Principles

By Ray Dalio,

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#1 New York Times Bestseller

"Significant...The book is both instructive and surprisingly moving." -The New York Times

Ray Dalio, one of the world's most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he's developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life…

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Why read it?

4 authors picked Principles as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

I love this book because Ray is a master at building, evaluating, and improving systems and has taken the time to share his insights to help others do the same.

The principles he’s identified and described can simultaneously assist any investor to construct a better portfolio and any person to live a more successful and fulfilling life. This book offers a unique opportunity to learn from one of the most insightful people in history. 

One of the most successful hedge fund investors of all time, Dalio just gets it.

In a world where cookie cutter, how-to-lead books could be stacked as high as the world’s tallest skyscraper, Dalio’s unconventional approach to leadership is refreshing – and simplistic. The book details a set of well-defined principles, which are effectively decision-rules for getting what you want out of life and work.

It has helped me immeasurably in both my professional and personal lives.

Ray Dalio is the founder of Bridgewater Associates, the largest hedge fund in the world. In Principles: Life and Work, he shares the guiding principles powering his success and Bridgewater’s. Principles is a manual for rational thinking. The main theme is that finding trust is the best way to make decisions, and that ego, emotion, and blind spots prevent you from discovering the truth. Dalio shares the foundation of trust, why we often think of trust as something we inject into a relationship. Not so. Trust is an output built on something much deeper.

In my experience, both as a…

From Side Hustle to Main Hustle to Millionaire: 13 Lessons to Turn Your Passion Into a Passive Paycheck

By Ryan Scribner,

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Who am I?

I’ve been trying to make money on the internet since I was 12. While it took me many failed attempts to eventually figure out how, I succeeded with this goal in 2016. I launched a YouTube channel related to one of my lifelong passions; personal finance. From there, I broadened my horizons by creating multiple standalone affiliate blogs unrelated to my YouTube channel. Every one of my successes and failures has taught me valuable lessons about the side hustle journey.

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What is my book about?

It's time to quit your day job. Anyone with the desire can start a side hustle, and there are more opportunities now than ever before. YouTube personality and personal finance guru Ryan Scribner went from a dead-end job to the limitless potential of self-employment by harnessing the power of the side hustle.

In this guide to gaining financial freedom, Ryan shares his lessons for success—and shares common pitfalls to avoid. Learn how to build a successful side business that you can grow into your main source of income over time.

From Side Hustle to Main Hustle to Millionaire: 13 Lessons to Turn Your Passion Into a Passive Paycheck

By Ryan Scribner,

What is this book about?

Your side hustle is waiting-get started!

Anyone with the desire can start a side hustle, and there are more opportunities now than ever before. In 2017, YouTube personality and personal finance guru Ryan Scribner quit his day job to focus exclusively on his side hustle. By 2021, at the age of 26, he had become a millionaire. From Side Hustle to Main Hustle to Millionaire tells Ryan's story of transitioning from the 9-to-5 grind to a liberating and lucrative career as a self-employed business owner-and gives you the tools to launch a side hustle too.

In 13 simple lessons, Ryan…


Ray Dalio is well known as the founder of the investment firm Bridgewater Associates and a successful investor. He has systematically worked his way up. This career pattern is not unusual for successful people and not the main reason why I recommend this book. What impressed me much more was the clarity with which he formulated his principles and, above all, the stringency with which he then implemented these principles. This requires an unusual discipline and perseverance that I, myself an entrepreneur, envy Ray Dalio for. Anyone who manages to apply this method will be successful.

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