Yuval Noah Harari published a book in 2011. It sold 2,000 copies.
Then in 2014, he republished virtually the same book. It sold a lot more than 2,000 copies.
That book was Sapiens.
So, Harari became famous overnight.
The interesting thing is that Yuval’s life hasn’t changed all too much. He still lives in a middle-class neighborhood in Israel.
He hasn’t got sucked up in fame.
Well Harari believes it’s because the first thing he schedules is his meditation retreat for the year. The next thing he schedules is his daily meditation sessions (2 hours, I believe).
Harari kept the main thing the main thing.
(This story is from The Tim Ferriss Show with Yuval Noah Harari.)