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Tools & Tech

My favourite tools, tech, apps and everything in between.

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
Useful Apps To Improve Productivity and Study Effectively

Useful Apps To Improve Productivity and Study Effectively
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With exam season rapidly approaching, I wanted to write a blog post just listing the best resources and apps that you can use to improve your productivity and efficiency and hopefully help with revision or even just daily life. Flashcards – Anki, QuizletAnki As you’ve probably heard me talking about

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Ali Abdaal
Life
The Value of Delight

The Value of Delight
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In my tech review videos, I sometimes talk about The Value of Delight. It’s the idea that spending extra money to get an more delightful experience can be ‘worth it’ if it encourages us to do more of the thing we want to do. I’ve noticed the concept

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Ali Abdaal
Tools & Tech
Will a new iPhone make us happier? - Podcast Highlights

Will a new iPhone make us happier? - Podcast Highlights
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In this episode, we try to formulate an algorithm for buying new tech. In light of Apple’s latest iPhone announcement, we try to figure out what makes people decide to buy need tech and how we should think about new purchases in terms of their contribution to our overall

Ali Abdaal
Ali Abdaal
Podcast
How I stay productive at work

How I stay productive at work
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I’ve been on-call as the psychiatry junior doctor this weekend. That’s involved leaving home at 8am each day and returning around 10:30pm each night. This is rather a large chunk of the day spent ‘at work’ and yet I managed to get a lot of side-hustle stuff

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Ali Abdaal
Tools & Tech
The Inbox for your Brain

The Inbox for your Brain
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I want to share a quick productivity tip that’s been working wonders for me these past few weeks. In David Allen’s Getting Things Done, he introduces the key idea that our brains are for having ideas, not for storing them. We cause ourselves a lot of undue stress

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Ali Abdaal
Apps
You should get a Kindle

You should get a Kindle
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If there’s one thing I’d recommend you buy/request as a gift over the Christmas period (or anytime really), it’s an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite. This is not a sponsored post (I wish) but does include some affiliate links as usual 😉 Here are some reasons why you should

Ali Abdaal
Ali Abdaal
Productivity
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
Saving time with Alfred

Saving time with Alfred
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This post discusses how I use Alfred to increase my efficiency/productivity on my MacBook. If you spend some time in front of a computer (even if it’s sadly not a mac), you might find the principle vaguely interesting. The Problem Time is our most valuable non-renewable resource. I

Ali Abdaal
Ali Abdaal
Tools & Tech