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Naval Ravikant is an American-Indian investor and entrepreneur. He was born in Delhi in 1947 and then moved to New York with his mother and brother. He is the chairman, co-founder, and former CEO of AngelList.
He has invested in more than 200 companies, including FourSquare, Uber, Twitter, Poshmark, Wish.com, Postmates, Notion, Thumbtack, SnapLogic, Opendoor, Stack Overflow, Clubhouse, Bolt (company), Yammer, OpenDNS, and Clearview Al.
Naval Ravikant is also a podcaster. He shares on pursuing happiness and wealth. Let’s now talk about five of his recommended books and discover more about them.
Book 1 – The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
In this book, Charles Duhigg, a business reporter, takes us to some discoveries to explain the philosophy of habits and how we could change them. By providing various information to engrossing narratives, Duhigg gives a new understanding of the human potential and its nature.
The key to losing weight, exercising regularly, being more productive, losing weight, and achieving success is understanding how habits work, and is what this book contains an exhilarating argument. Duhigg shows that we can transform our communities, businesses, and lives by using this new science.
Book 2 – “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!” – Adventures of a Curious Character
Richard Feynman, the winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, retells his incredible experiences with atomic physics with Bohr and Einstein.
He was one of the world’s greatest physicists. The book was released in 1985 and covered various instances in Feynman’s life. The stories in the book are based on some recorded conversations Feynman has had with his drumming partner, Ralph Leighton, and close friends.
Book 3 – Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words
If you have ever tried to learn about amazing things, “Thing Explainer is here.” This book was illustrated in 2015 as a non-fiction book in which the writer attempts to different varied, complicated subjects, using only 1000 common English words.
“Thing Explainer” is written by Randall Munroe, and he uses a thousand common words and line drawing to provide explanations for some of the most incredible and exciting things, including tall roads (bridges), food-heating radio boxes (microwaves), the shared space house (the International Space Station), computer buildings (datacenters), the other worlds around the sun (the solar system).
Book 4 – Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity
What are space and time made of? What exactly is reality? Carlo Rovelli has dedicated his life to discovering these questions to pass the boundaries of what people know.
In this book, he explains how our imaginary world has totally changed through previous centuries and how Physicists consider the main structure of today’s universe. Carlo Rovelli takes us on a fantastic journey to indicate a new world that has not been discovered yet beyond our everchanging imagination of reality.
Book 5 – The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future
Provides a compelling roadmap of the future which can be helpful to understand the technological changes reshaping the world and our economy.
Steve Case, who has made the internet part of our daily lives, caused a revolution in 1985 as he co-founded AOL, the first internet-related company that was the most successful business of the 1990s.