Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant quotes on focus

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

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If you want to be wealthy, spend your time relaxing, or earning. Outsource or ignore everything else.

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If you want the truth, take no one else’s word for it. Accept only science, reason, and direct experience. Start on solid ground. Mind each step.

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The world is full of millions of winner-take-all games. You can become good, but not great, at anything via books, teachers, and mentors. It takes natural talent and obsession. Create, play, and win the game of you.

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This may be the last generation that has a powerful tool like the Internet, and the focused attention span to do deep work.

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The winners of any game are the people who are so addicted, that they continue playing even as the marginal utility from winning declines.

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Number of books completed is a vanity metric. As you know more, you leave more books unfinished. Focus on new concepts with predictive power

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When competing against the incumbent, better to focus on what they won't do rather than what they can't do.

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