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Deep Dive

Deep Dive #21 David Perell on the Power of Writing Online, Building an Audience and Originality

Deep Dive #21 David Perell on the Power of Writing Online, Building an Audience and Originality
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David Perell is a writer, podcaster and founder of the course Write of Passage. In our conversation, we dive deeper into the writing process, how to write good content for the internet and how to build an audience successfully.

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Deep Dive #13 Shelby Church on Growing a Successful YouTube Channel, Podcasting & The Value of Blogging

Deep Dive #13 Shelby Church on Growing a Successful YouTube Channel, Podcasting & The Value of Blogging
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Shelby is an American YouTuber who makes lifestyle and technology-related content.

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Deep Dive #20 Ryan Holiday on Writing, Measuring Success and Stoicism

Deep Dive #20 Ryan Holiday on Writing, Measuring Success and Stoicism
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Ryan Holiday is the bestselling author of The Obstacle Is the Way, Ego Is the Enemy, Conspiracy and other books on Stoicism, culture, marketing and the human condition.

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Deep Dive #19 Nat Eliason on Building Life Changing Blogs, Optimising SEO and Developing a Systems Mindset

Deep Dive #19 Nat Eliason on Building Life Changing Blogs, Optimising SEO and Developing a Systems Mindset
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Nat Eliason is a blogger, entrepreneur and founder of the marketing agency Growth Machine.

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Deep Dive #18 John O'Nolan on Life as a Nomad, Ghost and Optimising for Happiness

Deep Dive #18 John O'Nolan on Life as a Nomad, Ghost and Optimising for Happiness
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John O'Nolan is the developer, founder and CEO at Ghost which he has grown to a $2.7m/year business. He shares the lessons he’s learnt over the past decade, from setting up Ghost to successfully living the nomad life to why we should optimise for happiness rather than revenue.

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Ali Abdaal
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Deep Dive #17 August Bradley on Systems Thinking, Notion and Goals

Deep Dive #17 August Bradley on Systems Thinking, Notion and Goals
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August Bradley is a business performance coach, strategist, entrepreneur and Notion expert. In our conversation, August shares insights from his career as a systems thinker, walks through his Notion workflow and shares his thoughts on the value of goals.

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Ali Abdaal
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Deep Dive #16 Khe Hy on Coaching, Finding Purpose and Enjoying the Process

Deep Dive #16 Khe Hy on Coaching, Finding Purpose and Enjoying the Process
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Khe is a teacher, coach, and speaker. In his second appearance, we dive into topics such as the value of coaching, finding purpose in life and the importance of enjoying the process.

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Ali Abdaal
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Deep Dive #15 Benjamin Hardy on Willpower, Personality and Goals

Deep Dive #15 Benjamin Hardy on Willpower, Personality and Goals
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Dr. Benjamin Hardy is an organisational psychologist and bestselling author of Willpower Doesn’t Work and Personality Isn't Permanent.

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Deep Dive #14 Tiago Forte on Productivity and Building a Second Brain

Deep Dive #14 Tiago Forte on Productivity and Building a Second Brain
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Tiago is one of the world's foremost experts on productivity. This was perhaps the most in-depth discussion on productivity that I’ve had during this Deep Dive series and is well worth watching.

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Ali Abdaal
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Deep Dive #12 Khe Hy on Quitting Wall St., Self-Worth and Leisure

Deep Dive #12 Khe Hy on Quitting Wall St., Self-Worth and Leisure
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Khe is a teacher, coach, and speaker who has been called the “Oprah for Millennials” by CNN and blogs about transforming our relationship with time, work, money – and ultimately ourselves

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Ali Abdaal
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Deep Dive #11 UnJaded Jade on YouTube, Gap Years and Odyssey Plans

Deep Dive #11 UnJaded Jade on YouTube, Gap Years and Odyssey Plans
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Jade is a YouTuber and content creator whose channel discusses academia, veganism, self-confidence and positivity.

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Ali Abdaal
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Deep Dive #10 Ruby Granger on Life Lessons from Books, Studying & YouTube

Deep Dive #10 Ruby Granger on Life Lessons from Books, Studying & YouTube
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Ruby Granger is a YouTuber and content creator whose channel was inspired by the Harry Potter character Hermione Granger. Her videos teach study techniques and offer insight into leading a productive life. In our discussion we talk about all things books, studying and our experiences on YouTube.

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Ali Abdaal
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Deep Dive #9 Sara Dietschy on Building Your Own Path as a Creator

Deep Dive #9 Sara Dietschy on Building Your Own Path as a Creator
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After 3 years of an Electrical Engineering / Computer Science degree, Sara Dietschy dropped out of college to pursue filmmaking full time. She is driven by showing the creative process and has brought the rawness & fun of vlogs into her videos and now has over 650,000 subscribers on YouTube.

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Ali Abdaal
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Deep Dive #8 Cliff Weitzman - Life Advice from Forbes' 30 Under 30

Deep Dive #8 Cliff Weitzman - Life Advice from Forbes' 30 Under 30
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Cliff Weitzman is the founder of Speechify, a text-to-speech-audiobooks app and in 2017 was named in Forbes magazine's 30 Under 30 list.

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Ali Abdaal
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Deep Dive #7 Nelson Dellis on Becoming a Memory Champion

Deep Dive #7 Nelson Dellis on Becoming a Memory Champion
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Nelson Dellis is a 4x USA Memory Champion and one of the leading memory experts in the world, traveling around the world as a competitive memory athlete and a highly sought-after keynote speaker.

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Ali Abdaal
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Deep Dive #6 Tynan on Becoming Superhuman and Living The Nomadic Life

Deep Dive #6 Tynan on Becoming Superhuman and Living The Nomadic Life
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Tynan is an author and adventurer who has written four books including Superhuman Social Skills and Superhuman by Habit. In our conversation, we covered a range of topics including social skills, storytelling, the value of travel and dating and relationships.

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Ali Abdaal
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Deep Dive #5 Derek Sivers on How To Do What Makes You Happy

Deep Dive #5 Derek Sivers on How To Do What Makes You Happy
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Derek Sivers is an American writer, musician and entrepreneur who founded CD Baby, an online CD store for independent musicians, back in 1997. He has since embarked on other ventures writing 4 books including Anything You Want.

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Ali Abdaal
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Deep Dive #4 Bobby Seagull on Television Success, Mindset and Trivia

Deep Dive #4 Bobby Seagull on Television Success, Mindset and Trivia
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Bobby Seagull rose to prominence through his appearance on University Challenge and is now not only a school maths teacher and Cambridge University Doctorate student, but appears regularly on television and radio programmes and is a columnist for the Financial Times.

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Ali Abdaal
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Deep Dive #3 Valentin Perez on Organising His Life in Notion

Deep Dive #3 Valentin Perez on Organising His Life in Notion
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Valentin is the co-founder of Monthly – an online course platform designed around hands-on one-month courses with creators from around the world – as well as a prodigious user and expert of Notion which we talk about extensively in this discussion.

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Deep Dive #2 John Zeratsky on How To Make Time For What Matters

Deep Dive #2 John Zeratsky on How To Make Time For What Matters
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John Zeratsky is the co-author of the book Make Time. In this conversation, he shares the philosophies behind his book, Make Time, as well as some key insights into goals, habit formation and why we should actively inconvenience ourselves on a regular basis.

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Ali Abdaal
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Deep Dive #1 - Noah Kagan on Careers Advice, Books and Productivity

Deep Dive #1 - Noah Kagan on Careers Advice, Books and Productivity
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In my first Deep Dive conversation, I talked to Noah Kagan who has gone from being employee #30 at Facebook to now owning the Sumo Group of apps, and works to help entrepreneurs start, market and grow their business.

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