Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant quotes on leadership

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.


Without the first amendment, there is no freedom. Without the second, there is no first.


Leadership in the coming months, at every level, is the audition to lead in the coming years.


A politician who reads aloud speeches written by others is an actor, not a leader.


The real fault-line isn’t left vs right - it’s centralized vs decentralized.


Crypto is spawning a generation of programmers that understand the fundamentals of game theory, finance, and governance.


The people running newspapers, schools, and central banks have figured out that they can spend a hundred years of credibility in ten.


A leader operating in enemy territory should always project positivity and optimism.


Political establishment are middlemen between the voters and governance. See what the Internet did to other middlemen, for a sneak preview.


Twitter is a clever trap for public figures. It gets them invested in a platform where they can't disable or moderate the comments section.


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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