Growth Mindset Podcast

112: Adversity to advantage - Randy Ginsburg, Author

May 28th, 2020

Randy Ginsberg

A natural-born entrepreneur, believes that a person’s future is not dictated solely by their past, and even the toughest challenges can be overcome through the power of entrepreneurship. He illustrates this idea through his book, Adversity to Advantage: How to Overcome Bullying & Find Entrepreneurial Success.

Our guest dives into the stories and mindsets behind a group of highly diverse and successful entrepreneurs who were bullied in adolescence yet overcame bullying and used it as fuel to develop themself in the world of business.

Randy has been featured in numerous national press outlets such as Forbes, Entrepreneur,, and Newsweek, and now shares his insights with a wide audience of business leaders, students and parents. Randy constantly works to step out of his comfort zone and re-invent himself through his entrepreneurial endeavors.

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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.



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