The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth and Happiness

by: Eric Jorgenson (0)

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 ten 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.

This book has been created as a public service. It is available for free download in pdf and e-reader versions on Naval is not earning any money on this book. Naval has essays, podcasts and more at and is on Twitter @Naval.

The Quotes

Getting rich is about knowing what to do, who to do it with, and when to do it.

Study microeconomics, game theory, psychology, persuasion, ethics, mathematics, and computers.

The most important skill for getting rich is becoming a perpetual learner.

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

The Reviews

The sample and the front page are correct, but the content inside the book is incorrect. The kindle version delivered to my device is for a book named "Called to Care".Please fix the error and push the update to all the devices that have already downloaded the incorrect version.

If you want it for free, the author has free downloads on If you want to pay Amazon, that’s fine, too.Just reading the first 80 pages will make you deeply consider your life choices. Highly recommend this compilation of Naval’s wisdom and life-perspective. Going to buy the hard copy.

The kindle version seems to be mixed with another book content.

Already purchased 5 copies to hand out and put on shelf. This will sit right next to Poor Charlie’s Almanac and Dalio Principals for me to read and review and read again for years to come. I think Naval said instead of reading 1000 books, read the 100 best books 10 times. This is up there with the best of all time when it comes to content about life, wealth, and how to live.UPDATE: 1/5/20. I was going to read this entire book again to start the new year. I purchased the Kindle Version and quickly noticed, ITS THE WRONG BOOK. Haha. How does this happen. Right cover, right page, wrong content. Please fix.

I am not a Naval Ravikant follower. I didn't know about him before this book. I am amazed at the value per minute I get while reading. I am constantly leaning back, looking up to the sky, and thinking about just how different my decision making will be now that I've been exposed to these ideas.The one key takeaway: happiness is a muscle that we need to exercise. (and that reading opens your eyes to the possible.)

Wow. This book is phenomenal.Eric does an incredible job distilling the absolute minimum viable principles to understand the process of building long term wealth.The book is a mixture of mind expanding realizations, harsh truths, meditations, helpful mantras and welcome punches to the face as needed.Could not recommend this more highly for anyone aspiring to have more wealth, wisdom, time, happiness, or peace.

This is from someone, who read the PDF document, witnessed the progress on Twitter (albeit not from the start), and still waiting for the Amazon order to ship. I am not directly involved with this project in any way, just a reader.First, I want to talk about Naval. He has broadened my perspective on wealth creation and continues to inspire me to think bigger and better. So, his content, tweets, and interviews are guaranteed to be worthwhile. Plus, he seldomly goes on media, so the wisdom in each conversation is even more valuable.Second, I want to talk about Eric. This book is the product of several beautiful coincidences: Eric making a casual poll on Twitter to compile Naval's words, Naval giving Eric his blessings & dumping all his Tweets on Eric, and Eric prioritizing this over everything to produce a high-quality book of 200+ pages. I really want to thank Eric for taking the lead to do this thing many want but won't do. It's just like a start-up: we all want this thing, so why aren't anyone doing it already?Third, everyone who is part of the production process is incredible. Publishing is a very messy business. Very complicated, sometimes frustrating. However, this book has such great design, format, edits, graphics, etc. To the twenty+ people working on this and even more beta-testing readers, thank you for making this a possibility.Last, Almanack is something that is always worth your money. Benjamin Franklin and Charlie Munger are behind some of the most re-readable books, and I think Naval's book will be one that's representative of the 21st Century. To publish an almanack, the subject first needs to have enough substance for that. Naval certainly does. (Peter Thiel's Zero to One is sort of his almanack, when you think about it)I hope this book can sell a lot of copies. Even more important, I hope people who read it can actively make use of the lessons and wisdom contained. Then, readers from other countries can get their hands on translations. People read less and less on average now, and I'm worried about the future as depicted in "Fahrenheit 451", when people have to recite books...Buy a book, pass on the fire!

If you find Naval's wisdom enlightening, but haven't read / listened to his past content, this is a terrific book for you. It collected and curated some of the gems of his wisdom. They were organised coherently. The visuals were wonderful.If you have read / heard most of his stuff, there isn't much additional in this book. I expected to read more about the author's take on the content, or different perspectives/interpretations of Naval's wisdom. The visuals did that, but that's about it.

This book is full of plagiarism!The contents of this book is just a rehash of J. Jrishnamurti's writings and some Buddhists' literature.Not only I have read J. Krishnamurti, I have attended several of his lectures both in the United States and India. Even more, I have met with him one-on-one in person three times. He was a great man and had something to say. If you want the real stuff, go to Krishnamurti's writings. He has published several books, including his talks given under the trees. It should also be noted that he had affairs witha married woman. For that, you have to read another book.The only thing I found useful in Mr. Ravikant's Book:1. He is rich.2. Read, read, read : Mathematics , Science3. You are born, have some experience, you die.The only reason I bought Mr. Ravikant's book is because I wanted his secret to become rich. I could not find any.We admire the rich. So we buy these junk books to be disappointed.Take heart. There is nothing new here. Besides, this book is not expensive!

I was hoping this book would have more substance than it did but it didn't. It took less than an hour to read and everything in the book you can find online in his interviews. *I am confused about the part where he mentions that muslims pray to a prophet? That's absolutely incorrect, plenty of information is online and a simple google search would have corrected that error but instead it's incorrectly in your book. Because of that I am returning the book, it doesn't matter what religious beliefs you don't agree with or believe in, spreading false/incorrect information about another religion is not ok.

This book made me smarter, happier, and more optimistic about the future. A new classic to flip back to anytime I need some advice. Naval thinks so logically, and makes more sense than just about anyone I've ever read.

Naval's perspectives are so different - everyone should read this book.

I really enjoyed this book. It's a quick read and like similar books very thought provoking. I liked that he said "don't be like me be you". Many people read this type of book and immeadiately think I need to change this, this and this about myself.

I read a LOT. This is one of the best books I've ever read. I've found most of what's in this book to be spot on in my life. If you liked this book, I recommend "How to fail at almost everything and still win big" by Scott Adams as well.

I didn't expect too.much fro this book, because I didn't knew Naval before. Now I feel I know him. Now I add him as a mentor (by distance).I found so much wisdom... I don't remember to mark so many on one book before.Thank you for compiling so much great information from such a great thinker.For sure I will red it several times.Enjoy this lecture!


I've been following Naval Ravikant intently for a few years now. When I heard that there was going to be a book of his ideas, I said "Shut up and take my money!"The book does not disappoint: it's direct and interesting, and combines media powerfully (conventional passages of text, graphics, tweetstorms rendered in pint). I recommend to anyone with an interest in managing their time better and being happier.

Occasionally this feels a little stitched together but there is so much worth reading that it doesn't matter. At the end of the book is a fantastic suggested reading list, so the book is doubly worth it.

I guarantee that anyone who left a bad review regarding the contents of this book is wrong. If you don’t understand the formatting and layout, it’s probably because you didn’t read the foreword and introduction. This book completely changed my life. And the credit ultimately belongs to Naval. He is just out of this world and incredible. I would also recommend listening to his podcast. Since reading this book I have switched my career and lifestyle and my life has taken a turn for the better. I will continue to reread and recommend this book forever. Thank you Naval and thank you Eric for putting this book together.

How does one person accumulate so much wisdom at such young age (48).This book is worth re-reading many times a year, for many years until it is tattooed on the sub-conscious mind.His thoughts on Wealth, money, happiness and judgement are simply mind-blowing. He has a very unique way to phrase wisdom and learned life lessons in such a way that these make complete sense. For instance, in the topic of happiness he says: “ desire is a contract you make with yourself to be unhappy today, and until you get what you want.” Booommm!On the topic of wealth he says: the are four big leverages to wealth. Two requiere permission: capital and labor (these depend largely on someone else). The two others are permission-less (they dont require anyone else to be executed upon. These are code and media. Read the book to find out why.This is one of the few books I have been meticulously taking notes and making correlations on the lessons provided. It is that good.

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Nice assortment of color's each color wrapped together. Would buy again

Very comfortable!!

Useful during a pandemic

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Just as described

It’s a good book to highlight many good ideas. They are mainly focusing on 3 topics, Wealth, Happiness, and Wisdom. And Naval did a good job to summarize the lessons he learned and they are definitely thought-provoking.However, I still feel that the ideas from this book are not original. They are from other sources and it’s not a secret. They openly reference original source and spark the curiosity to dig deeper. But since they are not original, they didn’t affect me as if the original source of ideas would. And it’s okay. It just means I need to ream more books from Naval’s recommendations.I liked the book and now I want to explore more from Naval’s recommendation.

I have found a few real gems worth highlighting. Lots feels like filler. I can see why the book is popular, but it's no blockbuster.

I really like how he touch key points that needed by modern society!

This book has valuable information that’ll change your life. Grab this book for yourself or a friend. They’ll love it.

I'm 18 years old and I feel like this book is like a 3rd parent to me, really good read.

Naval Ravikant is well read & a very clear thinker. This book is a collection of concise Maxim's Naval has adopted & credited for his success.

Great read

Naval is an inspiring thinker and entrepreneur. This book is full of simple well distilled pieces of wisdom that i will definitely be coming back to often.

Most books in this genre are nothing more than ad copy. For example Atomic Habits. The author picks a theme that resonates with their audience and states the obvious for 300 + pages.The Almanack of Naval Ravikant is not one of these books. For example Naval believes that to bring value to the market place one has to have three elements, specialized knowledge, leverage and accountability.When I am approached with opportunities or projects I ask myself if the opportunity presented meets Naval's requirements and is it worth the headache of pursuing . Nine times out of ten the answer is no. This has saved me a life time of headaches.There is far to much wisdom in this book to list here. I highly recommend this book.

This interview style book with Naval was so easy to burn through. His thought process is inspiring from his everyday philosophy of life to his religious view of "Rational Buddhism". One of my favorite parts of this book is his recommended reading list. Directly after getting through this book I purchased 10 of the classic reads he recommends.

This book is sort of all over the place, but I mean it in the best of ways. It is an overall excellent book with a lot of great wisdom. I definitely see myself skimming back through it again.

This book is excellent, pack with knowledge. My son, recommended this book me. I will recommended to my friends.This is a great birthday gift to someone.

I’ve been a self improvement junkie since my parents had me listening to Tony Robbins tapes in fourth grade.This book is the single most valuable book I have ever read, so packed with wisdom I will be buying several copies to send to friends.

I like how simple the book makes it highly relatable and easy to action.It is however repetitive, but outside that it certainly forms as part of my favorite list.

I like the concepts of applying what is important when it comes to not being successful from a financial perspective but more of the simple qualities albeit spiritual or personality that will help just make you a better person that will then lead to more overall success

If you have been following Naval on Twitter, then there is nothing new here.But I am glad to have all his profound thoughts in a place to listen to during my commute.

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