In this interview we cover a lot of territory, from what CoVenture is and what they’re doing with the World Bank, the easiest email he had to send, what qualities he looks for in founders, and of course: how he stays focused.
An outline of the show:
1:30: Who is Ali, what is coventure?
2:00 How do you focus?
4:35 rituals for peak productivity
8:35: Where they came up with the idea for CoVenture
10:25: 2 types of risk
13:16: On fear
14:36: On raising money
16:20 What they look for in founders
21:10 Was there a corner that said “this could be a big thing”?
28:45 How he learned how to create CoVenture
29:25: The most exciting thing about CoVenture.
31:20: On stress
33:45: Day in the life
36:05: Avoiding apathy
38:20: Punchable face?
39:43: First 30 minutes of day.
39:55: Books reading?