How does one come up with a truly original idea? One that reshapes society for centuries.

Learning about the discovery of the number zero, and its philosophical representation — nothingness — changed my orientation with transformational thinking.

My first thought after reading Zero: A Biography of a Dangerous Idea was that I wanted to build a sturdy mental model for exploration of analogously difficult-to-see concepts. I wanted to find capital-Z Zeros.

It was intuitively what I had been trying to do for years after selling my company Braintree Venmo but I just didn’t have words or concepts to make concrete…

Bryan Johnson

Founder & CEO @KernelCo . Also founder @OSFund & @Braintree / @venmo

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