Top 6 books recommended by Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant is an Indian-American entrepreneur, investor, and philosopher. He is the co-founder of AngelList, a platform that connects startups to investors, and he is also a venture capitalist and the founder of MetaStable Capital, a hedge fund. He is an influential figure in the technology industry, and has been featured in numerous publications such as Forbes and The Wall Street Journal. He is also an active investor in many startups and is known for his wisdom and knowledge on investing and entrepreneurship.

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"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!"
  • By: Richard P. Feynman
  • Narrator: Raymond Todd
  • Length: 11 hours 31 minutes
  • Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
  • Publish date: January 01, 1997
  • Language: English
  • (62655 ratings)
(62655 ratings)

Learn about the inner mindset and external state of someone who was absolutely brilliant.

One of the most famous science books of our time, the phenomenal national bestseller that “buzzes with energy, anecdote and life. It almost makes you want to become a physicist” (Science Digest). Richard Feynman, one of the world’s... Read more
The Three-Body Problem
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The Three-Body Problem
  • By: Cixin Liu
  • Narrator: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 13 hours 26 minutes
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio
  • Publish date: November 11, 2014
  • Language: English
  • (185029 ratings)
(185029 ratings)

Great series

Soon to be a Netflix Original Series! “War of the Worlds for the 21st century.” – Wall Street JournalThe Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience the Hugo Award-winning phenomenon from... Read more
The Third Wave
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The Third Wave
  • By: Alvin Toffler
  • Narrator: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 18 hours 53 minutes
  • Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
  • Publish date: January 01, 2019
  • Language: English
  • (1963 ratings)
(1963 ratings)

[The author] is doing the behind the scenes work to support entrepreneurship in America.

From the author of Future Shock comes a striking way out of today’s despair … a bracing, optimistic look at our new potentials. The Third Wave makes startling sense of the violent changes now battering our world. Its sweeping synthesis... Read more
The Fellowship of the Ring
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The Fellowship of the Ring
  • By: J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Narrator: J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Length: 19 hours 58 minutes
  • Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc.
  • Publish date: September 12, 2012
  • Language: English
  • (70626 ratings)
(70626 ratings)

Loved [this series] and other fiction when younger

Inspired by The Hobbit, and begun in 1937, The Lord of the Rings is a trilogy that Tolkien created to provide “the necessary background of history for Elvish tongues.” From these academic aspirations was born one of the most popular and... Read more
The Rational Optimist
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The Rational Optimist
  • By: Matt Ridley
  • Narrator: L.J. Ganser
  • Length: 13 hours 38 minutes
  • Publisher: HarperAudio
  • Publish date: May 18, 2010
  • Language: English
  • (8756 ratings)
(8756 ratings)

The most brilliant and enlightening book I've read in years.

“A delightful and fascinating book filled with insight and wit, which will make you think twice and cheer up.” — Steven Pinker In a bold and provocative interpretation of economic history, Matt Ridley, the New York... Read more
The Sovereign Individual
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The Sovereign Individual
  • By: James Dale Davidson
  • Narrator: Michael David Axtell
  • Length: 19 hours 20 minutes
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • Publish date: January 01, 2020
  • Language: English
  • (2265 ratings)
(2265 ratings)

Best book I've read since Sapiens (far less mainstream, though).

INCLUDES A NEW PREFACE WRITTEN BY PETER THIEL, FOUNDER OF PAYPAL!Two renowned investment advisors and authors of the bestseller The Great Reckoning bring to light both currents of disaster and the potential for prosperity and renewal in the face of... Read more