Sam Harris is an entrepreneur, explorer, writer and philosopher. He puts his time into being a keen environmentalist, terrible vegetarian and a raving feminist.
He also enjoys coding, music, reading, scaring himself and exploring the boundary between life and death more regularly than he should.
Annoyingly positive and endlessly curious, Sam is well suited to podcasting and has always had a knack for finding interesting people and asking them rather personal questions and digging himself into holes. Basically it was podcasting or nursery school.
Sam has been to over 50 countries and lived in 6 of them. Some highlights include hitchiking across Kazhakstan, visiting North Korea and living in the woods of Tasmania.
He has run several business and managed to even sell some of them, no one knows how, least of all him.
Thoughts expressed by Sam are purely his own at the time of saying them and liable to change on a regular basis. Sam is not to be taken seriously on anything.
February 23rd, 2021 | Season 7 | 19 mins 34 secs
business mindset, podcast tips, podcasting
Lately, I've been getting a lot of questions about how to start a podcast, the lessons you learn and the mindsets you need to run one. So, I'm digging through some of the archives to showcase some of the best advice that I've received on the subject of running a podcast.
February 16th, 2021 | Season 7 | 38 mins 38 secs
books, philosophy, recap, wiser than yesterday
A look back at the favourite books Sam and Nico read in the Wiser than Yesterday podcast from last year 2020 and the biggest lessons they kept with them.
February 9th, 2021 | Season 7 | 40 mins 17 secs
business tips, code, online education
We are joined by the co-founder and CEO of Lambda School, Austen Allred. Austen saw a problem that no one else was willing to fix, and decided to do something about it. He has some exciting solutions in the education space and we look into the past, present and future of education.
February 2nd, 2021 | Season 7 | 42 mins 17 secs
habits and attention, hooked, indistractible, social media
For those of us who feel hopelessly addicted to technology, this episode can offer some guidance on how to start breaking bad habits. Author and investor, Nir Eyal, shares the practical techniques to control your time and attention—helping you live the life you really want.
We dive deep into the steps we can take to take to regain control of our attention. We also discuss his four-step, research-backed model that will help you manage distractions and finally do what you say you will do.
January 26th, 2021 | Season 7 | 11 mins 43 secs
angel investor, business tips, investing, pitch deck podcast, podcasting, syncify
Angel Investor and cofounder of Horseplay Ventures, Nick Telson, shares his insights on being an angel investor and his experiences with different founders. We also go into podcasting and, the app I'm currently building - Syncify.
January 19th, 2021 | Season 7 | 11 mins 54 secs
clean tech, investing, shazam, tech for good
Angel investor and Shazam co-founder, Dhiraj Mukherjee, joins the show as we share with you our discussion on his projects that are focused on tech for good and our passion to change the world.
January 12th, 2021 | Season 7 | 32 mins 48 secs
books, mindsets, psychedelics, syncify
In this second part episode with Nazra, we go into exploring consciousness and the purpose of yourself in the world, our favourite books and lots of really big topics, which are focused on growth and being the best person you can be.
January 6th, 2021 | Season 7 | 40 mins 25 secs
climate technology, futurist, the knowledge society, youth leader
A youth leader and entrepreneur, Nazra Noushad, joins the podcast as we focus on technology and changing the world in the episode. We also take a dive in topics such as developing mindsets, psychedelics and businesses.
December 24th, 2020 | Season 7 | 14 mins 34 secs
A real life hack should benefit your life and save you time, effort and stress in achieving your goals. My life hack for this year does this in an unconventional way.
December 15th, 2020 | Season 7 | 49 mins 20 secs
angel investor, shazam, startup tips, syncify
The founder of Shazam, Dheeraj Mukherjee, joins the podcast as we get to hear a really inspiring story with tons of lessons.
Dhiraj will share to us the whole story of how he built the business with his partners. How they figured out how to build the app when none of them could even code and just turning the whole thing into a reality. And then actually being able to grow the business and exit and just all the trials and tribulations along the way.
December 1st, 2020 | Season 7 | 45 mins 24 secs
business planning, design my night, horseplay ventures, pitch deck, venture capital
Founder and angel investor, Nick Telson joins the podcast as he shares his rollercoaster journey into the startup industry and how he and his partner have managed to bootstrap the company to success after pivoting three years into the business.
In the episode, we discuss how different it was to build a startup back then and comparing the venture capital industry now from when they started DesignMyNight.
Nick also highlighted the importance of creating a culture in the workplace and what made him start his own venture company, Horseplay Venture.
November 17th, 2020 | Season 7 | 34 mins 46 secs
entrepreneurship, startup, techstars
Founder and CEO of Techstars, David Brown joins the podcast as he shares his ups and downs building startups and working with entrepreneurs.
David also talks about the founding story of Techstars, characteristics of successful founders and teams, and his take on "entrepreneurs are born."
This episode is timely for the Syncify team as we're one of the startups included in Techstars London 2020. David's perspective was really insightful and can be of help to other entrepreneurs about to partake on their startup adventure.
November 10th, 2020 | Season 7 | 10 mins 5 secs
basketball tips, coaching, mentoring, startup
Pro basketball player, now business coach and author, Dre Baldwin joins the podcast as he gives out his tips on how to be a better basketball player. Dre also gives a brief summary of how the business of basketball is.
Apart from basketball, we dive into Dre's journey on becoming a motivational speaker and his attitude towards improvement and life.
November 3rd, 2020 | Season 7 | 39 mins 20 secs
2020 election, black lives matter, politics, work on your game
On the show, we have an NBA player, life coach and author, Dre Baldwin. In this episode, we spend a good time talking about the election, black lives matter and relationships.
A really interesting episode, especially with the whole election stuff coming up and the general target part of America that seems to be going on.
We do go into basketball and coaching and such, uh, in another interview, but not today. So for now, you can enjoy hearing about what Dre thinks about Donald Trump and the election and the world at large.
October 27th, 2020 | Season 6 | 31 mins 35 secs
coaching, mindsets, success, syncify
On the second part of my interview with Ryan Gottfredson, we go deeper into mindsets and neuroscience behind them. So this is basically me being coached and you get to see how coaching works,
We went into some of the practices that he's been using to help his clients to really overcome their mindsets and to find the things that are holding them back and just smash through their own internal barriers.
I would also add that this was recorded a few months ago, so it's not reflecting my current problems with the business right now. Just a bit of history of what it took to get where we are now.
October 20th, 2020 | Season 6 | 17 mins 26 secs
biotechnology, gut health, microbiome, science, zbiotics
Founder and CEO of the ZBiotics, Zack Abbott, is back on the show for the second part of his interview where we go deep into what they're actually doing.
In this interview, we go deeper into how ZBiotics engineer these bacteria to work in the microbiome and just lots of cool stuff that's going on in your microbiome and how it affects you.
This is a really interesting interview if you're into your health and knowing what's going on inside you.