Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant quotes on skills

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

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If the work doesn’t require creativity, delegate it, automate it, or leave it.

2

Self-awareness is the most attractive trait.

3

Charisma is the ability to project confidence and love at the same time.

4

Your real resumé is a painful recounting of all of your struggles.

5

Investing well is a skill that everyone can and should learn. Accreditation rules prevent learning and push people into a small set of "safe" assets, high-priced managers, and into lotteries / gambling. Rules based on sophistication instead of net worth would lower inequality.

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One of the most damaging and widespread social beliefs is the idea that most adults are incapable of learning new skills.

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The skills you really want can’t be taught, but they can be learned.

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Proven community builders are even rarer and higher-leveraged than proven developers and designers. There’s no school or playbook.

9

In an age of infinite leverage, judgement is the most important skill.

10

The top two skillsets for blockchain entrepreneurs, in order: Technology development. Community development. That’s it.

11

Perhaps the myth that adults can't learn new skills is tied to the myth that education requires formal schooling.

12

A lion is prized for its strength and a bird for its flight, their uniquely expressed attributes. Similarly, humans are prized for their reason, and not their trappings - physical, material or social.

13

Making money is not a thing that you do - it's a skill that you learn.

14

Avoid skeptics for your early hires. You want optimists with good judgment and execution skills.

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Maybe happiness is not something you inherit, or even choose, but a highly personal skill that can be learned, like fitness or nutrition.

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Charisma is a combination of two attributes. It's the ability to project confidence and love at the same time.

17

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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