10 Book Recommendations from Naval Ravikant

If you want to think more deeply about yourself and your career then you need to follow Naval Ravikant. 

Ravikant is the creator of Angellist and an early investor in many successful tech companies like Uber and Twitter. On top of his business success, Ravikant has turned into a much sought-after philosopher. He has over 1.6 million followers on Twitter, where he posts clearly expressed ideas about life and business.

Ravikant stresses reading as an important avenue for better thinking. His first recommendation is to just read. It doesn’t matter what you read, but instead, learn to love reading and read books that interest you. Eventually, as Naval tweeted, “you will become a connoisseur, and will naturally gravitate to theory, concepts, and non-fiction.”

For those who have developed this love for reading, here are ten books recommendations from Naval Ravikant.

Books Recommeded by Naval Ravikant

1. The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World by David Deutsch.

Naval Ravikant said that The Beginning of Infinity is one of the few books that made him smarter. He said, “They literally expanded the way that I think. They expanded not just the repertoire of my knowledge by the repertoire of my reasoning.” 1

2. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

Naval said on twitter that Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari was the best book he read in 2015.2

3. Skin in the Game by Nassim Taleb

On Twitter, Naval said this was the best book he read since reading Sapiens.3

4. The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms by Nassim Taleb

5. Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by Its More Brilliant Teacher by Richard Feynman

6. The Lessons of History by Will and Ariel Durant

Naval called this book a “poetic masterpiece.”4

7. Poor Charlies Almanack: The With and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger

8. Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

Naval says this is the book he’s given out the most copies of.5

9. The Tao of Seneca: Practical Letters from a Stoic Master

Naval’s calls this the most important Audible he’s every listened to. 6

10. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius.

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