I just finished reading Peter Thiel's book, Zero to One. Overall I found it to be a unique point of view about startups, where new many new technologies are created.
While I felt his comments about Ayn Rand show a misunderstanding of her philosophy, I do believe Thiel's overall philosophical views are solid. I share his perspective, that they way to fix many of our world problems is through innovation and invention. Successive technologies that improve performance of existing technologies by 10X or better will be the path to human success.
The figures on new job growth and venture capital are staggering.