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+"1 to n" versus "0 to 1":
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+> Progress comes in two flavors: horizontal/extensive and vertical/intensive. Horizontal or extensive progress basically means copying things that work. In one word, it means simply "globalization."
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+> [...]
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+> Vertical or intensive progress, by contrast, means doing new things. The single word for this is "technology." Intensive progress involves going from 0 to 1 (not simply the 1 to n of globalization).
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+> [...]
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+> Anyone on a mission tends to want to go from 0 to 1. You can only do that if you're surrounded by others to want to go from 0 to 1.
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+[Blake Masters](https://twitter.com/#!/bgmasters) is taking Peter Thiel's class at Stanford this quarter, and is graciously posting his notes. They're fascinating, naturally.
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+[Class 2](http://blakemasters.tumblr.com/post/20582845717/peter-thiels-cs183-startup-class-2-notes-essay)

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