Naval Ravikant is a thought-provoking Silicon Valley angel investor. The almanac is an amalgamation of Naval’s tweets, podcast interviews and other ideas transcribed. Packed with philosophical wisdom regarding happiness, economics and wealth creation; this book is one to be re-examined many times.
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- All benefits in life come from compound interest, whether in money, relationships, love, health, activities, or habits.
- You’re not going to get rich renting out your time. You must own equity—a piece of a business—to gain your financial freedom.
- Specific knowledge is knowledge you cannot be trained for. If society can train you, it can train someone else and replace you.
- Become the best in the world at what you do. Keep redefining what you do until this is true.
- When you find the 1% of your discipline which will not be wasted, which you’ll be able to invest in for the rest of your life and has meaning to you—go all-in and forget about the rest.
- If it entertains you now but will bore you someday, it’s a distraction. Keep looking.
- “Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand, and I will move the earth.” -Archimedes
- Intentions don’t matter. Actions do. That’s why being ethical is hard.
- Forty hour work weeks are a relic of the Industrial Age. Knowledge workers function like athletes—train and sprint, then rest and reassess.
- We waste our time with short-term thinking and busywork. Warren Buffet spends a year deciding and a day acting. That act lasts decades.
- Retirement is when you stop sacrificing today for an imaginary tomorrow.
- “Be a maker who makes something interesting people want. Show your craft, practice your craft, and the right people will eventually find you.”
- The number one thing clouding us from being able to see reality is we have preconceived notions of the way it should be.
- What we wish to be true clouds our perception of what is true. Suffering is the moment when we can no longer deny reality.
- Facebook redesigns. Twitter redesigns. Personalities, careers, and teams also need redesigns. There are no permanent solutions in a dynamic system.
- If you cannot decide, the answer is no.
- If you’re evenly split on a difficult decision, take the path more painful in the short term.
- A happy person isn’t someone who’s happy all the time. It’s someone who effortlessly interprets events in such a way that they don’t lose their innate peace.
- All screen activities linked to less happiness, all non-screen activities linked to more happiness.
- First, you know it. Then, you understand it. Then, you can explain it. Then, you can feel it. Finally, you are it.
- No one in the world is going to beat you at being you.
- “Easy choices, hard life. Hard choices, easy life.” -Jerzy Gregorek
- Inspiration is perishable. When you have inspiration, act on it right then and there.
- “Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now, and we will never be here again.” -Homer, The Illiad
2 thoughts on “The Almanack Of Naval Ravikant By Eric Jorgensen”
First, you know it. Then, you understand it. Then, you can explain it. Then, you can feel it. Finally, you are it.
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Great review, seems like an awesome book to read. Placing a hold now ..
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