Growth Mindset Podcast

Growth Mindset Podcast

By Growth Mindset Podcast
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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63: When Terrible == Awesome - Edd Read, Founder CTO Graze, Founder CTO
Edd Read is a self confessed geek and lover of engineering solutions to problems. He was the Founder and CTO of the hugely successful  who revolutionised healthy snacking across the UK and US. He is now the founder and CTO of who are working to shake up the early childcare industry. This is a fascinating conversation into the mind of an innovator and doer. We cover a lot of ground and learn about Edd’s story as well as some brilliant life lessons along the way: Why study Engineering Maths at University His Grandfathers work in Nuclear Weapons How the founders of Graze found each other The biggest failures and turn arounds that Graze had Finding innovative ideas Creating a viral campaign that explodes your business Working with retailers Creating a logistics operation that didn’t fail for ten years Lessons learnt hiring and what employee’s and employers should look for How to find the right priorities in your work The benefits and pitfalls of consulting Disrupting the childcare industry Edd and his projects: - Twitter @Eddr = Nice handle! - - His new company disrupting childcare in London and then the world  Show Notes - Growth Mindset Podcast - Sam's Blog
July 22, 2019
62: Mental Health without the BS - Petra Velzeboer - Psychotherapist and Executive Coach
Petra Velzeboer is a mental health consultant, executive coach and podcaster. She has a radical 'no BS' approach to mental health and isn't afraid to come out with some hard hitting facts of life. She has a challenging personal story from being raised in a cult which she broke out of to then fall into alcohol abuse and motherhood. Her tale of turning herself around to get her qualifications and become a shining beacon of inspiration and advice to others is amazing. She is a true advocate of the Growth Mindset and an absolute legend. On the show we go through her dark history and the amazing challenges she overcame. But it is not a perfect wonder story and we both reflect on our own current challenges instead of pretending we have arrived at this Nirvana of knowing everything and being happy which too many people pretend. This is a hard hitting episode with lots of insights and tips for really being true to yourself, taking accountability and becoming the person you should be. Links Petra Velzeboer Adversity to Advantage Podcast Show notes Sam Harris
June 30, 2019
61. Light Yourself Up - Kathryn Binkley
Kathyrn Binkley is a success coach helping women achieve awesome things. Her focus is to help people build a business and a life that lights them up. She is a delightful bundle of amazing advice so it was a joy to spend time with her and tap into her wisdom. We cover some of the most important things you need to change about your mindsets as well as: How to be original How to find your voice How to market yourself How to show up in life.  Links Alyght Business Coaching Show Notes
June 22, 2019
60. Doing the Difficult Thing - Dr Niall McCann - Intrepid Explorer and Director of National Park Rescue
Dr Niall McCann doesn't mess around. He's cycled the Himalayas, rowed across the Atlantic and skied across Greenland. He knows a thing or two about taking on difficult challenges and winning. His incredible mindset to take on huge challenges doesn't just stop with adventuring but also taking on the worlds biggest problems. As a Biologist and conservationist he was challenged by the lack of impact science was having on the decline of species and the climate. Instead of getting depressed he took on the problems head on and runs National Park Rescue to solve these problems. They take the biggest issues to the most important people they can and get buy-in at a top level to protect nature by law. They also take a bottom up approach and skill local people to look after wildlife and provide them jobs as park rangers and tour guides so they can preserve their assets and make money out of them from tourism instead of hunting. Because of his work there are huge ares of land that are protected and provide sanctuary to species that would be going extinct otherwise.  He is also a member of the Mountain Rescue Team in the Brecon Beacons and if you hadn't got the picture he is a bit of a hero on every level. Topics It was an inspiring conversation with Niall about the work he does. We discuss so many things: How to become an 'explorer' The challenges rowing across the Atlantic How illegal poaching relates to arms dealing, drug trade and human trafficking and the importance of stopping it How to get buy in from politicians How to create a sustainable economy that solves these problems How to get on TV Why climate change wasn't broadcast publicly for so long The future of conservation and the climate General amazing life advice Links National Park Rescue Wallacea Trust Dr Niall McCann Website Growth Mindset Website and Show Notes
June 13, 2019
59. The World Of Martech with Scott Brinker: VP Platform - Hubspot | CoFounder - Ion Interactive
Scott is a computer programmer and entrepreneur who has a wealth of experience in tech and marketing and is one of the most prominent figures in the world of 'Martec' which he has been at the forefront of since it started. Topics On the show we discuss: The future of marketing Founding and scaling Ion Interactive Selling a business Hubspot's mission Writing How to start a conference Agile Marketing The biggest mistakes people make in marketing Scott's Background He has an eclectic mix of achievements on his CV and there is not nearly enough room to mention everything. Some of the big things you might know him for: VP of Platform Ecosystem - Hubspot Owner - Chief Marketing Technologist (blog) Founder and Chair - Martec Conference Cofounder - Ion-Interactive I can highly recommend Scott's blog Chief Marketing Technologist if you're ever looking for Martec advice and ideas. Also Hubspot is pretty great if you don't have a CRM and their entry level free version is good enough to get you going. Show Notes Note - This show is a repeat of an episode aired on 'Marketing Mindset'
June 3, 2019
58. Travis Jones - CEO, RBT Gym Group [Launching gyms, businesses and dreams]
Travis Jones is a relentless entrepreneur and all round good guy. He lives in Melbourne where he runs several businesses with a few other projects starting soon: RBT Gym Group - His chain of 'Results Based' gyms Think Tank - Business Coaching Attain Digital - Digital Marketing Agency If Not Now Then When - Foundation for children We discuss a multitude of topics on the podcast and it was a joy to learn from such a fascinating set of experiences. On the podcast you can enjoy learning more about: Victim vs. Victor Mindsets Nearly dying and coming back from it How to find a wife How to launch a gym (or any project) How to raise money in a tight spot The future of the gym industry What the next wave of digital will do to exercise The best tips and worst mistakes people make in marketing Parenting lessons The importance of giving back Links Travis Instagram Show Notes Sam Blog
May 26, 2019
57. How To Get Press and Grow Your Brand - Rafael Dos Santos - CEO High Profile Club
Rafael Dos Santos is the CEO of the High Profile Club. He is passionate about helping people grow their brand and achieve success and has been named one of the Sunday Times 100 most Inspiring Entrepreneurs. He migrated to the UK from Brazil and launched his first business when he realised he couldn't get a good job. He has hustled his way from success to success since then. He has written his own book about succeeding as a migrant entrepreneur and travelled the world Public speaking. On the podcast we discuss: How to deal with language issues in a new country How to start a business when you don’t know anyone How to write a book The top things you need to do to get PR and the big mistakes people make Rafael's vision for the future Links High Profile Club Rafael website Show Notes Sam's Blog
May 26, 2019
56. Launch Lessons in Podcasting and Business - Daniel Murray-Serter - Host Secret Leaders
Daniel Murray-Serter is a serial entrepreneur who hosts the Secret Leaders Podcast and is launching his latest business The Secret Leaders is one of the top business podcasts on iTunes and we discuss our lessons growing our podcasts and how he managed to achieve great results in a part-time project. We also discuss plans for his current business as well as his successes and failures in past businesses. After a career in advertising, Dan is a master of getting attention and users for his ideas. He went into the world of startup and shipped £1mill of product in the first week of one startup and achieved over 10,000 downloads on the day he released a fashion app. Links Secret Leaders Dawn Show Notes Sam Blog
May 26, 2019
55. Creative Healing - Naveen Arles BCA - Founder London International Gospel Choir
Naveen Arles BCA is the founder of the London International Gospel Choir. He was awarded a British Citizens Award for his work in the art and creative healing. As well as running the choir full time (currently on tour with Take That) he runs various singing related projects to help people in the community helping hospital patients, mental health sufferers and prison inmates find joy and peace. As an immigrant to Britain, he educates me on the concept of Third Culture Kids and how to make friends anywhere. His wealth of experience leads to fascinating insights and mindsets for success in the arts and life in general. Links Nav Website LIGC Sam Website Show Notes
May 26, 2019
54. How to Stop Being Boring - Mat Braddy, ex CMO Just Eat (Brand Founder)
Mat Braddy was the CMO and brand founder of Just Eat during their meteoric rise from a small tech startup to their IPO at ~$2 billion. As their CMO Mat was in charge of creating the brand that changed the face of takeaways as we know it. His background in creative marketing provides fascinating insights into how to build a creative vision that consumers buy into and notice. We talk about his work since with Rock, Pamper, Scissors and his new project to help reduce finance problems from Overdrafts with the company Updraft. With his success from the Just Eat IPO we also dive into topics such as what does a human do when they don't need to work for money at all and existential questions about how to find meaning in your life when it doesn't have meaning. Links Show Notes Updraft Patch Property
May 26, 2019
53. AI Solutions in Finance - Chandini Jain, CEO Auquan
Chandini Jain is the founder and CEO of Auquan. Their platform provides Machine Learning solutions for big finance. Chandini took her experience as a financial trader and built her own platform to take on the problems she saw. She has grown the business Auquan into a platform that empowers big finance to get solutions from ML coders across the world. Auquan is an alumnus of the TechStars London accelerator and has gone on to raise funding and take the business to the next level. Chandini recounts her lessons from trading and tech world and raising finance. Podcast Notes
May 26, 2019
52. Stoic Determination and Tenacity, 'Sisu' - Mike Follett, CEO Lumens Research
Mike Follett is the CEO of Lumens Research. They create eye-tracking software to understand human behaviour and intent. Mike is full of fascinating insights on life and business. He has some fantastic stories where he used 'Sisu', a Finnish ideology of grit and bravery, to get himself out of sticky situations. Show notes: Lumens Research
March 10, 2019
51. Education For the Future - James Potten, MD Red Academy
James Potten is the Managing Director of Red Academy. He was previously a professional windsurfer and set up the student windsurfing association as well as being the first person to cross the channel windsurfing. He ran Ecosurety for 12 years which he grew to multimillion revenue. James has real insight into how teams work and how to really accelerate learning and get the best out of people. we discuss his current project with Red Academy as well as life lessons along the way. From scaling businesses to Kitesurfing on Necker Island, James has learnt a lot. James Potten Red Academy Show Notes
February 27, 2019
50. Cyber Attack Wargaming - Top 100 Women in Tech Winner Lisa Forte, CEO Red Goat
Lisa Forte deservedly won the top 100 Women in Tech award for 2018 for her work combating cyber-crime. She is an inspirational public speaker and a tenacious entrepreneur. Her business Red Goat Cyber Security helps businesses combat cyber crime. If you want to play at cyber wargaming in the office to prepare for malicious attacks she is the lady to call. Her previous experiences working to combat Somali Pirate attacks on shipping and then for the British government have made her a real expert in the space. Lisa’s attitudes toward life and learning are as infectious as they are brilliant. I can’t recommend her more highly. Instaread are proudly sponsoring this episode and giving all listeners a 20% discount using code 'GrowthMindset'. Linked In: Red Goat Cyber Security: Show Notes:
February 27, 2019
49. The Future of Supply Chains - Ben King, CEO - Pesky Fish
Ben King is the CEO of Pesky Fish. They run an amazing service connecting consumers directly to fisherman on boats so that you can buy fresh fish as it is caught and have it delivered to your door in hours. We talk about solving supply chain issues in food whilst creating transparency around what we eat, as well as a multitude of other topics: Hiring mistakes and lessons Educating consumers How to make a good pitch to investors How to launch a ski resort The benefits of nearly dying Pesky Fish Show Notes
February 27, 2019
48. Your Heart is Stupid, Follow Your Interests - Richard Chapo, Internet Lawyer
Richard Chapo is a business lawyer in San Diego who has been practising law for 25 years. In that time he has started many businesses and helped countless other businesses with legal and growth problems. Richard has a huge bank of stories and insights from these experiences. I really enjoyed the conversation and Richard's attitude to solving his own problems by acquiring the skills to do something that would fit the lifestyle he wants. Instaread are proudly sponsoring this episode and giving all listeners a 20% discount using code 'GrowthMindset'. Show Notes: Richard's business:
February 27, 2019
47. Building the Future, Matt Ward - Disruptors Podcast, VC, Author, Amazon Millionaire
Matt Ward launched an Amazon business which he sold for $1 million after just one year. He is now the host of two great podcasts: Matt has an amazing focus on the future and has a fascinating set of insights of what is in store for us and what we should be excited for and what we should be worried about. He has the personal goals of living past 150, helping end factory farming by 2030 and getting humans to colonize space by 2033. An inspiration to have on the podcast. Show notes:
February 27, 2019
46. Hit Your Health Goals - Sam Harris
Sam discusses some top tips for making wise health decisions and keeping diet and exercise something that feels fun rather than a chore. Then we get a bonus masterclass from Arnold Schwarzenegger on the topic. Warning you may feel thoroughly motivated. Notes:
January 26, 2019
45. Resolutions - 8 Strategies to Take Control of the Year - Sam Harris
Sam Harris is here to get your 2019 on track with the best psychological strategies to make you achieve your ambitions for the year. Only 8% of resolutions end up working. This podcast is to tip the balance in your favour with science to keep you on the right path to a top year and a top you. Notes
January 26, 2019
44. Resilience Masterclass - Agustin Gonzalez - CEO, Paranoid Fan
Agustin is the CEO of Paranoid Fan an app that shows you on a map everything you need to know. He is also the single father of 3 boys and has a truly inspiring tale of courage and resilience that will just blow you away. It was my honour to talk with him about some amazingly deep topics and huge life lessons from him on how to pick yourself up and keep going and be successful despite everything in life pushing against you. Links:
January 26, 2019
43. The Biggest Risk in Your Life - Igor Volzhanin - CEO Datasine
Igor Volzhanin is the CEO of DataSine. A marketing business that helps businesses create personalised marketing based on the personality traits of their customers. He has some amazing insights and unusual ideas for how to build a business and a life that one enjoys with some great advice around taking risks. His background in international development is paired with his knowledge in psychology which provides some fascinating theories into happiness and problems facing the world that I think anyone will enjoy. Show Links: Datasine:
January 26, 2019
42: Songwriting, Travelling and Politics - Steve Kopandy
Steve is a songwriter and traveller with the enviable situation of spending most of his time doing what he loves. For his day job he plays Howard in the Take That Experience which leads to him travelling round the world and going on cruises and is just a crazy unusual thing to be doing that I wanted to know more about. Links to Steve Podcast
January 26, 2019
41: The Power of Focus - Nicholas 'Charles Tyrwhitt' Wheeler, OBE
The Founder of Charles Tyrwhitt shirts, Nicholas Wheeler OBE, discusses his various successes and failures from childhood to the present day. We find out how to have good ideas and bad ideas and the key to making them successful. Charles Tyrwhitt is now a ~$0.3 billion company which he started from nothing. The story of zero to 1 million is always interesting. But the further stories of going from 1 to 10 and 10 to 100 provide incredible depth and insights into how to focus and be persistent. Links Charles Tyrwhitt
November 29, 2018
40 - The Simple Art of Happiness - Bob Asim [REPEAT]
Bob is 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. 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. Links
November 11, 2018
39. Contrepreneurs, Wantrepreneurs and Entrepreneurs - Mike Winnet- UKs #1 Demotivational Speaker
Mike Winnet is the UK's #1 demotivational speaker. He is the antidote to 'Contrepreneurs' that sell instant success formulas to 'Wantrepreneurs' who are never going to make it and are just wasting their money. He believes that most people are average and should not harbour lofty ambitions to achieve their dreams and should be much happier with a simple life. Needless to say, this sparks an interesting debate between Mike and the Growth Mindset host Sam. Links Mike
November 1, 2018
38. Quit Your Job and Travel to Find Success - Kat Wczesniak
Kat started her first business with no clue about business and just a passion for travel. She grew the brand into a successful travel company Curious Kats Adventure Club and got paid to live her wildest dreams. She sold the business after 5 years and started a marketing agency based on all her lessons. We recount her biggest lessons and stories along with top advice to do things that scare and improve you everyday. Links
October 26, 2018
37. Business and Legal Lessons from a Life in Tech - Anthony Rose "The man who saved the BBC"
Anthony is known for his work managing the launch of the BBC's iPlayer, for which Wired UK named him "the man who saved the BBC". He has founded/co-founded multiple companies including; Beamly, 6Tribes, Hey Blab, KaZaa and QJAM. He is the current CEO of SeedLegals, the world’s first legal automation platform for startup funding. Rose currently holds 14 patents and has won numerous awards for his contributions to the digital product industry. After making his stamp on how we consume audio and TV in the age of the internet, Anthony started Seed Legals to turn legal services into a digital service accessible to anyone. Seedlegals was started to solve his own problems and help save founders time and money to quickly get the solution they need from a team who understand startups and law.  In the episode, he recounts some of the best advice possible for any founder considering starting a business and raising money, educating us about the biggest mistakes founders make and the top tips for growing a business successfully.  Links
October 17, 2018
36. From Discovering Bosons at CERN to Unlocking Braincells with Apps - Mait Muntel - CEO, Lingvist
Mait Muntel is the CEO of Lingvist and was part of the team at CERN who discovered the Higgs Boson. He is also a lovely and quite hilarious individual. Listen to this podcast if you want a focused 40 minutes of laughing and learning in one place. He gives top insights into the world of science, business and learning with great ideas and heart-warming stories. Links
October 8, 2018
35. How to Make a Successful Podcast (or Other Side Project) - Sam Harris
I have been recording podcasts for nearly two years and running this show for over a year and running side projects for the past 10 years there are loads of thing I've learnt. (There is plenty still to learn and I don't want to pretend I am the ultimate master just yet) I break down some of the most important things to make your side project or hobby a successful endeavour that gives benefits back. In the second half of the episode I dive deeper into specific lessons and surprises I've learnt from running a podcast that I wish I had been aware of when I started. If you want any more information or advice on launching a podcast or a side project then do reach out to me:
October 1, 2018
34. Foolproof Success with Bryony Thomas - Author & Founder of Watertight Marketing
Bryony Thomas is the author of the WaterTight Marketing book and the CEO of her marketing agency of the same name. She is a true innovator and entrepreneur who does business her own way. Bryony shares amazing insights into her success and the principles she's lived by to achieve what she has done. A great podcast for any aspiring author or entrepreneur. Links Grab a free copy of Bryony's book here! Watertight Marketing Show Notes
September 17, 2018
[START HERE] One Year of Wisdom - Incredible Lessons and Stories from Amazing Guests
We are super pleased to announce the Growth Mindset Podcast is a one year old! Sam takes a look back across the year and showcases some of the absolute best stories and lessons from the podcast. A great episode if you are looking for where to start and to give you an idea of the different sorts of guests we have on the show. We hear from serial entrepreneurs to a real-life hitman about their stories starting businesses, amazing acts of kindness and what happens when you get pushed to the edge. Contact Show notes:
September 3, 2018
32 - The Top LifeHack to Learn this Year - Sam Harris
A short episode on my favourite lifehack of 2018. This is a real skill you can quickly acquire over a few weeks with minimal effort and it will pay great dividends for the rest of your life. The lifehack is Touch typing! Listen to the episode to find out the details and allow me a chance to convince you and hopefully slightly change your life for the better. Links Typing Club - Site I used to learn Touch Typing (no affiliation but it helped me to learn and improve) Sam Twitter Show Notes
August 27, 2018
31 - Intro to Vipassana - What happens in 10 days of 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:
August 13, 2018
30 - 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 break down 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 Hochlehnert for providing the voice of the Hitman on the podcast and our discussion afterward. And for traveling around the world with me for a year Contact Show notes and transcript…-hitman-life
August 6, 2018
29 - Stealing Bitcoins and Hacking World Banks - Anonymous
We dive into the world of the dark web to talk to a hacker 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, especially with all the issues around data these days. Contact:  Show Notes and Transcript
July 30, 2018
28 - North Korea - 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. Show notes and Photos: Contact
July 23, 2018
27 - 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 grown the idea into one of the UK's most innovative businesses raising multiple rounds of funding with a rapidly growing team. You don’t go through events like this without learning a lot of lessons. On the podcast, he shares some amazing insights into what he has learned along the way. It's an incredible story direct from the front line and I’m sure something all listeners will want to follow updates as their tech gets into the hands of consumers over the coming years. Links Show notes
July 16, 2018
26 - 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 all the challenges it threw at us and our favourite experiences and take homes. As well as rainbow gatherings we also discuss polyamory, the benefits of having and not having and generally put the world to rights on social media and travel. Show Notes: Contact:
July 9, 2018
25 - Is There Any Point To Anything? - Growth Mindset Podcast - Rob Price
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 over the galaxies, what is the point of living and why no one will read in the future. So certainly a great podcast for anyone who likes to think about the future and what is the point of things. Rob has a great way of unpicking what humans tend to believe versus what is actually true and I certainly learnt a lot in the conversation. Contact Show Notes:
July 2, 2018
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:
June 25, 2018
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:
June 11, 2018
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 video's and books are available on the website here:
June 4, 2018
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
May 21, 2018
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 function as a human being. As usual, I learn more than I expected and want to spend another 3 hours interviewing him…. Contact: Show notes:
April 27, 2018
19 - We Built a Trading Platform - Adam Dodds & Viktor Nebehaj -
Freetrade is a revolutionary trading platform for UK investors to make trades for free. Their mission is to completely improve the experience of trading so that people can make the best use of their money and never have to worry about fee's. Adam Dodds, CEO and co-founder of Freetrade shares his experience in starting the platform and key issues and features of the platform. Viktor Nebehaj is the Head of Growth and goes much deeper into crowdfunding strategies, investing strategies and tools to make you a better human. is launching this month May 2018 and also raising their 3rd round of funding on for anyone interested to get involved. Links:
April 26, 2018
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 reading up on latest tech idea's. Anyone interested in Tech and the future or just being a better person will learn plenty from Antoine. Show notes: Contact
April 19, 2018
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 achieve her goals regardless. Get in touch: instagram: website: Sam: Podcast Notes
March 20, 2018
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. Contact: Show Notes:
March 1, 2018
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 achieve. contact felixkchandler at google mail dot com
February 14, 2018
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: Show Notes:
February 2, 2018
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 of the world that I think you’ll enjoy. Links: - - - Show notes -
January 13, 2018
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:
December 31, 2017
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
December 24, 2017
09 - Startup Stories [part 1]- Hacking and Hustling - Sam Harris and Theo Ricketts
We look back at the antics and chaos from a life of entrepreneurship. This raw episode shows a very real side to life without so much of the shiny edges and a lot more of the hilarious mishaps. Since kids, Sam and Theo have found ways to make money. We discuss our ideas ranging from the ground-breakingly innovative to debatably legal and mostly chaotic. We lay bare the disasters, successes and discoveries we had along the way. In this episode, they discuss various projects they ran in the advertising, e-commerce, travel and sex industries as well as ways to live in London for free and get paid to go on holiday. Show Notes: - To contact: - -
December 17, 2017
08 - Teaching AI Emotions - Matt Celuszak - CEO, Crowd Emotion
Matt is the CEO of CrowdEmotion. A tech start-up in London that tracks human emotional data with the goal of humanising technology to understand who we are and how we feel. It’s an amazing and ambitious project operating in one of the most interesting spaces in technology today. We discuss the business and the shape of things to come, along with his key lessons from being a CEO of a bootstrapped tech company. A must listen for those interested in AI, psychology, business and the future. Links: Show notes - Crowd emotion - Matt - Sam -
December 13, 2017
07 - Raising Finance and Entrepreneur Fundamentals - Nick Miller
Nick Miller is the CEO of Buzzhire, an on-demand staffing agency for the hospitality industry in London. Their app provides a modern solution to staffing issues and empowers users to work when they want at a price that suits them. Nick has also launched several other businesses including EatFirst and Jumia whilst working for RocketInternet. We discuss the best strategies for raising finance, creating a successful team and some amazing insights on being an entrepreneur. Show notes - 532e3qdt
November 25, 2017
06 - Make Your Passion Your Work - Travel Writing - Helena Smith
Helena Smith is a travel writer and book author. She writes for the ‘Lonely Planet’ and ‘Rough Guides’ publications whilst exploring the world, and has self-published her own books ‘Inside Hackney’ and ‘Eat Hackney’ in which she shares her insights travelling just a few miles from her doorstep. She schools us top travel tips and how she worked her way into a dream job being paid to follow her passions. You can find out more about Helena and her projects at: Or contact sam:
November 16, 2017
05 - Happiness and Achievement - Edward Broadhurst
Edward Broadhurst is a solicitor for local government and a member of the Territorial Army. A relaxed podcast where we explore his accidental launch and sale of his business and strategies to achieve more happiness and content in our lives. Some great tips covered and an interesting break from tech. If you want to get in touch with Ed it'll have to be via me:
October 19, 2017
04 - Scaling Software Teams - Harsh Sinha - Transferwise VP Engineering
Harsh is the VP of Engineering at TransferWise. On the podcast, he shares his wealth of experience leading software teams at scale. Prior to joining TransferWise, Harsh was Director of Product at PayPal leading product strategy and development of PayPal’s mobile apps and SDKs enabling third parties to build mobile wallet experiences. He also led eBay’s Local initiatives as Director of Engineering where he owned the vision and development of eBay’s Click & Collect platform globally, including launching eBay’s Click & Collect integration with Argos in the UK.
October 8, 2017
03 - Putting the Touch in 'Touchless' Tech! - Tom Carter - Founder & CTO, Ultrahaptics
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. Tom invented the technology behind Ultrahaptics alongside his professor in a research lab at the University of Bristol. They have since grown the idea into one of the UK's most innovative businesses raising multiple rounds of funding with a rapidly growing team. You don’t go through events like this without learning a lot of lessons. On the podcast, he shares some amazing insights into what he has learned along the way. It's an incredible story direct from the front line and I’m sure something all listeners will want to follow updates as their tech gets into the hands of consumers over the coming years. Links
August 30, 2017
02 - Growing Startup Teams - Dean Hume, CTO at
Dean is the CTO of, a rapidly growing tech start-up in London. He is also the author of 3 books and an avid triathlete. He shares great insights into running and growing a successful team and of course personal insights on being a human and culturing a growth mindset You can find out more about Dean at:
August 24, 2017
02. The StartupBakery - Tomiwa Adey
Tomiwa Adey is a young tech entrepreneur who has founded several start-ups, learning a lot from his successes and failures. He grew up in Nigeria where he often had to hustle just to feed himself which in hidsight now leads to some amazing stories to tell. He offers a humorous insight into the trials and tribulations of being a tech entrepreneur and how to develop a positive mindset in the face of any situation.
August 21, 2017
01. Growth Mindset Pre-Cast - Sam & Jane Harris
The first introduction episode to the Growth Mindset Podcast. Sam looks back at his life with his mother Jane and explores some of the main events and funny stories that cultured his growth mindset. He comes away with some great advice for anyone to be a happier and more successful person and lays a great base for guests to come.
August 20, 2017
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