Moshe Shlisel is the CEO and Co-founder at GuardKnox, the developer of high-performance secure computing platforms. He has joined CTech to share a review of “The Almanack of Naval Ravikant” by Eric Jorgenson.
Title: “The Almanack of Naval Ravikant”
Author: Eric Jorgenson
Moshe Shlisel, CEO and Co-founder at GuardKnox. Photo: Omer Keidar/Amazon
“The Almanack of Naval Ravikant” is a collection of essays, posts, tweets, and other stories combining Naval’s insights about the hi-tech world, financial intelligence, and personal success into one entertaining format. The book starts off with Naval’s humble beginning as a young immigrant raised by a single mother in New York, complete with the life lessons and stories that shaped his values and outlook which guided him to his eventual status as a successful Silicon Valley icon. One of the things that makes “The Almanack of Naval Ravikant” unique is how his wisdom extends beyond financial and business success and into logical, actionable, and easy to grasp lessons to be a happier, more at peace human being as well as an effective leader. The eBook and PDF versions are also completely free on his site: https://www.navalmanack.com/
Health, wealth, and happiness.
If I had to distill the compilation of Naval’s tweets, podcast appearances, blogs, and other writings into his three main pillars, those would be them.
The book takes a simple, unassuming approach to Naval’s ‘teachings’ and presents them along with central topics but in a way that the reader can flip through to different sections based on their interest (or the topic that they wish to focus on most first.). In fact, the forward by the author even spells it out: ‘This is a choose-your-own-adventure book. Jump to anything that interests you and skip anything that doesn’t.’
This is especially apt as Naval’s words are often an incredible mix of harsh truths, philosophy, and meditation, and kicks to the rear as needed to challenge the status-quo while forcing us to take a step back and reevaluate what we hold to be true and important.
This work is a tribute to a lifetime’s worth of lessons from someone that introduces us to their journey from their avid love of books in their youth but maintains that experience and doing have no true replacement.
As Naval said: “…at the end of …….