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Entrepreneurship

Building a Million Dollar Business – 10 Tips for Entrepreneurs

Building a Million Dollar Business – 10 Tips for Entrepreneurs
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Sharing my advice and experiences from starting my own business and the lessons I've learned.

Ali Abdaal
Ali Abdaal
Entrepreneurship
3 Books That Changed My Life

3 Books That Changed My Life
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Reading is one of the hobbies that I’ve consciously tried to maintain over the past few years. I think a lot of people underestimate how much we can learn from reading – as well as all the other benefits it can offer. I’ve learnt so many valuable lessons from

Ali Abdaal
Ali Abdaal
Books
How To Get Rich Tweetstorm Discussion

How To Get Rich Tweetstorm Discussion
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In this episode, we discuss a Tweetstorm entitled "How to get rich (without getting lucky)" by Naval Ravikant (@naval).

Ali Abdaal
Ali Abdaal
Podcast
Procrastination, Money-making, Rejection etc - Answering your Questions - Podcast Highlights

Procrastination, Money-making, Rejection etc - Answering your Questions - Podcast Highlights
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This episode is a Life Advice Q&A that Taimur and Ali did as part of Ali's 300,000 YouTube subscriber milestone video.

Ali Abdaal
Ali Abdaal
Podcast
Startups, Coding and Making Money Online – An Interview with Taimur - Podcast Highlights

Startups, Coding and Making Money Online – An Interview with Taimur - Podcast Highlights
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In this episode, Ali interviews Taimur about his life...

Ali Abdaal
Ali Abdaal
Podcast
Why everything is super low risk

Why everything is super low risk
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This week, I was listening to an episode of Gary Vaynerchuk’s podcast, in which he was interviewing Tim Ferriss. They were answering phone calls from listeners, many of whom were interesting in starting or growing their own businesses. A common thread in questions was the concern about the ‘risky’

Ali Abdaal
Ali Abdaal
Entrepreneurship
How I make money in the stock market

How I make money in the stock market
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A chap called Jack Bogle died last week, at the age of 89. You may not have heard of him. He founded a company called Vanguard and introduced the world to ‘index funds’. An index fund is the best way to invest in the stock market. Essentially, when you put,

Ali Abdaal
Ali Abdaal
Money
Say yes to everything

Say yes to everything
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I came across some advice during my early university years that really helped me develop as a person. It went something like: When you’re early on in your career/life, say yes to everything that comes your way. Later on, only say yes to the things you’re really

Ali Abdaal
Ali Abdaal
Life
How many sales will make you happy?

How many sales will make you happy?
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Some friends and I recently launched an online Interview Crash Course that helps prepare medical school applicants for their interviews. A few days ago, one of my friends who helped create the course (Kenny) messaged me and asked: By the end of interview season, what number of online course sales

Ali Abdaal
Ali Abdaal
Happiness
How to minimise regrets - WIN-WIN PRINCIPLE

How to minimise regrets - WIN-WIN PRINCIPLE
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I got an email a few days ago from a high school student in the Philippines (let’s call him Matt) considering applying to medical school. He was worried because it’s such a competitive process - what if he spends years trying and failing to get in? If that

Ali Abdaal
Ali Abdaal
Life
The Parable of the Pottery Class

The Parable of the Pottery Class
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There was once a pottery teacher called Brian. One month, he decided to split his class into two groups. Group A had to make a pot every day for 30 days (so 30 pots in total). Group B had to work on a single pot for the whole 30 days.

Ali Abdaal
Ali Abdaal
Entrepreneurship
Why and how you should learn to code

Why and how you should learn to code
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This is the first in a series of posts where I’ll be sharing stuff I’ve learned from 5 years of running a pretty successful medical education startup whilst being a medical student at Cambridge University. Quick background - my company (6med) has been running since 2013, and averages

Ali Abdaal
Ali Abdaal
Tools & Tech
The secret to success

The secret to success
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The secret to success is to pick something, and work on it for 10 years. I came across this quote in a Y Combinator interview with Courtland Allen, who made an amazing website/community called Indie Hackers. I think he attributed the quote to ‘some guy on Twitter’, and that’

Ali Abdaal
Ali Abdaal
Life
Time vs Money

Time vs Money
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A business can’t stay the same. It’s either growing or declining. A small business that is declining is already dead many months, even a year, before its employees know it. - James Altucher There’s something that’s been playing on my mind for the past few months,

Ali Abdaal
Ali Abdaal
Entrepreneurship
Dealing with Competitor Anxiety

Dealing with Competitor Anxiety
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By the grace of God, 6med is doing alright. Without going into the specifics, we’re at a point where we could potentially make it a full-time thing. We wouldn’t want to, of course, as ‘dropping out of medical school to run a company that does courses for people

Ali Abdaal
Ali Abdaal
Entrepreneurship