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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.

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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“Music has always been my language.” - Rosie Holloway Rosie Holloway is a young up-and-coming singer-songwriter from London. A multi-instrumentalist classically trained to grade 8 standards, Rosie was educated about different musical styles from a young age and has created her own hybrid of genres. Rosie had endured with struggle throughout her life and despite the circumstances, she chose to rise above them. Experiencing abuse at home and in her relationships, being homeless at a certain period and having to work in salons, and getting hooked with life altering drugs were some situations that Rosie had to overcome. With everything she's been through, Rosie still chooses to stay positive in life, have an abundance mindset that helps her focus on the right things and actions in life and be happier in life. Rosie SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com/rosie-holloway) Connect on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosie-holloway-075730185/) Website (https://www.rosieholloway.com/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) TOP TIPS Have an Abundance Mindset “If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.” - Oprah Winfrey Creating an abundance mentality allows you to live an unlimited, full, and satisfying life. Train your mind to recognize the possibilities. The brain can only absorb so much, so if your belief is “I can’t do it” or “it’s impossible” then any other thoughts contradicting that will get thrown out. Start training your mind to loosen its focus and create an expanded awareness. With an abundance mindset, you dream and think big. You’re a lifelong learner who always takes opportunities to add to your knowledge and skill set. But it isn’t just about you. When those around you find success, your congratulations are sincere. Stand Up for Yourself Be the change Every day we make dozens of little choices that either benefit us by asserting our ideas or diminish us because we hesitate in making our views or desires known. Standing up for yourself can be difficult. Whether in the context of business, or social interactions, a person needs to be sure that they are speaking up on their own behalf. You’ve got to have your voice, thoughts and emotions understood by those around you. Sometimes it seems easier to go with the flow to avoid potential conflict. But the truth is that letting people walk all over you can increase feelings of stress and anxiety, and it might eventually lessen your feelings of self-worth and play to your insecurities. Learning to stand up for yourself will help you take charge of your life, believe in your own power and embolden you to reach for your dreams. The stronger you feel, the stronger you will become. Music Always Helps Music can soothe the brokenhearted, motivate runners and kickoff the most epic dance parties The notion that music can influence your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors probably do not come as much of a surprise. If you've ever felt pumped up while listening to your favorite fast-paced rock anthem or been moved to tears by a tender live performance, then you easily understand the power of music to impact moods and even inspire action. Music has been proven to help our bodies heal, improve memory, alleviate stress and more. And that is most certainly, music to my ears. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Rosie Holloway.
Growing up, Jason was diagnosed with a neurodevelopmental disorder - tourette syndrome. Jason always had to inform his class about his condition to allow his peers and teachers to better understand where he is coming from. Realizing that public speaking was a strong suit of his, Jason did broadcasting as a radio dj in Minnesota. Jason got married and had a family. Understanding that he needed to provide more for his family, Jason became a salesperson, selling planners to schools that talked about productivity. At the age of 30, Jason had a freak infection that nearly killed him. The night I was rushed by ambulance to a hospital, a doctor told me, “You might die tonight”. The biggest epiphany Jason had during his recovery was understanding the source of his problems. To Jason, It was the three aspects of his little inner voice that played a major role for him to reconsider everything in his life: The Little Inner Bureaucrat was enforcing the rules of his life – telling him he had to be the best. He had to “win” or not play. The Little Inner Critic was gnawing away at his confidence – making him afraid to take a chance and risk failure. The Little Inner Ally was off hiding in the corner of his mind. Without it, he didn’t have the ambition or confidence I needed to test my limits. Jason realized he had to bring those different pieces of my little inner voice into balance to move forward. He has used this framework to help aspiring entrepreneurs from every walk of life stop dreaming and start doing. Jason and the Little Inner Voice (LIV) Website (http://littleinnervoice.com/) Podcast (http://littleinnervoice.com/episodes/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) TOP TIPS Acknowledge Your Strengths and Accept your Weaknesses Knowing your own strengths and weaknesses gives you a better understanding of yourself and how you function. It can be of tremendous value for your life and career. This awareness is invaluable because it will help you focus on the right things in an optimal way Acknowledging your strengths will help you to become more resourceful during difficult moments of your life. You will be in an optimal position to take advantage of critical opportunities that only become available when you’re focused on the right kinds of things. On the other hand, acceptingding your weaknesses will allow you to garner the necessary support you need in pivotal areas where you require most assistance. You can, therefore, turn these weaknesses into strengths by acquiring the necessary support and resources you need to accomplish your goal. Make Every Moment Count Don’t count the days; rather count the moments of your life. Make every moment of your life counts, to make a significant change in your life. Our life is what we create. You also attract into your life, what you are and not some mysterious thing happening to you all the time. We never observe our life closely and thus miss to see the actual truth of life. Life throws opportunities every now and then. For that, it’s important that you stay present at the moment. When you are present at the moment, you can see the opportunities of life and make most out of it. It’s the present moment that brings all that you want in life. Listen and Trust Yourself More Think of something important in your life right now – a decision you’ve been on the fence about because you’re worried about making the wrong choice. If you listen to your inner wisdom, allow yourself to take a risk, and know that you can forgive yourself no matter what happens – the answer to the question “what should I do?” in this situation would be clearer. Listening to your intuition is one thing. But actually trusting it to the point of acting on it, takes real courage. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Jason Mueller.
"Great content will always beat even the best marketing strategy" Maggie Tuczapska has been selling online since 2007 and she knows what it takes to make an online business thrive. Having spent 8 years in running ecommerce businesses, Maggie has gained valuable knowledge of SEO and social marketing. Today, Maggie helps clients how to drive relevant traffic with the right keywords, how to design highly converting pages, how to write Google snippets and more during your project. Maggie has evolved her SEO strategy with Google as she recently reached Google page #1 with a single blog post and no marketing within a matter of days. She now runs a free workshop on how it was implemented in her Facebook group. Maggie and Rock Paper Copy Connect on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/maggietuczapska/?originalSubdomain=uk) Website (https://www.rockpapercopy.com/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/rockpapercopy) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tips: Blogging is a Powerful Tool Every time you write a blog post, it's one more indexed page on your website, which means it's one more opportunity for you to show up in search engines and drive traffic to your website in organic search. Just like every blog post you write is another indexed page, each post is a new opportunity to generate new leads. The way this works is really simple: Just add a lead-generating call-to-action to every blog post. Often, these calls-to-action lead to any content asset for which someone would be willing to exchange their information. Blogging also helps you get discovered via social media. Every time you write a blog post, you're creating content that people can share on social networks - Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Pinterest - which helps expose your business to a new audience that may not know you yet. Organic Marketing will be the Future Organic marketing is any marketing piece you create that is not promoted on an advertising medium - blogs, videos, whitepapers, social media posts, slide shares, etc. Organic marketing is best used to develop brand voice, enable authentic interactions with customers, educate and convert blog readers, and drive traffic to landing pages, your website, and other online assets. It differs from Advertising because you do not pay to be on a medium. With organic marketing you can reach 5 people up to 3 billion. It really is unlimited. And no guidlines needed for you conent. Just make sure to not damage your brand with over-the-top content. Never Give Up Life is ever evolving; circumstances keep changing – sometimes very good, at times average and other times very harsh and difficult. It is impossible to reach success without first failing a few times, so don’t let anything stop you from persisting. Nobody is programmed to be successful at the first try, that is why failure is a normal process in life. Failure is not the end but just a feedback to you suggesting that you change the method or the direction. We all know of failure to success stories or the rise to fame lives of celebrities. Though these stories may looks like an overnight success but in reality success is always preceded by years of struggle, persistence and hard work. Instant success is a myth. Ask yourself, does it make sense to give up ? Success does not come easily to people. To achieve such worthwhile and precious things require positive thoughts, self-control, deep commitment, regular action, high level of self-sacrifice, and a willingness to put in a lot of effort over a long period of time. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Maggie Tuczapska.
Heather Thorkelson is a Canadian dual business owner living in rural Sweden. She runs a business consulting practice that helps small-to-medium business owners grow their bottom line without adding busy-work. She also runs a bespoke polar expedition company that takes discerning travelers on once-in-a-lifetime expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic. But more than anything, Heather is an incurable entrepreneur. She feels deeply that our traditional work environment (the 9-5) goes against what humans need to be mentally healthy Heather Thorkelson is a successful serial entrepreneur, lifestyle business coach and consultant, founder of the Republic Of Freedom, and co-founder of Twin Tracks Expedition, a polar expedition company. She specializes in creating standout experiences where her clients embrace new adventures and become a better human being. After meeting her Swedish husband in Antarctica while on another project, they established a home base in Sweden and run their companies from wherever they choose to be. Suffice to say that Heather has had the opportunity to see the world through a different lens. ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tips: Having help does wonders Asking for help can be difficult. It can chip away at our pride, make us question our own abilities, sometimes create paralyzing anxiety, and yes, sometimes, to some people, make us appear weak. But it doesn’t have to. Because asking for help can also do something else — it can help us create better results. Confident people often ask others for help, not only because they’re secure enough to let it be known they need help but they know that trying to do everything themselves is not always the best use of their time, skills or energy and that it can leave them feeling overwhelmed and stressed and then they can’t do things properly. Confident people find someone who’s good at what they need to learn or get done and then ask for their help and guidance. They know that asking, ‘Can you help me?’ shows respect for the other person’s knowledge and abilities. Otherwise, they wouldn’t ask. Refusing to ask for help is counter-productive; you’re more likely to berate yourself when you can’t get it done well or on time, which only serves to knock your self-esteem and confidence further. Build a network Active networking is vital to career growth. Networking is all about building long-term relationships and a good reputation over time. It involves meeting and getting to know people who you can assist and who can potentially help you in return. Your network includes everyone from friends and family to work colleagues and members of groups to which you belong. The most obvious benefit of networking is to meet potential clients and/or generate referrals which you can then follow up on to hopefully add to your client base. Networking can also help you identify opportunities for partnerships, joint ventures, or new areas of expansion for your business. In addition to the potential of increasing your business you can often find solutions to your own business problems or needs by networking. Live life to the fullest No matter who a person is, what they are currently doing, how much money they have in the bank, and so on, everyone can start living life to the fullest. You just never know what may happen in the future, so taking advantage of the time you have now is very important. No one ever wants their life to flash before their eyes and wonder whether their life was meaningful or not, whether they had a good time, or whether they regret past decisions. Be open to new things and tackle your fears. When was the last time you did something new? So many people live inside their comfort zone when they actually need to branch out every now and then. Yes, stepping outside of your box can be tough, but what if it completely opened your eyes and changed your whole outlook on life? Wouldn’t that be amazing? If you want to learn how to live life to the fullest, this is something you need to do every now and then. You could even give yourself a goal to try something new each day, each week, or each month Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Heather Thorkelson.
"An Olympic gold medal is a crazy thing to want, and a crazy thing to work towards. The odds - even if you are a world-class athlete - are stacked against you. I discovered that the only way to reach our crazy goal was with concrete, everyday habits." Ben Hunt-Davis Ben Hunt-Davis MBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) is a performance expert, coach, facilitator and keynote speaker. He is also Co-author of “Will It Make The Boat Go Faster?”, the story of how the Great Britain’s men’s eight crew won an Olympic Gold medal at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. Ben has spent the last 16 years specialising in leadership and team development and in 2012 he co-founded Will It Make The Boat Go Faster?, a performance consultancy which seeks to transform organisational performance through the adoption of elite sport principles and strategies. Ben and his team have a highly practical approach which focuses heavily focused on the application of performance habits, mindsets and beliefs. Their aim is to ensure that participants genuinely apply new ways of working and behave differently to achieve greater results. Insights Create actionable goals that inspire and excite you Bounce back from setbacks to come out stronger Controlling the controllable Sacrifice is a choice We learn things when we are ready to learn it Analyse your strengths and weaknesses to better evaluate yourself Use your passion as your emotional rocket fuel Turn your "bullshit filters" on to focus better achieving your goal Ben and Will it Make the Boat Go Faster Connect on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/benhuntdavis/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/olympianben) Will It Make the Boat Go Faster (https://www.willitmaketheboatgofaster.com/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Episode Summary Ben had a hard time with ball sports which led him to try out rowing. He fancied the sport and grew to love it. at school I rowed simply because I couldn't catch a cricket ball or hit one. So I rowed, cause I just hated ball sports cause I was rubbish Our guest went to school but found himself choosing the sport he loves than completing a college degree. **I started civil engineering. The next year I started a different degree. I started time planning cause I failed my first year civil engineering and people told me to, planning was easy at about six weeks in, they wanted me to hand some work in which clearly I hadn't done on. The head coach was saying, right, you've got a chance again to the Olympics. Do you want to study or do you want to row? So that was perfect. Back in the day, there was not much money with rowing or sports in general. Ben was challenged to come up with money to support his financial needs as an athlete. Those days, most people rode for a kind of limited amount of time because you got to get on with life and there's no money in it. in 97 John major started the national lottery with the aim that a lot of the money went to sport and then it changed Ben was able to share his training regimen as a rower and how his diet was. We trained seven days a week and we were doing between 15 and 21 training sessions a week. Training sessions varied from two hours to an hour, probably ate about 7,000 calories a day. Ben talks about how he views sacrifices as a choice, Explaining how he chose to train for his goal rather than spending his time partying, getting drunk, which would cost him a training session. I'm not sure how many sacrifices I made because I just did what I wanted to do. There are people quite often will say, what did you give up? Or how many sacrifices (you made), and I'm just not sure I made many cause I think a sacrifice is where you give up doing what you want to do to do something else. And actually what I wanted to do was train hard Ben also talks about how working hard is not enough. Working hard must be accompanied by working smart. This allows one to assess their performance to reach their goal. I thought then that working hard was the answer. If I worked hard enough, it would be all right rather than if I learned fast. And the change that happened in the last two years, my rowing career was, it was learning, but where we were just ruthless about making sure we were learning from every session rather than just working hard. And I wish I have started learning earlier in my rowing career cause I think I probably could've done better Our guest chimes in to what growth mindsert means to him and how to properly process a growth mindset. All the stuff about growth mindset about continuous improvement, right? The theory behind is all really, really simple common sense but common sense isn't common practice and it's actually really hard to do. Reviewing every single thing, every single session you do, meeting you, come at all. What worked? What didn't, what do I do better tomorrow? You need to know what you're good at so you can repeat it. Ben mentions how one should be aware of their strengths and weaknesses and choose to focus on the thing that would allow the "boat to go faster." We couldn't control winning. All we could do was control boat speed. So therefore, boat speed was the most important thing. So therefore we had to do stuff that would make the boat go faster. After Ben's rowing career, he had married and was not able to calculate his next step as if he was enjoying life at the moment. It took Ben 5 months before finding employment and had to work hard to make a respectable name for himself. Ben avoided using the story of being an Olympian gold medal winner to gauge himself on whethere he was good enough. I had no plan past my wedding day. I thought that I'd stopped competing after Sydney, and as soon as I crossed the line, I knew that was it. But what came next? I had no idea. And at that point, I was 28 I'd never had a job. *I wanted to be good at the job for being good at the job rather than what I'd done before. * Ben explains bullshit filters as a way for him and the rowing team to mute outside noises that could distract them from their goal which was to win. When I was rowing, we came up with this thing, bullshit filters about kind of these imaginary or defenders, you can Mark them up to maximum deflection and the bullshit just wouldn't get through. So when people that were telling us that we couldn't do it, that we weren't good enough at that we weren't strong enough, we couldn't do this. It was bullshit. It just wouldn't get through. We wouldn't listen To Ben, there would be days wherein things won't go our way. It happens to everyone. But its how we pick oursleves up from those situations that determine us as an individual and how we reach our end goal. Naturally, it will take time to recover from setbacks, but we should always find the silver lining of every situation and remember your "why." Top Tips Persistence is key Ben’s story is a great example of someone who overcame a stream of constant challenges, but he kept going rather than letting them prevent him from reaching his goal. We may not have the same challenges as Ben, but we should all work to overcome barriers that are thrown at us so we can become better each day. When you get knocked back, get back up straight away. By getting back up and in the game quickly, you don’t lose your momentum and drive. If you whine and feel sorry for yourself you lose ground. Know your Goal Having a target makes you start thinking about how you can achieve it, it’s the starting point in planning what you have to do, to get what you want. The alternative is essentially hope, and I don't see many gold medal winners relying on hope. Work hard, but don't forget to work smarter When Ben trained, it was clear about what he was training for - how to make the boat go faster. It’s about daily actions and thought processes, setting goals and then stretching them. Elite performers don’t simply work hard, they also work differently. By challenging both what they do and how they do it – and by knowing what matters most - they change how they perform, measure it, and improve. Each day, often in small increments, they focus on what will make them better at what they do, check their habits and focus on what matters most for the best possible results against the backdrop of an ultimate goal. Book Get any of the books free on audible (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) Will it Make the Boat Go Faster by Harriet Beveridge & Ben Hunt-Davis (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Will-Make-Boat-Faster-Olympic-winning/dp/1838592962/ref=sr_1_2?crid=18LNQADPWXSLT&keywords=will+it+make+the+boat+go+faster&qid=1581528090&s=books&sprefix=will+it+ma%2Cstripbooks%2C383&sr=8-2) Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Robert Pool & Anders Ericsson (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Peak-Secrets-New-Science-Expertise/dp/B01F4D6VEQ/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3KMQL8DT9EKB0&keywords=anders+ericsson&qid=1581578441&s=books&sprefix=anders+er%2Caudible%2C402&sr=1-1) Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001ANYDAO/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1&tag=bisafetynet2-20) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Ben Hunt-Davis.
Spence Green is the co-founder and CEO at Lilt, a San Francisco-based startup that builds intelligent software to automate translation for businesses. Spence and his partner, John DeNero, started Lilt because they believed that a person’s native language shouldn’t limit their ability to learn, grow, and support themselves. Social problems such as social inequity - resources in a given society are distributed unevenly - rarely have satisfactory technical solutions. Steady advances in computational linguistics have brought us to a time at which universal information access is not just a dream. Insights Why an automated translator is important for the corporate world? A CEO’s job and how he influences the organizational culture. Bringing people from stabilized occupations to take the risk to join a start-up. How automated translators are going to increase the efficiency of multilingual content publishing and marketing. Two books that inspire and guide the CEO of Lilt. The importance of a manager in an organization. Spence and Lilt Connect on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencegreen/) Lilt (https://lilt.com/) Blog (http://www.spencegreen.com/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/lilthq) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Episode Summary Meet Spence Green – currently working on machine-assisted language translation as the CEO of Lilt and with a diverse professional portfolio of having worked as a research assistant at Stanford University, a software and research intern at Google, and much more. Having graduated from Stanford with a PhD in computer science back in 2014, his research area is the intersection of natural language processing and human-computer interaction. Learn why Spence decided on this field of technology and why he thinks that it is important for the corporate businesses across the globe who have to resort to other means of language translation. He works to remove the cross-language barriers hindering significant progress for people. When you’re a business, you want to translate something. You hire one of these companies from the language industry and they hire a bunch of freelancers. You give them the words and they hire these people and they translate the words and they give it back to you. And it’s slow and inefficient. And this is kind of the main reason why more stuff doesn’t get translated. It’s expensive. So, we started to build systems to make that process more efficient. And that’s what we do now. So, we build this system that institutions who these are businesses, governments and academic institutions can use to publish information across language barriers and do that in a much more efficient way. He explains what he does in simple words for the audience and then explains the scope that this research has in different domains. In our field we’re in natural language processing, which is some discipline of artificial intelligence, which is a sub discipline of computer science. Spence also elaborates how getting a chance to work at Google Translate was a significant and unexpected career opportunity for him – almost an adventure. It’s a complicated technology to build that requires in the early days we need to do level people to build the system. And they’re not that many of those people in the world and most of them work for tech companies for very large salaries. He shares what allowed him to convince people from different fields to take the risk to join his start-up company. It’s less my ability to sell or persuade and more how interesting and important the problem in the mission is. And good scientists and engineers are attracted to hard problems. So, if you have heart problems to solve, that’s probably the best thing that you can do to attract great people. Spence also has much to say about what his company has been doing for the past few years and what the business processes and mechanisms are. The process for the last couple of years, is positioning the product in the market so it solves a specific business need. It’s presented in a way that people can understand. You can compare to what they their existing solutions to the problem. It’s priced in way that people understand, and they can get through their procurement departments. Spencer says that he finds comfort in knowing that his human experience is not unique and the problem that he’s facing, other people have faced and solved. And oftentimes, if you have a good mentor or if you’re surrounded by people who have seen more of the film than you have, then you can focus on solving original problems and not resolving problems. Somebody told me a long time ago that a CEO has three responsibilities. People, culture and vision and not running out of cash. And those are kind of a unique things that a CEO can do. And I think that people and culture part that has a lot to do with being able to hire well and then being able to articulate expectations for how you want to mobilize a group of people to work together. And a lot of that is being a very good communicator. He also explains what he expects from the field and the industry overall in the coming few years and how it is going to impact people. Workload will move to machines. I’m less of an optimist. I guess that the entire field will be fully automated and there’s some sort of dystopian future where nobody has a job anymore. I think that’s not really the history of technology, really. The history of technology is you mechanized things that can be mechanized and that frees people up to work on higher order problems. Maybe that’s not true in places like, I don’t know, the copy shop in a business and now you have a printer and you don’t need a copy person. Having been a project manager, he also emphasizes the importance of a manager for organizational performance and the impact that he has. A manager as an individual contributor – you go from assessing your own performance in terms of your individual output to being an organization leader and your performance is the output of your organization. Key Discussion Points [7:50] The importance of automated translators and removal of cross-language barriers. [12:04] How they convinced people to take the risk to join a start-up [15:53] Importance of having good mentors [17:35] Strategies that Spence and his company are currently using. [21:33] Developing into an effective CEO [28:45] The future of the industry and its impact on people. [34:54] Two books by Peter Drucker that guide and inspire our guest – “The Effective Executive” and “Management.” Top Tips Overcoming the language barrier through technology We live in an era of rapid globalization, which is demonstrated by the growing demand for language services. Translation technology solves this problem in two ways. First, it enables translation at a level where it does not need to involve a human. Secondly, we’ve seen translation technology increase human translator productivity. Ultimately, translation is important because it facilitates multilingual communication and allows people from around the world to better understand one another culturally, economically and socially. Translation technology is just getting to the point where the general public will start to see its impact in their everyday lives. Not only are there free, general translation engines online, but even the more tailored, advanced technology is becoming accessible Having a good mentor by your side A good mentor is willing and able to take you on. A good mentor iwill help you stay accountable to your goals, they will help you pay attention and stay on track. A mentor essentially fills those gaps that are missing from your career and professional development growth. If you are lucky enough to find a personal mentor who can be all of these things to you, you will gain an advantage, because you have a secret weapon that can take you to new heights. Lead by example "A leader knows the way, goes the way and shows the way" -John Maxwell Lead a team honestly and authentically. Make sure you "walk the walk." When leaders don't "practice what they preach," it can be almost impossible for a team to work together successfully. How can anyone trust a leader who talks about one thing, but does another? Good leadership takes strength of character and a firm commitment to do the right thing, at the right time, for the right reason. This means doing what you say, when you say it. If your team knows that you'll also do whatever you expect from them, they'll likely work hard to help you achieve your goal. Books Get any of the books free on audible (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) The Effective Executive - Peter Drucker (https://www.amazon.com/dp/0060833459/?tag=devonfir-20) Managing Oneself: The Key to Success - Peter Drucker (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Managing-Oneself-Peter-F-Drucker/dp/163369304X/ref=sr_1_4?crid=106CDRCKL3IAY&keywords=peter+drucker&qid=1581614768&sprefix=peter+dru%2Caps%2C404&sr=8-4) Introduction to Deep Learning (The MIT Press) (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Introduction-Deep-Learning-MIT-Press/dp/0262039516/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=charniak&qid=1581614712&s=books&sr=8-1) Subscribe! 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Petra Velzeboer is a therapist, facilitator and executive coach. She skilled up after a childhood with no education living in a religious cult that erased her identity and future. Through depression, anxiety, alcohol dependence and suicidal thoughts she reached her rock bottom at 25 and decided she had a choice: to learn how to truly live or to end her life now. Over a decade of experimenting on strategies for success and learning everything about mindset and psychology, her life is 100% different than what it might have been! Her goal is to teach others who are near their rock bottom, to help them learn the fast track for improving their lives! Petra and Adversity to Advantage Connect on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/petra-velzeboer/) Adversity to Advatange Podcast (https://open.spotify.com/show/3aeOVpgH3FPcEGnbB9QVLl?si=vyUccu6pRhuwzcPjJykQAg) Listen Notes (https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/adversity-to-advantage-by-petra-velzeboer-eaO362gizp_/) Website (http://petravelzeboer.com/podcast) Twitter (https://twitter.com/PetraVelzeboer) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Episode Summary We go deep on the topic of a growth mindset: what it means, how building a growth mindset can essentially solve all your problems and the tricky situations. Sam found himself in which allowed him to practice these ideas. Sam shares how he’s learned to make good out of any situation by embracing fear! We discuss: Developing a Growth Mindset The journey to becoming an entrepreneur How to get excited by your FEAR Showing up and coping with negative experiences The effect of relentless action on our mental health Habits & Practices to continue Growth Mindset Setting your mindset up for growth Everyone has the ability to learn any skill through hard work and perseverance, it really boils down to your mindset. Fear stops us from challenging ourselves. Crisis & trauma can sometimes be the catalyst for something better! Top Tips Don't be so Afraid of Failure Survive, Don't Fall Apart and Life Goes On Resilience. It’s the secret ingredient to success. If you can figure out how to stay the course and get back in the game after failure, you’ll go places and you’ll make the difference you were intended to make. If you are going places, failure is just part of the deal, but that’s ok. You can fix failure. You can’t fix the things you never tried. You can’t undo those things you never attempted in the first place. If you stop trying, you’ll always wonder about what could have been. That kind of regret is a heavy burden that a lot of people will bear because they played it safe, or maybe even failed a time or two and gave up. Bring It On “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog.” Life throws many curve balls. We swing and most times we miss. The thing to remember is in the end, you will not be judged by the failures you have endured. Instead, people will celebrate you for the guts it took to keep swinging until you finally connected with your big dreams. Skill Breaks We are living in a time when we do most of our work using our minds. We sit in front of computers to develop ideas and create stuff with our minds. The more new things you try, the more active your brain will be. Even if you suck at something, the experience of learning and trying it out will still develop your mind. Plan to learn a new skill every year. Pick up playing an instrument every year. Spend time learning this instrument like this will be something that you’re going to play for the rest of your life. The next year learn to play a new sport. Something that you’ve never tried before. This will both improve your muscles and your mind. Embrace the Things that Scares You "An individual develops courage by doing courageous acts" — Aristotle Fear is a bully. It tells you what to do, and when you obey it, it gains power. However, when you acknowledge what fear tells you but do the opposite, you build courage. The most effective, scientific approach to eliminating fear is to systematically expose yourself to the thing that scares you, starting small and building tolerance as you work your way up. The more you face fear down, the more control you have. Once we understand that, we can systematically expose ourselves to the things that scare us, and in that way, propel ourselves forward. Subscribe! 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"LOSERS quit when they fail and WINNERS fail 'till they succeed" Francis Dinha has been key in orchestrating growth at OpenVPN Technologies, by building a viable business model to assure the Company's continued success. OpenVPN Inc. is a privately held company based in the Pleasanton, California, integrating a suite of leading-edge networking and software technologies. OpenVPN has designed and deployed virtual private network software that provides secure, reliable, and scalable communication services, not only fulfilling the requirements of the traditional remote access solution, but also offering next generation Cloud VPN Software & Services (Private Tunnel) to address the growing demands for securing & protecting the exchange of information across the Internet. Before founding OpenVPN, Francis was the CEO at Iraq Development and Investment projects where he played a principal role in architecting a joint venture to win the mobile communication license in Iraq. He was also the founder and CTO of PacketStream, Inc. PacketStream's main business is the development and marketing of system solutions that enable dynamic Quality of Service (QoS) provisioning of IP networks, including the Internet. Insights Life in Iraq for a Catholic Christian during wartimes. Moving from Iraq to Sweden – the change that our guest experienced and how he feels about it. From Sweden to the United States – how Francis’s life has changed completely. The contrast in life a few decades ago compared to life today. What we take for granted today was a luxury back then. Why Francis always envisioned moving out of Iraq due to his rebellious and freedom-oriented mindset. Extensive information about the evolution of open VPN and how it affected the industry’s advancements. What is expected of the industry in the coming years with respect to increased security, cloud technology, and open-source technology. Francis and OpenVPN: Connect on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/francis-dinha-4268141/) OpenVPN Website (https://openvpn.net/) PrivateTunnel Website (https://www.privatetunnel.com/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Episode Summary From having moved to Baghdad at the age of five and sold goods to survive at the age of eleven, Francis progressed to become the seasoned and expert technologist that he is now. Learn how our guest suffered through the time he spent in Iraq and what it was like to be in such a country during wartime. He also explains why he always thought of moving out due to his rebellious nature. I was thinking, well, I’m going to move out of this country because this is this is not how I want to live. So, I was pretty much very rebellious, had a long hair and, you know, play guitar, and I just want to have a free society. Francis expresses his beliefs and explains why it is important for him. How he was raised, how his faith influenced his life, and what he thinks about having faith. I believe that you have to have faith. You have to believe in something that is greater than you. He also emphasizes the importance of faith in the modern world and explains how it works today compared to how it used to be back then Even in the system we have right now, the environment we have in this world. People believing in something. And it doesn’t matter what’s right and wrong, they don’t rationalize. Our guest also has much to share with the audience in terms of different political systems and how they impact people’s routine lives. The way people look at political figures and politics in general is a bit stupid and you should definitely think more about what it is that you want rather than being on team or team B intensity of fighting over something that doesn’t even matter. Having moved across different political and social systems while moving from Iraq to Sweden to the United States, Francis has learned much and more. How different countries varied in terms of the freedom offered to citizens. I enjoy that free society, but also, I enjoy the kind of the structure in Sweden. I mean, the way they are thinking, the way they build their system in terms of the society, in terms of the welfare system. Our guest also helps us develop an outlook of abundance towards life – how lives of the people from all financial and social classes have improved over time and what we take for granted now is what was considered prestigious back then. All the things that we’re used to are the kind of things that people didn’t have. If you move years ago, you kind of feel like shit healthcare and like horrible food and so on. Our guest also explains how he started his businesses and what he has learned from his experience in the corporate world. This is one of that Steve Jobs’ philosophy. You know that you don’t hire people, that you tell them what you do. You have to hire smart people to tell you what to do. He also shares valuable insight on open VPN and cloud technologies – how they evolved and where they are expected to be in the coming years. We’re going to be launching a new product by the end of the year. It’s our own cloud and that’s targeting almost all businesses. And the idea of that cloud is really to build another secure layer on top of the Internet that you can construct Europe network. I call it VPN on demand. So, on demand, you would be able to do side to side. You would be able to do remote access. You would be able to do a lot of things on the basically online and on the web, pretty much. But we have the infrastructure to do allow you to build. It’s like a toolbox. But it’s really on the cloud itself to allow you to interconnect, you know, all the resources, all the sites you have your users and provide access, control and provide the level of security. He also explains how he hires people for his company and how he incentivizes people to join them while being transparent and straightforward as well. Being a CEO, he knows much and more about the running of a company and its leadership. For us, it’s very hard because there are a lot of these people who can work for bigger companies, but they can’t work for us because they really have to take the initiative to do things. And we make it very clear to them, here is what we’re doing. This is what we have. This is a technology. This is where our vision is. So, we have to treat this as a sales job, too. I mean, as a CEO, you are really a salesperson all the time because you have to sell your idea even to the people you’re hiring. He also explains why the security provided by VPN and cloud is important to companies and what role it plays for them. From a security perspective, I believe VPN is going to play that role in terms of being the connectivity layers that that tunnelling layer that you can connect all these devices into a network. Gain valuable insight on all the aspects of technological advancements – the good and the bad. It facilitates the good deeds as well as the bad deeds. *When you distribute things and you make it peer to peer, then the bad actors come in and take advantage of the technology. And you will see a lot of and you’re seeing already, you know, a lot of frauds, a lot of problems that comes along with it to get some more random questions. * Top Tips Starting Multiple Businesses Owning multiple companies create a great deal of complexity as well as sometimes pitfalls. However the benefits can be many things. If you have businesses that complement each other very commonly we can save each other money. For example, if you have businesses of complementary services, sometimes you may be able to use one company to recruit clients for another. If you were a marketing company, you could use your video production company or artist representation company to help your clients make commercials (you may also be able to take lower revenue on each as you are getting both sides of the transaction. This may lower your price so you can improve your bids and get more clients.) You don’t have to be a millionaire or an influential person to consider running more than one business, although a large budget would probably make it easier! It is certainly possible to run multiple businesses successfully, but it requires organisation and discipline to do so. Not Fearing Failure Fear of failure is a significant obstacle that stands between you and your goals. But it doesn’t have to be. Fear of failure is the intense worry you experience when you imagine all the horrible things that could happen if you failed to achieve a goal. The intense worry increases the odds of holding back or giving up. Being successful relies to a large extent on your ability to leverage fear. Start by setting small goals that will help build your confidence. Learn how to explore and evaluate all possible outcomes rationally and develop contingency plans; and practice thinking positively. By moving forward slowly but steadily, you'll begin to overcome your fear. Surround Yourself with the Best and Leverage Leadership is a team sport. It is not about what one person does, but instead the cumulative actions of everyone in an organization. The best leaders surround themselves with intrinsically motivated individuals who will not only perform at a high level with little oversight but will also push the leader to reflect and grow continually. Steve Jobs famously said, “It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.” Depending on others for guidance and wisdom is not a sign of weakness. On the contrary, it a definitive sign of strength. Effective leadership relies on making smart decisions. Make it easy on yourself. Hire or surround yourself with smart people, get out of their way, and don’t be afraid to let them “tell” you what to do. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Francis Dinha.
Hosting a podcast interview is a lot harder than it sounds. It’s not a simple as having a friendly chat in front of a pair of microphones. If you don’t prepare, you could end up with a boring interview that fails to entertain your listeners and entails you into receiving bad reviews. It can be scary to start a conversation with someone. You might be wondering “what do I say?” or “what if I say the wrong thing?” or “what if people think I’m stupid?” How do you make sure you host a great podcast interview or hold a simple conversation with someone? Sam Harris compiled his top four tips for killing it in an interview ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tips Tip #1 - Listen, Listen, Listen Listen to the guest, don’t fill your head with what you want to say next because, in reality, it will be a response to something they haven’t said yet. Good listening allows us to demonstrate that we are paying attention to the thoughts, feelings and behaviours of the other person (seeing the world through their eyes). This is crucial to maintaining productive relationships, and sometimes the only way to establish communication. Tip#2 - Make Notes but Try Not to have a Load of Questions Don’t pack multiple questions into one unless they are closely related. They can be confusing, especially if the guest has a lot to say. Ask your questions one at a time as you would in natural conversation. Tip#3 - Ask Interesting Questions Basic questions are a no-no Avoid asking basic questions. Asking basic questions make it seem like you don’t know the person you’re interviewing. These are bad: “What are you best known for?” or “What book are you promoting?” Instead, set up good questions by establishing a premise or hypothesis beforehand Tip#4 - Recursive Questions Recursion is a challenging concept. If you're a programmer, then you would have an idea of where I am going. If you don't, I'm happy to explain to you how this goes. Being able to think recursively is very important because solving a problem with recursion is cleaner and easier to implement. It can also be used to break down problems into smaller components — a recursive pattern known as Divide and Conquer. Understanding how asking recursive questions is, this strategy allows you to provide different angles for listeners by opening doors that could lead to an insightful conversation with your guest. Bonus Tip #1- Encourage Healthy Debates Bonus Tip #2 - Find Inspiring Role Models Bonus Tip #3 - Consider your Guest's Feeling Towards a Personal Topic Hoping these tips, which are quite different from what you'll hear or read, help aspiring and experienced podcasters alike be better at their craft of interviewing or conversing, in general. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Sam Harris.
Shifra Khan, a 16 year old BCI developer and Nanotech enthusiast, is on a mission to solve some of humanity’s biggest problems. Shifra is working on identifying huge economically incentivized problems within different industries, roles, and technologies. Being part of TKS - The Knowledge Society, a global community of the world's most curious, driven, and ambitious people that want to make an impact, Shifra honed her abilities as an innovator and an activator. Contact Us You can find out more about us and chat about anything you like Shifra: LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/shifrakhan/) Medium (https://medium.com/@shifrakhancah) Twitter (https://twitter.com/ShifraKhan) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) SAM’S TAKE HOME TIPS Getting Unconventional Success by taking the Unconventional Path The path to success is different for each of us and the path to success is no longer linear. You can create literally anything you want that you're passionate about. You have to take charge of your path, own your differences, and cultivate habits that will allow you to succeed in any environment. Stay Curious Even if you are not sure what you want to do, pay attention to what you love. If you have an expansive curiosity, don’t feel pressured. At the same time, you will need a clear vision to guide your career and give it forward momentum. Man up, or shall I say, Woman up! Once you’ve found your own theme, try to get exposure to every aspect of that industry or process. Even if your career path seems unclear, your talents and interest could one day bloom into something truly amazing. The mindset is you got to learn to figure stuff out"< The Future of Technology is both Promising and Scary Technology has made a tremendous improvement in our lives. It’s hard to function in today’s society without some knowledge of the Internet and computers in general. Technology has changed the ways of education and learning, by providing us the information and data we need in a matter of seconds. But, when it comes to technological advances, people seem to split into two groups: The first one being those who are excited about what the future might hold, and the second one — those who are gravely concerned about the possible dangers of new technologies. Several controversial topics has been talked about in the technological field. These are CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats), Nanotechnology, DARPA's military research and even BCI. These advancements bring up a number of ethical issues worth questioning: Ethical and regulatory challenges Robots as intelligent as humans Neurohacking And much more All in all, the way technology will affect our future depends solely on us. For now, let’s enjoy the present and work towards making a better future for the next generations to come. Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable Doing stuff alone, being with yourself and learning who you are, would be helpful points in being comfortable with yourself. Put yourself in as many uncomfortable situations until you find your silver lining. Don’t be afraid to be selfish. It might just make you a better person. Show Notes The Knowledge Society TKS was started by two brothers, Navid and Nadeem Nathoo, who wanted to create what they wish they had growing upm which is to develop the next-generation of activators that will solve the world's most important problems If we can train Olympic level athletes from a young age, why can't we train Olympic level CEOs and innovators?< Schooling Shifra was actually part of the an Ivy league for 2 years and transitioned to an online school and TKS full-time. It's all about getting unconventional success by taking an unconventional path< The way the system works just isn't optimized for that (unconventional success). But how do you actually begin to optimize for that< Unicorn People Shifra explains Unicorn people in a similar concept of a unicorn company (a privately held startup company valued at over $1 billion), this is a person who impacts over 1 billion people. And most curiculums in convetional schools does not teach how an individual can impact a billion people. To stay on top, you have to do things the majority of people don’t do. People considered as such are Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Nikola Tesla, and Albert Einstein, to name a few. Empathy on the Scientific Field In terms of Ethics, scientific ethics calls for honesty and integrity in all stages of scientific practice. From reporting results regardless to properly attributing collaborators. This system of ethics guides the practice of science, from data collection to publication and beyond. _The core principle we focus on is just empathy and being able to optimalize for how you train yourself to be more empathetic _< The BCI Developer As a Brain Computer Interface developer, Shifra was exposed with the topic before entering TKS. By reading papers about Neuralink and what Elon Musk was up to, she became fascinated by it, It's such a big paradigm shift from our perception of humanity. Human Intelligence remains very stagnant and to me the technology was super fascinating< A Guide to BCI A brain-computer interface (BCI) is a computer-based system that acquires brain signals, analyzes them, and translates them into commands that are relayed to an output device to carry out a desired action. Brain computer interfaces can be classified in three into three main groups: Invasive, partially Invasive and Non-Invasive _I've only been exposed to non-invasive BCI because partially invasive and fully invasive BCI A) they are super expensive and B) there's a lot of regulations surrounding them. And also we just don't know how they work _< Discomfort Challenge Think of the mind as a muscle that naturally tightens up over time unless it is consciously worked upon. Your personal growth significanlty depends on new challenges and activities. Tackle the fear that has kept you from living your best life. Your mind has a way of rising to the occasion. Challenge it, and it will reward you. Challenge your mind — even making it a little uncomfortable by pushing yourself to learn tasks that may not come naturally. Most things seems impossible until they are done. Give yourself permission to think and act beyong the usual. In TKS, we do a lot of consulting challenges, just to build your understanding of the world< So you know how to navigate (challenges in the real world) them later on< BOOKS Nexus (The Nexus Trilogy Book 1) (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nexus-Trilogy-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00TOZI7FM/ref=sr_1_1?crid=32OIN6EXVUL7X&keywords=nexus+trilogy&qid=1580117350&s=digital-text&sprefix=nexus+%2Cdigital-text%2C396&sr=1-1) Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Why-Buddhism-True-Philosophy-Enlightenment-ebook/dp/B01M5IJLOU/ref=sr_1_1?crid=UGYN3VVHI5ZP&keywords=why+buddhism+is+true&qid=1580094835&s=digital-text&sprefix=why+bu%2Caudible%2C338&sr=1-1) Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nudge-Improving-Decisions-Health-Happiness-ebook/dp/B009KERBQI/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=nudge&qid=1580094986&s=digital-text&sr=1-1) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. 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On this episode, Sam Harris talks about time because he has been thinking a lot about life and being happy as much as possible. Sam explores the things that makes people feel sad about their age and also holds back their enjoyment in the moment. After hearing complaints from friends of all ages it seems a wierd phenomonom that everyone over the age of 21 starts to panic about their birthday and in society it is rude to ask peoples age as if the fact they are old is a dirty thing. Thinking about how he would be 30 soon and having to re-watch an episode of F.R.I.E.N.D.S where all cast members were having mid-life crises about turning 30 themselves was a wierd event. Sam panicked about the idea of old age but quickly got over it and presents some of his solutions. https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1508963493744-76fce69379c0?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&auto=format&fit=crop&w=750&q=80 "Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. " > -Mark Twain So I’ve been asking myself this question: What makes so many people scared of aging? And how can people deal with aging? Why people get scared of their age Impending death - It's a logical thing and natural process of life Looking less attractive - Skin ages and being less able Expectations - From watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S, normally one would be established with life by the age of 30. Getting married, having kids, your own house or a job you enjoy Things that might help people deal with their age Thinking about death is just a waste of time. Death is going to happen to everyone and just enjoy life Care for yourself more - Accept who you are and be happy with what you have Imagine yourself as an artist and TIME as your canvas. Paint the most interesting piece you can and celebrate it ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Sponsor - Feals (https://feals.com/growth) Feals has me feeling my best every day and it can help you too.  Become a member today by going to Feals dot com slash growth and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping.  That’s F-E-A-L-S dot com slash growth to become a member and get 50% automatically taken off your first order with free shipping.  Feals dot com slash growth. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Sam Harris.
Meet Aubrey De Grey – Chief Science Officer at SENS Research Foundation, VP of New Technology Discovery at AgeX Therapeutics, and editor-in-chief of Rejuvenation Research, the highest-impact peer-reviewed academic journal focused on postponing aging. He works on the development of medical innovations that can postpone all forms of age-related ill-health with an undivided focus is on rejuvenation: that is, the active repair of the various types of molecular and cellular damage which eventually cause age-related disease and disability, as opposed to the mere retardation of the accumulation of such damage. Our guest tells 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. Insights Switching fields and how it helped Aubrey find fulfilment in his work. Understanding the process of aging – how it happens and what is the rational, sustainable, and effective way to combat it. Why public awareness on the topic is important, and how Aubrey has been striving to raise awareness. What makes us age faster is not just the unhealthy habits of ours, but also the mechanisms like breathing that are essential to our life. Whether fasting helps you combat the aging process or not. A revolutionary view in gerontology and how it became mainstream, thanks to Aubrey's untiring efforts. Where we hope to be in the coming decades in terms of defeating the process of aging altogether or even partially. Why individual contributions are important in the field of gerontology. Aubrey and his foundations Connect on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/aubrey-de-grey-24260b/ - SENS Research Foundation - https://www.sens.org/ The Methuselah Foundation - https://www.mfoundation.org/ ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Sponsor - Feals (https://feals.com/growth) Feals has me feeling my best every day and it can help you too.  Become a member today by going to Feals dot com slash growth and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping.  That’s F-E-A-L-S dot com slash growth to become a member and get 50% automatically taken off your first order with free shipping.  Feals dot com slash growth. Summary Aubrey's Career Path "I wanted to be a scientist, but ultimately, I wanted to make a difference to the world. And I recognized that scientists, in the long run, make the most difference.” Having chosen programming at the age of 15 and for the purpose of making more of a difference to the world, Aubrey continued in that career till he got exposed to something much more demanding. "I started programming, and I thought that one of the biggest problems the world faces is that people have to spend so much of their time doing stuff that they wouldn’t do unless they were being paid for it – I’ll stop that by helping in artificial intelligence research to create more automation. ” Learn why Aubrey chose to switch fields back in 1990 and pursue a career that could ultimately fulfil his desire of being able to make as big of a difference to the world as possible. "Having found out that nobody was working on trying to keep people healthy late in life – not properly, anyway – I thought, what? I better switch fields, really? And that’s what led to my moving into the biology of aging back in the early 1990s. ” https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1566669437687-7040a6926753?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&auto=format&fit=crop&w=667&q=80 Raising Awareness and Concern about the Process of Aging Our guest is the person who played a key role in the introduction and spreading of this revolutionary idea in the field of gerontology – a switch from making efforts for the prevention of ‘aging’ to making efforts for the remediation of the process called ‘aging.’ "I was fortunate enough to have a few ideas in the late 90s that were quite well received, so I rose to great prominence in gerontology very quickly. In the year 2000, I had the idea that comprehensive damage repair is the most promising and practical way to keep people healthy late in life. ” "My goal is and has always been to grow this movement to a point that I become unnecessary, that there are people in the field who are better than me. And then I will retreat into glorious obscurity. ” https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1519171920866-a020bf47357b?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&auto=format&fit=crop&w=750&q=80 A New Concept in Gerontology It took him much and more to make people realize that not only do they want to live, but they also want to live long and live healthy – that eventually leads to the idea that they want to defeat the biologically deteriorative process called aging. "If it’s all about simple health care and if one recognizes that longevity is simply a side effect of not getting sick, then the argument becomes a great deal easier to make. ” Learn why defeating aging is more about reducing the combined effect of time on biological systems than trying to prevent that effect from occurring at all. "The most common sense and most practical approach to keeping people healthy late in life was simply to repair the damage that the body does to itself throughout life, not necessarily perfectly, but well enough so that the overall amount of damage that remains in the body is within the capacity of the body to tolerate. ” https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1505682614136-0a12f9f7beea?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&auto=format&fit=crop&w=751&q=80 Striving for the Cause Aubrey has contributed much and more to the spreading of awareness about all these concepts because that is how the scientists can motivate people from all domains to donate and contribute to the progress of research that eventually benefits the whole of mankind. "If you’re working on something that is interesting and important, it’s not such a problem to get people to come and work for you.” https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1522211988038-6fcbb8c12c7e?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&auto=format&fit=crop&w=750&q=80 Having an Understanding in Multiple Fields Learn how switching fields is one of the most innovative and productive things that can happen in one’s career. It opened a whole new dimension for Aubrey, and it also allows for a profitable transfer of skill sets from one domain to another. "It’s quite clear that when people switch fields, they very often do really good things in the new field because they’ve got the skill set to work on really hard problems because of their transferable skill, but they’re not encumbered by the conventional wisdom that everybody else in the field have.” https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1546188994-07c34f6e5e1b?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&auto=format&fit=crop&w=751&q=80 Hope for the Future Aubrey has high hopes for the future of gerontology and welcomes any feedback or help that people have to offer him on his way to the achievement of these universal goals. "I think within the next 10 years, we will have reached the threshold of research that I historically have called robust master rejuvenation. It’s only a matter of time before we can bring aging under comprehensive medical control.” He also believes that only a collective effort can uproot the problem altogether. "I believe that at the end of the day, this problem of aging will not be solved by one person or one organization. It will be a collective effort because it should divide and conquer approach.” https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1478796415026-3c85ee65975e?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&auto=format&fit=crop&w=750&q=80 Moving Forward Aubrey is trying to get people to move past all the obstacles that are stopping them from being concerned about aging. Any contribution to the movement that he has initiated is much appreciated. "It’s all about past people’s fear of getting their hopes up and knowing that people have been wrong about the defeat of aging right through the history of civilization.” Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Aubrey De Grey.
Tracy Litt, a Certified Mindset Coach, and Rapid Transformational Therapist is the author of the best seller book, Worthy Human. Tracy has much motivation and valuable insights based on her life experiences to share with her audience. Understand what helped Tracy become who she is today, and how her own decisions changed the outcome of what she faced throughout her life. Through gaining mastery over herself to become the best version of herself, learn how Tracy discovered her own importance as a mindset coach, met success on her way to it, and what creates scope for mindset mastery. “Investing in yourself will give you the biggest ROI of anything in your life.” Insights How we develop baseless beliefs about our own abilities and capacities as children and stick to them throughout life. What happens to us is not as important as our response to it – the changes that we make in ourselves because of it. Often, our sufferings arise from within us and are caused by our own decisions on how to respond to certain things. All the things – concepts and behaviours – that are detrimental to our growth and how to manage them. How Tracy gauges and analyses energy levels of her clients and then manipulates them to shift their behaviours. Everything is possible if you change your programming. Where college helps and where it does not. Where it is essential and where it is not. Self-discovery – its importance and its effects on our lives. Tracy and The Litt Factor Connect with Tracy - LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tracylittlester/) Tracy's Coaching - The Litt Factor (https://www.thelittfactor.com/) Tracy's Book - Worthy Human (https://worthyhuman.com/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Summary Meet Tracy Litt, a certified mindset coach, best-selling author, rapid transformational therapist, and awe-inspiring speaker. She is the founder of a personal growth and coaching company called the Litt Factor, and Worthy Human, an inspirational and empowering book. Tracy's Work Tracy helps to remind people of their potential, teach the power of their mind, and support them in nurturing an amazing relationship with one’s self. "One of the things that inspires me to teach and coach people, because you can either be a victim or a warrior no matter what external circumstances coming your way. And you can live your life based on what happens outside of you and be a total powerless entity to what that is." Where Beliefs Form Tracy has much motivation and valuable insights based on her life experiences to share with her audience. Learn how – as kids – we develop certain beliefs that we hold throughout our lives. "Anything that’s ever happened to you that has influenced your ability to fully own your inherent worth is a lie. It’s not true. It doesn’t influence it that way. But when we’re kids, we don’t know that we hold our belief systems and then we end up as adults with a 7-year-old controlling our lives, basically thinking that we’re not enough." Rapid Transformation Therapy Our guest also talks about how she coaches her clients and other people who are in need of a coach with the help of Energy Assessment and Rapid Transformational Therapy. How we show up in life and experience it is determined by our thoughts, beliefs, feelings, and behaviors. "Ultimately, I’m here to impact people. I am a vessel of healing and growth and inspiration. And I also just do what feels good to me. And I think that’s probably the biggest part of who I am. There’s always someone out there in the world who is waiting for you to show up and share what you know and teach." Choices Tracy indicates that the most important thing you have is your power to choose what you believe and think. Everything in your life comes out of you, therefore doing the work of you is non-negotiable if you want to reach your potential and make your dreams a reality. "You get to choose. Everything is based on your power of choice. There is not one thing going on in your life, business, relationships, that isn’t based on your ability to choose. You have a choice; you either take the lesson or keep the pain." Energy Healing Tracy enlightened us that some energy has a catabolic effect on us, which means that our energy levels drop and limit our sense of options. Other energies have an anabolic effect in which our energy levels are elevated and lead us to a state of freedom, choice, power, and fulfillment. Each thought we entertain has an energetic consequence. Over time, catabolic energy injures us while anabolic energy heals or builds us up. "Catabolic energy is you’re a low-level kind of destructive energy and anabolic energy is growth-oriented, productive when higher energy on the energetic scale. It was another tool for me to help a client with self-discovery and understanding where they are energetically and then through the course of shifting certain behaviours." Acceptance It is important to allow yourself to simply feel and be yourself – we must accept our human emotions and responses with open arms without being influenced badly by them. "Getting comfortable feeling all your feelings is a paramount component of living your best life." Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Tracy Litt.
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. Having delivered two TED talks, delivered programs at Harvard and Yale, and spoken at over 80 international conferences, mostly on subjects related to “making money from doing good” and “creating masterpieces,” Noam is now an experienced teacher, consultor, coach and guide for business owners, entrepreneurs, creators, and investors. Noam HiR Dining (http://hiradventure.com/) Instagram ("https://www.instagram.com/noamkostucki/) Connect on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/noamkos/) Youtube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/noamkos) Twitter (https://twitter.com/noamkos) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Summary Learn why it is important to Noam to be adding value to the world and enjoying himself at the same time. *Parts of us are always wanting different things and living in different matrices. We all want things that don’t make much sense when viewed from a broader perspective. The only way to create something magical is to start with something impossible. * Noam shares his radical and influential views about environmental change and other issues that need people’s attention or interest – how their points of view can be manipulated to make them directly link carbon emissions or other harmful substances to the damage they cause and try to be less negligent about such things. Do I need to be constantly producing and always getting better every single second of my hour? Probably no. I could be hanging out and just having a nice time with the people here on the course and observing. Our guest discusses how school teaches us the black and white reality, but it does not teach us how to deal with it. Whether we should maximize our time and stay productive and busy all the time or we should do nothing at all for at least some fixed time periods. Why, sometimes, finishing things that we start or sticking to them is not as important as we think it is? How gender roles are not fixed and how different errors can also make a business unique and successful. *I think that the state of gender is definitely changing a lot. I think that the world is going through a new openness. I think that we’re going through a crisis of masculinity and I think we’re going to see a lot of changes around that. I think that the gender question is definitely going to be a big topic. * Noam has an open, innovative, radical, and revolutionary approach to the topics of gender identity, diversity, roles, expression, sexuality, and much more. He believes that the focus is soon going to shift from the stronger or more masculine side of women to the softer or more feminine side of men. *I love the feeling that as much as the last hundred years have been about empowering women and about elevating women. I’ve got a feeling that this next phase now and the next five years might be the beginning of reconnecting men with both masculinity and femininity. I can see the response to what I’m doing is so surprising. I mean, for metrosexual men and women in Costa Rica, in the US and the Philippines, young and old, it’s really amazing to see how people are responding. * Noam discusses how being on a privileged side of the society in any way makes you unable to complain or be unhappy about anything – especially as a kid – when you keep getting told that there are people who are in a much worse condition. As a young guy, when you are frustrated, you are not allowed to cry because that is sissy, but you are not allowed to shout either. That creates bottled up emotions. A moment that something becomes a routine. It’s time for me to change. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Noam Kostucki.
Noam Kostuki is one of the most fascinating humans on the planet. He is a Ted speaker, successful author, coach and runs one of the top-rated restaurants in Costa Rica. Noam is a deep thinker and observer of life and lives for the moment whilst transcending meaningless baggage that gets in the way of the true self. An endless experimenter he has lived several lives over and enjoys reinventing himself and whatever he is doing in the name of curiosity and adventure. This is possibly the most thought-provoking and life-changing piece of audio I might ever create. It profoundly impacted me and several people who listened to this prior to release so I am confident you will enjoy it too. Be prepared to reconsider: What the point of life is What success really means What are the weird preconceptions you have that are dictating your life and if you really need them. Noam HiR Dining (http://hiradventure.com/) Instagram ("https://www.instagram.com/noamkostucki/) Connect on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/noamkos/) Youtube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/noamkos) Twitter (https://twitter.com/noamkos) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Noam Kostucki.
Meet Jaan Tallinn – an Estonian hacker, physicist, entrepreneur, philanthropist and investor, who 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. Since then, he has co-founded many more companies, been an advisor to the President of Estonia and focused heavily on effective altruism and mitigating existential risks from AI. Insights How programming nourishes the cognitive abilities. The drastic contrast in gaming about twenty to thirty years ago and gaming today. Why programming and other tech-related skills were more valued or exciting in the past. How Kazaa and Skype became successful – luck and effort combined. We are the dominant species on Earth for being the best planners on Earth. The reason why species have gone extinct is that we are modifying the environment to suit us and our needs while making it uninhabitable for them. Superhuman AI may do the same to us. How creating machines that are better planners than us can threaten our dominance on Earth. Incorporating our idea of a good future in those machines or aligning their ideas with ours can help combat this issue. Unpredictability, once introduced into AI, can pose a huge threat to the human race. Jaan Future of Life Institute (https://futureoflife.org/) Effective Altruism (https://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/far-future) 80000 hours project (https://80000hours.org/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Sponsor - Better Help Life is hard and it helps to talk. You can meet online with a qualified therapist tailored to your needs. Specific help for exactly your problems often doesn't exist nearby or requires you to meet someone at awkward times. You can meet the perfect therapist for you at the most convenient times online through the app on video, phone call or text chat. To get 10% off your first-month membership sign up now with the code 'GROWTHMINDSET' https://BetterHelp.com/GrowthMindset Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Jaan Tallinn.
Jessica Templeton is a political scientist and award-winning educator who is the Director of the LSE 100 course. With expertise in global environmental politics and regulation of hazardous chemicals, Jessica is also a writer, editor and team leader for the Earth Negotiations Bulletin, a nonpartisan publication of the International Institute for Sustainable Development that analyses multilateral environmental negotiations conducted under the auspices of the United Nations. I met Jessica at a fascinating AI conference and simply had a lot of fun talking to her. It was a delight to continue our conversation and find lot's of common ground as well as learn about her work in political science and policymaking. A really topical conversation for those interested in how political decisions are made and what we can do to influence them.  Insights The importance of outdoor activities in developing a connection with the environment and nature – excessive and mindless usage of technology may pose a barrier to that. How external influences like the upbringing in a feminist household and being a part of a Quaker school with a unique and distinct focus on equality and inclusion helped Jessica develop her outlook on socio-economic and political aspects of life. Discussion on the topics of gender discrimination practised in professional ecosystems, socio-economic issues, and their addressing, and the effectiveness and implementation of collective action. Taking responsibility for one’s actions as an individual and their impacts on the environment and community. How consumers must become conscious of the impacts of their shopping habits on the environment and thus pressure corporations into producing environment-friendly products by showing an increased inclination towards products and brands that are “green.” The importance and functioning of institutions that work to bring people together internationally to shape policies and reforms regarding rising global concerns. How one can learn more by trying to communicate the knowledge that they already have to other people. How people with different expertise address and view problems differently. The importance of sincere engagement in international negotiations. Jessica and LSE 100 Jessica's University Profile (https://info.lse.ac.uk/current-students/lse100/people/jessica-templeton) Connect on LinkedIn (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jessica-templeton-35351926) The LSE 100 course (https://info.lse.ac.uk/current-students/lse100/about-lse-100) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Jessica Templeton.
Molecular biologist turned entrepreneur, Peter Rowe is an expert in innovation management and biotechnology. As CEO, he leads the Deep Branch Bio's effort in transforming the polluters of today into the producers of tomorrow. We discuss the problems the world faces today and how business can be a driver of change to help solve our biggest issues. Peter's own company works to capture carbon waste gases and turn them into edible protein to help close the loop that is spiralling out of control. Insights The rising concern for protein production across the globe. The methods currently being used to produced proteins – advantages and disadvantages. How carbon dioxide can be used to produce single-carbon proteins. The importance of turning waste into useful products. The importance of a sustainable protein production method. Changing perspectives about and increasing scope of genetic engineering. Valuable information about aqua culture and poultry industries. Peter Deep Branch Bio (https://deepbranchbio.com/) Connect on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterowephd/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Peter Rowe.
Sergey Musienko is the founder and CEO of Atlas Biomed. They provide genetic sequencing and microbiome tests to monitor your health. Sergey is a graduate of the singularity university ran by Ray Kurzweil where he first started working on the idea for Atlas Biomed. They are now one of the leading sources of data and insights into health for the curious and health-conscious human. I have used their tests myself and can highly recommend the insights and the user interface of the website is simply fantastic. There is a tonne of complicated data that they boil down into a really accessible and interesting format. They provide all the key information for how to actively increase your health and life-span with cutting edge science. Insights The importance of genetics in getting to know an individual’s health. How efforts are being made to make medicine proactive rather than reactive. How genotyping can be used to find out the disease risks that individuals face due to genetic mutations? Multi-factorial traits and diseases – how genetic only partially affects them. Combining genetic information with personal data and health records to develop a holistic idea about one’s health. Gut bacteria – their importance, functions, effects, diversity, and even transplants. A diverse diet is essential to maintain one’s health for a long period of time. How Sergey’s company aims to push science Sergey and Atlas Biomed Connect on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sergeymusienko/) Atlas Biomed (https://atlasbiomed.com/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Sergey Musienko.
Colin Billings is a forward-thinking human and change-maker. He first worked on Stitcher which changed the podcasting world we love today. After selling it he thought about what else he wanted to change and ended up with his home and launched "Orro" by securing investment from Yahoo CEO "Jerry Yang". "Orro" is a responsive lighting system for home automation. It adapts to your presence and your habits to bring natural lighting and mood-setting without you ever thinking about it. We discuss a lot of fun stuff on the podcast, some key insights include: How the Orro switch was invented The importance of and need for automated light switches How to explain radical ideas to people and get traction Why people would take the risk to switch from a stable job in a corporation to work for a startup. Raising money in San Francisco What makes a good boss and a great leader? The history of podcasting – Colin’s career with the podcast network called Stitcher. Colin Connect with Colin on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/colinbilings/) Get your new home lighting sorted (https://getorro.com/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Colin Billings.
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Comments (3)

Bestin Bijo

his ideas have merit but damn so forceful about shoving it in

Nov 10th
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Bestin Bijo

thanks man like your style

Sep 9th
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Sam Harris

If anyone wants to ask me a question or leave feedback feel free to reach out here or on twitter

Jun 25th
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