The Almanack of Naval Ravikant is a compilation of some of the best tweets by Naval, including the famous 'How to get rich' tweetstorm from 2018. He explains his ideas and the reasoning behind them in a simple, lucid text and lays out his principles of generating wealth succinctly. This book packs a lot of ideas, so it's recommended to read it more than once to fully understand.
Naval's tweets and his wisdom compiled in his Almanack made me reflect on how I’ve been living throughout many moments of my life. Besides, it helped me to shape every career decision I've made, including founding a VC firm.
“The reality is life is a single-player game. You’re born alone. You’re going to die alone. All of your interpretations are alone. All your memories are alone. You’re gone in three generations, and nobody cares. Before you showed up, nobody cared. It’s all single player.”
“Realize that in modern society, the downside risk is not that large. Even personal bankruptcy can wipe the debts clean in good ecosystems. I’m most familiar with Silicon Valley, but generally, people will forgive failures as long as you were honest and made a high-integrity effort. There’s not really that much to fear in terms of failure, and so people should take on a lot more accountability than they do.”
“If you have nothing in your life, but you have at least one person that loves you unconditionally, it’ll do wonders for your self-esteem.”