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Growth Mindset Podcast

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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. He has launched several businesses and travelled the world on various pursuits in the spirit of curiosity and adventure.

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. He has launched several businesses and travelled the world on various pursuits in the spirit of curiosity and adventure.
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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. He has launched several businesses and travelled the world on various pursuits in the spirit of curiosity and adventure.






30 - Intro to Vipassana - 10 days pure silent meditation

This is a short soundbite episode with Felix Chandler. We break down the main lessons and things to know about Vipassana meditation courses and why on earth you might choose to do one. 10 days of silently meditating with no books, music or even writing is a big ordeal for any human to take on and has a fascinating effect on mindset and capabilities after. It is certainly worth looking into and learning from! Notes and other podcasts: Contact:...


29 - My Conversation with a Hitman - Sam Harris

This is the conversation I had with a hitman living in India about his life. We discuss the story of how he came to be a hitman and what his life is really like. It is certainly very different to what you see in the movies and be prepared for some big insights. After the interview we breakdown what happened and also discuss things like how I manage to get these interviews and other events in my life like staying with a bunch of drug dealers on the border of Mexico. Thanks to Andreas...


28 - Stealing Bitcoins and Hacking World Banks - Anonymous

We dive into the world of the dark web to talk to a hacker, known as Dylan, about his life and the incredible stories within. From issues growing up in South Africa to stealing Bitcoin over public wifi or even from people at home. We hear about the world banks hack of 2017 and discuss his new ethical hacking pursuits and how he transitioned into life on the legal side of things. This is an eye-opening episode into the vulnerabilities and security risks we leave ourselves open to,...


27 - North Korea pt1 - Life as a North Korea Tour Guide - [Recorded in the DPRK]

We're very excited to announce our first episode from North Korea. Sam visited North Korea over Easter 2018 and this podcast is an interview with his tour guide Ben Johnson. We discuss the country and the surprises it has in store for the people that visit. It was an amazing experience and a pleasure to bring some of it back for you. We also discuss the growing industry of dark tourism and challenging yourself to go out of your comfort zone. Contact


26 - The Hottest Tech Innovation of the Year - Tom Carter - Ultrahaptics - [Repeat]

Tom Carter is the Founder and CTO at Ultrahaptics. A leading technology company making mind-blowing technology that lets users feel the sensation of touch in mid-air. The future is coming and they are at the pinnacle of it. They just won the "Tech Innovation of the Year" award and it's an exciting time for the company as they go from strength to strength. Tom invented the technology behind Ultrahaptics alongside his professor in a research lab at the University of Bristol. They have since...


25 - What on Earth is a Rainbow Gathering and Why You Need to Go

We invite Felix Chandler back to the mic to talk about our experiences at Rainbow gatherings and what people need to know about them. Considering it is possibly one of the most enjoyable, interesting and insightful events I've ever been to it's amazing that most people have never heard of them, so definitely something worth sharing with you the listeners! We try and cover all the things someone who has never been asks and should know before arriving and the effect they had on us including...


24 - Is There Any Point To Anything? - Growth Mindset Podcast - Rob Price

Rob is a teacher and philosopher who currently works in Thailand. Rob Price, an English teacher, author and philosopher working in Thailand and soon moving to China. He has really interesting views on the world and in my own view is like a younger, more English version of Jordan Peterson. On the podcast we discuss a variety of things from the topics of teaching and being useful to the world and travelling. To such things as Nuclear Winters, AI taking over the world, human beings taking...


23 - The Vegans are Taking Over - Ben Marshall

Ben Marshall is a model, body-builder and vegan working in film and media. Of course, we discuss a lot about health, fitness and diet, Ben also has a lot of stories to tell from aggressive time management to obsessive teeth brushing. Contact:


22 - Intense Health - Stronger, Fitter, Faster with HIT - Marcelo Mesquita

Marcelo Mesquita is the Founder and CEO of Intense Health, a radical new fitness chain delivering strength and fitness results with only 20-minute workouts. We discuss the science behind the HIT movement and Marcelo's path to starting the business, from opening his first gym at 16 to competing in martial arts and body-building. Further information on all the topics can be found in the show notes. Links:


21 - Learned Helplessness and Learned Optimism - Unleash Awesomeness

We all experience learned helplessness in our lives much to our own detriment. Yet most people don't even know what it is. Sam breaks down what the effect is, from how it was discovered to what you can do about it. This episode helps us learn more traits to boost our growth mindset with the goal of making you a more positive and strategic thinker able to look at the bigger picture and less caught up in the problems life throws at us. Expanded notes on the topic as well as useful links to...


20 - The Simple Art of Happiness - Bob Asim

Bob Asim is a mid 30-year-old Malaysian professional who has worked at various large medical organisations bringing products to market and into hospitals and GP surgeries such as breast cancer and diabetes medications. Bob is also one of the kindest and happiest people I have ever met and just has some amazing philosophies on life that have really stuck with me and I hope will help you as well. Links


18 - Growth Hacking, Life Hacking and Superpowers - Sherman Lee - Rocco AI

Sherman Lee is an inspiring entrepreneur who knows how to have fun doing it. He has extensive experience in social media, bots, growth hacking, crypto-currencies and Machine Learning, of which he has businesses involved in all of these things. Somehow he also finds the time to write for major publications such as Forbes and the Huffington Post and do a lot of hiking and be a dad. We discuss key insights on how to growth hack your business as well as developing your own personal skills and...


17 - Sentient - The Worlds Leading Distributed AI Platform - Antoine-Blondeau

Antoine created the technology behind Siri which he sold to Apple. He is currently the founder of Sentient Technologies, one of the worlds leading AI businesses. In his spare time he is a mentor at Zeroth AI where he is a source of brilliant advice. We cover some awesome topics about the future and the past, dealing with problems at a personnel level to threats facing the whole of humanity. Some huge idea’s that made my head spin at the time and lead to me conducting some very rapid...


16 - Dream it, do it - Katherina-Olivia

FROM QUITTING YOUR JOB TO SELLING YOUR FIRST BUSINESS. Katherina is a young star-up founder who runs a logistics business based out of Singapore. She was a venture partner of the accelerator where she gives fabulous advice and mentorship. Originally from Bolivia she has a diverse life history with a number of lessons and stories along the way, including quitting her job to start a business with her new life partner. Not part of the typical formula for success she fought hard to...


15 - The Basic Formula for Success and Happiness - Nick White

Nick White is the head of the AI department at He helps startups in the accelerator to make the most of their potential with AI and grow their business. He also speaks and writes on AI and has a great medium blog, as well as practicing yoga and surfing in his spare time. Originally from Hawaii he has some amazing life experiences we can learn from and has lots of great ideas and stories we can all enjoy. Show Notes:


14 - Living the 4 Hour Work Week - Felix Chandler

Felix Chandler is young millennial with a very relaxed attitude to life. He has made some great optimisations from the 80:20 rule leading to achieving a lifestyle he is very content with. In his part-time when he isn't on a beach, he is also a chess teacher, yoga instructor and massage therapist. But a lot of this can often be done from the beach... He taught me a lot about how to approach doing anything and provides a great reminder to ask yourself why you do things and what you wish to...


13 - Investing Sensibly to Launching Your Own VC Fund - Eamonn Carey, MD Techstars

Eamonn is an early stage investor, advisor and board member in over 25 companies across the US, Europe and Asia. He also helps out at in Hong Kong, who invest in AI and ML companies. He is launching his own VC fund and runs a regular deal flow email for 300+ angel and VC investors. We discuss all things startup, investment, biz accelerators and VC with great advice on things like finding the right people to work with and not letting investors ruin a good idea. Contact:...


12 - The Basics of Entrepreneurship & How to Master Anything

Alex Denne is one of the most curious people I have ever met. He has an uncanny ability to break things down and gamify self-improvement as well as pretty much anything else. I worked with him co-running Basecamp, a business accelerator for students at Bristol University where we learnt a lot about start-ups and young entrepreneurs. On the show, we cover a lot about start-ups... Also, lots of business ideas and strategies for self-improvement and fun times travelling. He has a great view...


11 - Startup Stories [part 3] - Success, Failure and Bitcoin - Sam Harris and Theo Ricketts

This is final episode of the trilogy, the season and the entire year. Sam and Theo finish up the series with some personal stories and a review of how entrepreneurs can be more successful. If you haven't listened to the first episodes with Theo start there. Additionally, I share some of my best insights from the podcast this year as well as my 2 satoshi on Bitcoin and being a strategic investor. Contact:


10 - Startup Stories [part 2] - Relationships - Sam Harris and Theo Ricketts

Part two of the startup stories podcasts with Theo Ricketts, we recount startup stories and issues and thoughts along the way. As well as more business ideas we go through some of our own interpersonal problems and other traits and beliefs we have that cause major issues. and best ways to resolve things. If you didn’t listen to the first episode of the trilogy it makes sense to start there but if you're feeling lazy start here instead. Contact