Ray Dalio is one of the world's most successful investors and entrepreneurs. He founded an investment firm out of his two-bedroom NYC apartment in 1975. As entrepreneurs ourselves, we were excited to learn about the unconventional principles he's developed, refined, and used over the past 40 years. The best part is that any person or organization can adopt these, and make them their own in an effort to achieve their goals. Recommended by our favorite robotics engineer, we gave it a try. And, we have to agree with their assessment - Dalio is without a doubt a bit self-absorbed. In fact, we're cringing right now just thinking of DaIio looking in the mirror, reciting "I am so wonderful. After all, I am a gazillionaire." But it's worth a listen because of the principles he espouses while showing you how to implement them. Being in the startup ecosystem many of these principals speak volumes to us!