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September 19, 2014

Are We Too Busy Competing to do Anything New?

Peter Thiel’s Zero to One is a quick and engaging read, but the ideas are not as quick to digest.

Zero to One is based on the idea that progress can take two forms: horizontal or vertical progress. Horizontal progress is doing more of what works—going from zero to n. Vertical progress is doing something new—going from zero to one. Thiel explains it this way:

Vertical progress is harder to imagine because it requires doing something nobody else has ever done. If you take one typewriter and build 100, you have made horizontal progress. If you have a typewriter and build a word processor, you have made vertical progress.

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According to Hay Group surveys, nearly one-third of employees indicate that their managers do not effectively communicate the goals and objectives for their teams.

More than 40% report that they do not receive clear and regular feedback from their managers on how well they do their work.


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