Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant quotes on building

Indian-American entrepreneur and investor. He is the co-founder, chairman, and former CEO of AngelList.

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If you create it for yourself, it’s art. If you create it for others, it’s business.

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Sing the song that only you can sing, write the book that only you can write, build the product that only you can build... live the life that only you can live.

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There’s never been a better time to launch a digital product.

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Learn from times iterated over time spent. Craft a thousand tweets before ten blog posts before one novel. Skim a dozen books before absorbing one. Make many small investments before a few big bets. Build many small products before starting a company. Explore, then exploit.

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If you build for yourself, you’ll always have product-market fit.

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Blockchains are now sucking in top-tier Silicon Valley tech talent faster than any boom since the Internet.

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Building technology means you don’t have to choose between practicing science, commerce, and art.

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The Internet replaces mid-sized businesses with network-effect based monopolies, each hosting a long tail of creators. We’ll end up with one town hall, one social network, one video host, one music label, one taxi dispatcher, one big-box retailer. Antitrust law is obsolete.

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If you want to start a tech company and aren't a maker, find a brilliant technologist and become their API to the rest of the world.

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Building a brand? Curate your output so your followers don’t have to.

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If your fact-checking proposal is well designed, then it should first be run by your enemies. Stress-test your instrument of control.

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