Naval Ravikant

Entrepreneur and Investor

Naval Ravikant is a entrepreneur and investor. He is the co-founder, chairman and former CEO of AngelList. As an angel, he has invested early-stage in over 200 companies including Uber, FourSquare, Twitter, Wish.com, Poshmark, Postmates, Thumbtack, Notion, SnapLogic, Opendoor, Stack Overflow, OpenDNS, Yammer, and Clearview AI, with over 70 total exits and more than 10 Unicorn (finance) companies.

Ravikant a Fellow of the Edmund Hillary Fellowship. He is also a podcaster who shares advice on pursuing wealth and happiness, also on his website nav.al.

Book Recommendations


Total Freedom

by Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Total Freedom by Jiddu Krishnamurti. A rationalist’s guide to the perils of the human mind. The “spiritual” book that I keep returning to.”

Naval Ravikant, Excerpt From: Timothy Ferriss. “Tribe of Mentors.”
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The Origins of Virtue

by Matt Ridley

I think three or four of my top 20 books of all time are all Ridley’s. Rational Optimist, Genome, Red Queen, Origins of Virtue.

Naval Ravikant, source

The Red Queen

by Matt Ridley

I think three or four of my top 20 books of all time are all Ridley’s. Rational Optimist, Genome, Red Queen, Origins of Virtue.

Naval Ravikant, source

Genome

by Matt Ridley

I think three or four of my top 20 books of all time are all Ridley’s. Rational Optimist, Genome, Red Queen, Origins of Virtue.

Naval Ravikant, source

The Origin of Species

by Charles Darwin

So if you’re going to read the bible of evolution, you’ve got to read The Origin of the Species.

Naval Ravikant, source



Poor Charlie's Almanack

by Charles T. Munger

Probably the best book on business, quote-unquote, that I've ever read. I try not to read business books, for the most part, because they’re very simple ideas wrapped up in a lot of pages.

Naval Ravikant, source


The Rational Optimist

by Matt Ridley

The Rational Optimist, by Matt Ridley, in fact anything by Matt Ridley I thought was really provocative and eye opening.

Naval Ravikant, source

Sapiens

by Yuval Noah Harari

It’s a history of the human species written by a professor of history in Israel. It’s absolutely mind blowing. It’s a very orthogonal view on humans clinically as we are.

Naval Ravikant, source