The Almanack of Naval Ravikant (pt. 1): Wealth Accumulation, Leverage, and Learning

Naval Ravikant is well-known investor (and somewhat a Twitter philosopher) within the Silicon Valley world. He co-founded Angel List has successfully been an angel investor in over 200 companies. Eric Jorgenson recently compiled the best of tweets, interviews, and quotes of Naval into book form, which Subaan has been reading. We go through some of Subaan’s highlights and discuss the insights.

Key points discussed in this episode:

  • Who is Naval Ravikant?
  • Hustle culture
  • The importance and power of compound interest
  • Compounding in every aspect of life
  • What is specific knowledge?
  • Creating leverage with knowledge?
  • Should you have to require willpower and discipline for something are genuinely interested in learning/doing?
  • Wealth vs. money, and the status game

Get the book here:

The Almanack of Naval Ravikant by Eric Jorgenson – Amazon link


Enjoyed the episode?
Please consider leaving us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes. It helps a tonne in helping new people discover the podcast!


Get involved!
Have a thought or insight about something we discussed? Or have a question/episode/new topic for us to delve into? Then drop us a message at [email protected].


Connect and stay up-to-date
We want to interact with our listeners as much as we can, so follow us on Instagram and/or Twitter for snippets from our episodes, random thoughts, and general discussion: @gettingit_pod. Prefer to have a visual element to your content consumption? – Then listen and subscribe to us on YouTube.


What is Getting It?: in a nutshell
A conversation where we explore topics both familiar and unfamiliar to us to find out what makes them interesting, so that we can expand our horizons and further our understanding of the world and people around us. From science to lifestyle design, languages to religion, plus everything in between – anything can be interesting if exposed to you through the right lens. We hope to spark your curiosity through open-minded and thoughtful discussion, as well as a healthy dose of overthinking.


About us
Subaan is a 4th year medical student, motion designer, and an avid rabbit hole explorer. He has keen interests in lifestyle design, technology, investing, and metabolic health. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter. Dan is a 5th year medical student, pianist, and random fact connoisseur. He spends most of his time learning about languages, playing sports, music, and geopolitics. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter.


Like our show soundtrack?
Our friend Karman was kind enough to bring the show soundtrack to life. Check out his SoundCloud and Instagram for some of the cleanest and most chill mixes you’ll hear.