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21 Life Lessons From A Rich Dude Who Says He Has It All Figured Out

“I’m counting the days until someone emails me and tells me this book changed their lives — and the lives of their friends and families — forever," writes Jason Calacanis. "It’s gonna happen, I’m sure of it.”

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Jason Calacanis is a guy who invests in tech startups when they're just starting out. He is, to use Silicon Valley jargon, an angel investor.

Just brushing my eyebrows...

Calacanis has had a handful of notable successes, but the most important by far is Uber. He was one of Uber's very first investors, and he's made a killing, as you can see from this tweet in which he compares himself to a rich investor character in HBO's Silicon Valley:

Seriously, no comment. 😂😂😂🍊

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Anyway, he just came out with a book called Angel: How To Invest in Technology Startups — Timeless Advice From An Angel Investor Who Turned $100,000 Into $100,000,000.

He says he wrote it in "19 long days."

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We read the book. It took us "one long day."

And now, without further ado, here are the most amazing lines, in our humble opinion.


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William Alden is a business reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in San Francisco. Alden covers the technology industry.

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