All happy companies are different

Tolstoy opens Anna Karenina by observing: “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”

Business is the opposite. All happy companies are different: each one earns a monopoly by solving a unique problem. All failed companies are the same: they failed to escape competition.

-Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel, Blake Masters

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