本文编译自亿万富翁Peter Thiel的《从0到1》(Zero to One，有删节)，原著基于其斯坦福大学创业课程的授课笔记整理而来。Peter是极为成功的创业者(PayPal与Palantir)、投资人(Facebook)、政治活动家（Trump竞选早期在硅谷的重要支持者）、慈善家和作者。
SECRETS / 秘 密
Every One of today’s most famous and familiar ideas was once unknown and unsuspected. mathematical relationship between a triangle’s sides, for example, was secret for millennia. Pythagoras had to think hard to discover it. If you wanted in on Pythagoras’s new discovery, joining his strange vegetarian cult was the best way to learn about it.
Why aren’t people looking for secrets? / 人们为什么不致力于发掘问题和秘密？
Most people act as if there were no secrets left to find. An extreme representative of this view is Ted Kaczynski, infamously known as the Unabomber. Kaczynski was a child prodigy who enrolled at Harvard at 16. He went on to get a PhD in math and become a professor at UC Berkeley. But you’ve only ever heard of him because of the 17-year terror campaign he waged with pipe bombs against professors, technologists, and businesspeople.
The world according to convention / 依据「传统与常规」运转的世界
The case for secrets / 探索秘密
How to find secrets / 如何找到秘密并揭开谜底
What to do with secrets / 当你发现秘密，下一步如何做
If you find a secret, you face a choice: Do you tell anyone? Or do you keep it to yourself? It depends on the secret: some are more dangerous than others. As Faust tells Wagner: