"What the World craves is Authenticity"
Naval Ravikant
Naval Ravikant
Philosophical Investor

Quotes on Getting Rich:

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.
Play iterated games. All the returns in life, whether in wealth, relationships, or knowledge, come from compound interest.
Learn to sell. Learn to build. If you can do both, you will be unstoppable.
Embrace accountability, and take business risks under your own name. Society will reward you with responsibility, equity, and leverage.
Code and media are permissionless leverage. They’re the leverage behind the newly rich. You can create software and media that works for you while you sleep.
If you can’t code, write books and blogs, record videos and podcasts.
Set and enforce an aspirational personal hourly rate. If fixing a problem will save less than your hourly rate, ignore it. If outsourcing a task will cost less than your hourly rate, outsource it.
There are no get rich quick schemes. That’s just someone else getting rich off you.
Earn with your mind, not with your time.
A society that believes that wealth is created through luck or privilege will eat itself alive.
If you want to be wealthy, spend your time relaxing, or earning. Outsource or ignore everything else.

The single best productivity hack that everyone should aspire to - don’t keep a schedule.

Quotes to Think About:

You won’t have inner peace until you give up your war against the world.
Earn with your mind, not with your time.
Inspiration is perishable – act on it immediately.
It’s becoming easier and easier to be social, but exceptional people are built in solitude.
The most powerful permissionless tools are the spoken word, the written word, mathematics, and the computer.
Your trauma creates you.
Relax. You’ll live longer and perform better.
Unresolved thoughts, prematurely pushed out of the mind, pile up in an internal landfill – which eventually pokes out of the subconscious and manifests as chronic, nonspecific anxiety.
Investing well is a skill that everyone can and should learn. Accreditation rules prevent learning and push people into a small set of “safe” assets, high-priced managers, and into lotteries / gambling. Rules based on sophistication instead of net worth would lower inequality.
Timeless: Science, math, philosophy, rhetoric. First principles. Creating art & business. Family & lifelong friends. Habits to calm mind & body. Temporary: Politics, news, entertainment. Memorizing facts. Hourly work. Transactional relationships. Drugs & doctors for mind & body.
Being Ethical Is Long-Term Greedy.



Naval Ravikant is an Indian-American entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and CEO of AngelList, a website that connects startups, angel investors, and job-seekers looking to work at startups. He is active as an investor too and has invested in over 100 companies like Uber, Twitter, and FourSquare among others.

Ravikant was born in India. He graduated with a degree in Computer Science and Economics from Dartmouth College in 1995.

Ravikant has a blog named Venture Hacks. Using his insight at Venture Hacks, Ravikant along with his partner Babak Nivi started a list of 25 investors with whom they would share interesting companies to invest in. In 2010, they announced this list as AngelList.

Ravikant is also known for his entrepreneurial activities and is the founder of Epinions, Genoa Corp, etc. In partnership with Protocol Labs, he founded CoinList. It’s a platform for cryptocurrency companies to launch their Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). Besides, he co-founded MetaStable, a cryptocurrency hedge fund.

TechCrunch named Ravikant Angel Investor of the Year in 2017. Also, he was ranked the 4th most influential person in the world in the blockchain industry by CoinDesk.