Through entrepreneurship, anyone can make the world a better place to live. In this video, Peter Thiel shares his ideas on entrepreneurship and explains how it influences his real passion. He discusses PayPal, one of the companies he founded, and how it completely changed the way money exchanges hands around the world. Thiel also comments on his passion for chess and what he believes the twenty-first century has in store for us. Finally, Thiel gives advice to students interested in starting their own businesses.
Can Entrepreneurs Change the World? Peter Thiel, Luis Figueroa
Special Collections Room Universidad Francisco Marroquín Guatemala, November 6, 2009
A New Media - UFM production. Guatemala, December 2009 Camera: Rodrigo Escalante, Joni Vasquez; digital editing: Claudia de Obregón; index and synopsis: Sergio Bustamante; content revisers: Daphne Ortiz, Jennifer Keller; publication: Mario Pivaral/Carlos Petz
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American entrepreneur Peter Thiel is the cofounder and former CEO of PayPal. He is also the founder of Thiel Capital Management, president of Clarium Capital, managing partner of The Founders Fund, and a member of the board of directors of Facebook. Thiel was executive producer of the film Thank you for Smoking and coauthor of the book The Diversity Myth: Multiculturalism and the Politics of Intolerance. He has published articles in the Wall Street Journal, First Things, and Forbes. He was awarded the Herman Lay Award for Entrepreneurship and was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Thiel holds a JD from Stanford University.