Principles

Principles are ways of successfully dealing with reality to get what you want out of life.

A Template For UnderstandingBig Debt CrisesBY RAY DALIO

“Ray Dalio’s excellent study provides an innovative way of thinking about debt crises and the policy response

Ben Bernanke

A Template For Understanding BIG DEBT CRISES

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Principles for success

an ultra mini-series adventure

in 30 minutes in 8 Episodes

Whatever success I’ve had in life hasn’t been because of anything unique about me—it’s because of principles that I believe anyone can adopt. I created this animated series to share them with you.

Black and white portrait of Ray Dalio: Narrator and Creator of Life Principles

Created and Narrated
by Ray Dalio

Rather than thinking, ‘I’m right.’ I started to ask myself, ‘How do I know I’m right?’”

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Ray Dalio Speaking At TED

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#1 AMAZON BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR

Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that helped him create unique results in life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to better achieve their goals. Dalio’s original Principles has been downloaded over three million times, and this expanded and revised edition is the first version available in print.

“Ray Dalio has provided me with invaluable guidance

Bill Gates

“Everyone with goals and dreams can learn from Ray’s approach

Mike Bloomberg

“Beautifully written and filled with such wisdom

Arianna Huffington

Principles is the book I wish I had as a young Entrepreneur

Mark Cuban

Principles by Ray Dalio is a masterpiece — It’s a must read!

Mark Benioff

“Compelling work”

Jamie Dimon

Principles had a profound positive impact on my leadership style

Reed Hastings

“I found it to be truly extraordinary

Tony Robbins

“Ray Dalio has created the strongest culture I’ve ever seen in an organization

Adam Grant

“Remarkably engaging”

Andrew Ross Sorkin

What's Inside

Two Books
in One

Life Principles

Book One

Life Principles

The first book tells the story of Dalio’s career and explains his overarching approach to life using principles that affect everything he does—most importantly, how he pursues meaningful work and meaningful relationships.

Work Principles

Book Two

Work Principles

The second book explains the unusual way Dalio ran Bridgewater Associates for over 40 years, and how the firm’s unique approach to working together led to its unique results.

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About The
Author

Ray Dalio

Ray Dalio

In 1975, Ray Dalio founded Bridgewater Associates, out of his two-bedroom apartment in New York City. Over forty years later, Bridgewater has grown into the largest hedge fund in the world and the fifth most important private company in the United States according to Fortune magazine, and Dalio himself has been named to Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Along the way Dalio discovered unique principles that have led to his and Bridgewater’s unique success. It is these principles, and not anything special about Dalio, that he believes are the reason behind whatever success he has had. He is now at a stage in his life that he wants to pass them along to others to do whatever they think is appropriate to do with them.

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