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Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel co-founded the revolutionary payment-processing site PayPal in 1999 and served as CEO until its $1.5 billion sale to eBay in 2002. He is chairman of Palantir Technologies, president of Clarium Capital, a partner of Founders Fund, chairman of Valar Ventures, and chair of Mithril Capital.

“Achieve escape velocity. Grow so quickly it discourages anybody from even trying to compete.”

— Peter Thiel
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Peter Thiel, guest
November 8, 2017

Your goal isn’t to beat the competition — it’s to escape the competition altogether. No one knows this better than Paypal founder Peter Thiel. “Competition is for losers,” he’s been known to say. Thiel is a former colleague, frequent co-investor and long-time intellectual sparring partner with Host Reid Hoffman. Enjoy the sparks.