How To Get Rich (Without Getting Lucky)
I am fairly certain that Twitter and the internet in general have slowly caused my brain to atrophy. My attention span and memory have clearly been harmed as my use of the internet has ramped up and it’s become increasingly obvious that social media is destroying my mental health and life in general.
But - BUT - every once in a while I’m reminded why I subject myself to such obvious harm. Once in a blue moon, I’m exposed to some amazing thinkers and ideas that I otherwise would have never stumbled upon.
A few weeks ago, it was a tweet storm titled “How To Get Rich (Without Getting Lucky)” from Angellist’s CEO Naval Ravikant.
It’s an interesting, albeit somewhat vague, framework for building wealth in the 21st century. A few thoughts in particular stuck out:
- “The Internet has massively broadened the possible space of careers. Most people haven't figured this out yet.”
- “Specific knowledge is knowledge that you cannot be trained for. If society can train you, it can train someone else, and replace you.”
- “Code and media are permissionless leverage. They're the leverage behind the newly rich. You can create software and media that works for you while you sleep.”
Here’s the full thread. Keep in mind that this is Twitter, so context and caveats are desperately lacking. Enjoy :)