The Almanack of Naval Ravikant

Genre: Self-Help

Author: Naval Ravikant (edited by Eric Jorgensen)

Naval Ravikant, the Founder-Chairman of US$4bn AngelList (match-making site for entrepreneurs and angel investors), has a knack for figuring out winning individuals and business models. He was one of the early angels in Uber, Twitter, Bolt, Yammer etc. with 10 of his investments becoming a unicorn. Completely self-made, Naval was the son of a poor Indian immigrant family in US, where he started going to the city library as a child to avoid his unsafe neighbourhood. This developed an early love of books and pursuit of wisdom and today he runs a very successful free podcast where he regularly discusses his philosophy on business and life.

With his permission, Eric Jorgensen, a big fan of Naval, has put this almanack together as a free online downloadable book. It is a curated collection of Naval’s wisdom on wealth and happiness based on his tweets, podcasts and essays. Short and fast read, it can be finished in one sitting, with no rules on following any order… just flip through any page, read Naval’s aphorisms, and then reflect on it.

[The excerpts below have been put together by Madhavi R, my engineering college classmate. They are as tweeted by Naval (and reproduced in the book form his ‘tweet storms’)].