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In this episode, host Tanmay Shah interviews Ali Sharafi, the founder of Naboo Lines and chief advisor at NFT News Pro. Ali shares his background in e-commerce and online marketing before diving into the world of NFTs. He discusses the inspiration behind Naboo Lines and the vision for the project. They also touch on the perception of the Middle East in the NFT space and the importance of community building. Ali provides tips on how to engage with notable people in the Web3 community and shares his collection strategy as a collector. In this part of the conversation, Ali Sharafi and Tanmay Shah discuss various topics related to the NFT space. They talk about their personal preferences in art styles and the importance of community in the NFT world. They also discuss tips for artists and collectors, the current trends in the NFT market, and the future of the industry. They touch on the concept of PFP projects as businesses and the value of owning intellectual property rights. They also discuss the importance of consistency in the NFT space and the role of networking and marketing in the success of artists and collectors. They share insights on entrepreneurship and team building, emphasizing the importance of belief in the vision and building trust with team members. They also discuss the role of negotiation in business and the challenges and rewards of being an entrepreneur in the NFT space. In this final part of the conversation, Ali and Tanmay discuss their curiosity about the future of NFTs and the potential impact of Web3 technology. They also talk about the influence of dictators and the concept of power, as well as their favorite foods, movies, and books. Ali shares his support for charitable causes and his love for electronic music and clubbing. They conclude the conversation with words of appreciation and encouragement for each other.In this episode of Rocklaz Radio, Tanmay Shah and Laura Grinbarga discuss books and podcasts they have read and listened to. They share their favorite podcasts, such as Akimbo and Freakonomics, and talk about the benefits of reading digitally and listening to audiobooks. They recommend books like The Artist’s Way, Big Magic, and The War of Art for creative inspiration. They also discuss the importance of finding the right time to read and making notes while reading. The conversation touches on spirituality in art and the impact of books like The Alchemist and Siddhartha. They also mention books on negotiation and personal development, such as Think and Grow Rich and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The conversation covered a wide range of topics, including book recommendations, favorite genres, and spiritual and philosophical discussions. Some of the recommended books include ‘Atomic Habits’ by James Clear, ‘The Warrior’s Apprentice’ by Lois McMaster Bujold, ‘The Silver Metal Lover’ by Tanith Lee, ‘Mahabharata’ and ‘Bhagavad Gita’ by Shri Shri Ravishankar, and ‘Business Sutras’ by Devdutt Patnayak. The conversation also touched on the importance of finding balance and substance in the content we consume.


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0:00:45 About Ali and his story before NFTs
0:10:33 Nabu Lines
0:17:15 Moon Birds
0:20:56 #mahsaamini
0:23:53 Middle eastern folks and Web3
0:27:24 NFT new pro
0:30:46 How to reach notable iconic people in Web3?
0:35:42 Ali as NFT collector
0:39:16 *Tips on Sales for 1/1 artist
0:41:19 Current NFT situation
0:45:25 Pfp projects
0:51:01 Busines of 1/1 artist
0:59:08 Tips on Entrepreneurship
1:06:07 Tips for Space hosts for getting collectors. Networking.
1:09:10 Negotiation
1:11:50 Team building
01:15:52 Rapid Fire Questions



Ali Sharafi has a background in e-commerce and online marketing before entering the NFT space.
• Naboo Lines is a project focused on building a strong and supportive community for artists.
• The Middle East is often misunderstood in the NFT space, but there are many talented artists and collectors from the region.
• Engaging with notable people in the Web3 community requires observation, consistency, and finding the right approach for each individual.
• As a collector, Ali looks for artists who support the community and resonate with his personal interests. The NFT space values community and the importance of building relationships.
• Artists and collectors should focus on consistency and finding their own unique style.
• Collaboration and networking with other artists and collectors can lead to increased visibility and sales.
• In a bear market, artists should focus on bringing synergy to their art and collaborating with bigger artists to combine collector bases.
• The NFT market is maturing, and the current challenges may lead to a stronger and more sustainable industry in the future.
• An ideal PFP project should be run like a business, with a focus on providing value to the holders and building a recognizable brand.
• One-of-one art is a safe investment if the artist is consistent and committed to improving their craft.
• Self-doubt is common in entrepreneurship, but it’s important to focus on the long-term vision and believe in oneself.
• Building a team requires trust, shared vision, and a belief in the mission of the business.
• In the NFT space, it’s important to build relationships with collectors and create a positive and engaging environment in spaces.
• Negotiation skills are valuable in business and can help in building successful partnerships and deals. The future of NFTs and Web3 technology is a topic of curiosity and speculation.
• Dictators and the concept of power can be intriguing subjects to explore.
• Ali and Tanmay share their favorite foods, movies, and books.
• Supporting charitable causes and giving back to the community is important to Ali.
• Ali enjoys electronic music and clubbing as a way to have fun and unwind.


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