Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant quotes on ideas

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

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The only two ways to coordinate human societies at scale are free markets and physical power. Any ideology rejecting free markets is just advocating for power. Socialism, communism, and fascism all converge to the same endpoint - rule by the biggest thug.


The ideal school would teach health, wealth, and happiness. It‘d be free, self-paced, and available to all. It‘d show opposing ideas and students would self-verify truth. No grades, no tests, no diplomas - just learning. Actually, you’re already here. Careful who you follow.


Twitter is the only social network that connects people over ideas rather than over pre-existing relationships.


The Efficient Markets Hypothesis fails because humans are herd animals, not independent rational actors. Thus the best investors tend to be antisocial and contrarian.


Software is just an idea that can do work outside of the human brain. Ideas are impossible to ban or effectively regulate.


We never stop playing make-believe as we get older. The fantasies just become more private and more frequent.


We each have a contrarian belief that society rejects. But the more our own identity and local tribe reject it, the more real it likely is.

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