Feb 1, 2020 • 53M

[Doers Series #1] - Peter Thiel and Why He Supported Donald Trump

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In today’s episode, GTL makes its first attempt at doing a deconstruction of one of the world’s more influential business moguls. When people think of market-moving business elites, they think Oprah, Elon Musk, Warren Buffet, Jeff Bezos or Bill Gates…

We decided to tackle Peter Thiel because in business we are all trying to be contrarians. And in our mind, there is no single person of embodies contrarian thinking.

There is no person out there like Peter Thiel and if you’re at all interested in learning more about what makes the man behind Donald Trump, Paypal, Palantir, and Facebook this episode is a must-listen for you.

“Competition is for Losers” - Peter Thiel

A lot of left-leaning people struggle with understanding why a clear-eyed and educated person could vote for Donald Trump.

The idea of voting for someone so disgusting seems almost impossible to fathom. The man is referred to in some circles as the orange Hitler…

So how could someone who is quoted as stating that his main goal in his political influence is to reduce violence worldwide vote and support someone like Donald Trump?

Often the people that justify their vote for trump struggle to convince me that their reasoning isn’t morally bankrupt. At GTL, we are as close to “Never Trumper’s” as humanly possible but after doing a deep dive into mimetic theory, Rene Girard and Peter Thiel’s philosophy, we came away with a new perspective on the candidacy of Donald Trump. While we still see him as a disgusting man, the implications of him upending the establishment and Neo-Liberal/conservative incumbents.

Peter Thiel exposed us to a new perspective on the world.


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