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My guest today is Eric Jorgenson, the author of The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth and HappinessNaval Ravikant is the co-founder of AngelList, investor in 200+ companies, and considered by many to be a modern-day philosopher.

This book is a collection of Naval's wisdom and experience shared as a curation of his most insightful interviews, essays, and podcasts. In our conversation, Eric shares Naval's advice on how to build wealth, learn the skill of happiness, become a better reader, and much more.

You can get a free ebook copy of the book here: navalmanack.com


  • [00:41] - The background story of this book  
  • [03:18] - Who is Naval Ravikant?
  • [05:13] - How to get rich without getting lucky
  • [08:12] - If you want to get rich, you have to own equity
  • [11:23] - How you can use leverage to create wealth
  • [16:27] - Why you want to productize yourself
  • [21:27] - Happiness is a skill you can learn
  • [32:03] - The benefits of meditation & how it can make you happier
  • [37:25] - How Naval reads books & reading tips
  • [43:33] - How has Eric evolved after studying Naval
  • [46:12] - How to apply what you read 
  • [49:50] - Books that had a huge influence on Eric & how they changed him
  • [54:50] - Update on Alex & Books 

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Published on Oct 20, 2020 in Books
US English


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