Prolific investor, college-discourager, and possible Bond villain Peter Thiel is writing a book, the New York Times reports. It's about starting your own business, and if you buy it in 2014, maybe you will become a billionaire, but maybe not.

“I’m writing this book because we need to think about the future for more than just 140 characters or 15 minutes at a time if we want to make real long-term progress,” Mr. Thiel said in a statement. “'Zero to One’ is about learning from Silicon Valley how to solve hard problems and build great things that have never existed before.”

Here is one of the companies that Thiel invests in through his Founder's Fun VC firm:

"Instacanvas is a marketplace allowing users to buy and sell Instagram photos as physical art pieces."