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Peter Thiel's Mental Framework

Peter Thiel is an investor who founded PayPal, a believer in Libertarian ideals, a philosopher who found faith in Jesus, a gay Republican & best-selling author.

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Peter Thiel's Mental Framework & Religious Beliefs

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Rene Girard's Memetic Theory

Mimetic Theory rests on the assumption that all our cultural behaviors, beginning with the acquisition of language by children, are imitative. Girard observed that all desires come...

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Kids, toys & mimetic envy

Girard observed that even when you put a group of kids together in a room full of toys, they’ll inevitably desire the same toy instead of finding their own toy to play with. A riva...

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Tyler durden - fight club

We buy things we don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people we don’t like.

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Everybody imitates. We cannot resist Mimetic contagion, and that will never change. But there are bad & good ways to imitate. 

  • Bad imitators follow the crowd and mirror ...

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Michael Porter, the Godfather of modern business strategy, believes that strong businesses should aim to be unique, not the best. Something Peter Thiel also believes: Trying to out...

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Good businesses are monopolies

According to Peter Thiel, monopoly is the end state of every successful business. If you want to create and capture lasting economic value, don’t compete. The more unique companies...

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Christianity & the birth of linear time

In most religious traditions time is like a circle: it closes where it opened. In Hinduism, for example, the world spins along an endless cycle: creation, rise, decline, destruction, and rebirth. T...

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When humans engage in a Mimetic conflict, violence can only be fixed by murdering the scapegoat. This process of killing the victim, again & again, is the main peace pill i...

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When a scapegoat is sacrificed, peace is restored in the community. Then, the culture lives peacefully for a short time. But eventually, tensions flare and violence returns to the community. To res...

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Peter Thiel

There is something very odd about a society where the most talented people get all tracked toward the same elite colleges, where they end up studying the same small number of subjects and going int...

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