The PayPal Wars
The best book I’ve ever read. I’m not exaggerating. And trust me, I’ve read a lot of books.
If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur interested in startups, you absolutely need to read this book.
The PayPal Wars: Battles with eBay, the Media, the Mafia, and the Rest of Planet Earth
I have been a huge fan of the PayPal Mafia, and consider Peter Thiel and Elon Musk as my role models. PayPal is close to my heart, because if it didn’t exist, I wouldn’t be the man I am today. I’d never have been able to start my freelancing career or be an internet entrepreneur without PayPal enabling me to accept payments. Well, I probably would have figured out some other way, but it’d have been much tougher.
Anyway, nothing I can possibly say about the PayPal story can do justice to the complete fucking awesomeness of it. In a way, the PayPal Mafia completely revolutionized the startup scene in Silicon Valley, and played a huge part in making it what it is today.
The PayPal Wars is the story of some of the greatest geniuses coming together to build one of the most awesome startups in the world, which would change the way we transfer money using the internet, against all odds.
While you’re at it, also read this – Meet the PayPal Mafia
If I could be even 1% as smart as Peter Thiel and Elon Musk, I’d be a big fucking genius, and the same applies to you. Do the human race a favor. Be less stupid. Just read it.