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Sree Vijaykumar
Sree Vijaykumar
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An unusual pattern that Peter Thiel uses to find truly disruptive startups is this: look for startups that can't be articulated in the right words. "I think in some ways the really good companies often couldn't even be articulated...we didn't quite have the right words. Or maybe they were articulated but were articulated in terms of categories that were actually misleading," Thiel said. That means the startup's idea has to be so new that it's not easily understood by everybody. For example, Thiel said most people called Google just another search engine, when in fact, it was the "first machine-powered" search engine. Even Facebook, he says, was called just another social network, when it was actually a company that "cracked real identity" online. Thiel added the same thinking goes the other way: avoid startups that use too many buzzwords. More here

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