The Reconfigured Podcast

Conversations with professionals in various fields and companies


#25 - Patrick Samy: Reaching your peak performance

Today's episode is with Patrick Samy. Patrick is currently working on Peak (, co-founder and CEO of Span (acquired by Eight Sleep). We have talked about several topics from working in big corps, starting your own company, providing market fit, and much more 00:00 Intro 00:23 Patrick Intro 01:08 Peak 09:57 Span (from start till Eight Sleep acquisition) 23:16 Providing market fit 24:48 Perspective on entrepreneurship and product development after acquisition 26:53 Intersection of modern technology on fitness and wellness industry (Artificial Intelligence) 35:45 The influence of Patrick's technical expertise on his approach towards product development 42:02 Working in a big corp (Microsoft) 45:09 The 30 year old rule 47:20 Advice to aspiring entrepreneurs who are looking to build a successful product 56:10 Privacy and security in the fitness/wellness industry 01:04:39 Misconceptions and myths surrounding sleep/fitness products 01:07:32 Intuitive and user friendly design's effects on people's psychology 01:20:02 Most rewarding aspect of Patrick's work and what he is proud of 01:21:59 Does Patrick attribute himself lucky with all of his endeavours and achievements 01:23:53 Doing something that worked out but not for the reason he thought it would work 01:25:59 Patrick's take on what people take for granted 01:29:46 How has Patrick changed in the last 3 years 01:32:31 Mental health question 01:36:23 Outro If you are interested to stay up to date with upcoming podcast episodes then consider subscribing to our newsletter! We release every Wednesday interesting articles and podcast episodes releases, available at Follow us on: Website: Twitter: Instagram: YouTube: Facebook: LinkedIn: