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The Almanack of Naval Ravikant

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Getting rich is not just about luck; happiness is not just a trait we are born with.

These aspirations may seem out of reach, but building wealth and being happy are skills we can learn.

So what are these skills, and how do we learn them? What are the principles that should guide our efforts? What does progress really look like?

Description

Naval Ravikant is an entrepreneur, philosopher, and investor who has captivated the world with his principles for building wealth and creating long-term happiness. The Almanack of Naval Ravikant is a collection of Naval’s wisdom and experience from the last ten years, shared as a curation of his most insightful interviews and poignant reflections.
This isn’t a how-to book, or a step-by-step gimmick. Instead, through Naval’s own words, you will learn how to walk your own unique path toward a happier, wealthier life.

This book has been created as a public service. It is available for free download in pdf and e-reader versions on Navalmanack.com. Naval is not earning any money on this book. Naval has essays, podcasts and more at Nav.al and is on Twitter @Naval.
Eric Jorgenson is a product strategist and writer. In 2011, he joined the founding team of Zaarly, a company dedicated to helping homeowners find accountable service providers they can trust. His business blog, Evergreen, educates and entertains more than one million readers.

NAVAL RAVIKANT

Entrepreneur and Investor. Naval is founder of Angellist, Epinions, and Vast (dot) com. He is an Angel investor in Twitter, Uber, Yammer, and 100+ more. Naval has become widely followed for his thoughts on startups, investing, crypto, wealth, and happiness.

TIMELINE OF NAVAL RAVIKANT

1974 – Born in Delhi, India

1985 – Age 9 – Moved from New Delhi to Queens, NY

1989 – Age 14 – Attended Stuyvesant High School

1995 – Age 21 – Graduated Dartmouth (studied computer
science and economics)

1999 – Age 25 – Founder/CEO of Epinions

2001 – Age 27 – Venture Partner at August Capital

2003 – Age 29 – Founder of Vast.com, a classified ad marketplace

2005 – Age 30 – Is called “Radioactive Mud” in Silicon Valley

2007 – Age 32 – Founded Hit Forge, a small VC fund originally conceived as an incubator

2007 – Age 32 – Launched VentureHacks blog

2010 – Age 34 – Launched AngelList

2010 – Age 34 – Invested in Uber

2012 – Age 36 – Lobbied Congress to get the JOBS Act passed

2018 – Age 43 – Is named “Angel Investor of the Year”

CONTENTS

IMPORTANT NOTES ON THIS BOOK (DISCLAIMER)

FOREWORD

ERIC’S NOTE (ABOUT THIS BOOK)

TIMELINE OF NAVAL RAVIKANT

NOW, HERE IS NAVAL IN HIS OWN WORDS

PART I: WEALTH

BUILDING WEALTH

Understand How Wealth Is Created
Find and Build Specific Knowledge
Play Long-Term Games with Long-Term People
Take on Accountability
Build or Buy Equity in a Business
Find a Position of Leverage
Get Paid for Your Judgment
Prioritize and Focus
Find Work That Feels Like Play
How to Get Lucky
Be Patient

BUILDING JUDGMENT

Judgment
How to Think Clearly
Shed Your Identity to See Reality
Learn the Skills of Decision-Making
Collect Mental Models
Learn to Love to Read

PART II: HAPPINESS

LEARNING HAPPINESS

Happiness Is Learned
Happiness Is a Choice
Happiness Requires Presence
Happiness Requires Peace
Every Desire Is a Chosen Unhappiness
Success Does Not Earn Happiness
Envy Is the Enemy of Happiness
Happiness Is Built by Habits
Find Happiness in Acceptance

SAVING YOURSELF

Choosing to Be Yourself
Choosing to Care for Yourself
Meditation + Mental Strength
Choosing to Build Yourself
Choosing to Grow Yourself
Choosing to Free Yourself

PHILOSOPHY

The Meanings of Life
Live by Your Values
Rational Buddhism
The Present Is All We Have

BONUS

NAVAL’S RECOMMENDED READING

– Books
– Other Recommendations

NAVAL’S WRITING
NEXT ON NAVAL
APPRECIATION
SOURCES
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