Naval Ravikant is an Indian-American entrepreneur and investor. He is the co-founder, chairman and former CEO of AngelList. He has invested early-stage in over 200 companies including Uber, FourSquare, Twitter, Wish.com, Poshmark, Postmates, Thumbtack, Notion, SnapLogic, Opendoor, Clubhouse, Stack Overflow, and Clearview AI, with over 70 total exits and more than 10 Unicorn companies
Seek wealth, not money or status. Wealth is having assets that earn while you sleep. You must own equity - a piece of a business - to gain your financial freedom. Pick an industry where you can play long term games with long term people. Focus on producs with no marginal cost of replication (code and media).
Remove desires, don't think too much about the future or the past, really embrace the present moment and the reality of what is, and the way it is. Hang around with happy people.
It's the default state, it's when you feel like nothing is missing from your life.
You need to see the truth. To do that, you have to get your ego and emotions out of the way.
Set up time to think. It’s only after you’re bored that you have the great ideas.
The single most important thing is the alumni network you’re going to build. Think about who you will work with and what those people are going on to do.
Work as hard as you can. But who you work with and what you work on are more important than how hard you work.
Study microeconomics, game theory, psychology, persuasion, ethics, mathematics, and computers.
Play iterated games. All the returns in life come from compound interest.
You should not try to compete with others. True rewards come from improving yourself.
Love is a one-way street: you should not love someone because they love you, but because you love them either way.
Always look for the positive side of things. After a while your brain will do it automatically.
Do what feels like play and looks like work to others. Refine what you do until you're the best at it. Do something that has an aspect of creativity so you will never be replaced/automated.