📖The almanack of Naval Ravikant

Eric Jorgenson


Part I. Wealth

Building wealth

Understanding how wealth is created

Become the best in the world at what you do. Keep redefining what you do until this is true.

Find and build specific knowledge

Play long-term games with long-term people

Take on accountability

Build or buy equity in a business

Find a position of leverage

Get paid for your judgment

Prioritize and focus

Find work that feels like play

How to get lucky

Be patient

Building judgment

How to think clearly

Shed your identity to see reality

Learn the skills of decision-making

Collect mental models

Learn to love to read

Part II. Happiness

Learning Happiness

Happiness is learned

Happiness requires presence

There’s a great definition I read: “Enlightenment is the space between your thoughts.” It means enlightenment isn’t something you achieve after thirty years sitting on a mountaintop. It’s something you can achieve moment to moment, and you can be enlightened to a certain percent every single day.

Every desire is a chosen unhappiness

Saving yourself

Choosing to build yourself

Impatience with actions, patience with results.

Choosing to grow yourself

Choosing to free yourself

The hardest thing is not doing what you want—it’s knowing what you want.

A taste of freedom can make you unemployable.