Apple isn’t that innovative - Glenn’s interview with tech investor and billionaire Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel is the founder of PayPal and the first angel investor in something called ‘The Facebook’ - needless to say he’s done pretty well in the financial world. Thiel is staunchly libertarian and preaches against conformity, believing firmly that no two great ideas are alike. On radio this morning, the author of the new book 'Zero to One' spoke with Glenn about trouble on Apple's horizon and why he doesn't have a problem with monopolies.

"It had an enormous run of innovation under Jobs for decades and decades. But it's hard to maintain innovation when you get that big when you're making $150 billion a year from selling i Phones. It's hard to come up with any new vertical to compete with it. It has the same problem any of these large companies have. Companies get bureaucratic. They get stagnant," Thiel said.

"Tim Cook is doing as good a job as he can filling impossibly large shoes, but often, the innovation is driven by the founders. The founders are important. They set the tone of these companies, and once they leave, it's often hard for that to persevere. It's sort of an analogy I draw, and maybe it's overdone, with the founders of companies and the founders of our country. When you found something, you have tremendous freedom. You can sort of set up all the parameters, and then often the people who come afterwards have much less ability to change things or you're sort of caught up in these structures," he added.

"There's always a degree to which if you're too doctrinaire, you've lost something. Of course, if you've forgotten about it, you've lost something too. So you always have to be somewhere in between," he said.

Thiel also said that he has no problem with monopolies, as companies should have unique and innovative ideas.

"You have to always distinguish -- two different versions of this. One as advice to someone who is an entrepreneur or a founder, someone who is starting something, and there's always the question about society. That, if you're starting a business, you want to have a monopoly. You want to be doing something where it's one of a kind. You don't want to have the fourth online pet food company. You don't want to have the tenth thin-film solar panel company. You don't want to be opening the 1,000th restaurant here in Dallas. You want to be doing something that if you were not doing it, nobody would," Thiel said.

" I think it's bad if these monopolies are static like in the Parker Brothers board game where they become toll collectors like a troll on a bridge. And I think they become static in fact when they are regulated. When the government gets involved, it often ends up backing the monopolies in one way or another. So the Post Office is a bad monopoly. Comcast has problems."

"But I think in technology, the monopolies are not permanent. They last for a few decades. You have a great run. That's the reward you get for coming up with something new."

Does parody even exist anymore? Filmmaker Ami Horowitz recently went to Yale University to ask students to sign his 'petition' to repeal the U.S. Constitution — and they actually did it!

Ami joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" recently to describe how this wasn't just a few people — this was 65 percent of those he asked, and NO ONE seemed to think it was a bad idea.

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The far left is tearing apart the social fabric of our country in the name of "progress." From its emphasis on government dependency, to the $15 minimum wage, to the embrace of Marxist Critical Race Theory in our schools, the Left is destroying our culture and way of life.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck spoke with Christopher Rufo, director of the Center on Wealth and Poverty, about the latest insane example of the Marxist lies destroying the minds of our kids: A New York school sent parents a "white identities" chart advocating for "white traitors" and "white abolitionists."

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There is an all-out assault on the social fabric of our country. The kids are NOT all right. In the name of "progress," we're destroying their minds with Marxist lies. In the name of "safety," we're destroying their souls by keeping them locked down.

On his Glenn TV special this week, Glenn Beck takes on the national suicide that the Left is committing by destroying our culture and way of life and how it's also leading to actual suicide of our kids. Experts on the front lines expose how the lies of critical race theory are crippling our children's future and provide tools for parents to fight back.

Finally, Glenn hears from a parent who tragically lost his teen son, who took his own life due to COVID isolation. He has a powerful message for parents, teachers, and politicians who he says are failing our kids.

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With as much gas and oil as Texas has — and not to mention its own power grid — why in the world is Texas experiencing such bad power outages?

Center for Industrial Progress president and founder Alex Epstein joined "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" to lay out what he's found.

Alex said he believes the "fundamental" problem is "the insistence on using unreliable wind and solar energy instead of reliable energy from coal, nuclear, and natural gas." And soon, it may not be just Texas, as President Joe Biden pushes for 100% dependency on green energy nationwide. THAT is the "real lesson of Texas," he warned.

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