San Francisco Meet Ups

December’s book is Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future.


This month’s meetup

Our 2nd meetup is on Monday, December 15th in SOMA at the Creative Circle office at 7:00PM (click here for directions). To come, enter your email below, then you’ll be sent an invite.

Last week’s guest is Jack Smith, the co-founder of Vungle and Shyp. Update coming soon!


About Jack:

  • Co-Founder of Vungle and Shyp (if you are familiar with those companies, click the links…they’re very cool.)
  • 25 years old, from England
  • Spoke at Hustle Con (here’s the video)
  • Has one of the greatest stories on how he hustled his way to millions of funding.

At the meetup, I’ll interview Jack on topics related to this month’s book.

Specifically, we’ll cover how he help create an innovative product that never existed before (Shyp) and the mindset he needed to be BOLD and breakthrough cultural norms (starting a successful company at such a young age and thinking outside the box to innovate).

Note: These interviews are very casual, so you’ll have a chance to ask Jack your own questions. The goal is to focus the interview and questions on this month’s book.

Enter your email to get invited to the meetup. If you can’t come or live elsewhere, you’ll receive the recording of the interview via email.


How To Join

To join:

  1. Buy the book. If you use the link above I get 5% of the book price, which is the only way this site makes money. Also, here’s a summary.
  2. Enter your email in the little ole’ email box on this page.
  3. Each week you’ll receive the week’s reading schedule and access to the expert interviews.
  4. If you live in SF, you’ll be invited to our weekly meet ups via email after signing up.
  5. Join at any point during December and you’ll get access to the content.


This month’s book

This month’s book is #1 New York Times bestseller Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future. Themes we’ll be exploring are: being bold, innovation, and going BIG.

Book summary.

Book description:

The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In Zero to One, legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things.

Doing what someone else already knows how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. But when you do something new, you go from 0 to 1. The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. Tomorrow’s champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today’s marketplace. They will escape competition altogether, because their businesses will be unique.

Zero to One presents at once an optimistic view of the future of progress in America and a new way of thinking about innovation: it starts by learning to ask the questions that lead you to find value in unexpected places.


About the book club

How many times have you read a book and thought to yourself “Now THIS is the stuff I wish I learned in college!”


How often do you read exciting books and say “How on earth can I implement this in my life?”

That’s EXACTLY why The Anti-MBA was created.

The Anti-MBA Book Club is a group of young entrepreneurs, startup-ers, and business people who meet once a week (both online and in San Francisco) to discuss popular books and ideas. If you’re into self-growth then this-is-for-you.

This group is not only focused on studying the books that are often neglected in the college curriculum, but on implementing the ideas we learn into our daily lives.

Yes…that means creating ACTIONABLE and SPECIFIC steps to apply what we learn. The subjects we study include: leadership, business, and other cool ideas.

We read a book a month and interview experts on that book’s to learn more about the text, specifically how to apply it into daily life.

To join, enter your email on this page. In the email you’ll get a reading schedule, link to buy the book, and once a week interviews with an expert.


Don’t have time to read?

“I wanna read this book…but I just don’t have the time.” Yup, I hear that a lot. That’s OK though. You’ll learn more by reading the actual book, but each week I’ll also send you a summary of the past week’s reading. Plus, you’ll learn a helluva lot from the expert interviews.