Naval Ravikant is an Indian entrepreneur and investor, and he recently started the company AngelList. I have heard his name mentioned multiple times, most notably on the Tim Ferriss Show. However, I also recently heard his name when one of my professors mentioned him in class.
Naval Ravikant is well known not only for his accomplishments, but also because he is known to be an excellent conversationalist and one of the most happy people in the Silicon Valley World. Everyone that I have heard talk about him mentions how Naval is really good at expressing his thoughts, but also for conducting his life in a way that makes him feel happy and fulfilled.
The Almanack of Naval Ravikant is not a book by Ravikant himself, but rather by Eric Jorgenson; the book is actually just a collection of things Naval has said from former interviews, tweets, conversations, etc. You can download the free PDF online at this link, or you can purchase it for $2.99 on your Kindle.
The Almanack does a really good job of giving tips and techniques about how to best set up your life for success. Some of the best quotes from the book include “If you make the easy choices right now, your overall life will be a lot harder”, “When you’re young, you have time. You have health, but you have no money. When you’re middle-aged, you have money and you have health, but you have no time. When you’re old, you have money and you have time, but you have no health. So the trifecta is trying to get all three at once.” There are some cliches within the book, but almost every page makes you think about certain things in life and how you could best improve them.
While the Almanack is just things that Ravikant believes in, there is a reason he is one of the most respected people in Silicon Valley. He really is a unique thinker and the Almanack is a great look into his mind!