Sam Harris is an entrepreneur, explorer, writer and philosopher. He puts his time into being a keen environmentalist, terrible vegetarian and a raving feminist.
He also enjoys coding, music, reading, comedy, scaring himself and exploring the boundary between life and death more regularly than he should.
Sam has been to over 50 countries and lived in 6 of them. Some highlights include hitchiking across Kazhakstan, visiting North Korea and living in the woods of Tasmania.
He has run several business and managed to even sell some of them, no one knows how, least of all him.
April 14th, 2021 | Season 5 | 32 mins 42 secs
business book, growth, startup tips, tactical advice
Author of 'The High Growth Handbook,' Elad Gil shares his perspective and learnings to scaling startups. It contains tactical advice on key issues for post product-market fit companies such as the role of the CEO, hiring executives, late-stage fundraising, M&A, and other topics.
April 7th, 2021 | Season 5 | 32 mins 55 secs
business mindset, entrepreneurship, startup tips
Notice how rare you hear business talking about the middle part of their venture?
Best selling author, entrepreneur, Chief Product Officer at Adobe, Scott Belsky wrote the book to address topics that he found fellow entrepreneurs seldom discuss. No one talked about the bumps in the road — just how something was great until it failed.
The Messy Middle will outfit you to find your way through the hardest parts of any bold project or new venture.
March 31st, 2021 | Season 5 | 27 mins 20 secs
business mindset, ceo, entrepreneurship, startup tips
The Hard Thing About Hard Things is invaluable for veteran entrepreneurs as well as those aspiring to their own new ventures, drawing from Horowitz's personal and often humbling experiences.
March 12th, 2021 | Season 5 | 33 mins 45 secs
business mindset, entrepreneurs, product development, startup
The Lean Startup is a scientific approach to creating and managing startups, largely based on the lean production process which was pioneered by Toyota in Japan. The book clearly defines what entrepreneurship is all about.
March 5th, 2021 | Season 5 | 31 mins 1 sec
autobiography, business, mindset
Shoe Dog is a memoir by Nike co-founder Phil Knight. The memoir chronicles the history of Nike from its early struggles to its evolution into one of the world's most recognized and profitable companies. It also highlights certain parts of Phil Knight's life.
February 3rd, 2021 | Season 4 | 35 mins 15 secs
best of, philosophy, taleb
Recap of the favourite books we read from 2020 and the biggest lessons we kept with us
January 23rd, 2021 | Season 4 | 38 mins 59 secs
One of the greatest Roman emperors personal reflections and exercises to understand himself and the universe
December 26th, 2020 | Season 4 | 28 mins 44 secs
A wise collection of thoughts around how to live a good life where you pay attention to what matters and don't get caught up with the troubles and trivialities of the world
November 20th, 2020 | Season 4 | 23 mins 3 secs
ideal individual, perfect community, philosophy, plato's ideal republic, socrates
The republic is an examination of justice in an individual and justice in a city. To Plato, justice is an appropriate balance between different parts of the whole.
The individual is said that we should be led by reason, not passion or appetite. Everything performs its proper function, while the republic is established for everyone to perform the social role to which they are most suited.
November 16th, 2020 | Season 4 | 21 mins 22 secs
epicureanism, happiness, philosophy
Happiness is the main goal in life, we can achieve this by pursuing pleasure and avoiding pain. But also by taming our desires and enjoying small things
Epicurus focused on happiness instead of virtue because he observed that humans are pleasure-seeking by nature.
October 19th, 2020 | Season 4 | 25 mins 30 secs
enchiridion, handbook, philosophy, stoic ethical advice
Epictetus was born as a slave around 50 AD. After gaining his freedom he decided to dedicate his life to philosophy, even opening a school. He didn’t write much about himself, most of his knowledge was written down by his students, particularly Arrian.
October 12th, 2020 | Season 4 | 22 mins 56 secs
autobiography, catholic philosophies, saint augustine of hippo
The book Confessions was the first autobiographical work written around 400 A.D. during Saint Augustine's early 40's. Augustine discussed his regrets for following the Manichaean religion and believing in astrology.
Confessions is the most complete record of any single person from the 4th and 5th centuries.
September 25th, 2020 | Season 4 | 34 mins 39 secs
last days of socrates, philosophy, plato
Describes the trial and death of Socrates in 403 BC.
September 19th, 2020 | Season 3 | 48 mins 8 secs
We look back at our discoveries reading a range of different books on racism and inequality
September 14th, 2020 | Season 3 | 29 mins 38 secs
communication, compassion, empathy
An approach to nonviolent living
August 21st, 2020 | Season 3 | 33 mins 46 secs
analysis, equality, racism
A searching re-examination of the assumptions, and the evidence for and against, current approaches to issues of economic and other disparities