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Dr Alex Young

AI, learning and productivity

Hey I'm Alex! I’m a Surgeon, Founder and CEO Focused On Learning and Human Performance. I explore the systems and techniques that help us live healthier, wealthier, happier and more productive lives.

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⚡ OpenAI Fires/Rehires CEO, Project Q* Revealed and One Prompt To Rule Them All

👋 Welcome to the 1027 NEW readers this week. Hey Folks, It's been a crazy 7 days in the world of AI! From Sam Altman's firing and rehiring to the news that OpenAI's Project Q* might be the closest thing to AGI yet! To help make Thursday Thunder as helpful as possible I'd be really grateful if you could take this short survey to see what you'd like to see from myself and my team over the next 6-months. 🏔️Quote of the Week “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not...

3 months ago • 3 min read

👋 Welcome to the 923 NEW readers this week. Hey Folks, It's been huge week with the OpenAI Developer Day and lots of crazy announcements. In today's Thursday Thunder we'll be running down how people have started to use GPT4 Turbo and the new GPTs builder and API. Let's go! 🏔️Quote of the Week “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” — Vince Lombardi ✍️ Today's Prompt - Sales Cold Email Prompt "I need a cold email idea that will engage my [ideal...

4 months ago • 1 min read

👋 Welcome to the 1,053 NEW readers this week. Hey Folks, This week I've been juggling my time between speaking engagements, my ed-tech companies and keeping up with all the latest tech and learning news to share with you in today's newsletter. I've recently been on a hiring spree across my portfolio of businesses and it always surprises me how the best candidates often have similar stand-out characteristics regardless of the job they're applying for. Attention to detail, life-long learning...

6 months ago • 4 min read

👋 Welcome to the 1,043 NEW readers this week. Hey Folks, The $900,000 AI job is here according to the Wall Street Journal and there has never been a better time to learn prompt engineering. On the back of my video on bulk creating content to save time using GPT and Sheets, this week I've been researching the power of doing less to achieve more and I'm excited to bring you some interesting research on why dreaming big and taking breaks can make you more productive. With that said it's been...

7 months ago • 2 min read

Hey Folks, I get lots of emails (like thousands) everyday from AI tools, startups, large companies and solopreneurs asking if I can give feedback on their product, newsletter, course or service and/or promote it. To that end we're opening up some newsletter sponsor slots for Thursday Thunder for people to easily promote tools, blogs and anything that's helpful and relevant and geared towards AI, productivity and learning. You're receiving this as you've previously reached out regarding tools,...

7 months ago • 1 min read

👋 Welcome to the 923 NEW readers this week. Hey Folks, I get lots of emails (like thousands) everyday from AI tools, startups, large companies and solopreneurs asking if I can give feedback on their product, newsletter or course and/or promote it. To that end we're opening up some newsletter sponsor slots for Thursday Thunder for people to promote tools, blogs and anything that's helpful and relevant and geared towards AI, productivity and learning. All of my content is just for fun while I'm...

7 months ago • 3 min read

👋 Welcome to the 1,014 NEW readers this week. Hey Folks, If you're new here Thursday Thunder is where I share the best self-development tips, AI tools, and productivity hacks each week to help you live a healthier, wealthier, happier and more productive life. So let's dive right in. 🏔️Quote of the Week "I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my...

8 months ago • 2 min read

👋 Welcome to the 814 NEW readers this week. Hey Folks, If you're new here Thursday Thunder is where I share the best self-development tips, AI tools, and productivity hacks each week to help you live a healthier, wealthier, happier and more productive life. This has been a crazy week with lots of new AI advances and Meta even launched their own version of twitter. I've been spending the week working on a pretty huge update for 7-Day AI Prompt Engineer ahead of the full launch in 4 weeks when...

8 months ago • 3 min read

👋 Welcome to the 701 NEW readers this week. Hey Folks, If you're new here Thursday Thunder is where I share the best self-development tips, AI tools, and productivity hacks each week to help you live a healthier, wealthier, happier and more productive life. Last week I was giving a keynote on AI in medicine at HIMSS 2023 in Portugal and it was interesting seeing how AI is already reducing the workload for healthcare professionals and making things more accessible for patients. I've been...

9 months ago • 3 min read

👋 Welcome to the 643 NEW readers this week. Hey Folks, This week has been pretty crazy. As the Founder of a company that uses AI and mixed reality most of my time has been spent diving into Apple's WWDC and it's big announcement that will change hardware over the next few years. There has been a tonne of AI news too so let's dive right in. 🏔️Quote of the Week "My favorite things in life don't cost any money. It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time." - Steve Jobs...

9 months ago • 3 min read
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