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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? Naval Ravikant is an entrepreneur, philosopher 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? 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.


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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? Naval Ravikant is an entrepreneur, philosopher 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? 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.

30 review for The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth and Happiness

  1. 5 out of 5

    Zachariah Lewis

    I cannot believe how great this book is. I was familiar with Naval through Tools of Titans, but reading this showed that he is so much more than a few pages - no matter how well written - can capture. This book is bound to be a classic, and the fact that Eric and Naval collaborated to release this for FREE, is amazing. For more social proof, Tim Ferriss even broke his iron rule of No Forewords to write the foreword to this book. There is no excuse for not picking this book up. There is something I cannot believe how great this book is. I was familiar with Naval through Tools of Titans, but reading this showed that he is so much more than a few pages - no matter how well written - can capture. This book is bound to be a classic, and the fact that Eric and Naval collaborated to release this for FREE, is amazing. For more social proof, Tim Ferriss even broke his iron rule of No Forewords to write the foreword to this book. There is no excuse for not picking this book up. There is something in it for everyone, and it's worth reflecting over.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Atharva

    (The free version of this book is available online in pdf, mobi and epub file format). This might just be the best book I've read this year. Self-help as a genre is rightly derided these days,but this is more than that, it's pure wisdom. This book is a compilation of some of the best tweets by Naval Ravikant, including the famous 'How to get rich' tweetstorm from 2018, and includes extra commentary from Naval. He explains his ideas and the reasoning behind them in simple,lucid text and lays out his (The free version of this book is available online in pdf, mobi and epub file format). This might just be the best book I've read this year. Self-help as a genre is rightly derided these days,but this is more than that, it's pure wisdom. This book is a compilation of some of the best tweets by Naval Ravikant, including the famous 'How to get rich' tweetstorm from 2018, and includes extra commentary from Naval. He explains his ideas and the reasoning behind them in simple,lucid text and lays out his principles of generating wealth succintly. This book packs a LOT of ideas,so I'd recommend reading it more than once to fully understand them.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Krzysztof

    The content of this book is pure gold, 5 out of 5. I have some issues with editing and organizing the Naval's insights. I feel like it could've been much easier to read if there was more effort put into connecting and ordering them right. Web-version is full of typos, errors, and repetitions. Ebook versions seem to be a bit better (I switched half-way). Still, for every format, the structure of the book is chaotic and often feels disconnected. I know it is not supposed to be read back to back, bu The content of this book is pure gold, 5 out of 5. I have some issues with editing and organizing the Naval's insights. I feel like it could've been much easier to read if there was more effort put into connecting and ordering them right. Web-version is full of typos, errors, and repetitions. Ebook versions seem to be a bit better (I switched half-way). Still, for every format, the structure of the book is chaotic and often feels disconnected. I know it is not supposed to be read back to back, but individual chapters and even their named smaller parts are poorly constructed. I wish it would have been published on GitHub where a community can edit it, make it better, interlink themes, link external sources, add annotations, update it with new pieces of wisdom from Naval. This approach would make it a living thing, which seems more appropriate for the material and idea behind it.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jeremias

    From the broad category of "business/life self help" I feel this book is not very helpful. Naval has obviously made it, most the book is kind of jerking off to that. The practical content of the book is common sense: excercise, value your time, don't be asshole, collect wealth and so on. The most useful part is the book recommendation list at the end. From the broad category of "business/life self help" I feel this book is not very helpful. Naval has obviously made it, most the book is kind of jerking off to that. The practical content of the book is common sense: excercise, value your time, don't be asshole, collect wealth and so on. The most useful part is the book recommendation list at the end.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Tanu

    "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. This is the "the-sooner-you-read-the-better" kind of book. The meaning of Almanack here is the diary. My Five Big Takeaways are : 1. Understand how to create wealth 2. Build judgment 3. Learn the skills of decision making 4. Learn to love to read 5. Understand happiness is a choice The best part is Naval has prov "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. This is the "the-sooner-you-read-the-better" kind of book. The meaning of Almanack here is the diary. My Five Big Takeaways are : 1. Understand how to create wealth 2. Build judgment 3. Learn the skills of decision making 4. Learn to love to read 5. Understand happiness is a choice The best part is Naval has provided this book for free on the internet. You can find it on his official website. The link is: https://www.navalmanack.com/ Naval is only 47, so it’s not like he’s coming at this with 90 years or 100 years behind him. I think that is quite inspiring, that you can find that level of acceptance and peace and ability to have fun and enjoy things, without necessarily having lived your whole life to have that perspective.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Sebastian Gebski

    I'm not going to b*shit you, the life's philosophy of NR resonates with me a lot. Like 99% of cases. This book is nothing more or less, but the essence of this philosophy. Don't get me wrong - it's far less unique than one could think about: there are pieces of stoicism, entrepreneurial approach to the career, healthy approach to balance (in life, in general), praise for essentialism, etc. But Ravikant is a true master in getting to the point: expressing the quintessence of what he means in an ex I'm not going to b*shit you, the life's philosophy of NR resonates with me a lot. Like 99% of cases. This book is nothing more or less, but the essence of this philosophy. Don't get me wrong - it's far less unique than one could think about: there are pieces of stoicism, entrepreneurial approach to the career, healthy approach to balance (in life, in general), praise for essentialism, etc. But Ravikant is a true master in getting to the point: expressing the quintessence of what he means in an extremely convincing way, in the absolutely the fewest number of words possible. "The Almanack" is written by someone else (Eric Jorgenson), but he has managed to keep that advantage (and message) - that's a huge pro. What I liked most (about this book) was probably the chapter about happiness - it doesn't just present a neo-stoical approach but goes with NR's own definition I like A LOT (& I can identify myself with wholeheartedly). Another thing I love is NR's classification of luck - a simple but striking mental model that is definitely worth digesting on your own. Highly recommended.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Sanchari Chaudhuri

    The thought that such a mind exists, and we can know about it, learn from it, grow from it: absolutely brilliant. Important takeaways (for me, for now) 1. Health is key. Physical, mental, spiritual. 2. Anger may or may not serve others, but definitely disserves you. 3. Read, read, read. "Reading (learning) is the ultimate meta-skill and can be traded for anything else." Also reread. A 100 reread books is better than a 1000 "just read" ones. 4. Focus on one - then nurture & perfect. 5. The journey The thought that such a mind exists, and we can know about it, learn from it, grow from it: absolutely brilliant. Important takeaways (for me, for now) 1. Health is key. Physical, mental, spiritual. 2. Anger may or may not serve others, but definitely disserves you. 3. Read, read, read. "Reading (learning) is the ultimate meta-skill and can be traded for anything else." Also reread. A 100 reread books is better than a 1000 "just read" ones. 4. Focus on one - then nurture & perfect. 5. The journey from "Freedom to" to "freedom from". + many more. Definitely coming back. Thanks a lot Rajarshi for the rec and the book!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Chitrak gangrade

    If you have been following Naval for the last year or so, there is nothing new here. All the concepts, once very novel and insightful, have been paraded enough on tech twitter with 100s of blogs and tweetstorms. If you are someone who has been remotely in this space and has been following content of shane parish, tim ferris et al, you have probably read all of this in some form of the other. If not, you can find a lot of good content here. Try the free pdf, if it works for you, maybe go for it t If you have been following Naval for the last year or so, there is nothing new here. All the concepts, once very novel and insightful, have been paraded enough on tech twitter with 100s of blogs and tweetstorms. If you are someone who has been remotely in this space and has been following content of shane parish, tim ferris et al, you have probably read all of this in some form of the other. If not, you can find a lot of good content here. Try the free pdf, if it works for you, maybe go for it then.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Justin Young

    For a 200+ page book, I took quite a while. I guess the best reason I have for this delay can be explained through Naval Ravikant's own words: "Reading a book isn't a race—the better the book, the more slowly it should be absorbed." Clearly, this was one of the "better" ones. With each page enlightening me with new insights, whether on wealth, business, meditation, or philosophy, my mind was left in awe at the amount of wisdom this guy has. Aside from being a great businessman, investor, and decisi For a 200+ page book, I took quite a while. I guess the best reason I have for this delay can be explained through Naval Ravikant's own words: "Reading a book isn't a race—the better the book, the more slowly it should be absorbed." Clearly, this was one of the "better" ones. With each page enlightening me with new insights, whether on wealth, business, meditation, or philosophy, my mind was left in awe at the amount of wisdom this guy has. Aside from being a great businessman, investor, and decision-maker, he also has an admirable outlook on life, which he shares with the reader. After years of experience, he eventually learned that things like success or happiness are learnable skills--that anyone can learn. I can't say that I have fully internalized each one of his words of wisdom, but the ones that struck the most will definitely provide me with value as I live out my life. That being said, I plan on leaving this by my bedside for the years to come and leaf through whichever page may be significant to my life at that moment. cant wait to read up more on this dude and listen to his joe rogan episode HAHSHSHAHAHAHA 🐐

  10. 5 out of 5

    Nilesh Suthar

    Whoever you are, you'll feel a change within yourself after reading this. For me, that's the biggest complement any art piece could receive. We must be grateful to Naval for sharing his wisdom in public domain. It's truly one of its kind. Read it to get some clarity in life. Whoever you are, you'll feel a change within yourself after reading this. For me, that's the biggest complement any art piece could receive. We must be grateful to Naval for sharing his wisdom in public domain. It's truly one of its kind. Read it to get some clarity in life.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Ananya Ghosh

    (My initial rating of the book was 4/5, but the fact that I could receive the information condensed in a book format and for free from navalmanack.com , has compelled me to increase the rating to 5) The Almanack of Naval Ravikant is a collection of Naval’s famous tweetstorms, podcasts and interviews. Naval Ravikant is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist (Twitter, Uber, Clubhouse are some of the companies where he has been the early-stage investor) The book is divided into two sections: Wealth a (My initial rating of the book was 4/5, but the fact that I could receive the information condensed in a book format and for free from navalmanack.com , has compelled me to increase the rating to 5) The Almanack of Naval Ravikant is a collection of Naval’s famous tweetstorms, podcasts and interviews. Naval Ravikant is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist (Twitter, Uber, Clubhouse are some of the companies where he has been the early-stage investor) The book is divided into two sections: Wealth and Happiness. A reader of philosophy and spirituality may not find anything new in the chapters of peace and happiness. While it was good to read how Naval is trying to implement those wisdom into his life, I derived a lot of value from the first section where he talks about the mindset he has applied for creating wealth and the principles that guide his work life. To quote Naval’s words, “ If you’re a perpetual learning machine, you will never be out of options for how to make money. You can always see what’s coming up in society, what the value is, where the demand is, and you can learn to come up to speed.” There are some great maxims in the book. I also loved what Tim Ferris wrote in the foreword: “ pay attention…but don’t simply parrot his words. Follow his advice…but only if it holds up after scrutiny and stress testing in your own life. Consider everything…but take nothing as gospel.”

  12. 4 out of 5

    Nadia Zhuk

    Loved, loved, loved this book. So much wisdom and good old common sense, all distilled from Naval's interviews, blog posts and tweet storms. A perfect gift for someone young, a book like this can transform the whole trajectory of someone's life in a meaningful way. I'm glad I read it now. I wish I read it much earlier. Loved, loved, loved this book. So much wisdom and good old common sense, all distilled from Naval's interviews, blog posts and tweet storms. A perfect gift for someone young, a book like this can transform the whole trajectory of someone's life in a meaningful way. I'm glad I read it now. I wish I read it much earlier.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Pablo María Fernández

    Paraphrasing Charlie Munger's book title set a high bar. Naval Ravikant is one of the most lucid thinkers of Silicon Valley and I really enjoy reading his tweets and listening to him in interviews (the one with Tim Ferriss is a good example). But this is not a traditional book because he didn’t write it but it’s a compilation of his work made by Eric Jorgenson and illustrated by Jack Butcher. I follow them on Twitter from before and like their work so I was really interested in learning which wa Paraphrasing Charlie Munger's book title set a high bar. Naval Ravikant is one of the most lucid thinkers of Silicon Valley and I really enjoy reading his tweets and listening to him in interviews (the one with Tim Ferriss is a good example). But this is not a traditional book because he didn’t write it but it’s a compilation of his work made by Eric Jorgenson and illustrated by Jack Butcher. I follow them on Twitter from before and like their work so I was really interested in learning which was the result of this combined effort. Probably for someone who is not used to Naval’s thought this book is going to be much breathtaking. In my case it was re-reading tweets and interviews I am familiar with. Despite that it is short and easy to read and ideal for skimming to find ideas and interesting points of view. Jorgenson did a good job of presenting the material as something homogeneous but sometimes it might feel repetitive or the criteria for grouping thoughts could be different in some cases. Some authors are door openers and I think Naval is one of them. This book is a great introduction to get into many topics (spirituality, ancient wisdom, science fiction). Naval Recommended Reading section is a gem and probably the part I liked more.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Laurent Michiels

    This is pure gold. If you ever have to read one book on self help and personal development, this should be the one. I first learned about Naval a couple of years ago in the Farnam Street podcast and have been following him closely on Twitter ever since. His podcasts with Tim Ferriss, Joe Rogan as well as his own podcast (nav.al) are chock-full of wisdom, and this book brings together all of these insights. Naval has the scarce ability to express ideas in a to-the-point and thoughtful manner. This This is pure gold. If you ever have to read one book on self help and personal development, this should be the one. I first learned about Naval a couple of years ago in the Farnam Street podcast and have been following him closely on Twitter ever since. His podcasts with Tim Ferriss, Joe Rogan as well as his own podcast (nav.al) are chock-full of wisdom, and this book brings together all of these insights. Naval has the scarce ability to express ideas in a to-the-point and thoughtful manner. This book lays out his views on how to build wealth, health, and happiness. You can download the book for free at https://www.navalmanack.com/

  15. 5 out of 5

    Smriti Jha

    A gem in hiding. I read Naval's tweets once, on 'Meditation-The art of doing nothing' & was moved. So when I stumbled upon this book I was already sold to give it a shot. Naval talks about things from the granular level. He covers the entire recipe of our existence: happiness, wealth, philosophy & saving our own selves. He reasons every action (for how things revolve in our world) and suggestion. I am in awe. A gem in hiding. I read Naval's tweets once, on 'Meditation-The art of doing nothing' & was moved. So when I stumbled upon this book I was already sold to give it a shot. Naval talks about things from the granular level. He covers the entire recipe of our existence: happiness, wealth, philosophy & saving our own selves. He reasons every action (for how things revolve in our world) and suggestion. I am in awe.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Eduards Sizovs

    Just wow. The book about life, happiness, and money.

  17. 4 out of 5

    A Need to Read

    A book I will return to again and again. The ultimate guide for balance.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Rory Lilley

    Wow - this is a throbbing 5 star book, I am going to say it’s the best book I have ever read. Easy to read, exceptional content regarding Wealth, Happiness and Philosophy and a great gateway to other media including a full chapter dedicated to recommended reading. God bless America.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Ravi Gangwani

    Just Pure love for this book. PS: I didn’t know who is Naval Ravikant before this book. I just got to know he also does podcast so I may try to get them as well. PS2: A nice to-read-non-fiction list behind.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Rishabh Srivastava

    Phenomenal book. Had some repetition, but generally a short and impactful read packed with principled advice. My biggest takeaways: A. Approach to building wealth 1. Pick an industry where you can play long-term games with long-term people. 2. Play iterated games. All the returns in life, whether in wealth, relationships, or knowledge, come from compound interest. 3. Figure out the point of maximum leverage to actually create wealth and capture some of that created wealth. 4. Learn to sell. Learn to b Phenomenal book. Had some repetition, but generally a short and impactful read packed with principled advice. My biggest takeaways: A. Approach to building wealth 1. Pick an industry where you can play long-term games with long-term people. 2. Play iterated games. All the returns in life, whether in wealth, relationships, or knowledge, come from compound interest. 3. Figure out the point of maximum leverage to actually create wealth and capture some of that created wealth. 4. Learn to sell. Learn to build. If you can do both, you will be unstoppable. 5. Apply specific knowledge, with leverage, and eventually you will get what you deserve. “All the returns in life, whether in wealth, relationships, or knowledge, come from compound interest.” B. Approach to being productive 1. Invest deeply: When you find the right thing to do, when you find the right people to work with, invest deeply. Sticking with it for decades is really how you make the big returns in your relationships and in your money. So, compound interest is very important. What you’re trying to do is find the thing you can go all-in on to earn compound interest. 2. Spend more time making the big decisions: We waste our time with short-term thinking and busywork. Warren Buffett spends a year deciding and a day acting. That act lasts decades. 3. Build a personal brand: Figure out what you’re good at, figure out how to show your work, and start helping other people with it. Give it away. Pay it forward. Eventually, you'll get the benefits back manifold. Show your craft, practice your craft, and the right people will eventually find you. 4. Be patient: Great people have great outcomes. You just have to be patient. Apply specific knowledge with leverage and eventually, you will get what you deserve. C. Cultivating Happiness 1. Make tradeoffs. Desire is a contract you make with yourself to be unhappy until you get what you want. Happiness is being satisfied with what you have. Success comes from dissatisfaction. Choose. 2. Priorities: Naval's number one priority is his physical health. Second, it's mental health. Third, it's spiritual health. Then, it's his family's health. Then, it's his family's wellbeing. Then, it's the rest of the world. 3. Make time for the important things. “I don’t have time” is just another way of saying “It’s not a priority.” 4. Realize that we are really far up Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, and life is generally pretty good.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Ali Vira

    No doubt there are some nuggets of wisdom in here. They are, unfortunately, surrounded by dense forests of platitudes and broetry-like aphorisms that render the text hard for me to enjoy. The book describes a sense of self determinism that I feel resonates well with much of the audience, but to me it seems to come across more like the age-old boomer cry "if I could do it why can't you". That is in fact, how he starts out the book "you could strip away all my wealth and I could probably get it ba No doubt there are some nuggets of wisdom in here. They are, unfortunately, surrounded by dense forests of platitudes and broetry-like aphorisms that render the text hard for me to enjoy. The book describes a sense of self determinism that I feel resonates well with much of the audience, but to me it seems to come across more like the age-old boomer cry "if I could do it why can't you". That is in fact, how he starts out the book "you could strip away all my wealth and I could probably get it back again". My favorite is when he removes himself from the line of criticism because "if the exceptions are obvious then either the author is dumb or you are" - gee thanks Naval. I could go on, but maybe this book just wasn't a good personal fit given my values and the way that I perceive life. Parsing the book here were my useful takeaways: - Read more - Meditate more - Stress less - Worry only about what you can control, or don't worry at all - Spend your time on things that matter to you - Desires lead to unhappiness - Peace > Happiness Groundbreaking.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Romil Kinger

    It was not a book, it was sheer wisdom talking to me. if i simply put, Naval is a thinker, who thinks critically about everything. A billionaire with so much knowledge to share about health, happiness and wealth. To me, this book was a mental model, a way of thinking. I was once asked by a program manager, "what few books are you going to keep in your office space?" I didn't know it then but now i know. I've highlighted my notes which i will be using as references from time to time. Highly recom It was not a book, it was sheer wisdom talking to me. if i simply put, Naval is a thinker, who thinks critically about everything. A billionaire with so much knowledge to share about health, happiness and wealth. To me, this book was a mental model, a way of thinking. I was once asked by a program manager, "what few books are you going to keep in your office space?" I didn't know it then but now i know. I've highlighted my notes which i will be using as references from time to time. Highly recommend reading this. It's free, just google it up. Read the table of content and pick one topic to read. Just try one. The smartness this book has bestowed upon me is equal to saving some 5 years of time. I hardly recommend books but this one i am recommending hardly. Try it.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Przemek

    Amazing collection of Naval's content. If you're a fan, you'll love it. If you don't know who he is, best start with his interview with Shane Parrish on the Knowledge Project podcast. Amazing collection of Naval's content. If you're a fan, you'll love it. If you don't know who he is, best start with his interview with Shane Parrish on the Knowledge Project podcast.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Georgi Nenov

    SPECTACULAR! Having in mind that all these thoughts are out of context and adapting them to your (context) converts this book to your personal Coaching by Naval himself.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Tomasz Onyszko

    I have come across Naval just recently. Not dug deep into him as a person or on-line presence. First - it is not book by Naval but created from his words and opinions. Still, it is a book which resonates with me on so many levels and I think that if anyone can read it and apply it to their own situation it will help you live simpler and better. I like Navals' definition of luck. I believe that luck plays an important role in our life, but mostly luck of 3'rd kind as described in this book. You ha I have come across Naval just recently. Not dug deep into him as a person or on-line presence. First - it is not book by Naval but created from his words and opinions. Still, it is a book which resonates with me on so many levels and I think that if anyone can read it and apply it to their own situation it will help you live simpler and better. I like Navals' definition of luck. I believe that luck plays an important role in our life, but mostly luck of 3'rd kind as described in this book. You have to work for your life. I found it to be a connection of many things I thought about or learned over last few years - stoicism, approach to entrepreneurship, doing business based on trust, not focusing on generating a money but doing right things with right people and generating a business as a result, taking care about yourself physically and mentally. By no means I'm perfect and this book says also you don't have to be perfect. You need to approach it with right attitude and it will make it easier for you. Do yourself a favor ... go pick this book. It is free if you don't want to pick it up from Amazon or other vendor. Get it, read it, think about it for yourself. It might be that Naval's current position does not apply to you (wealth, professional, etc.) but mental models in it will help you just be better. Seriously, pick it up.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Patrick Adekunle

    I had my doubts going into this book, I mean, the book's subtitle is "A Guide to Wealth and Happiness". More than happy to tell you the doubts were unfounded. The thoughts and musings in Naval's Almanack are remarkably real and raw; profound insights that are the result of an accomplished career and a very philosophical mind. And while I don't agree with everything, they were all worth reading and digesting - contemporary philosophy at its best. I'll sign off with a few quotes that struck home wit I had my doubts going into this book, I mean, the book's subtitle is "A Guide to Wealth and Happiness". More than happy to tell you the doubts were unfounded. The thoughts and musings in Naval's Almanack are remarkably real and raw; profound insights that are the result of an accomplished career and a very philosophical mind. And while I don't agree with everything, they were all worth reading and digesting - contemporary philosophy at its best. I'll sign off with a few quotes that struck home with me: "Another thing: spirituality, religion, Buddhism, or anything you follow will teach you over time you are more than just your mind. You are more than just your habits. You are more than just your preferences. You’re a level of awareness. You’re a body. Modern humans, we don’t live enough in our bodies. We don’t live enough in our awareness. We live too much in this internal monologue in our heads. All of which is just programmed into you by society and by the environment when you were younger." "Forty hour work weeks are a relic of the Industrial Age. Knowledge workers function like athletes—train and sprint, then rest and reassess." "Choosing what city to live in can almost completely determine the trajectory of your life, but we spend so little time trying to figure out what city to live in."

  27. 5 out of 5

    Milan

    This is compilation of some of the pithy and wise quotations from Naval Ravikant. He talks about life, learning, work, success, happiness, reading, valuing time, etc. among other things. If someone has been following Naval for some time on Twitter and listening to his podcasts, there is nothing new here. For those new to Naval, this is a very good starting point, though a lot has been left out of this book. He is a great thinker and an entrepreneur, may be techno-philosopher is the right word. I This is compilation of some of the pithy and wise quotations from Naval Ravikant. He talks about life, learning, work, success, happiness, reading, valuing time, etc. among other things. If someone has been following Naval for some time on Twitter and listening to his podcasts, there is nothing new here. For those new to Naval, this is a very good starting point, though a lot has been left out of this book. He is a great thinker and an entrepreneur, may be techno-philosopher is the right word. I do not agree with everything he says, but most of it. His best piece of advice: “You’re not going to get rich renting out your time. You must own equity—a piece of business—to gain your financial freedom.” and "All the returns in life, whether in wealth, relationships, or knowledge, come from compound interest."

  28. 4 out of 5

    Nano Lund

    “Reading a book isn’t a race — the better the book, the more slowly it should be absorbed.” -naval I think that’s why it took quite a while to finish reading this book. I truly wish i could give a 6th star. My mind was left in awe at the amount of wisdom this guy has. This book felt like a 10-years-older me talking to me now. I really wish to have a physical copy of this book so that i can leave this by my bedside for the years to come and leaf through whichever page may be significant to my lif “Reading a book isn’t a race — the better the book, the more slowly it should be absorbed.” -naval I think that’s why it took quite a while to finish reading this book. I truly wish i could give a 6th star. My mind was left in awe at the amount of wisdom this guy has. This book felt like a 10-years-older me talking to me now. I really wish to have a physical copy of this book so that i can leave this by my bedside for the years to come and leaf through whichever page may be significant to my life at that moment. Worth reading!!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Pavan Palety

    Probably the best book you’ll ever read in terms of density of value I have always been a fan of Naval since I first heard his Farnam Street podcast a few years ago. He is someone I really admire for his clarity of thought, direct and scientific approach and humility. The book expands on this famous podcast and strings together a variety of related tweets from him over the years into a coherent (albeit disjointed) discourse on various topics of life. I think I’ll probably understand only 50% afte Probably the best book you’ll ever read in terms of density of value I have always been a fan of Naval since I first heard his Farnam Street podcast a few years ago. He is someone I really admire for his clarity of thought, direct and scientific approach and humility. The book expands on this famous podcast and strings together a variety of related tweets from him over the years into a coherent (albeit disjointed) discourse on various topics of life. I think I’ll probably understand only 50% after multiple re reads and really discover something for myself only 25% and follow only 5% of what’s in this book but it would have still been worth it.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Avraam Mavridis

    Just Owo... every page has something really deep and/or interesting. It's one of those books that you read once and then once in a while you should randomly read a few pages and think about it the rest of the week. To be fair, the author didn't contribute much on it, he just gathered what Naval said in a little book, but it's great, beautiful and deep. Just Owo... every page has something really deep and/or interesting. It's one of those books that you read once and then once in a while you should randomly read a few pages and think about it the rest of the week. To be fair, the author didn't contribute much on it, he just gathered what Naval said in a little book, but it's great, beautiful and deep.

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