ML172: Eric Jorgenson on The Principles of Leverage, Curating the Best Online Courses and Lessons from Naval Ravikant
Eric Jorgenson is an entrepreneur, author and educator. He is the author of the Navalmanack, a distillation of the best insights from Angel List Founder Naval Ravikant and the Founder of Course Correctly, a site that curates the best online courses for knowledge workers.
I don’t say this about many ideas, but if you’re not familiar with the idea of leverage, then you need to be. The Greek mathematician, scientist and philosopher Archimedes once famously said “give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it and I will move the world.”
While Archimedes was referring to the forces of physics, the point he made about leverage is universal. Leverage is all about using levers (tools, capital or people) to do more with less. It’s how some people can accomplish 10, 100x, or 1,000,000x what others can.
Why is this so important? Because we are living in an age of leverage... There are already (many) million-dollar 1-person companies. Now, we are seeing billion-dollar 10-person companies. Those who focus on building, growing, and re-investing leverage are playing a different game and the gap between the levered and the unlevered is going to keep growing.
Eric is in the process of creating a course about leverage and has learned from one of the best thinkers on the subject, Naval Ravikant, founder of Angel List and one of the world’s best known technologists.
In this episode we discuss:
This was a really insightful conversation that will give you some great ideas on how to apply leverage to your own life and business, as well as some powerful insights into the future of online education.
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