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Publisher's Summary

Getting rich is not just about luck; happiness is not just a trait we are born with. These aspirations may seem out of reach, but building wealth and being happy are skills we can learn.

So what are these skills, and how do we learn them? What are the principles that should guide our efforts? What does progress really look like?

Naval Ravikant is an entrepreneur, philosopher, and investor who has captivated the world with his principles for building wealth and creating long-term happiness. The Almanack of Naval Ravikant is a collection of Naval’s wisdom and experience from the last 10 years, shared as a curation of his most insightful interviews and poignant reflections. This isn’t a how-to book, or a step-by-step gimmick. Instead, through Naval’s own words, you will learn how to walk your own unique path toward a happier, wealthier life.

©2020 Eric Jorgenson (P)2021 Eric Jorgenson

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Narrator sucks

Naval is great but this narrator is terrible, speaks like a magician . . .

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Outstanding book!

Absolutely amazing book. Great insight and brilliantly narrated by Vikas Adam. Just absolutely outstanding

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Brilliant.

Stop scrolling. Download and listen. The rest of the review is to ensure it makes the 20 word minimum.

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Interesting

Heard about him on a TikTok. It wasn’t just a brag list of accomplishments or a step by step guide to happiness. It contained many insightful observations about living life in our modern times and rules that he lived by. He provided several lists of books, blogs, etc., that he utilizes. It left me wondering if life is really that simple.

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life changing approach to wealth and happiness

most impactful book I've ever read! life changing strategies to wealth, happiness, and fulfillment!
must read!

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great book on life. great read

he really makes you think about what really matters. hell we gonna die anyway. so enjoy life

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Very OK

Most of the topics covered were great and had good tips. Although did not appreciate the end on his view of religion, but to each their own. Was not much new to what I already know, however the delivery made you not even remember what was just talked about. So incredibly monotone and the narrator sounded bored as he spoke. Honestly wish I wouldn’t have purchased, better books like this elsewhere.

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Everything you need to know is in here

Everything you need to know to have a success life is in here - simple language provokes thinking! Must read

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Extremely good

Crisp. No bullshit. Only essence of highest quality. I full heartedly recommend it. Naval is amazing

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Love his perspective! Great narration!!

This isn’t a motivational book! It’s Naval’s perspective! Very straight forward and very plain naval explains his way of life! Loves it! Loves the narrator too!

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  • 06-25-21

unreal book

best book I've listened to in years. i've had such an insightful perspective shift from this book. life changing.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-01-22

Inspiring quick read.

Naval might not be someone that the everyday person has come across. I randomly came across him from reading Tim Ferriss Tribe of Mentors. Navel interview had such a profound effect on me that I've got a phone reminder that goes off every wed telling me to reread his chapter.

Naval does not write this book. It's a collection of his thoughts, blogs, tweets and interview neatly repackaged as a guide to life covering wellbeing, wealth and happiness. Naval is known for championing being your authentic self, and the book explains the step he took to live a life that allows him to be precisely that.

It's full of insightful and inspiring quotable, as Eric has managed to create a book that covers each of the above themes individually, and it's written in a way where you can dip in and out, not needing to read it from cover to cover. It's a small book, I listened to the audible, which is just under five hours long.

For me, it's a great book to start your 2022 (or any time in life) if you’re looking for some inspiration.

Read more of my reviews on my Instagram page @haydncorrodus

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  • Richard Stebles
  • 06-15-22

18 Carat Gold

5*, I suppose, although I didn't enjoy it as much as I expected. When collected together like this, his thoughts seem slightly less than the sum of their parts, although they are never less than interesting. There's lots of great advice in here, and some dross; it is 18 carat gold.

I recommend first listening to his interview with Shane Parrish on the Knowledge Project before hitting this. Naval's own voice is nicer than the narrator here. The Almanack packages and presents him as a guru (particularly with the nauseous, dreamy tone for the tweets) which is slightly unfair to him. In his own voice, he is more likeable and down-to-earth, and it helps to remember that when listening to this.

I find Ravikant to be extremely thought-provoking. His thoughts on wealth and the modern economy seem very insightful to me, and I found that stuff fascinating. His perspective on happiness is a more mixed bag, a strange blend of kind and thoughtful stoicism embedded in mindful nihilism, with a sociopathic edge.

I imagine his wife rolls her eyes a lot, while he sits in his chair thinking for an hour a day. Can you take the bins out darling? "No, sorry... I just don't do that."

I bought the Kindle book + Audible narration, for £4.50, so cheaper than a credit and leaves open the option to skim-read it on the toilet.

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  • tssomas
  • 05-27-22

9.9/10

the only bad thing about the audiobook is how the narrator says "Buddha". a little bit irritating but kind of amusing too.
it's a great book you won't regret listening to it

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  • RS
  • 05-01-22

Feel cheated- Available for free elsewhere

One of the very first things that you hear in this book is that it is available for free in kindle and audio format. Feel cheated that Audible charged me a credit to download. The book might be fine (I’ve not got that far into it yet) but I have to listen to it feeling like I’ve been conned, which is not a good start!

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  • Jerald Wilson
  • 03-28-22

very insightful.

you'll learn something new every time you read/listen to this, a very good read.

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  • Kindle Cust
  • 03-23-22

Boring

The book didn't sit with me, found it very plain and boring. . .

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  • MB
  • 03-06-22

It is what it claims to be

I've been following Naval for a few years now and every time I come across him, I get positively impressed with his wisdom and perspective. This book puts lots of his thoughts together. I found it an easy and interesting listen. What was lacking though was a clear structure of the book. Also narrator was mediocre.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-16-22

One of the best book I have read in a while.

I would say I feel like you have to be ready for this book. Valuable is an understatement

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  • Callum Villmeter
  • 11-12-21

enlightenment, skills to be used daily.

Very much enjoyed this book, great speaker and very interesting topics covered.
definitely worth a second read.

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  • 10-06-21

Terrible messages in this book.

I couldn’t get past 80 minutes. Essentially telling people to judge everything on a dollar value alone. For someone to say it would be better to hire an assistant for their mother as opposed to helping them speaks volumes in who they are as a person and where their values are. Don’t bother if you value more things in the world than just dollars.

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  • Gavin
  • 07-29-21

A must listen

I had listened to some podcasts and interviews with Naval and admired his intellect and ways of thinking. This book does a great job of condensing some great ideas, quotes, mental models, advice from Naval in a way that enjoyable and inspiring to listen to.

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  • Morris
  • 05-04-21

So many insights

Never finished an audiobook as quickly as this one. And can’t wait to start it again. 🙌

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  • Leonardo
  • 02-06-22

Beautiful

absolutely beautiful, you'll listen (or read) at milestone' concepts of life and philosophy in the most clear way I've deal with, that can motivate you, to persue you're dreams and have a positive and open mindset.

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  • Anoj
  • 05-24-22

Excellent manuscript

Excellent book for a completely well balanced life ..Contains gold nuggets for every part of life…

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-17-22

If you have ears listen to this!

This book is full of wisdom. It’s a game changer.
A quick read and easy to follow.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-04-22

Insightful and Frank - Great style

I loved listening to Naval insight and his approach that life is open and vast, and we have infinite possibilities to enjoy and leverage its gifts

Really enjoyed reading this book.

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  • darren
  • 11-09-21

great

great book and well worth reading and so many insights.. will read it again for sure.