“How To Get Rich” Revisited

This is the first in a series of posts exploring & explaining “How to Get Rich (without getting lucky)”, a 2018 Twitter thread by angel investor1 Naval Ravikant that I’ve found to be extremely helpful as I begin building wealth.

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Content Websites Aren’t Dead?

My friend Paul Lemley & his Digital Authority Group‘s “Legion Media I” portfolio placed a contrarian bet on niche content websites about a year and a half ago, raising hundreds of thousands in investor capital to do so.

I took the opposite bet by following the herd & quietly throwing in the towel on my content website efforts. I still have one site doing 15k/sessions/mo, but I haven’t worked on it in nearly a year. I’ve written about my doubts here already.

The idea that the niche content website model was dying was widely accepted a year ago, at least in my circles.

I now think that he was right to ignore the concerns people have been raising, and that I was wrong. Why? One word: results – both from him, and my own.

This post is about what I’ve learned & what I plan to do with that information.

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The Journey Forward

I’m deeply unsatisfied with the life I lead. Some people might find this strange.

I’ve got a girlfriend whom I love, and who loves me back. My income puts me in the top 1% for my age. I live in one of the most vibrant & fun cities in the world.

I’ve attained many of the markers of success that society agrees upon as valid. So why am I not happy?

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Five Years

“Where do you see yourself in five years?” is a classic interview question that I’ve had trouble with in the past.

It’s not a terribly complicated question to answer as a 26 year old software engineer, but as my mother knows from my battles with homework, making easy assignments into hard ones is something of a specialty for me.

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