Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant quotes on writing

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

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Lasting novels don’t come from literature departments. Successful businesses don’t come from business schools. Scientific revolutions don’t come from research universities. Get your education, then get moving. Find the loners tinkering at the edge.


Sing the song that only you can sing, write the book that only you can write, build the product that only you can build... live the life that only you can live.


Write tweets, read books.


How to tweet: 1. Write the essay. 2. Write the tweet summarizing the essay. 3. Delete the essay.


To maximize distribution, minimize the message. • Books - blog posts • Podcasts - snippets • Blog posts - tweetstorms • Use stand-alone tweets in tweetstorms • Tweet sparingly - high signal, low noise Readers have options - respect their time.


Write to learn, not to teach.


If you’re writing for followers, your followers are worthless.


Better to find a new audience than to write for the audience.


Put a little ambiguity in your tweet to give the reader a subconscious puzzle to unlock.


I love Twitter for the same reason that I love poetry - every word matters.


Tip for tweetstorms - write each tweet in such a way that it stands alone.

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