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      Naval Ravikant @naval

    If you can't see yourself working with someone for life, don't work with them for a day.

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      Naval Ravikant @naval

    1999 - $5M to launch a product, 30M serious computer users. 2014 - $5K to launch, 3B serious phone users. Leverage / $ is up 100,000x.

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      Naval Ravikant @naval

    Startups don't die when they run out of cash, they die when the founders run out of energy.

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      Naval Ravikant @naval

    VCs: "Too many angels!" | Angels: "Too many incubators!" | Incubators: "Too many companies!" | Entrepreneurs: "Too little of Everything."

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      Naval Ravikant @naval

    Next time a VC asks "What if Google does this?" counter "What if Google enters the VC business?" / via @harjeet

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      Naval Ravikant @naval

    Three things in life - your health, your mission, and the people you love. That's it.

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      Naval Ravikant @naval

    It's never been easier to start a company. It's never been harder to build one.

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      Naval Ravikant @naval

    Mathematicians look down on Physicists, who look down on Engineers, who look down on Designers. And Designers look down on everyone.

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      Naval Ravikant @naval

    Avoid skeptics for your early hires. You want optimists with good judgment and execution skills.

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      Naval Ravikant @naval

    Pitching skills are overrated. Find the right co-founder. Attack the right market. Craft the right product. Investors will pitch you.

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      Naval Ravikant @naval

    You have to pick something big to work on, because it's hard to commit your life to something small.

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      Naval Ravikant @naval

    Highly recommend that every would-be investor start a company first. It's hard to understand pain in the abstract.

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      Naval Ravikant @naval

    I never met my greatest mentor. I wanted so much to be like him. But, his message was the opposite. Be yourself, with passionate intensity.

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      Naval Ravikant @naval

    Cryptocurrencies are a native language for value transfer in networks more than they are a currency for humans:  http://startupboy.com/2014/04/01/the-fifth-protocol/ 

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      Naval Ravikant @naval

    "Don’t hire for brains or personality alone in early-stage startups. Hire for resilience." by @anthemos  https://medium.com/p/43686fa7d825?source=tw-441b78be3963-1399657778448 

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      Naval Ravikant @naval

    Greatest recent innovations for Human Freedom: TCP/IP, HTTP, SMTP, Mozilla, Linux, BitTorrent, TOR, Bitcoin, GPG, EFF.

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      Naval Ravikant @naval

    Blockchains will eventually decentralize every piece of cloud infrastructure - identity, DNS, storage, hosting. Encrypted URLs everywhere.

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      Naval Ravikant @naval

    Friend graphs (FB, LI) are declining in strategic value as mobile contact list takes over. Stranger graphs (IG, TWTR) maintain full value.

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      Naval Ravikant @naval

    "No success in the professional realm can compensate for failure in the home." - A wise friend.

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      Naval Ravikant @naval

    Crypto-nerds, your time has come. There is a small chance that the greatest wealth transfer in human history will occur via bitcoin.

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