World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov and billionaire entrepreneur Peter Thiel discuss technology, chess, Russian and American politics as well as human rights and prospects for the world economy.  The video was posted on July 3rd 2013. The two men are coming out with a new book soon, The World of Fake Values. Garry Kasparov also has a new book coming out in September 2013 titled, Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov, Part II: 1985-1993


Garry Kasparov and Peter Thiel video below

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Bio: The youngest world chess champion in history at 22 in 1985, Kasparov remained the top-rated player in the world for 20 years, until his retirement in 2005. He then became a leader of the Russian pro-democracy movement against Vladimir Putin and is currently the chairman of the NY-based Human Rights Foundation. His book, “How Life Imitates Chess: Making the Right Moves, from the Board to the Boardroom,” has been published in more than 20 languages.

Peter Thiel


Peter Andreas Thiel is a German-born American entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and hedge fund manager. Thiel co-founded PayPal with Max Levchin and served as its CEO.