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Who is Naval Ravikant? Why does he think education is extended day care? What is the one thing about education he disagrees with everyone on? Is there a problem with his famous ‘How To Get Rich’ Tweet storm and podcast series?   Find out below!   Who is Naval Ravikant?   Naval Ravikant is an Indian-American entrepreneur and investor, having Founded AngelList in 2007 (amongst other companies). He’s a prominent Silicon Valley figure who burst onto the global scene in the last couple of years, particularly famous for his Tweet storm ‘How To Get Rich (Without Getting Lucky)’ and short-form podcast Naval, which turned the Tweet storm into an

Alan Watts was a prolific philosopher, absolutely light years ahead of his time especially with the predictions he made about the education revolution before his death in 1973.   Philosophy is something that keeps popping up on this journey — those who dive into it seem to find the ability to really see things.   The episodes we did on Alan Watts on the With Joe Wehbe Podcast, (episodes #203-#211) are some of the most powerful episodes done to date, and go deep to unearth some tightly held assumptions we have about work and life.   Luke Smith, my high school friend and co-host of these

College can be good for learning about what’s been done before, but it can also discourage you from doing something new. Each of our fellows charts a unique course; together they have proven that young people can succeed by thinking for themselves instead of following a traditional track and competing on old career tracks. The hardest thing about being a young entrepreneur is that you haven’t met everyone you’ll need to know to make your venture succeed. We can help connect you — to investors, partners, prospective customers — in Silicon Valley and beyond.   Strike a chord? These quotes come from the

Peter Thiel is one of the Co-Founders of PayPal and a key member of the ‘PayPal Mafia’ who went to go on and dominate the startup world, creating companies like Youtube, Tesla, SpaceX, LinkedIN and many others.   He’s also the Co-Founder of Palantir, the first outside investor in Facebook and the author of Zero to One (2014). As we’ll discuss today and on the With Joe Wehbe Podcast, he’s also the creator of The Thiel Fellowship, which gives young people $100,000 to quit college for a year and go work on their ideas.   There are entrepreneurs and their are entrepreneurs

Okay this blog post is not like the usual stuff you get from me — it will probably require patience and note-taking. It corresponds with a mini-series on the With Joe Wehbe Podcast to do with Nassim Nicholas Taleb, whose books are pretty hard to read especially for young people!   Check out the podcast here — the Taleb series starts from episode 181.   I want to spend time on the podcast unpacking great thinkers about education, learning and careers and I wanted to start with Taleb. Taleb is a very entertaining, intellectually sassy figure known in particular for his epic books and ideas

Want to improve education? Make peer-based interactions, projects and real experiences the centre, not the shepherding of information. One of my favourite initiatives to come out of the Constant Student Community is a Thursday call where a very small group from the community gathers together to unpack our podcast projects and level up. Alongside me, it’s Liam Hounsell and James Fricker. Below are my top four takeaways from the recent week’s installment.   1/ A new rule: 10%-20% friction limit.       2/ Another key takeaway — story > niche.   All the conventional wisdom says to find a niche, but James, Liam and I all realised something on

A simple life for all   In 18 & Lost? So Were We, I wrote about my life after leaving high school, and the feeling of being lost, the feeling of going through the motions.   I’m 27 years old at time of writing. Those years feel like a lifetime ago, and that boy who lived them feels like a stranger to me.   We are, each of us, the culmination of our stories — those stories crystallise how we’ve interpreted and encoded the events of our lives. Though it’s never too late to re-write your story, those earlier pages will always be part of it.   When

They raced ahead and made it further up the mountain.   But when they looked back, all they saw was the trail of destruction they left in their wake to get there.   The path was lined with the skeletons of all those they climbed over.   At that moment they longed to go back and try again, but it was too late. Their time had been spent.   I didn't reach the peak of the mountain they climbed.   I found a detour, and followed it. Suddenly I came to a quiet opening that looked out over a peaceful valley.   Creatures surrounded me and chirped away, and the wind whistled

For 2017 I invested more than $10K to participate in private online communities (more than $15K if you include the associated travel and related expenses). For 2018 my investment has already exceeded $30K, and I’m looking to bump it to $40-50K within the next several months. — Steve Pavlina   Today I dissect a long-form, incredibly high quality blog post by Steve Pavlina from 2018 called 'The Rise of Private Communities' — for Pavlina, the investment he'd made into private communities was better than Bitcoin. Earlier this year Scott McKeon and I established a private community called The Constant Student, and I've

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