The 5 chimps theory | Entrepreneur SA

I think we all know or heard about the importance of the 5 people you spend most of you time with.   I want to share an interest thought written by Naval Ravikant, an entrepreneur from Silicon Valley.   

It is the 5 chimps theory….

You can predict the mood and behaviour patterns of any chimp by the 5 chimps they hang out the most.  

Our tendency is the same.  We tend to think and behave the way of the people surround ourselves with.   Look for the best individuals in your field ask them today to be a mentor to you. 


Further to this, the idea I call the 5 x  Rule.

We are not only the average of the 5 people we spend the most time with, but we are also the average of the following:

  • 5 Habits you do
  • 5 Foods you eat
  • 5 Ideas you have
  • And last, but not least, the CONTENT you consume.

FOOD for thought

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