It's like so many things in life are really simple but because of too much information and our nature to keep finding better, faster solutions, we keep getting lost. Consider for example, weight loss, there are a bazillion things on the internet about "Keto diet", "Paleo diet", this diet, that workout, but at the end of the day the formula is still as simple as calories in - calories out = weight loss.
Same goes for making money, there is an often cited pdf here about making money written in 1880 which still beats most of the contemporary "cool" advice. The rules are simple and don't really change that much over time but we like to add layers and layers of our own stuff over it and then think to ourselves, gee look I've found the answers and my answer is the best answer.
That is only simple in theory. To make that actually work for yourself it helps to have an approach like a high-fat, low-carb diet (which suppresses hunger e.g.).
The only thing I started doing religiously was to install the MyFitnessPal app on my Android home screen and then track each and every food item I ate in it. I did for 90 days meticulously, not missing to log a single food item.
And like a freaking program my weight started dropping every alternate day. It was I could predict I'd lost another 0.1 every morning. I think the app keeps adjusting the calories you're allowed everyday but I kinda of kept a 200 calorie buffer every day just in case. If you're interested in details you can see my reply to @xupydb in this thread. I just want to mention that I had maintained my previous weight for at least last 5 years and it didn't move one decimal point before and boom started checking calories and it started dropping everyday.
Provided someone is well grounded in their our own core values, there should be no danger in simply listening to a person like Richard Spencer. I went out of my way to check him out after hearing about all the hate he was getting. While I disagree vehemently on the white nationalist stuff, I found he had a very refreshing take on a number of other topics. I wouldn't call him a 'bad' person either. Misguided, yes. The sort of misguided that, I suspect, comes from not exposing himself enough to the 'other'.
I'm sharing you my personal notes of it: https://gist.github.com/BenderV/44901bac756ff3b8279d018eb1e2...
The comments feel like they're from either shills or those currying favor.
You may not think it's profound, but I'm sure you know several people in your life who would. I believe we all do.
What is inspiring - to me - about Naval's podcasts is they're an encapsulation of - and blueprint for - a person's quest for knowledge and self understanding.
He is not passing himself off as a guru, or a know-it-all. He's just reading, learning, synthesizing and practicing and that's a formula that anyone can follow.
There are better ways to "curry favor" with someone than to post a comment on the Internet. :)