Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant quotes on long-game

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

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All self-help boils down to "choose long-term over short-term."


Decisions: • If you can’t decide, the answer is no. • If two equally difficult paths, choose the one more painful in the short term (pain avoidance is creating an illusion of equality). • Choose the path that leaves you more equanimous in the long term.


Smart partners negotiate fair deals because they know that lopsided deals are fragile and that most value accumulates in long term trust relationships. You can tell a lot about a potential partner by their opening offer.


An individual’s values, a company’s mission, and a nation’s constitution, all attract long term players playing long term games.


Founders run every sprint as if they’re about to lose, but grind out the long race knowing that victory is inevitable.


We waste our time with short term thinking and busywork. Warren Buffett spends a year deciding and a day acting. That act lasts decades.


Morality and ethics automatically emerge when we realize the long term consequences of our actions.


The classical virtues are all decision-making heuristics to make one optimize for the long term rather than for the short term.

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