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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  • 156: Study now, pay later - Austen Allred, CEO and co-founder Lambda School

    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.

  • 155: Making humans Indistractable - Nir Eyal, author ‘Hooked’ and ‘Indistractable’

    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.

  • 154: Startup Investing - Nick Telson, Horseplay Ventures and Pitch Deck Podcast

    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.

  • 153: Impact investing with Dhiraj Mukherjee, cofounder Shazam

    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.

  • 152: Hacking our default mode - pt 2 Nazra Noushad, futurist and blogger

    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.

  • 151: Olympic training to change the world - Nazra Noushad, futurist and blogger

    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.

  • 150: Top life-hack from 2020- Charity budgets

    December 24th, 2020  |  Season 7  |  14 mins 34 secs
    charity, happiness

    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.

  • 149: Lessons from building Shazam - Dhiraj Mukherjee, Cofounder of Shazam and Angel Investor

    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.

  • 148: Planning and executing - Nick Telson, Design My Night

    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.

  • 147: Building people that build startups - David Brown, CEO Techstars

    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.

  • 146: Work on your game - Dre Baldwin, Pro Basketball player and coach

    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.

  • 145: Speaking your mind in crazy times - Dre Baldwin, Pro Basketball player and coach

    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.

  • 144: Deep dive into my hidden mindset limitations - Ryan Gottfredson, Ph.D.

    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.

  • 143: Hacking the microbiome to unlock superpowers - Zack Abbott, founder and CEO - ZBiotics

    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.

  • 142: Developing Confidence - Nate Setto, Pop/R&B artist

    October 13th, 2020  |  Season 6  |  46 mins 12 secs
    building confidence, growth, motivation, music, nate setto

    As I am someone who has always been interested in music, I am delighted to have our first Pop/R&B artist, Nate Setto on the show.

    It was really great to learn the steps of becoming an artist and hear how he overcame the problems he has faced to bring him to where he is now.

  • 141: Investing in curiosity - Reece Chowdhry, Founder & CEO - RLC Ventures

    October 6th, 2020  |  Season 6  |  51 mins 12 secs
    investing tips, startup, vc

    Founder and CEO of RLC Ventures, Reece Chowdhry joins the podcast this week as we dive into his approach in investing. we hear how Reece started life at EY, before setting up RLC Ventures in 2015.

    Reece has been investing since the age of 13 and now has over 40 investments in his portfolio. He discusses how he discovered his passion for helping build startups and how having great mentors has helped guide him to his journey to success.