Growth Mindset Podcast

Embrace your curiosity and discover your potential

About the show

A growth mindset is the belief that you can do anything if you work for it.

Your host Sam Harris finds remarkable individuals doing extraordinary things and breaks the processes down to show how anyone can achieve anything.

Sam has launched several businesses, travelled the world, and nearly died a few times, all in the spirit of curiosity and adventure. Some highlights include touring North Korea to hitch-hiking across Kazakhstan. He brings his insatiable appetite for learning to the podcast and challenges his guests with unusual questions to bring listeners unique insights.

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Episodes

  • 95: Will it Make the Boat Go Faster? - Ben Hunt-Davis, Gold Medal Olympian, Author, Entrepreneur

    February 13th, 2020  |  Season 5  |  52 mins 41 secs
    author, coach, olympian, performance expert, rowing team, speaker

    A unique take on Ben Hunt-Davis' story. Ben took us with him through his early experience travelling to his career in sports and has learnt some huge lessons over the years.

    We really dig deep on how he found success in dealing with his problems in attaining goals from his competitive sport and in life.

  • 94: Pushing the Boundaries of Machine Translation - Spence Green, CEO of Lilt A.I.

    February 10th, 2020  |  Season 5  |  44 mins 13 secs
    ai, ceo, innovation, social impact

    CEO of Lilt, Spence Green opens up on working with an A.I software for higher quality translation. He discusses how automated translation could play a major role in the corporate world and its impact on people.

    Spence also gives insight on how important a CEO is to an organization and its culture. He also highlights the significant roles of each person in growing a start-up.

  • 93: Adversity to Advantage - Sam's Story with Petra Velzeboer

    February 6th, 2020  |  Season 5  |  57 mins 46 secs
    abuse, mindsets, philosophy, positivity, self-help

    An exclusive episode, where roles have changed. We find Sam being interviewed by Petra Velzeboer on her podcast Adversity to Advantage. A podcast episode within a podcast episode.

    The interview opens up a conversation on Sam's general problems in life and serious matters such as sexual abuse and growth mindset.

  • 92: Growing up in Wartorn Iraq to Silicon Valley Success - Francis Dinha, CEO Open VPN

    February 3rd, 2020  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 4 mins
    iraq, openvpn, silicon valley, virtual private network

    In this episode, Francis Dinha shares his life story growing up in Iraq to moving around different countries - Baghdad and Sweden. He then finally settled down as an entrepreneur in the US.

    Francis launched OpenVPN that led him to find Succes in Silicon Valley. Our guest unpacks his life lessons on starting businesses. Francis also enlightens us on the importance and future of VPN technology.

  • 91: How to be Better at Interviewing - Sam Harris

    January 30th, 2020  |  Season 5  |  19 mins 34 secs
    become a better speaker, in depth interviewing, interesting conversations, questions

    Sam Harris gives out quality tips on how to conduct amazing podcast interviews and, at the same time, having more interesting conversations with people.

  • 90: Brain Computer Interface Development - Shifra Khan

    January 27th, 2020  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 15 mins
    artificial intelligence, brain computer interfaces, nanotechnology

    An awesomely inspiring podcast on Shifra Khan, a young BCI programmer. We go through topics such as nonconforming schooling, learning empathy, Brain Computer Interface, the future of technology and more about our guest.

    This episode shows how hungry Shifra is to learn as much as possible. She was also candid about her difficulties and feelings. Her thirst for knowledge is huge and Shifra has the right mindset of seeking to know what is true rather than proving herself correct.

  • 89: Enjoy the Moment and Celebrate your Age

    January 23rd, 2020  |  Season 5  |  14 mins 2 secs
    make the most of your life, teaching a growth mindset, time is gold

    Sam Harris gives a short podcast to make you panic less about aging and learn to seize the day to make the most of your short time on Earth. Impending doom is always there, but you won't be, so you might as well enjoy the time you are around 🙃

  • 88: Ending Aging - Aubrey De Grey

    January 20th, 2020  |  Season 5  |  46 mins 3 secs
    change the world, future technology, live longer, stop aging

    Aubrey De Grey is a biomedical gerontologist based in the UK and California, USA. Aubrey is the Chief Science Officer of SENS Foundation, a California-based charity dedicated to combating the aging process. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Rejuvenation Research, the world highest-impact peer-reviewed journal focused on intervention in aging.

    Aubrey shares his story of how he came to be a biologist from being destined to be a pianist according to his mother in the beginning and later choosing programming out of a wish to make more of a contribution to the progress of mankind.

  • 87. Being a Worthy Human - Tracy Litt, Success coach

    January 13th, 2020  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 19 mins
    best seller author, mindset coach, rapid transformational therapist, worthy human

    Tracy Litt is a Certified Mindset Coach, Rapid Transformational Therapist, speaker, and author.

    Through Tracy’s experiences, learn how mastering your mindset can be a tool used to improve your life. The more effectively you can master your mindset and how you approach the world around you, the more successful you can be.

  • 86. Question Everything. Let's start with Gender - Noam Kostucki

    January 9th, 2020  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 6 mins
    entrepreneur, food, gender expression, gender identity, telling stories

    Noam Kostuki is a celebrated Ted speaker, author and success coach. His fine dining restaurant is rated #1 on Trip Advisor for the whole of Costa Rica and has one of the top 25 dishes to travel the world for.

    Noam has questioned everything his entire life and is always seeking new answers to timeless questions. In this episode we learn how he turned his crazy cooking and story telling ideas into such a success by questioning all normal principles people have for fine dining. We then move onto gender and what it means to us and why and question everything about. The lines we are used to get completely blurred as we move into this new age of experimentation and expression.

  • 85. The Ultimate Answers to Everything - Noam Kostucki

    December 30th, 2019  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 9 mins
    different perspective, entrepreneur, food, life coach, observer of life

    Meet Noam Kostuki – a life artist and business coach with a diverse professional portfolio, the author of “You Are Your Brand” and “Seek to Keep: How to Find the Best Mentors and Keep Them,” and also the pioneer of a jungle culinary adventure called HiR Fine Dining in Costa Rica.

    Noam talks about his experiences and perspective he has on life. How he enjoys reinventing himself through different adventures that allow him to get to his true self.

  • 84. Existential Risks - Jaan Tallinn, CoFounder Skype, Kazaa

    December 23rd, 2019  |  Season 5  |  54 mins 37 secs
    ai, file-sharing, future technology, kazaa, skype

    Jaan Tallinn is known for being the co-founder of Kazaa, a file-sharing platform, and his participation in the development of Skype that took communication to a whole new level. He has focused heavily on effective altruism and mitigating existential risks from AI.

    Jaan shares his insights on programming and the future of AI technology.

  • 83. Driving Policy Change and Personal Change - Jessica Templeton, Director of LSE 100

    December 19th, 2019  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 30 mins
    environment-friendly, environmental politics, feminist, political science, united nations

    Jessica Templeton is a political scientist and award-winning educator who has worked with LSE100 since its inception in 2010. She ponders and shares her knowledge in global environmental politics and how individuals could better contribute to the ecosystem.

  • 82. Turning Carbon into Protein - Peter Rowe, Founder Deep Branch Bio

    December 16th, 2019  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 43 secs
    aqua culture, biotechnology, carbon waste gases, edible protein, genetic-engineering, pollution, single-carbon protein

    An expert in innovation management and biotechnology, Deep Branch Bio's Peter Rowe wants to save the planet through an effort in transforming the polluters of today into the producers of tomorrow.

    Peter encourages us to change our perspective on how we could save our eath and highlights the importance of recycling and sustainable protein production.

  • 81. 'Know Thyself' - Gene and Microbiome Sequencing - Sergey Musienko, CEO - Atlas Biomed

    December 12th, 2019  |  Season 5  |  56 mins 1 sec
    data, health, medicine, science, user interface

    Sergey Musienko is a technology expert with over a decade's worth of experience, specifically in the health sector. He is the CEO of Atlas Biomed, the personalised health company.

    Sergey emphasizes the importance of genetics in understanding our health and its limitation, and the essentials of having a diverse diet.

  • 80. The Future is What You Build - Colin Billings, CEO - Orro, First employee - Stitcher

    December 9th, 2019  |  Season 5  |  55 mins 11 secs
    forward-thinking, home automation, lighting system, mood-setting, startup stories, stitcher

    Colin Billings, founder and CEO of Orro, the first truly responsive home lighting system that conveniently integrates with all your devices at home. Colin previously worked as VP of Product at Stitcher where he led the team from the founding days to exit when the company was acquired by Deezer, the world’s second-largest subscription music service.

    On the podcast, Colin features the need for automated technology, the guidelines on how to be an effective leader and the history of podcasting through a podcast network, "Stitcher."