My First Million

By The Hustle & Shaan Puri

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David Owasi
 Jan 25, 2022
MFM has been magical for me. I have learned so much over the last year, everything from how to build businesses, network to personal productivity. The hosts do such a great job of delivering amazing value while also being entertaining!


 Mar 11, 2020

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The Hustle presents - My First Million. A podcast where we brainstorm new business ideas based on trends & opportunities we see in the market. Sometimes we have famous guests, and they do it with us.

Episode Date
Shaan's 9 Unorthodox Management Tips
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) shares his tried and true unconventional management tips that you won't learn in business school. ----- Links: * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (02:40) - Tip 1 Dr. House (05:25) - Tip 2 The Holiday (08:30) - Tip 3 Misery Love Company (09:00) - Tip 4 Hired Too Many (12:45) - Tip 5 Super Power (17:40) - Tip 6 Tesla Master Plan (20:15) - Tip 7 Calendar Audit (21:10) - Tip 8 Peer Groups (22:00) - Tip 9 Kickoff Document ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
May 23, 2022
From the Vault: These Are the Frameworks Every Entrepreneur Should Learn
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We go deep in the vaults to find an episode of Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP), aka the King of Frameworks, sharing his favorite ten frameworks. ----- Links: * Get the PDF version with illustrations - https://www.shaanpuri.com/posts/week-7 * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: 1. Intro (1:30) 2. Your TO-Do List is Killing You (2:40) 3. How To Kickoff a Project (5:35) 4. Big Mario Marketing (9:00) 5. Getting Un-Stuck (12:00) 6. Having an Audience is Like Steroids (19:20) 7. All News is Good News (21:05) 8. Work Like a Lion (22:40) 9. Don’t Sell Saddles (24:00) 10. Cold Emailing to Close Sales (28:00) ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
May 19, 2022
Selling Deodorant for $100M and How to Find Your Best Competitive Advantage with Moiz Ali
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) sits down with entrepreneur and former CEO of Native, Moiz Ali (@MoizAli), to talk about how to find the competitive advantage for your business, three common mistakes DTC brands make, investment tips and more. ----- Links: * Native * Haldirams * Manscaped * Brumate * Moiz's sell sheet tweet * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (04:20) - Starting Native in secret (13:50) - Figuring out your competitive advantage (24:00) - Common mistakes in DTC brands (35:00) - Stock tips on D2C tech companies (38:10) - Real estate investments
May 17, 2022
One Question Friday: Hiring Your First Employee
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) answers one listener's question. On this episode, a UK-based listener asks how to approach making their first hire at their startup. To submit your question and hear yourself on My First Million, go to MFMPod.com and click on the circle with the microphone in the lower right hand corner. ----- Links: * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter.
May 13, 2022
The Billion Dollar Community Propelling Women To The Top - Carolyn Childers of Chief.com
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Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) sits down with Carolyn Childers, co-founder and CEO of Chief, to talk about her million dollar subscription-based business that drives and supports women in corporate leadership roles. ----- Links: * Chief * The New Rules of Business * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (04:10) - What is Chief.com (07:15) - Their billion $ valuation (17:15) - Other opportunities with this business model (20:50) - A vetted community (25:45) - Why they aren't on social media
May 12, 2022
From Blogger To $100 Million Business With Neil Patel
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Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) sit down with entrepreneur and online marketing guru Neil Patel to talk about his success starting as a blogger to making 9-figures in revenue. ----- Links: * Neil Patel * Photopea * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (03:00) - Neil's business history (07:00) - Minority certification (09:00) - Magic Johnson theory (24:45) - Monthly burn rate (38:35) - Neil's philanthropy (49:05) - 9-figure revenue (56:10) - Photopea ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
May 10, 2022
One Question Friday: Someone Stole My NFTs
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Ben Levy (@Benmlevy) answer one listener's question. On this episode, Collin asks how to deal with defeat after his NFTs were stolen. To submit your question and hear yourself on My First Million, go to MFMPod.com and click on the circle with the microphone in the lower right hand corner. ----- Links: * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter.
May 06, 2022
How Content Creators Make Millions
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) talk about how easy it is for content creators to make millions, the women of Elon Musk, trademark scams, and more. ----- Links: * Naked and Afraid * How Is Felix Today * House In Habit * Justine Musk/Quora * WhistlinDiesel * xQcOW/Twitch * The Mind Pump Podcast * Jenna Marbles /YouTube * Trademarks and WTP scam * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (07:10) - Naked and Afraid (10:20) - How is Felix Today (15:30) - Justine Musk on Quora (18:30) - House In Habit on Johnny Depp trial (29:40) - Celebrity poker game (36:55) - How much streamers make (48:50) - Trademark scam ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
May 05, 2022
Billion Dollar Ad Arbitrage: Opportunities Hidden in Plain Sight
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Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) talk about surprising ad arbitrage opportunities, getting vaccinated against cancellation, new media properties, and more. ----- Links: * Outcome Health (acquired by Patient Point) * Cheddar News * @jonsteinberg * Tabs Chocolate * Tabs Chocolate TikTok ad * @Oliver_b1 * @SteveBartlettSC * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (01:26) - Current state of the economy (06:25) - Outcome Health (12:10) - Cheddar (25:20) - Tabs Chocolate (35:30) - Steve Bartlett ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
May 03, 2022
One Question Friday: How Do You Scale A Ghost Kitchen Business?
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) answer one listener question. On this episode, Brian asks how he should grow his successful ghost kitchen business. To submit your question and hear yourself on My First Million, go to MFMPod.com and click on the circle with the microphone in the lower right hand corner. ----- Links: * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter.
Apr 29, 2022
Elon Musk, Mobile Minorities, and How to Overcome Fear
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) react to Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter and much more. ----- Links: * Aceable * Vitalchek * Relx * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (01:30) - Combustion engines and Tesla (08:30) - Human body is a marvel (09:50) - Vocal minority; mobile minority (10:20) - Tesla founder controversy (29:00) - How Elon deals with fear ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Apr 28, 2022
My First Million's Origin Story, How to Find Winners, and More
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) talk about the roadmap for new start-ups, how the podcast came to be and much, much more. ----- Links: * CyberLeads * @alexwestco * Indie Hackers * DeadEyes podcast * Losers Exist, Don't Hire Them - blog post * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (01:50) - Cyberleads.com (11:50) - Question: What would you do if you found a brick of cocaine? (20:35) - DeadEyes podcast (44:30) - How My First Million podcast came to be (51:50) - Winners exist, here's how to attract them ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Apr 26, 2022
One Question Friday: To Raise or Not To Raise?
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Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) answer one listener question. On this episode, Matt from North Carolina asks whether he should raise money to grow his business. To submit your question and hear yourself on My First Million, go to MFMPod.com and click on the circle with the microphone in the lower right hand corner. ----- Links: * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter.
Apr 22, 2022
How to Interact with Famous People, The In-Person Event Playbook, and More
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Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) talk about their interactions with famous people and how to leave a good impression, how in-person events make money (and why they're only getting bigger), and much more. ----- Links: * https://maven.com/samparr/ideation-bootcamp?ss=true * https://www.marathonranch.com * https://blippi.com/ * https://www.vstarentertainment.com/ * https://unreasonablegroup.com/ * The Bill Simmons Podcast * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (04:50) - How to interact with famous people (08:50) - Blippi (12:40) - Vstar Entertainment (25:15) - Building to sell (33:40) - Business Idea: Milo Again (39:40) - Drunk Idea 2: Waiting room experience for Zoom (42:15) - Drunk Idea 3: Give me a personality (46:35) - Drunk Idea 4: Discord property managers (50:10) - Drunk Idea 5: Fit furniture (52:15) - Drunk Idea 6: Bulletin board material ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and Mor
Apr 21, 2022
How to Get Famous on Twitter and Other Listener Questions
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Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) answer your Twitter questions about how they found success. ----- Links: * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (04:40) - Question #1 - Starting again from zero (16:15) - Question #2 - What do look for in business partners (22:45) - Question #3 - How to get Twitter famous (30:45) - Question #4 - Buying a business vs starting one (39:15) - Question #5 - Biggest regrets ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto *#169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Apr 19, 2022
EMERGENCY POD: ELON BUYING TWITTER - Our Reaction and Explanation (Hilarious)
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Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) react to Elon Musk's attempted hostile takeover of Twitter. They analyze why he's doing it, whether they think he'll be successful, and more. ----- Links: * Elon's letter: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/0001494730/000110465922045641/tm2212748d1_sc13da.htm * Punk6529 Twitter: https://twitter.com/punk6529?s=20&t=_z6Y7oL3z9JfPiYx0AqImw * Video of Elon's plan B: https://twitter.com/heydave7/status/1514675952802017282 * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Apr 14, 2022
From Coder to Cartel Boss - The Jeff Bezos of Organized Crime
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) talk about Paul Le Roux and his possible connection to Bitcoin, Peter Thiel's recent crypto speech, the power of knowing exactly what you want, and much more. ----- Links: * https://satoshi.nakamotoinstitute.org/posts/ * https://www.thielfellowship.org * https://mopoints.com * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (03:35) - Le Roux and Satoshi (26:20) - Peter Thiel at Bitcoin conference (45:35) - Why knowing exactly what you want is a super power (53:30) - Business ides: Copy My Trip ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Apr 14, 2022
Getting Rich Quick Sucks - Andrew Wilkinson Teaches You How to Get Rich Slow
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Andrew Wilkinson (@awilkinson) joins Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) to talk about why getting rich slow is better than getting rich quick. They also talk about the five pillars of happiness, how to identify winners, and much more. ----- Links: * https://www.tinycapital.com/ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (00:30) - Sam helps a famous hockey player go viral (07:30) - How Andrew built his social media following (12:00) - Podcast downloads update (14:15) - Getting rich quick vs. getting rich slow (57:20) - How to identify a winner (01:07:30) - The five pillars of happiness ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Apr 12, 2022
The "Genius or Idiot" Game, The Fast Implosion, and More
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Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) talk about Fast and why the company has imploded, other scams like uBiome and Trust No One, and then they play a game called "genius or idiot?" ----- Links: * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UBiome * Fast/Jet ski video: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/tampabayedc_tampabaybiz-econdev-makeittampabay-activity-6828374454192750592-dJIq/ * Trust No One: https://www.netflix.com/title/81349029 ----- Show Notes: (00:30) - Update on Marathon Ranch (02:00) - The uBiome fraud (09:45) - The Trust No One scam (24:30) - Fast's implosion (29:00) - Elon buys Twitter (34:00) - Logan Paul at Wrestlemania (58:45) - Developing the skill of spending money ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Apr 07, 2022
Announcement: Marketing Against the Grain
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The HubSpot Podcast Network is proud to announce our latest podcast: Marketing Against the Grain. Listen here: https://link.chtbl.com/eASRByGO About Marketing Against the Grain: If you want to know what's happening now in marketing, what's ahead, and how you can lead the way, this is your podcast! In this weekly show, HubSpot’s CMO and SVP of Marketing, Kipp Bodnar and Kieran Flanagan, share their marketing expertise - unfiltered in the details, the truth, and like nobody tells it to you. Tune in for high-level perspective, conversation, and the occasional argument as they serve up an honest-to-goodness sense of how you can move your business forward!
Apr 06, 2022
Writing Your Way to Millions with Neville Medhora
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Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) and Ben Wilson (@BenWilsonTweets) sit down with copywriter and entrepreneur Neville Medhora (@NevMed) to talk about copywriting, ----- Links: * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. * https://ahrefs.com/ * https://www.nevblog.com/ * https://copywritingcourse.com/ ----- Show Notes: (01:30) - Introduction to Neville (05:00) - When copywriting first started to click (09:45) - Biggest mistakes in copywriting (19:00) - Neville's decision to die at 85 (28:30) - Are people born creative? (50:45) - Living next door to your best friend ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Apr 05, 2022
5 Big Ideas for a Business with Greg Isenberg
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) sit down with entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Greg Isenberg (@gregisenberg), to talk about big ideas for a new business and much more. ----- Links: * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. * Will Smith slap: https://youtu.be/z4t1CC7-UFE ----- Show Notes: (02:30) - Reaction to Will Smith slapping Chris Rock (15:10) - Business Idea #1 (25:50) - Business Idea #2 (27:50) - Business Idea #3 (33:20) - Business Idea #4 (37:20) - Business Idea #5 ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Mar 31, 2022
Courses That Are Making 7 Digits with Amy Porterfield
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Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) sit down with Amy Porterfield (@AmyPorterfield) to talk about the courses business, her background working with Tony Robbins, and much more. ----- Links: * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (04:00) - What it's like working with Tony Robbins (07:40) - What Amy has learned from other great marketers (10:45) - People who are making a shocking amount from online courses (19:30) - What podcast metrics to pay attention to ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Mar 30, 2022
5 Questions that Will Change Your Life
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Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) answer five life changing questions. ----- Links: * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. * Blake Berg Tweet on 11 Powerful Questions You Can Ask Yourself Today: https://twitter.com/blakeaburge/status/1506257757401456640?s=20&t=XouFvtfvlgp06vJHiU2F4A * NYTimes 36 Questions That Lead To Love: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/09/style/no-37-big-wedding-or-small.html * Joe Rogan episode on plastics and endocrine disruption: https://t.co/UzMN5crrbd ----- Show Notes: (10:00) - Question #1 In what area of my life am I settling? (25:30) - Question #2 What battles do you choose? (34::40) - Question #3 What are you letting in? (40:30) - Question #4 Am I spending time with the right people? Who are the five I want to spend time with? (47:40) - Question #5 In what ways am I in my own way? ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Mar 29, 2022
Two Side Hustle Ideas, The Top Trait of Successful Entrepreneurs, Building a Compound with your Friends, and More
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) talk about how to identify trends, whether it's possible to get ultra-wealthy from cash flow businesses, why they enjoy doing hood rat stuff, and more. ----- Links: * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (03:00) - Dan Porter (25:00) - The meaning of brand (19:40) - Two side hustle ideas: ballin' doctors and family legacy summit (45:30) - Why big companies have terrible landing pages (01:00:30) - Overtime: Ben's dream and building compounds ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Mar 24, 2022
Finding Profitable Business Ideas By Studying Trends, Hood Rat Stuff, and More
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Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) talk about how to identify trends, whether it's possible to get ultra-wealthy from cash flow businesses, why they enjoy doing hood rat stuff, and more. ----- Links: * https://worldview.space/ * https://www.reddit.com/r/antiwork/ * https://www.reddit.com/r/overemployed/ * Bullshit Jobs: https://www.amazon.com/Bullshit-Jobs-Theory-David-Graeber/dp/150114331X * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (03:45) - Shaan's trip to Mexico (07:35) - Worldview (15:05) - Sam's goals for MFM (20:50) - The secret world of how things come to be (29:30) - Identifying trends (42:00) - How many employees does a company needs (49:10) - Why Sam and Shaan love doing hood rat stuff (53:30) - Can you make 9 figures from cash flow businesses? (55:45) - Sam's advice for Warren Buffet (01:03:00) - Being honest about why you start a company ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Mar 22, 2022
Best of This Week: March 18th
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Some of the best moments from this week of My First Million. ----- * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (01:30) - Recapping Mr. Beast and betting on yourself (07:10) - Kanye West and knowing who you are (12:45) - Andrew Wilkinson and juggling successes ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Mar 18, 2022
Hire 1 to Hire 10, Sam Gets Hacked, Shaan Buys a $200K NFT, and More with Andrew Wilkinson
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Andrew Wilkinson (@awilkinson) joins Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) to talk about delegation, hiring 1 to hire 10, how to handle getting hacked, Shaan's $200K NFT purchase, and more. ----- Links: * https://www.tinycapital.com/ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (01:30) - Thoughts on getting hacked (17:15) - Bored Ape Yacht Club and Crypto Punks merger and Shaan's $200K NFT (22:30) - How to navigate volatility in global events (26:40) - The value of starting an agency (33:30) - Thoughts on Lee Kuan Yew (35:15) - Hire 1 to hire 10 (41:10) - Andrew's ghost kitchen (46:00) - Why certain people can have success after success (57:30) - Why bad guys always win (01:15:30) - "The Macolm Gladwell Effect" ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Mar 17, 2022
The Kanye Episode
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Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) talk about Netflix's recent Kanye West documentary, Jeen-Yuhs, and what lessons they learned from watching it. ----- Links: * Jeen-Yuhs on Netflix - https://www.netflix.com/title/81426972 * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (01:30) - Thoughts on the Kanye Doc (21:30) - Being yourself and being obsessed with your craft (23:30) - Summary of lessons learned (28:30) - Weirdly obsessed people ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Mar 16, 2022
Recapping the Mr Beast Joe Rogan Interview, The Billionaire Who Owns the Sports Jersey Market, Betting on Yourself, and More
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Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) recap Mr. Beast's interview on Joe Rogan, talk about people who find their passion early in life, discuss Michael Rubin and how he has taken over the sports jersey market, and more. ----- Links: * Fanatics - https://www.fanatics.com/ * Mr Beast on Joe Rogan - https://open.spotify.com/episode/5lokpznqvSrJO3gButgQvs?si=b931061285fd4e84 * Whatnot - https://whatnot.com/ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (01:35) - Recapping the drunk ideas episode (3:00) - Mr Beast on Rogan (6:55) - Betting on yourself (13:00) - Michael Rubin and Fanatics (19:45) - Growing your market (22:05) - Whatnot ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Mar 15, 2022
Best of This Week: March 11th
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Some of the best moments from this week of My First Million. ----- * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (01:40) - The ABZ framework and getting started (04:30) - Very long distance girlfriend (12:15) - Guerilla recruiting tactics ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Mar 11, 2022
3 Profitable Business Ideas You Should Start in 2022, Dog Food Billionaires, and Focusing on the Next Step with Steph Smith
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Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) are joined by Steph Smith (@StephSmithIO) to discuss why you shouldn't think beyond step 1 when starting a business, how to identify 10X productivity employees, and how to automatically generate side-hustle ideas. ----- Links: * Steph's website - http://stephsmith.io/ * Steph's podcast - http://listenandlearn.co/ * Spring loading community - https://discord.gg/xhhFEwgWTf * NYT First Said - https://twitter.com/NYT_first_said * Nuuly - https://www.nuuly.com/ * MSCHF - https://mschf.xyz/ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (01:30) - Chewie.com Billionaire (6:30) - Are you buying the dip (16:15) - New York Times first said (22:00) - MSCHF (27:00) - Is 10X talent real? (32:30) - Why Steph still works for an employer (40:00) - Nuuly (49:00) - The side hustle generator (01:15:00) - Why Steph still calls her fiancee her "partner" ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Mar 10, 2022
Is Time Out a Billion Dollar Business? - Plus Russian Stocks, Right-Wing Media Sites, and More
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) discuss why Time Out is a surprising business that could be worth a billion dollars, whether it's worth buying Russian stocks, and what Shaan would do to build a large right-wing media property. ----- Links: * Time Out - https://www.timeout.com/ * DC Enquirer - https://dcenquirer.com/ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (01:30) - Time Out (8:25) - Russian stocks (11:30) - Right wing media sites ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Mar 09, 2022
Drunk Business Ideas That Could Make You Millions
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) share some "drunk business ideas." Ideas that sound ridiculous... but might actually work. ----- * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (02:25) - Very long distance girlfriend (10:00) - Extremely large beds (17:10) - HOA Court (25:30) - Business Olympics ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Mar 08, 2022
Best of This Week: March 4th
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Some of the best moments from this week of My First Million. ----- * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (01:30) - David Friedberg on the power of thinking big (05:15) - Raoul Pal on network effects and crypto (10:45) - Sam and Shaan discussing how the Russian oligarchs came to power ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Mar 04, 2022
EXTRA: Russian Oligarchs, Putin, and Sam and Shaan's Thoughts on Ukraine
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Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) talk about the little known story of the Russian oligarchs, and discuss the current situation in Ukraine and how President Zelensky is leading his country through the invasion. ----- * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (00:30) - The story of the Russian oligarchs (13:30) - General reactions to the invasion and the news surrounding it (28:00) - Whether you should pay attention to the news or not (34:30) - Is it worth hearing the other side? ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Mar 03, 2022
How to Think Big with David Friedberg, Founder of Cana
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) sits down with David Friedberg (@Friedberg) to talk about ambition, what he learned from the founders of Google, and how he's aiming to change the world by 3D printing drinks with his latest startup, Cana. ----- * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (01:30) - Dave's background (10:30) - What Dave learned from the founders of Google (16:30) - Why many people have trouble thinking big (31:30) - Dave's new company, Cana ----- Links: * https://www.cana.com/ ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Mar 03, 2022
How Raoul Pal 10X-ed His Money with Crypto and Retired to the Beach
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) sits down with Raoul Pal (@RaoulGMI) to talk about his career, how he 10X-ed his money with crypto, why NFTs are a bubble, winning the game of life, and more. ----- * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (00:35) - Why Raoul lives in the Cayman Islands (07:30) - Winning at the game of life (16:15) - How Raoul got into crypto (30:10) - Why NFTs are a bubble (43:15) - How crypto could revolutionize the music industry ----- Links: * https://www.realvision.com/crypto ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Mar 02, 2022
John Lee Dumas On How He Saved $1,000,000 In Taxes By Moving To Puerto Rico, How He Makes His Money, and More
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Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) bring John Lee Dumas onto the show to talk about why he moved to Puerto Rico, how he makes his money, why he went on a 10-day fast, and more. ----- * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (2:20) - Interview with JLD begins (06:05) - Why JLD reveals his revenue (10:30) - Why he moved to Puerto Rico (19:30) - How JLD invests his money (39:15) - How he makes so much money on podcast sponsorships (47:15) - Businesses that JLD is jealous of (50:30) - Going on a ten day fast (57:30) - Sam and Shaan recap the interview and talk about fasting, a progress report on Milk Road, and more ----- Links: * https://www.eofire.com/ ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Mar 01, 2022
Best of This Week: Feb 25th
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Some of the best moments from this week of My First Million. ----- * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (00:45) - Player hater's ball and common bad ideas for businesses (07:30) - Desperation Induced Focus (14:30) - Why Shaan needs more hobbies ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Feb 25, 2022
Why "Desperation Induced Focus" Is the Key to Success, Plus Listener Questions
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@theSamParr) bring you the second edition of the Player Hater's Ball. They discuss the things they think don't work: bad business ideas, bad investing advice, bad life advice, and more. ----- * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (00:25) - Silent retreat in Portugal (04:10) - The raw meat experiment (14:30) - Desperation-Induced Focus (23:30) - Specialty License Plates (30:00) - Sam's pickup line to his wife (33:45) - Dharmesh's Wordle copycat and people who make things (44:35) - Start of listener questions: What do you hold in your portfolio? (47:30) - How to negotiate value of company you're selling (58:15) - How many Twitter notifications do you get per day? (01:08:05) - What would you invest in for the other person? ----- Links: * https://wordplay.com/firstword * https://rkg.blog/desperation-induced-focus.php * https://www.instagram.com/rawmeatexperiment/?hl=en ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Feb 23, 2022
Player Hater's Ball: Personal CRMs, Richard Branson, NFTs, and More
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@theSamParr) bring you the second edition of the Player Hater's Ball. They discuss the things they think don't work: bad business ideas, bad investing advice, bad life advice, and more. ----- * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (01:05) - Cold emailing Mark Cuban (03:00) - Nomad and short term rentals (09:15) - The Player Hater's Ball (31:30) - Worst things in crypto (38:40) - Bad billionaires (48:30) - Bad investment advice ----- Links: * https://www.thrasio.com/ * Richard Branson on Conan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BrKiG1cUPA * https://www.intelius.com/ ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Feb 22, 2022
Billy of the Week: Chris Aker
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Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) talk about Billy of the Week Chris Aker and how he was able to maintain 100% control of his $900M company. ----- * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Feb 21, 2022
Best of This Week: Feb 14th
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Some of the best moments from this week of My First Million. ----- * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (01:05) - The BTC thieves and Sam's interaction with them (10:30) - Paper cut companies (18:30) - Max Lytvyn on how he knew Grammarly could be a big opportunity (23:25) - How to avoid accidentally over-indexing ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Feb 18, 2022
Are the Olympics a Waste of Time?, The Tinder Swindler, Paper Cut Companies, Money Therapy, and More
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@theSamParr) discuss the Olympics and whether it is worth while to spend time trying to get a gold medal, companies that make billions solving small "paper cut" problems, why Sam thinks he needs a money therapist, and much more. ----- * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (00:20) - The Paralympics and the Olympics (18:15) - Creating new docs and "paper cut companies" (28:05) - How to create great experiences (37:20) - Is Sam Ovens legit? (46:55) - The 0.01% Rule (52:50) - Money therapy (57:00) - The Tinder Swindler ----- Links: * https://www.golinks.io/ * https://coolors.co/ * https://www.boardroominsiders.com/ * https://pitchbook.com/ * The Tinder Swindler: https://www.netflix.com/title/81254340 ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Feb 17, 2022
Asking The Founder Of Grammarly How He Built A $13 Billion Company
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Sam Parr (@theSamParr) sits down with Max Lytvyn (@Max_lytvyn), co-founder and head of revenue at Grammarly, to talk about the founding story of the company, how he grew it from 0 to $13B in revenue, why he decided to hire an outside CEO, and much more. ----- Show Notes: (00:00) - Max's background (05:15) - Why people underestimate Grammarly (12:00) - Grammarly's breakthrough moment (24:40) - Business ideas that go with Grammarly ----- Links: * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. * Grammarly.com ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Feb 16, 2022
Ideation Bootcamp, Bitcoin Thieves Steal Billions, Stonks.com, and More
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@theSamParr) discuss Sam's new course on coming up with business ideas, Stonks.com, the key to building a billion dollar internet business, and finally they discuss the couple that stole billions of dollars in Bitcoin... and just got busted. ----- * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (00:25) - Bill Gates jumping over a chair (02:40) - Sam's new course - Ideation Bootcamp (16:00) - Stonks.com (29:30) - Squared Away (36:50) - Cal.com (42:45) - Anywhere School (49:45) - The great crypto heist of 2022 ----- Links: * Bill Gates chair video: https://youtu.be/KxaCOHT0pmI * Sam's new course: https://maven.com/samparr/ideation-bootcamp * https://stonks.com/ * https://www.gosquaredaway.com/ * https://cal.com/ * Milk Road on Bitcoin thieves: https://www.milkroad.com/p/billions-money-laundering-yc-rappers ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Feb 15, 2022
From Sleeping on Gym Floors to $100M with Alex Hormozi
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Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) are joined by Alex Hormozi (@AlexHormozi) to discuss his journey from sleeping on gym floors to making millions, sales techniques that can earn you $100k per month, how he got so ripped, and more. ----- * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (00:25) - Explaining Alex's business (09:55) - Alex's background and how he got his start (28:55) - Starting a supplement business (33:30) - How to get big commitments up front (47:30) - Alex's 5 AM to 4 PM schedule (54:45) - How Alex got jacked (59:30) - Sales advice ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Feb 10, 2022
Wordle Copycat Loses It All, Introducing Milk Road, and Guru Shaan on Finding Your Next Project
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Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) are joined by Ben Levy (@BenMLevy) to discuss the story of the World copycat who topped the app store charts and then lost everything, Shaan and Ben's new project, Milk Road, and how to pick your next project. Find out more about Milk Road at MilkRoad.com. ----- * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (00:25) - Why Sam is only eating fruit and meat (04:00) - Wordle copycats (24:00) - The many businesses of Pomp (35:30) - Why what you do and who you do it with is more important than how hard you work (42:15) - Focusing on the things that give you energy ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Feb 08, 2022
Best of This Week: Feb 4th
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Some of the best moments from this week of My First Million. ----- * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (00:50) - Ryan Breslow, founder of Bolt, shares why he called out Stripe and YC (11:12) - Nathan Barry says how to become a billion dollar creator (24:00) - Ryan Holiday shares why he works with a traditional book publisher and how he stays a top-selling author ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Feb 04, 2022
Ryan Holiday on The Economics of Book Writing, Why You’re Monetizing Your Media Business All Wrong, His Split with Tucker Max, and More
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Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) are joined by Ryan Holiday (@RyanHoliday) to discuss how Ryan makes and spends his money, why he opened a book shop, what fuels him, why he decided to sell coins instead of tee shirts, and much more. ----- * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (00:28) - Background on Ryan and MFM (05:42) - Stories and learnings from Peter Thiel (07:20) - Why to sell coins instead of shirts (31:45) - Why to publish through a traditional publisher (42:00) - Buying a ghost town (52:00) - What fuels Ryan? (56:15) - Ryan's daily routine (58:30) - Ryan's thoughts on Tucker Max ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Feb 03, 2022
How to Become A Billion Dollar Creator with Nathan Barry, Founder of ConvertKit
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@theSamParr) are joined by Nathan Barry (@NathanBarry) to discuss ConvertKit and how Nathan has grown it to over $200M, how to become a billion dollar creator, why he refuses to give Shaan a price discount, and much more. ----- * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (00:25) - Nathan's real estate investment making $15k a month (03:10) - His background (10:00) - Discussion on whether or not annual plans are worth it (15:50) - The billion dollar creator and the best ways to monetize (50:00) - Nathan discusses some of his failures and what he would do if he were starting over (01:01:30) - Shaan asking Nathan for a discount ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Feb 02, 2022
Did This Man Just Expose the Silicon Vally Tech Mafia? - Ryan Breslow, Founder of Bolt
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@theSamParr) talk about how to learn any skill, whether Dan Price is legit or a fraud, Dave Friedberg and Cana, and what a chicken wing actually is. They are then joined by Ryan Breslow (@theryanking) of Bolt to talk about the latest controversy surrounding his Twitter thread, and why he's trying to take down what he considers to be silicon valley's tech mafia. ----- * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (00:30) - The Hustle's New Podcast (03:45) - Podcasting and how to learn any skill (07:10) - The Day You Became A Better Writer (10:50) - Maven and Shaan's Power Writing Course (14:30) - Is Dan Price a fraudster? (20:00) - Dave Friedberg and Cana (32:00) - Ryan Breslow joins the show and explains his background (43:45) - The Y Combinator controversy (01:27:45) - Sam and Shaan recap the Ryan interview ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Feb 01, 2022
SPECIAL: Walt Disney (Part 1)
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Special cross-post from How to Take Over the World. Walt Disney's childhood, adolescence, how how he got his start in animation, and his first successes. To find more episodes like this go to httotw.com or search "How to Take Over the World" wherever you get your podcasts.
Jan 31, 2022
Billy of the Week: Alex Hormozi
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Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) talk about (non) Billy of the Week Alex Hormozi, how he has made $72M over the last 5 years based mostly around gym businesses, and discuss whether he is legit. ----- * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Jan 31, 2022
Best of This Week: Jan 28th
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Some of the best clips from this week. Let us know what you think of the new format by tweeting at @ShaanVP, @theSamParr, or @BenWilsonTweets. ----- * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (00:50) - What it takes to become a billionaire (08:30) - Val Katayev on testing new ideas (14:25) - The Rock's tequila business (16:38) - Overcoming imposter syndrome ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Jan 28, 2022
Is The Rock Going to Make $1B+ From Tequila? + Placebo Water, STR Update, and More
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@theSamParr) have a classic idea shoot around where they talk about things like The Rock becoming a tequila billionaire, a placebo water called Felix Felicis, Sam gives an update on his STR group, and much more. ----- * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (00:23) - Previewing the Ryan Holiday episode (coming next Wednesday!) (1:35) - Becoming a billionaire/trillionaire (12:37) - Sam's STR Group (16:15) - SpeedTest (22:35) - The Rock's tequila business (24:35) - Sam and Shaan's new employment opportunities (32:10) - Shaan's silly ideas: Felix Felicis and Galimony (38:10) - @ElonJet twitter account ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Jan 27, 2022
$1M By 19, $100M+ By 35 -- Here's How He Did It
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Sam Parr (@theSamParr) sits down with Val Katayev (@ValKatayev) to talk about how he got his start making millions from a ringtone business, why he's currently launching a startup in the jewelry industry, what has fueled him to greatness along the way, and much more. ----- * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (00:23) - Val going viral on Twitter (1:35) - How he got his start (19:15) - How he builds launches new products (37:40) - Are you driven by money? (42:30) - How Sam accidentally exposed Val ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Jan 26, 2022
Someone Paying Our Producer $100K for Advice? - Here's the Story
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Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@shaanVP) talk with producer Ben Wilson (@BenWilsonTweets) about his unique opportunity with a high net worth individual and how to monetize his podcasting business. Sam and Shaan then discuss how to make money with short term rentals, turnkey ways to make money in college, and much more.  _____ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. _____ Show Notes: (00:20) - Producer Ben's big opportunity (10:40) - Making big money through consulting calls (22:12) - The State of Shaan's angel investments (32:00) - The advantage of being long-term oriented (37:00) - Short term rentals (45:15) - Tailgate Guys and selling to universities ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Jan 25, 2022
Tech Startup Ideas for the Farmer Economy
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Shaan Puri (@shaanVP) and Sam Parr (@theSamParr) discuss FarmCon 2022, how Shaan got Covid, tech startup ideas for the farmer economy, how to develop value and a sense of mystique in your personal brand, and much more.  _____ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. _____ Show Notes: (00:18) - Should babies pick their own name? (02:50) - Shaan gets Covid (08:22) - How to have Slack meetings (10:15) - FarmCon and business ideas for the farm economy (51:20) - How to create personal brand equity (59:00) - Sam's short term rental crew (01:01:15) - Steady.capital (01:06:22) - American Kingpin (01:11:50) - Announcing the winner of the clips contest ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Jan 20, 2022
Brainstorming The Best Business Ideas To Start In 2022 with Noah Kagan
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Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and is joined by Noah Kagan (@NoahKagan) to discuss the most profitable businesses on AppSumo, the best business ideas to start in 2022, businesses you can start with zero startup costs, and much more.  _____ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. _____ Show Notes: (00:30) - TheColdPlunge.com (04:15) - OkDork.com (05:55) - How to grow a YouTube channel (10:45) - TikTok vs YouTube (13:50) - Chrome extension businesses (22:20) - What Mint.com did wrong (32:45) - How to become "Wirecutter for the end of the world" (34:10) - One person businesses and businesses with zero startup costs (34:40) - The best selling AppSumo app of all time (49:30) - Noah's yearly and monthly reviews (54:17) - Best buys under $100 ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Jan 18, 2022
Greatest Hits of 2021 (Vol. 2)
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On this episode, we bring you some of the best and most popular moments from My First Million in 2021. This episode specifically highlights some of our best guest moments. Let us know how you like the episode and if we should do greatest hits in the future!  _____ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. _____ Show Notes: (00:40) - Rob Dyrdek masters time (12:45) - How Hasan Minhaj prepares for his shows (17:50) - Steph Smith talks about one-person companies making millions (29:05) - Jack Abraham talks about frameworks for billion dollar companies ----- Links: * Episode 224 with Rob Dyrdek * Episode 244 with Hasan Minhaj * Episode 248 with Steph Smith * Episode 225 with Jack Abraham ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Jan 14, 2022
Saas Companies that Anyone Can Start with Rob Walling
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Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Ben Wilson (@BenWilsonTweets) discuss Sam's article defending Theranos, airport houses, and conducting an end of year family review. They are then joined by Rob Walling (@RobWalling) who talks about great SaaS business that anyone could start.  _____ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. _____ Show Notes: (00:20) - Airline neighborhood with houses and hotels (06:45) - Sam on the front page of HackerNews for defending Elizabeth Holmes (12:20) - The family board meeting (18:30) - Rob Walling joins the show. About Rob. (30:30) - Why you should or shouldn't sell your business (42:30) - Rob's favorite Saas businesses that he's working with (50:50) - Rob's ideas for new SaaS companies that anyone could start (01:10:10) - Founding a company as a non-technical founder ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Jan 11, 2022
Greatest Hits of 2021 (Vol. 1)
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On this episode, we bring you some of the best and most popular moments from My First Million in 2021. Let us know how you like the episode and if we should do greatest hits in the future!  _____ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. _____ Show Notes: (01:10) - Michael Jordan's house (12:45) - Mob tours (19:00) - Dopamine detox with Andrew Wilkinson (26:30) - Shaan's goal setting framework (30:00) - Betting on yourself w/ Ariel Helwani ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More Clip 1 (1:10) - MJ's house Clip 2 (12:45) - Mob tours Clip 3 (19:00) - Dopamine Detox w/ Andrew Wilkinson Clip 4 (26:30) - Shaan's Goal Setting Framework Clip 5 (30:00) - Betting on Yourself w/ Ariel Helwani
Jan 07, 2022
Sam Decides What To Do With His Life
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Sam Parr (@theSamParr) tells Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) three options of what he's considering working on in 2022, and Shaan gives him advice on what to choose and where to focus his time and energy.  _____ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Jan 06, 2022
Sam and Shaan's New Year's Resolutions
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@theSamParr) discuss why Sam makes new year's resolutions, why Shaan doesn't, and what they're focusing on this year.  _____ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Jan 06, 2022
Doomer Optimism, The Economics of Book Publishing, and More
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Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) discuss doomer optimism, why Sam is prepping for the apocalypse, the economics of book publishing, why most authors don't make any money, and much more.  _____ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. _____ Show Notes: (01:03) - How Sam got knocked out last weekend (08:50) - Doomer optimism and prepping for the end of the world (18:43) - Lessons learned from Lex Fridman interviewing Elon Musk (33:50) - The economics of book publishing ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Jan 06, 2022
MFM Goes Viral on TikTok, Solana Billionaires, Right to Be Forgotten, and More
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@theSamParr) discuss how they were able to get more than 10M views on TikTok, why Solana billionaires are giving them FOMO, the right to be forgotten and companies that are helping people achieve it, and much more.  _____ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. _____ Show Notes: (00:30) - How MFM went viral on TikTok (07:55) - Right to be forgotten and Reputation.com (21:20) - Making billions from Solana (39:50) - Moving to Silicon Valley with nothing (45:50) - Reflections on eComm (01:00:00) - SOS and OpenSea ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Jan 04, 2022
The 2021 Milly Awards
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Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) are joined by Andrew Wilkinson (@awilkinson) to go through their 2021 Milly Awards. They hand out awards like "billionaire of the year," "best investment of the year," "best podcast guest," and more.  _____ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Would you like to participate in our clips contest? Earn up to $10k by remixing My First Million episodes. To learn more, go to mfmpod.com/clips. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. _____ Show Notes: (03:00) - Billionaire of the year (15:00) - Company of the year (23:00) - Unsexy simple business of the year (29:40) - Best investment (41:30) - Worst investment (51:15) - Favorite digital tool, favorite physical tool, under $100 and over $1,000 (1:02:25) - Best thing you learned about yourself and best relationship hack (1:17:00) - Book of the year and best new follow or subscription (1:21:00) - Shaan's story of meeting Rupert Murdoch (1:28:00) - Best podcast guest and best hang (1:39:15) - Favorite company, industry, and predictions ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
Dec 30, 2021
The Story of Black Market Kingpin Ross Ulbricht + Sam Does an AMA
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Sam Parr (@theSamParr) is joined by producer Ben Wilson (@BenWilsonTweets), to do an AMA of questions asked on Twitter and talk about the story of Silk Road creator and black market kingpin Ross Ulbricht. Sam also shares his personal history with Ross and what it was like to meet him.  _____ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Would you like to participate in our clips contest? Earn up to $10k by remixing My First Million episodes. To learn more, go to mfmpod.com/clips. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. _____ Show Notes: (00:20) - Start of AMA: What are you excited about in 2022? (09:05) - What are you most proud of about MFM? (09:45) - Ben's first time being recognized in public. (13:00) - Celebs or high-profile people Sam gets nervous around (15:30) - Start of Ross Ulbricht story (30:10) - How Ross got caught (36:55) - Story of Sam meeting Ross
Dec 28, 2021
Billy of the Week: Tyler Perry
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Sam Parr (@theSamParr) sits down with Steph Smith (@StephSmithio), indie creator and host of the "Sh*t You Didn't Learn in School" podcast, to talk about Tyler Perry and how he was able to become a billionaire in the entertainment industry.  _____ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Would you like to participate in our clips contest? Earn up to $10k by remixing My First Million episodes. To learn more, go to mfmpod.com/clips. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter.
Dec 23, 2021
Companies of One that Make Millions with Steph Smith
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Sam Parr (@theSamParr) sits down with Steph Smith (@StephSmithio), indie creator and host of the "Sh*t You Didn't Learn in School" podcast, to talk about companies with only one employee that are making millions and what we can learn from them.  _____ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Would you like to participate in our clips contest? Earn up to $10k by remixing My First Million episodes. To learn more, go to mfmpod.com/clips. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. _____ Show Notes: (00:50) - How Steph plans to become a billionaire (04:30) - BuiltWith.com, Levels.io, and Ugmonk. (08:00) - Carrd. About.me. Unfold. Media kits. (11:30) - NextEpisode.net (18:30) - The MotoMeter (22:15) - HeadLime (26:00) - Sites that have a surprising amount of traffic - GlitchnDealz.com, FoodTimeline.org (40:30) - "Your listicle is my opportunity" (45:15) - Magnus Carlsen and chess
Dec 23, 2021
This Year's Best Twitter Accounts to Follow
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Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) share their favorite Twitter accounts to follow and what they have learned from them.  _____ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Would you like to participate in our clips contest? Earn up to $10k by remixing My First Million episodes. To learn more, go to mfmpod.com/clips. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. _____ Show Notes: (00:30) - Sam's body fat % (05:50) - @Post_Market (09:00) - @Ramit (15:40) - @GoodMarketingHQ and @George_Mack (17:55) - TheKanyeStory.com (20:25) - @PessimistsArc (33:25) - @ryanholiday and @dailystoic (38:50) - @AviralBhat (40:40) - Sinocism by Bill Bishop (47:50) - @Woonomic (53:15) - @fjamie013 (55:08) - @nikitabier (55:50) - @haralabob
Dec 21, 2021
SPECIAL: Steve Jobs (Part 2)
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This is a special release of the 2-part Steve Jobs series from the How to Take Over the World podcast with Ben Wilson. Description - Today we're talking about Steve Jobs, the innovator, businessman, and technologist who has arguably shaped our world in the 21st century more than any other person. This episode explores his life, strategies, tactics, work habits, leadership style, and more. _____ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Would you like to participate in our clips contest? Earn up to $10k by remixing My First Million episodes. To learn more, go to mfmpod.com/clips. * Want to win an hour of time with Sam and Shaan? Tap here to enter the contest. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. * Click here to find out if you won $1,000 from the review giveaway: https://youtu.be/xsaO0H-0wg0 * If you won, please contact bwilson@hubspot.com
Dec 17, 2021
SPECIAL: Steve Jobs (Part 1)
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This is a special release of the 2-part Steve Jobs series from the How to Take Over the World podcast with Ben Wilson. Description - Today we're talking about Steve Jobs, the innovator, businessman, and technologist who has arguably shaped our world in the 21st century more than any other person. This episode explores his life, strategies, tactics, work habits, leadership style, and more. _____ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Would you like to participate in our clips contest? Earn up to $10k by remixing My First Million episodes. To learn more, go to mfmpod.com/clips. * Want to win an hour of time with Sam and Shaan? Tap here to enter the contest. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. * Click here to find out if you won $1,000 from the review giveaway: https://youtu.be/xsaO0H-0wg0 * If you won, please contact bwilson@hubspot.com
Dec 17, 2021
Half-Baked TV Show Ideas, Miss Excel Making Millions, The Adventure Challenge, and More
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@theSamParr) discuss half-baked TV show ideas that they think could be popular, how Miss Excel is making millions, the unexpected rise of The Adventure Challenge, and much more.  _____ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Would you like to participate in our clips contest? Earn up to $10k by remixing My First Million episodes. To learn more, go to mfmpod.com/clips. * Want to win an hour of time with Sam and Shaan? Tap here to enter the contest. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. * Click here to find out if you won $1,000 from the review giveaway: https://youtu.be/xsaO0H-0wg0 * If you won, please contact bwilson@hubspot.com _____ Show Notes: (03:22) - Miss Excel (20:15) - Monthly.com & Descript (27:20) - Genetic testing and GEDMatch.com (34:00) - The Adventure Challenge & The Adventure Book (44:05) - Half-baked TV show ideas
Dec 16, 2021
The Company You Would Build If You Had the Time, the $5M Question, VR Therapy, and More
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Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) discuss the business model of touring and creating live shows, how Andrew Lloyd Webber became a billionaire, what they would do if they knew they would make $5M no matter what, EMF protected pants, and more.  _____ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Would you like to participate in our clips contest? Earn up to $10k by remixing My First Million episodes. To learn more, go to mfmpod.com/clips. * Want to win an hour of time with Sam and Shaan? Tap here to enter the contest. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. * Click here to find out if you won $1,000 from the review giveaway: https://youtu.be/xsaO0H-0wg0 * If you won, please contact bwilson@hubspot.com _____ Show Notes: (00:20) - Sam threw up at a waterpark (02:55) - YouTube creators for kids (9:50) - The business model of touring (18:20) - Creating a Y Combinator of content (22:12) - The company you would build if you had the energy and the time (25:30) - Starting a company based on who you want to employ (31:15) - VR therapy (36:30) - What would you do with $5M per year? (41:30) - Sending gifts internationally to business partners (55:20) - The man pretending to be Satoshi
Dec 14, 2021
Hasan Minhaj - Comedy, Netflix, Haters, & Money
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) sits down with award-winning comedian Hasan Minhaj to discuss how he prepares for his shows, how he stays in the moment, his struggles dealing with anonymous Twitter trolls, what he has planned for the future, and more.  _____ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Would you like to participate in our clips contest? Earn up to $10k by remixing My First Million episodes. To learn more, go to mfmpod.com/clips. * Want to win an hour of time with Sam and Shaan? Tap here to enter the contest. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. * Click here to find out if you won $1,000 from the review giveaway: https://youtu.be/xsaO0H-0wg0 * If you won, please contact bwilson@hubspot.com _____ Show Notes: (00:45) - Shaan and Hasan's daily routines (13:30) - Is entrepreneurship inborn or learned? Is comedy? (18:30) - Hasan's process for preparing for a show (21:00) - Why comedians need to work out (31:00) - How to deal with feedback/haters (55:00) - Creating instead of consuming (1:21:00) - How creators can get leverage back from corporate interests
Dec 13, 2021
EMERGENCY POD: Shaan Reacts to Better.com CEO Firing 900 Employees
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) reacts to the Better.com CEO firing 900 employees on Zoom and explains what went wrong and how the CEO could have done better. To see Shaan's reaction vid on YouTube, click here: https://youtu.be/9NRMaZ_nGw0
Dec 10, 2021
Fitness Hotels, Steel-Manning, and Why the Creator Economy is Overhyped
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Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) discuss new business ideas including building a fitness hotel, the mental model of building a steel man argument, and why the creator economy might be overhyped.  _____ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. _____ Links: * Click here to find out if you won $1,000 from the review giveaway: https://youtu.be/xsaO0H-0wg0 * If you won, please contact bwilson@hubspot.com Show Notes: (00:54) - Announcing review contest winners and. introducing the clips contest (04:50) - Recapping the Noah Kagan episode (12:30) - Steel-manning (16:05) - Why speech and debate nerds end up successful (27:39) - RockAuto.com (33:00) - Why Sam is going to start a fitness hotel (38:00) - ManualsLib.com (43:57) - Why dentists are some of the top creators on YouTube (46:00) - Why the creator economy is overhyped (01:13:35) - Dane Cook's amazing growth hack
Dec 09, 2021
How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, QVC for Mobile, and More
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@theSamParr) break down Mr. Beast's Squid Games recreation and talk about how he was able to get 100M views in less than four days. They also discuss a number of business ideas including chrome extensions, building QVC for mobile, and more.  _____ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. _____ Show Notes & Links: (00:26) - Recapping Sam's conversation with Noah Kagan. (05:38) - Recapping and breaking down the Mr. Beast Squid Games (22:45) - Sam's real estate YouTube project (30:55) - Ad Block and chrome extensions (36:20) - Rolling up gaming platforms (44:05) - QVC for mobile (47:48) - How to get numbers out of someone who's reluctant to share (52:25) - Levels.io and remote work
Dec 07, 2021
Noah Kagan: Notes From Meeting Peter Thiel and Books that Helped Him Make Millions
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Sam Parr (@theSamParr) is joined by Noah Kagan (@noahkagan) to discuss how AppSumo started, what he's working on now, what he learned from his recent meeting from Peter Thiel, the books that have had. the biggest impact on him, and what he's reading now.  _____ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. _____ Show Notes & Links: (0:30) - Noah's schedule and what he's working on now (11:30) - Why Noah doesn't think 10 years ahead (22:15) - Does being rich really make you happier? (Yes) (35:05) - Noah's thoughts from meeting Peter Thiel and startup cities (47:10) - How would you live differently if you were a billionaire? (58:15) - What Noah and Sam are reading
Dec 02, 2021
SPECIAL: The Rothschilds (Part 2)
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This is a special release of the 2-part Rothschild series from the How to Take Over the World podcast with Ben Wilson. Description - How did the Rothschilds go from a poor family inhabiting a part-share of a home in a Jewish ghetto to the richest family of all time in less than 50 years? Listen to how they reach their zenith, and what has happened to the family since then on How to Take Over the World. _____ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter.
Nov 30, 2021
SPECIAL: The Rothschilds (Part 1)
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This is a special release of the 2-part Rothschild series from the How to Take Over the World podcast with Ben Wilson. Description - How did the Rothschilds go from a poor family inhabiting a part-share of a home in a Jewish ghetto to the richest family of all time in less than 50 years? Listen to how their story begins on How to Take Over the World. _____ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter.
Nov 30, 2021
Thanksgiving Special: Great Finds (Products, Apps, Media)
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On this special Thanksgiving episode, Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) share their favorite products they are using, apps they have downloaded, and media they are consuming.  _____ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. _____ Show Notes & Links: (5:05) - Zero (7:30) - Five Minute Journal (9:30) - The Science of Gratitude (13:20) - Othership (15:30) - fatFIRE Subreddit (26:00) - Confessions of a Hectomillionaire (27:35) - Archive.today (36:55) - Chris D'Elia YouTube (41:35) - Rose Namajunas "I'm the Best" (42:14) - Primitive Technology YouTube (46:30) - How to be Great by Steph Smith (47:15) - More Plates More Dates (48:25) - Little Golden America PDF (50:15) - Everyday Habit Tracker (51:40) - Camo (54:05) - How to Sell Anything by Tony Robbins (56:00) - The Boron Letters by Gary Halpert
Nov 25, 2021
Unbundling Disney, Why CNN is Just Like the WWE, YouTube Creator Camps, and More
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Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) discuss Shaan's recent trip to Disneyland and talk about a number of business ideas that involve unbundling Disney. They also talk about PFP NFT projects, why CNN is just like the WWE, YouTube creator camps, and much more. At the end of the episode, they pick six $1,000 winners from the recent review contest, so if you submitted a review, stick around to see if you won.  _____ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. _____ Show Notes: (00:48) - PFP NFT Projects (12:40) - Business ideas from unbundling Disneyland (50:30) - YouTubers making creator camps (53:35) - Sh*tty billy of the week: Mike Goguen (46:50) - BS studies and why CNN is like the WWE
Nov 24, 2021
How to Have an Early Adopter Mindset, ConstitutionDAO, Optimizing Twitter Bios, and More
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@theSamParr) talk about what an early adopter mindset is and how to adopt it, the ConstitutionDAO and whether it's a good idea, how Gary Vaynerchuk used NFTs to create the greatest preorder of all time, why you should use your Twitter bio to put yourself out there, and more.  _____ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. _____ Show Notes: (00:18) - Recapping the Huberman episode (07:55) - ConstitutionDAO (18:17) - How Gary V is using NFTs to create the greatest preorder of all time (30:51) - The differences in how rich people lives (46:50) - How to adopt an early adopter mindset (59:05) - Why your Twitter bio should be about your future
Nov 23, 2021
Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Pomp Worth?", and More
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Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) talk about the recent Barstool sports drama and how to react to getting canceled, Billy of the Week Bryan Johnson and his extreme body monitoring, the future of apparel retail and automated drive-throughs, and more. They also play a special game called "How much do you think Pomp is worth?" and discuss his latest decision to return investor money.  _____ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. _____ Show Notes: (01:23) - Dave Portnoy vs The World (24:30) - The future of apparel retail and automated drive-throughs (44:20) - Billy of the Week: Bryan Johnson (01:07:35) - How much is Pomp worth? (01:11:00) - The pitfalls of being mini-famous _____ Links: * Focusing on What Is Most Important
Nov 18, 2021
Dr. Andrew Huberman’s Path to Fame, Money, and Total Human Optimization
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Dr. Andrew Huberman, Professor and Neuroscientist at Stanford University and host of the Huberman Lab podcast, joins MFM hosts Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@theSamParr) to talk about how he's been able to create a top 10 podcast in less than a year, his morning routine, the diet and fitness trends where he calls BS, and much more.  _____ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. _____ Show Notes: (00:21) - A brief introduction to Dr. Andrew Huberman (02:40) - Dr. Huberman's punk rock background (16:47) - Dr. Huberman's mission statement (24:07) - Why he continues to be a professor even with a very lucrative podcast (29:12) - His morning routine (44:17) - The three easy things you can do to most improve your health and focus (59:45) - What Dr. Huberman is bad at (01:02:09) - The health fads that Dr. Huberman disagrees with (01:12:17) - Dr. Huberman's drugs of choice (01:32:00) - Whether being famous is enjoyable or not _____ Links: * Huberman Lab * Cal Newport books including Deep Work and So Good They Can't Ignore You
Nov 16, 2021
How To Get the Most Out of Every Event, Surprisingly Successful Keto Businesses, and the World Premier of Southern Sam’s Sticky Icky
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MFM hosts Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) talk about how to get the most out of any event you attend, keto nutrition businesses that have been crushing it, and even brainstorm the creation of MFM's latest spinoff project: Southern Sam's Sticky Icky.  _____ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. _____ Show Notes: (01:07) - Getting the most out of events (05:28) - Elon Musk's latest tweet & Charity Water (27:11) - AJ Patel (30:37) - Quest Nutrition (37:04) - Southern Sam's Sticky Icky (43:00) - Oklahoma Smokes (46:13) - Roast of Zillow and OpenDoor
Nov 11, 2021
Why Everyone Is Wrong About the Metaverse, Gaingels, Companies that Don't Advertise, and More
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MFM hosts Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) talk about the Metaverse and what everyone is getting wrong about it, the billion-dollar investment group that no one knows about, companies that are able to achieve viral growth without marketing, and much more.  _____ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. _____ Show Notes: (00:18) - Corporal punishment in schools (04:56) - Shaan's viral tweet and what everyone gets wrong about the Metaverse (30:18) - The UFC and Rose Namajunas (39:00) - Real estate agent networks (43:30) - Gaingels: The giant investment group that no one has heard of (51:45) - Companies that don't advertise (58:00) - What should MFM do to advertise and grow? _____ Links: * Gaingels * BiggerPockets * Shaan's viral tweet
Nov 09, 2021
Shaan Challenges Sam to Ignore His Limits, Michael Rubin is the Billy of the Week, and More
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MFM hosts Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@theSamParr) talk about the power of intensity, billionaire of the week Michael Rubin, how they respond when people pitch them ideas, and much more.  _____ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. _____ Show Notes: (03:04) - The power of intensity (19:03) - Rolling sushi with no experience (28:21) - Billy of the week: Michael Rubin (38:20) - Shaan makes a challenge (46:14) - How Sam and Shaan respond to pitches (47:09) - The De Beers diamond monopoly
Nov 04, 2021
The Next Big Social Media Network Will Be On the Blockchain. Nader Al-Naji Tells Us Why.
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Nader Al-Naji (@nadertheory) joins Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) to discuss the future of social media on the blockchain, why social network users should have their own coin, and much more. _____ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. _____ Show Notes: (00:26) - The social blockchain (15:28) - Details about Deso and BitClout (25:33) - Why Nader initially tried to go anonymous (38:56) - Building value for creators into the blockchain (46:00) - Personal questions about Nader (56:24) - Nader’s BitClout portfolio _____ Links: * Deso * BitClout * CloutFeed * PolyGram
Nov 02, 2021
Ariel Helwani Is Building His Own ESPN. He Already Has 1m+ Followers. He Tells Us How.
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Ariel Helwani (@ArielHelwani) joins Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@theSamParr) to discuss why he decided to leave ESPN to go independent, how he structures his business, how he decided to do MMA, why niches get riches, the power of leaning into controversy, and much more. _____ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. _____ Show Notes: (05:30) - Ariel's background (13:05) - Leaving ESPN (20:24) - How Ariel drives revenue at his new operation (28:50) - How Ariel originally decided to do MMA (40:00) - Why Ariel gives away his Substack revenue (48:05) - Audience building techniques (58:50) - Leaning into controversy _____ Links: * BreakingT * Ariel Helwani YouTube channel * Helwani Nose (Substack)
Oct 28, 2021
MFM Goes to Jail - Plus Startup Cities, Prospera, Julian Shapiro Building a Ranch, Testing Out Big Purchases, and More
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Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) discuss Sam’s recent trip to a federal prison and what he learned there, whether startup cities are the wave of the future, why more people should test out big purchases, and much more. _____ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. _____ Show Notes: (00:20) - Sam shares his experience helping to educate inmates at a prison in Indiana. (08:42) - Shaan shares his experiences also working to educate inmates (25:58) - Prospera and startup cities (37:19) - Why Julian Shapiro is building a ranch in the middle of nowhere (44:55) - Testing out your big dreams (01:03:00) - Teddy Roosevelt and Vladimir Putin _____ Links: * Prospera * Julian Shapiro’s thread on his ranch * The Rise of Teddy Roosevelt * How to Take Over the World - Vladimir Putin
Oct 26, 2021
From $300k to $35M+ Selling Dog Ramps with Ramon Van Meer, CEO & Founder at Alpha Paw
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Ramon Van Meer (@RamonVanMeer) joins Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) to discuss why he prefers to buy businesses rather than build them, his best tools for new business research, how to make sure you’re not buying a lemon, learning to code in a week, and much more. _____ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. _____ Show Notes: * (00:56) - How to write a viral tweet thread * (06:40) - Why buying businesses can be better than building them * (14:58) - Ramon’s soap opera gossip website * (28:05) - How to make sure you’re not buying a lemon * (38:15) - How Ramon learned to code in a week * (42:50) - Shaan and Ramon play “would you rather?” * (49:30) - Shaan agrees to a boxing match with Sam _____ Links: * Centurica.com * Helium10 * Alpha Paw
Oct 21, 2021
Dopamine Fasts, Cruise Ship Investing, and Elon Musk vs. Jeff Bezos Feuds with Andrew Wilkinson, Co-Founder of Tiny
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Andrew Wilkinson (@awilkinson), Co-Founder of Tiny, joins Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) to talk about how he found joy through a four-week dopamine fast, why it can be better to make safer “cruise ship investments” rather than startup investments, how Andrew’s last appearance led him to start a D2C maternal healthy company, and much more. --------- * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. --------- Show Notes: * 00:20 - Andrew’s monk-like retreat from technology * 01:45 - What triggered his “digital meltdown” * 09:20 - The power of a 4-week dopamine fast * 22:40 - Why Andrew bought Aeropress * 30:45 - “Cruise ship investing” vs “speed boat investing” * 37:30 - The benefits (or lack thereof) of being famous * 39:33 - How coming on MFM led Andrew to be able to start a DTC pregnancy health company * 49:15 - Readwise and the Feynman method for learning * 52:41 - The pitfall of constant optimization * 01:07:35 - When Andrew met Steve Jobs * 01:17:32 - Elon Musk & Jeff Bezos’s Twitter beef --------- Links:  * Tiny * JoelOnSoftware.com * Wanting * Readwise * Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage * Elon Musk & Jeff Bezos Thread
Oct 19, 2021
Near Death Accidents, Hitting $1B ARR, and Selling Like the Grateful Dead with Brian Halligan, Founder & Executive Chairman of HubSpot
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Brian Halligan (@BHalligan), founder & executive chairman (and former CEO) of HubSpot, joins Sam (@TheSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) to discuss what he learned from nearly dying in a snowmobile accident, how he took HubSpot from nothing to $1 billion in ARR, and what he learned about marketing from the Grateful Dead. He also discusses what he does day-to-day, why he has always preferred inbound marketing, how to manage creatives, and much more. --------- * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. --------- Show Notes: * (1:37) Brian’s snowmobiling accident that nearly killed him * (7:18) How Brian’s life has changed since * (13:07) What Brian actually does day-to-day * (28:39) Why has always Brian preferred inbound marketing * (32:00) Businesses that can be built on top of HubSpot * (33:34) Org chart business opportunities * (36:14) Climate Tech Opportunities * (50:50) How to Manage Creatives * (55:35) What the Grateful Dead can teach us about marketing
Oct 14, 2021
How Brumate Made $20M with 0 Employees, Why Carpet Cleaning is the Perfect Teenager Side Hustle, How to Do an Energy Audit, Shahid Khan is the Billy of the Week, and More
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Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) discuss Brumate, the company that scaled to $20M without a single employee, how F*** You Pay Me is helping influencers discover what they’re truly worth, how to do an energy audit, and much more. --------- * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter --------- Show Notes: 0:00 - Recapping Rob Dyrdek and when to work to be most productive 10:35 - How to do an “energy audit” 12:50 - Brumate - the company making $20M with 0 employees 17:40 - Companies making businesses selling water bottles 19:45 - How MVMT sold for $100M+ 21:50 - Shaan will start a coconut water brand with you 26:47 - Carpet cleaner businesses - the perfect teenager side hustle 29:35 - The life-changing power of making your first side-hustle dollar 31:40 - Billy of the Week: Shahid Khan 40:55 - F*** You Pay Me - how influencers are getting paid 44:00 - How to make better investor updates 48:00 - Sam’s update on becoming a fitness influencer 54:25 - Why Shaan gets free merch and Sam doesn’t --------- Links: * vcguide.co * F*** You Pay Me * MVMT * Brumate * Cabal
Oct 12, 2021
3 Patterns for Great Business Ideas with Jack Abraham, Founder, Managing Partner & CEO at Atomic
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Jack Abraham (@jackabraham), Founder, Managing Partner & CEO at Atomic, sits down with MFM hosts Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@theSamParr) to talk frameworks for great business ideas, how one hour can have more impact than everything else you’ve done in your career, the Jenga law of time management, and much more. --------- * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel * Want to found a company with Jack? Check out Atomic VC Future Founders * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter --------- Show Notes: * (1:06) How Shaan originally met Jack * (3:20) The secret to startup studio success * (5:22) Why Jack has banned brainstorming sessions * (23:30) Top lessons learned from the greatest VCs in Silicon Valley * (28:22) The Jenga Law of time management * (33:30) Crazy ideas Jack decided not to pursue * (41:32) Patterns behind great business ideas * (53:56) The value of focusing on one thing vs having your hands in a lot of things * (59:40) Jack’s views on the future of crypto
Oct 07, 2021
#224 - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Dyrdek from 0 to $405M in Exits
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Rob Dyrdek (@robdyrdek), founder & CEO of venture studio Dyrdek Machine, former professional skateboarder, and star of hit shows like Rob & Big and Ridiculousness, joins Sam (@TheSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) to discuss how he transitioned from acting and athletics to venture capital and how he structures his many business interests. He also talks about how he structures his life to achieve maximum human optimization, why he’s glad he didn’t have TikTok growing up, and much more. Show Notes: * (00:57) Why Ridiculousness is always on MTV * (11:35) How Rob structures his business, money, and time * (16:49) How Rob tracks his time with custom scripts * (26:22) The transition from skater kid to human optimization * (35:40) The value of opening your finances * (44:16) Why Rob is glad he didn’t have TikTok growing up * (58:29) Why Rob is trying to create a “Drake equation” for business Links: * Rob’s Podcast: https://dyrdekmachine.com/build-with-rob
Oct 05, 2021
#223 - Sam & Shaan Bet $500, Ozy Media Scam, Why Google is Dying, and More
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In this episode Sam (@theSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) discuss the latest news on the unfolding Ozy Media story, discuss why Google might not be a dominant tech giant in ten years, and place a bet on whether Shaan can make $10k in a day with a mall Santa scheme. --------- Show notes: * (1:00) How to explain My First Million * (2:53) Why furniture-less design is the new style * (9:46) Shady sh*t of the week: Ozy Media * (19:44) The research power of Newspapers.com  * (30:37) Blue-collar side hustle: Mall Santas * (38:46) Sam and Shaan make a $500 bet * (40:40) Royalty-free music and its AI-generated future * (43:04) Why NerdWallet persisted * (53:13) Why big companies shut down products worth $10s of millions * (58:48) Why Google and Facebook employees are soft
Oct 01, 2021
SPECIAL: Peter Diamandis on the Longevity Opportunity, Bitcoin’s Bull Case and Musk vs. Bezos
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About: Peter Diamandis is the Founder & Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, which leads the world in designing and operating large-scale incentive competitions. He is also the Executive Founder and Director of Singularity University, a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges and build a better future for all. As an entrepreneur, Diamandis has started over 20 companies in the areas of longevity, space, venture capital, and education. He is also co-founder of BOLD Capital Partners, a venture fund with $500m investing in exponential technologies. Diamandis earned degrees in Molecular Genetics and Aerospace Engineering from MIT and holds an M.D. from Harvard Medical School. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (1:02) Peter’s background * (5:07) The science of longevity * (10:26) What are the sub-verticals in longevity? * (14:47) How long can humans live? * (18:49) Will longevity lead to overpopulation? * (23:09) How living to 130 will affect finance * (24:34) Why Peter is investing in Bitcoin * (33:53) The intersection of Bitcoin and longevity * (34:40) Will there be a crypto Xprize? * (35:34) Peter’s space career (including the first XPrize) * (40:12) Why SpaceX’s achievements are so impressive * (42:20) Musk vs. Bezos * (46:53) The importance of mindset * (53:34) How to change your media diet * (56:31) What is the superpower for Musk, Bezos, Larry Page, Richard Branson? --------- Links mentioned in podcast:  * XPrize (https://www.xprize.org/) * Peter’s newsletter (https://www.diamandis.com/subscribe) * Futureloop (https://www.futureloop.com/) * Peter Diamandis website (https://www.diamandis.com/) * Peter’s Bitcoin webinar with Michael Saylor (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFxEM29LyeE) * Peter interviews Elon Musk for the $100m carbon removal Xprize (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BN88HPUm6j0)
Sep 29, 2021
#222 - How to Get a Slice of Harvard's Billion Dollar Case Study Industry
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In this episode Sam (@theSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) break down Harvard's publishing arm and how you can create something to get a slice of the action. Sam also shares how he would approach Trends if he were to make it again. They also talk about the end of the MFM NFT auction and Shaan recaps a LinkedIn post about the early days of Canva. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. * The Canva story - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/21-questions-from-aussie-startups-highs-lows-lessons-learned-perkins/ --------- Show notes: * (0:59) Shaan is jacked * (2:53) Strength correlations to longevity * (11:02) The MFM NFT * (15:06) Harvard Business Review * (25:35) Getting in on the case study game * (31:37) Other spaces to make this work * (34:58) Maybe don't fake it til you make it * (39:50) On investor due diligence * (45:33) Don't be this guy * (53:42) The long path for Canva's success
Sep 24, 2021
#221 - How to Make Millions With a Modern Day Infomercial
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In this episode Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@theSamParr) break down a 30-year-old infomercial and they discuss the modern day approach that can make you millions. They also talk about businesses built around trust, professional certifications, and what investors Shaan would call first if he was raising. You'll also meet a serial entrepreneur who is this weeks' Internet Founder of the Week. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (0:57) Meet a future guest * (4:34) Building a business around trust * (9:17) The problem with content businesses * (12:25) Subscription opportunities for content based businesses * (18:30) Trust as a service businesses * (23:01) Someone got a little blue checkmark * (25:16) The health department score is BS * (28:34) Klout reimagined * (32:14) Thoughts on professional certifications * (34:24) Meet Matt Mickiewicz * (42:12) Guthy-Renker - direct marketing masters * (53:07) The modern day infomercial * (59:19) The first five investors Shaan would call
Sep 22, 2021
SPECIAL: Thomas Edison (Part 3)
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This a special release of the 3-part Thomas Edison series from the How to Take Over the World podcast with Ben Wilson. Description - All of my Edison notes that didn't make it into Part 1 & Part 2, including: Edison vs. Tesla Edison vs. Elon Musk Puritanism and Edison How Edison Went Deaf (Maybe) --------- * How to Take Over the World - https://www.httotw.com/ * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas.
Sep 18, 2021
SPECIAL: Thomas Edison (Part 2)
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This is a special release of the 3-part Thomas Edison series from the How to Take Over the World podcast with Ben Wilson. Description - How did Thomas Edison rise from obscure origins in a frontier town in Michigan to become the most famous man of his age and one of the greatest inventors of all time? In part 2, we cover Edison's life from his invention of the light bulb to his death. --------- * How to Take Over the World - https://www.httotw.com/ * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas.
Sep 18, 2021
SPECIAL: Thomas Edison (Part 1)
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This is a special release of the 3-part Thomas Edison series from the How to Take Over the World podcast with Ben Wilson. Description - How did Thomas Edison rise from obscure origins in a frontier town in Michigan to become the most famous man of his age and one of the greatest inventors of all time? In part 1, we cover Edison's life from his birth up through his invention of the phonograph. --------- * How to Take Over the World - https://www.httotw.com/ * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas.
Sep 18, 2021
ANNOUNCEMENT: A Special Series Drops Tomorrow
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We're excited to announce that tomorrow we are releasing a 3-part series from one of Sam's favorite history podcasts, How to Take Over the World. In this episode Sam (@theSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) talk with Ben Wilson (@BenWilsonTweets), the creator of the How to Take Over the World Podcast (@HTTOTW), about his research process and they all share favorite moments from the series. --------- * How to Take Over the World - https://www.httotw.com/ * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas.
Sep 17, 2021
#220 - 12 Startups That Can Make You a Millionaire (Sara's List)
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In this episode Sam (@theSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) update "Sara's List". This was a list of companies Sam and his wife created 5 years ago when she was looking for a job. What was the criteria? They had to be established startups who had the potential to 5-10x over the next 5 years. She went with Airbnb. If you are looking for a new job, check out these 12. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (1:01) Sara's List 2.0 * (6:59) Flexport * (9:30) Zapier * (13:16) Uniswap * (18:07) Anduril * (21:45) Replit * (27:39) Airtable * (31:01) Figma * (33:38) Rippling * (36:35) OpenStore * (40:23) Faire * (41:33) NexHealth * (43:31) OneTrust
Sep 17, 2021
#219 - How to Make Billions with a Niche DTC Clothing Line
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In this episode Shaan (@ShaanVP) reveals the creation of the first My First Million NFT. Sam (@theSamParr) and Shaan also talk about Laird Hamilton's Superfood company, whether people should lie more, and they share their reactions to an recent twitter thread. They close out the episode with ideas around other niches Figs could work for, opportunities with crypto conferences, and in creating retreats. --------- * The MFM NFT - https://bit.ly/MFM-NFT * Stripe for Vice - https://twitter.com/mrskylor/status/1437182707675504640 * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (1:53) Laird Hamilton's publicly traded company * (6:04) The battery theory * (10:17) The MFM NFT * (14:08) The Stripe for vice story * (20:00) Should people lie more? * (23:32) Figs for construction * (35:40) Meet George Barber * (37:12) Meow Wolf for immersive experiences * (41:11) Two bit circus * (44:15) The big opportunities with crypto conferences * (47:29) Event & retreat opportunities * (51:36) What success can look like in VC
Sep 15, 2021
#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates
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[Updated] In this episode Sam (@theSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) talk about what Shaan has learned over the last week by taking a Bill Gates-inspired week off to dive deep into crypto. They also talk about Wilbur Wright, identifying stories from your work experiences, and who they follow in real estate Twitter. They close it out talking about a Twitter thread with a different take on levels of wealth and then potential solutions to Sam's occasional panic attack. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (1:53) The backstory of Wilbur Wright * (9:26) First, last, best, worst, weirdest * (12:44) Sell the story * (17:02) Real estate Twitter * (29:17) Opportunities for niche content creators * (33:42) Shaan's think week is crypto week * (37:53) Meet Andre * (40:19) Observations from crypto week * (43:46) #1 - crypto dev tools * (45:23) #2 - NFT research tools * (48:42) Shaan's take on NFTs * (59:09) Levels of wealth thread * (1:07:16) Parallels to Naval and financial freedom * (1:15:39) Panic attacks
Sep 10, 2021
#217 - Why Direct-to-Consumer Companies Are Awesome to Own
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In this episode Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@theSamParr) debate the merits of owning and operating a direct-to-consumer e-commerce business. Shaan breaks down some of the basic ins-and-outs you should look for with ad spends and purchase multipliers. They also discuss the state of economy and whether or not we are in a bubble (or rather, many bubbles), a new NFT project called Loot, the recent raises of Whoop and Allbirds, and Sam's friends Bitcoin gamble. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. * The Everything Bubble: https://blog.ftx.com/blog/the-everything-bubble/ --------- Show notes: * (2:06) Back to school * (2:39) A psychedelic story * (10:23) The story that lead to a breathwork app * (17:40) An event better than SoulCycle * (19:32) The ranch retreat for deeper connections * (26:32) The 2018 Bitcoin gamble * (32:06) The Everything Bubble * (40:35) Loot - 10 words of gibberish * (42:40) Thoughts on Whoop's recent round & Allbirds S-1 * (47:58) Why DTC companies are awesome * (56:31) Shaan's award show
Sep 08, 2021
#216 - Why Today Is the Day to Ask For a Raise
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In this episode Shaan (@ShaanVP) shares why you should ask for that raise and Sam (@theSamParr) pokes holes in the $75K happiness study. They also debate whether it is better to own the entirety of a smaller company or a piece of a bigger one. The two also talk about MMA fights and how you can package that appeal, the future of maps, and a fractional vacation home company. Sam also shares the story around Wayne Huizenga, this week's Billy of the Week. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (1:48) Spending time in the Hamptons * (3:11) The Jake Paul fight * (6:59) The local MMA fight * (11:00) Chasing the sensation of feeling alive * (15:06) The $75K happiness study * (19:50) How Shaan got insights on his teams wellbeing * (24:08) The future of maps * (34:10) Billy of the Week: Wayne Huizenga * (44:48) Pacasso for your next vacation home * (49:48) To own all of a small company or a piece of a big one * (59:40) Ask for a raise today
Sep 03, 2021
#215 - What Venture Capital Will Look Like in the Future
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In this episode Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@theSamParr) predict what venture capital will look like in the future. Shaan breaks down the different ways someone can win as a VC and also explains how SPACs work. The guys also talk about a company providing dummy data, the allure of a recruiting agency, and we learn about Harold Alfond - this week's billy of the week. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes:  * (3:30) Sam's book of the week * (9:58) Tonic Fake Data * (17:18) Recruiting as a solopreneur * (21:10) Amazon liquidation  * (31:22) Sam's Costco return story * (34:24) Shaan's Halloween costume rule * (37:09) Billy of the week - Harold Alfond * (48:18) Charitable donations * (57:15) The future of venture capital * (63:03) How SPACs work * (70:22) The ways to win as a VC * (74:53) The $200 million dollar graffiti artist
Sep 01, 2021
SPECIAL: The Tools in the Solo Creator Toolbox
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This special episode is a crosspost from the Indie Hackers Podcast with Courtland Allen. Sam and Shaan were interviewed by Courtland a few months ago and they gave a behind-the-scenes look at how they think about building out different income streams as a solo creator. --------- * Follow Indie Hackers: https://www.indiehackers.com/podcasts * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (1:05) On Courtland selling to Stripe * (4:30) What makes My First Million special * (12:05) How a founder can succeed after being acquired * (17:49) Shaan's path to solopreneur * (26:19) How you make money with a rolling fund * (32:52) Ideas around astrology and horoscopes * (41:14) The tools in the solo creator toolbox * (43:14) Who is having the most fun doing what they do * (53:35) What are Sam & Shaan's end game? * (1:01:41) How to have it all
Aug 31, 2021
#214 with Ramit Sethi - Why You Should Have a Diversified Investment Portfolio
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In this episode Sam (@theSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) are joined by Ramit Sethi (@ramit), the founder of I Will Teach You To Be Rich. They start off talking about course businesses and Ramit shares what he's learned running courses for over 15 years. Ramit shares a few ideas for businesses and then the trio talk about different strategies around investing. Shaan shares why his approach is so different from what Ramit recommends, and he breaks down his own asset allocation. At the end Sam & Ramit share their personal money rules. --------- * Follow Ramit on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ramit * Ramit's new podcast: https://iwt.com/podcast * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (1:06) Ramit's new podcast * (5:02) An update on Shaan's Power Writing course * (7:07) Ramit's course business * (11:30) Who is Jay Abraham * (16:43) Should MFM get a new name? * (20:14) How long can Ramit run his empire * (24:11) Ramit on trolls * (27:31) The history of courses * (34:12) Ideas around pets * (37:35) Ideas around cosmetics * (39:54) How Ramit would differentiate a product * (43:47) Ramit's money hacks * (46:00) How Shaan approaches investing * (47:00) A little anecdote about camera issues * (47:58) Back to Shaan's investment approach * (50:47) What game are you playing and what risk can you tolerate? * (53:26) What Shaan's goals are with investing * (57:11) Ramit's 10 money rules * (59:35) Sam's money rules * (1:02:09) Taking out loans on your assets * (1:05:33) How Ramit thinks of risk versus rewards * (1:17:10) Ramit on Sam's engagement ring story * (1:21:04) It's not all about the metrics
Aug 27, 2021
#213 - How to Build a Community
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In this episode Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@theSamParr) break down community businesses and different ways you can build a community. They also talk about the law of reciprocity, the ad Sam wrote that competitors have stolen, and the importance of user generated content for digital ads. They end the episode talking about how technology will change construction sites and share a few Instagram accounts worth following. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (1:00) The law of reciprocity * (6:51) What is Friends with Benefits * (12:56) Why communities can be great businesses * (14:58) How big can token backed communities be? * (17:33) Soho House went public * (19:45) Should MFM make a social token? * (22:46) Set your data free * (29:36) Communities of communities can be big businesses * (30:54) User generated content & Sam's great ad copy * (36:45) The hot girl side hustle * (46:33) The future of construction sites * (53:41) Remote arcade games * (57:02) Some accounts to spice up your Instagram feed * (1:00:01) The man behind Telegram
Aug 25, 2021
#212 - Why You Shouldn't Be A Slave to a 40 Hour Work Week
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In this episode Sam (@theSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) discuss alternatives to a 40 Hour Workweek. They start off with Tim Ferriss & his ideas around mini retirements followed by the work ethic & career drive of people outside the US. They then dive into Naval Ravikant and his origin story, his thoughts on work, and his vision for the future of work. They end the episode with a few stories about rattlesnakes and bees. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (1:04) The 40 Hour Workweek * (3:56) The Science of Fear * (7:57) What Shaan learned from The Four Hour Workweek * (11:23) Mini retirements * (13:35) What it's like in other countries * (17:35) Living like a lion or cow * (20:04) Shaan on Naval * (27:05) How to get rich without getting lucky * (29:27) The future of work * (36:51) The history of writing * (41:17) Beware of the rattle snack * (48:05) Bert behind Bert's Bees
Aug 23, 2021
#211 with Julian Shapiro - The 3 Cheat Codes Startups Use to Print Cash
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In this episode Shaan (@ShaanVP) is joined by startup growth expert Julian Shapiro (@julian). Julian shares the 3 growth trends he noticed successful startups were implementing to grow at astonishing rates. The pair also discuss different publishing schedule approaches and how to write an effective Twitter bio. They end the episode talking about what each of them would do if they were to do something different. --------- * Follow Julian on Twitter: https://twitter.com/julian * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (1:03) Julian on Podcasting * (4:45) The 3 cheat codes * (5:44) #1 - Give your customer a no-brainer decision * (6:15) #1A - Give them money (in a sustainable way) * (13:02) #1B - Make it super low friction * (19:48) #2 - Billboarding & naturally encourage sharing * (30:13) #3 - Self-liquidating funnels * (40:58) Why publishing erratically works for some * (45:58) Julian on Twitter bios * (50:44) What Julian would do if he was doing something different * (54:20) What Shaan would do * (57:55) On stand up comedy and what makes a good joke * (1:02:13) What the best storytellers have in common * (1:04:27) Where to find Julian
Aug 20, 2021
#210 - How Celebrities Have Made Billions off Their Names
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In this episode Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@theSamParr) dive into a few industries and talk about the players behind them. They start off talking about car dealerships and the handful of politicians who make major coin through them. They then transition to celebrities and how some have leveraged their name to make even more money. They finish the episode with a few anecdotes on how some people started to accumulate wealth and a snippet on anti-aging and scientific discovery. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (0:59) Intro * (2:47) The Skip Barber racing school * (6:48) Digitizing the gun range * (10:57) The politicians making money with car dealerships * (23:06) The cool growth hack used by Spoonflower * (28:48) Celebrities making bank of their celebrity * (35:26) George Clooney hooking up his friends with $1M cash * (39:51) A feel good story about Shaan's trainer * (41:58) The Bar & Bat Mitzvah hack to wealth * (44:57) A unique twist on Universal Basic Income - the birth dividend * (47:35) Aubrey de Grey and how scientific breakthroughs work
Aug 18, 2021
#209 with Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future
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In this episode Gary Vaynerchuk (@garyvee) joins Sam (@theSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) to give a master class on NFTs. Gary shares his predictions on the future of NFTs and how they'll be (eventually) used by everyone. He also talks about the growth of VaynerX, his love of garage sales, and the launch of VeeFriends & VeeCon. At the end, he shares the biggest lesson he learned from passing on investing in Uber (twice). --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (0:58) Intro * (5:14) The headcount growth of VaynerX * (11:44) On Shaan's Clubhouse prediction * (13:39) Gary's conviction to the game * (17:44) Shaan's first foray into NFTs * (19:53) Gary's prediction on the future of NFTs * (23:24) Revisiting the purchase of Michael Jordan's house * (28:03) The story of the Spirits of St. Louis * (29:21) The what, not the how, for NFTs * (32:53) VeeFriends and VeeCon * (39:24) On Gary's master plan to buy and grow existing brands * (43:28) How Gary thinks about creating content * (45:52) Putting wins on the board * (47:28) Missing on Uber
Aug 13, 2021
#208 with Steph Smith - Why You Need a Chief Automation Officer
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In this episode Shaan (@ShaanVP) is joined by Steph Smith (@stephsmithio) for an idea packed episode. They start off talking about opportunities around spending your FSA dollars and on swag packs. They transition to talk about the role of automation at companies and Steph shares how she would go about automating repetitive parts of her role. The end the episode talking about Steph's new course, approaches to building a company, and Fidelity allowing trading accounts for teenagers. --------- * Want Steph's course? You can find it at https://doingtimeright.com * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (1:06) Intro * (2:20) Ideas around spending your FSA dollars * (15:58) Ideas around giving out awesome swag * (21:52) The role of chief automation officer * (27:37) Building a company around automation * (35:03) Giving away free alcohol as marketing * (41:22) How Steph invests her time & money * (43:50) Steph's new course - doingtimeright.com * (47:44) Approaches to building a company * (51:39) Fidelity allowing teenagers on the platform * (56:52) How to find Steph online
Aug 11, 2021
#207 - How to Make Millions by Unbundling Etsy
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In this episode Sam (@theSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) break down a multi-million dollar opportunity to unbundle Etsy ($24B market cap). Shaan also shares how he would approach it if he were doing it himself. The guys also talk about the multi-billion dollar elevator industry, a training program to become an MMA fighter, and whether tax incentives make Canada an attractive place to run a startup. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (1:10) Intro * (3:30) The elevator industry * (11:08) Unbundling Etsy * (22:43) A crash course to become an MMA fighter * (28:02) Mental Fitness * (39:01) Moving to Canada + SRED credits * (45:53) Reese Witherspoon's massive exit * (51:45) Delta airlines meet Delta variant
Aug 06, 2021
#206 with Brianne Kimmel - How Venture Capitalists Make Money
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In this episode Sam (@theSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) are joined by solo capitalist Brianne Kimmel (@briannekimmel). They talk about how Bri got started in investing, the pros and cons of her busy schedule, and discuss some of the unicorns she's invested in. They also discuss a cool use of deepfakes, how VCs make money, and whether or not college is worth the price of admission. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (1:00) Intro * (2:25) The Shake Up - a new podcast on the HubSpot Podcast Network * (6:52) GPT-3 and Anthony Bourdain * (11:40) A cool use of deepfakes * (13:31) Meet Brianne Kimmel * (16:14) Bri's crazy schedule * (21:39) How VCs make money * (37:33) Hot spaces Bri sees * (40:54) Is higher education worth it? * (50:31) Winners Bri sees in her portfolio
Aug 04, 2021
MFM Mini - 5 Hacks to Landing Your Dream Job
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Do you like these mini episodes? Tweet your feedback to Shaan (@ShaanVP) & get more short stories like this on his newsletter www.shaanpuri.com. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas.
Aug 01, 2021
#205 - How to Stop Your Tech Addiction
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In this episode Sam (@theSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) revisit the NCAA rule changes about college athletes making money and Shaan shares his prediction about who the next big sports agent will be. They also talk about buying lotto tickets via an app, the mugshot industry, & how to fight tech and porn addiction. They end the episode with Shaan sharing a Chrome extension idea. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (:53) Intro * (2:24) Buying lottery tickets online * (8:46) Making money around NIL - name, image, likeness * (14:21) The college sports agent * (18:59) The origin story of Scooter Braun * (23:01) Shaan's one regret from college * (24:37) The AngelList scout program * (28:43) The mugshot posting & removal industry * (35:29) An app to fight tech & porn addiction * (39:02) Story sidebar - Earl Nightingale & who's serving who * (42:12) Back to fighting tech addiction * (46:32) An idea for a Chrome extension
Jul 30, 2021
#204 - Behind-the-Scenes of Shaan's Power Writing Course
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In this episode Shaan (@ShaanVP) breaks down all the numbers behind his Power Writing course (course link --> https://hi.switchy.io/5Cir) and gives Sam (@theSamParr) a walkthrough on how short squeezes work. The two of them later discuss the unbundling of YC, on-demand rental companies, and the future of gas stations. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (:47) Intro * (1:49) Sam's bullish on America * (5:52) A beginner's guide to short squeezes * (8:35) The programming language behind Ethereum smart contracts * (16:09) Meet Greg16676935420 * (19:27) The unbundling of YC * (22:37) A breakdown of Shaan's Power Writing course * (32:55) Swimply and other rent-on-demand companies * (43:17) The future of gas stations
Jul 28, 2021
SPECIAL: The Little Known World of FatFIRE
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In this episode Sam (@theSamParr) shares what he's learned from one of his favorite subreddits, FatFIRE. FatFIRE is about the pursuit of financial independence/early retirement with an upper-middle class lifestyle. Do you like these special episodes? Tweet your feedback to Sam (@theSamParr) & let him know what you think. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (1:07) Meet FatFIRE * (6:53) What Sam has learned from FatFIRE * (7:15) 1 - The safety withdrawal rate * (8:36) 2 - Asset backed loans * (10:38) 3 - They keep working after they retire * (11:50) 4 - It's easy to spend a lot of money * (13:05) 5 - But you don't have to * (13:50) 6 - You have a number * (15:04) 7 - On wealth advisors * (16:05) 8 - You don't have to start a business * (18:25) 9 - Live your life * (20:23) A redditor on different levels of wealth --------- Links: https://www.reddit.com/r/fatFIRE/ https://fatfireindex.com/
Jul 26, 2021
MFM Mini - How Ben & Jerry’s Turned Misfortune Into Fortune
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Do you like these mini episodes? Tweet your feedback to Shaan (@ShaanVP) & get more short stories like this on his newsletter www.shaanpuri.com. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas.
Jul 25, 2021
#203 - Why Dunder Mifflin Should Be a Real Paper Company & An Inside Look Into MicroAcquire With Andrew Gazdecki
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In this two-part episode, Sam (@theSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) start off with ideas on building brands around pop culture, discuss the drama around the private space race, and talk about a few business-in-a-box concepts. In the second part they interview Andrew Gazdecki (@agazdecki) from MicroAcquire. They talk about how Andrew raised $3.5M this week, discuss MicroAcquire's role as a market network, and successful niches to build in. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (:49) Intro * (2:41) Building brands around pop culture * (10:59) The private race into space * (21:48) Bill's lemonade stand * (24:57) Service based businesses-in-a-box * (30:34) Meet Andrew Gazdecki * (34:17) The buy & build MBA - Soldstock.io * (37:19) Market networks * (40:04) Andrew's first company * (47:30) What Andrew did after selling his first company * (59:05) Successful niches to build in
Jul 23, 2021
#202 - A Breakdown of Trendy New Businesses & Boring 9 Figure Businesses
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In this episode Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@theSamParr) discuss upcoming trends they are seeing along with old school businesses making hundreds of millions of dollars. Sam also talks about how he wants to grow the podcast, and Shaan shares a new writing goal he has. They end the episode talking about businesses that set of their spidey sense and may be scams. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (:55) Intro * (1:56) Sam's YouTube push * (5:11) Shaan's 30 day writing challenge * (15:33) Trendspotting - Stretching gyms * (25:52) Trendspotting - Semi-permanent tattoos * (32:24) The billion dollar class ring business * (45:49) The Pantone color book * (49:43) The trend makers - WGSN.com * (55:04) Scammy businesses - recovering items from TSA checkpoints
Jul 21, 2021
SPECIAL: The Key Question to Reframe an Argument
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In this episode Sam (@theSamParr) highlights the key question he asked to change a Twitter argument for the better. He also breaks down some of the content he's been consuming recently and shares what he liked about each piece. Do you like these special episodes? Tweet your feedback to Sam (@theSamParr) & let him know what you think. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (:52) Ben Mallah on negotiating * (6:10) Michael Franzese on the Mafia * (10:20) How to reframe an argument * (12:35) The ugly side of Steve McQueen * (15:05) Cities giving incentives to move --------- Links: https://bit.ly/ben-mallah-negotiating https://bit.ly/michael-franzese-mfm https://bit.ly/reframingquestion https://bit.ly/remote-workers-incentives-mfm
Jul 19, 2021
MFM Mini - The 5 Part Process to Networking Effectively
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Do you like these mini episodes? Tweet your feedback to Shaan (@ShaanVP) & get more short stories like this on his newsletter www.shaanpuri.com. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas.
Jul 18, 2021
#201 - Why You Should Spend 5x Your Budget on an Engagement Ring
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In this episode Sam (@theSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) break down different Micro-SaaS and P2P marketplace companies. They also talk about changes we'll see in advertising, a non-profit that is an alternative to Substack/Wordpress, and IKEA Hacking. They end the episode talking about when it makes sense to have an unlimited budget for something. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (:49) Intro * (2:00) What's going on with iOS privacy settings * (8:59) The future of advertising * (12:32) Ghost.org - Wordpress meets Substack * (17:10) IKEA Hacking * (28:39) The $400 million fitness influencer app * (32:01) Micro-SaaS tools that help you win * (37:25) BabyQuip.com - a P2P rental marketplace for parents on vacation * (41:37) Teachers paying teachers * (48:06) What regrets will you have at 90? * (57:58) The unlimited travel budget
Jul 16, 2021
#200 - When to Go All In, Teenage Side Hustles, & the Crypto Exchange That Could Have Been
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In this episode Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@theSamParr) share when it makes sense to swing for the fences and go all in on an idea. The guys also talk about performance vs brand advertising, the sick house Shaan is staying in, and end the episode with a segment on teenage side hustles. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (:49) Performance vs. brand advertising * (7:43) The $15 million dollar house * (16:01) The 8 figure crypto media biz * (21:56) The power of the Bitcoin community * (25:56) The crypto exchange that could have been * (31:34) When to go all in on something * (38:04) Making millions without an audience * (45:24) How to up your intensity * (48:49) Teenage side hustles
Jul 14, 2021
#199 - The Secret to Being Great
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In this special episode Sam (@TheSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) talk about recent content they've consumed. They break down Naval's tweetstorm on How to Get Rich Without Getting Lucky and discuss their appreciation for greatness. There is a unique example at the end of the episode. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (1:07) 1. How to Take Over the World (Podcast) * (9:17) 2. The Almanac of Naval Ravikant (book) * (17:59) Sam's friend and their big bet on Bitcoin * (20:32) On greatness * (27:19) 3. Nonviolent Communication (book) * (29:26) 4. The Courage to be Disliked (book) * (30:05) 5. Sam Altman’s Manifest Destiny (article) * (34:23) An example of greatness (NSFW)
Jul 12, 2021
MFM Mini - A Guide to Asking Better Questions
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Do you like these mini episodes? Tweet your feedback to Shaan (@ShaanVP) & get more short stories like this on his newsletter www.shaanpuri.com. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas.
Jul 11, 2021
#198 - How to Build a Unicorn Around the NCAA Reg Changes
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Sam (@TheSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) break down opportunities created by the NCAA regulation changes. One of those ideas Sam said was the best he's heard in months. They also talk about Sam's road trip adventure to New York. The guys finish the episode brainstorming ideas ranging from an internal search engine for company documents to Zapier for sounds to referral programs. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (:54) Intro * (1:47) Sam's Nightmare Trip to NYC * (7:19) Opportunities for healthy eating on the go * (11:17) The Roaring 2020's * (13:04) NCAA Athlete Opportunities * (20:29) Inflections * (25:27) Stanwith.me * (32:59) A company document search engine * (39:41) Zapier for sounds * (53:58) Loyalty and referral programs * (1:01:37) The benefits of not using custom software
Jul 09, 2021
#197 with Dharmesh Shah - Frameworks for Becoming a Billionaire (From a Billionaire's Perspective)
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Sam (@TheSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) are joined by HubSpot co-founder and CTO Dharmesh Shah (@Dharmesh). Dharmesh shares his thought process behind buying the Hustle, how he thinks about time & money, and how HubSpot came to be. They close the episode talking about ideas around a better version of LinkedIn and the future of software. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (0:57) Intro * (9:10) The inside scoop on why HubSpot bought The Hustle * (14:00) What it's like to be a billionaire * (18:54) A framework on the relationship between time & money * (24:50) Rich guy questions * (28:24) Dharmesh on the beginnings of HubSpot * (37:10) Idea: A blockchain version of LinkedIn * (45:35) Dharmesh on BitClout * (50:22) Idea: NLP, the future of software * (53:20) Growth Bot & website graders * (59:25) Dharmesh on GPT-3 * (1:02:55) Idea: A community for remote work * (1:04:41) Deal trophies * (1:06:56) A framework to evaluate startup ideas * (1:13:55) Constructive podcast criticism * (1:18:36) Outro
Jul 07, 2021
Greatest Hits #7 - Revisiting The Idea Episode with Product Genius Scott Belsky
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On this episode, Sam (@theSamParr) gives an update on one of Shaan's favorite episodes, his interview with Scott Belsky. Sam revisits what Scott said a little over 18 months ago during episode #32, and shares his thoughts on Scott's ideas today. Grab another salad, this is a good one. #32: We've got a different flavor today for you. We sat down with Scott Belsky (@scottbelsky) join us today and instead of hearing his backstory, we bounced around a bunch of topics. Scott has done it all. He's been a founder (Behance), angel investor (Uber, Pinterest), VC (Benchmark), Tech Executive (CPO of Adobe currently), and Author (The Messy Middle). So sit back, grab a salad (cause we're healthy in 2020) and enjoy this conversation.  --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (0:27) Sam intro commentary * (5:51) Sam commentary 2 * (9:10) Sam commentary 3 * (17:16) Sam commentary 4 * (23:19) Sam commentary 5 * (27:06) Sam commentary 6 * (28:31) Sam commentary 7 * (32:01) Sam commentary 8 * (36:09) Sam commentary 9 * (36:27) Sam commentary 10 * (51:37) Sam commentary 11 * (53:52) Sam commentary 12 * (55:43) Sam final commentary
Jul 05, 2021
MFM Mini - Shaan's 15 Minutes with the CEO of Alibaba
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Do you like these mini episodes? Tweet your feedback to Shaan (@ShaanVP) & get more short stories like this on his newsletter www.shaanpuri.com. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas.
Jul 04, 2021
#196 with Dan Held - Who Really Created Bitcoin & Other Crypto Startup Ideas
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Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@theSamParr) are joined in this episode by serial Bitcoin entrepreneur Dan Held (@DanHeld). They talk about the Genesis block of Bitcoin, who Satoshi Nakamoto might really be, and the controversy around Tether. They end the episode talking about business ideas in the Crypto space and how to make money in the creator economy. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (:47) Intro to Dan Held * (3:01) How Dan got his first Bitcoin * (4:17) Will the real Satoshi please stand up * (9:31) Dan's Early Bitcoin days * (15:00) Ideas for the Bitcoin & Crypto space * (21:35) A new kind of private wealth manager * (24:43) The controversy around Tether * (31:28) Bitcoin security and multi-signature wallets * (36:31) Growth hacks to build your audience * (40:41) Monetizing in the creator economy * (46:44) Laser eyes and memes
Jul 02, 2021
#195 - A Discussion on Sam & Shaan's Recent Investments
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Sam (@TheSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) provide a sneak peak into their portfolio on this episode, breaking down recent investments they've both made. For each deal they discussed the company, why they invested, why it can be good, and why it might not work. If you like this episode, Tweet Sam or Shaan if you want to see more of them. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (1:21) Intro * (2:40) AbstractOps (https://www.abstractops.com/) * (11:00) Jar (https://www.myjar.app/) * (21:01) Ruumr (https://www.ruumr.com/) * (30:50) 1Build (https://www.1build.com/) * (38:55) ConvertKit (https://convertkit.com/) * (45:00) World's Fair Co (https://worldsfairco.com/) * (52:35) Praxis (https://www.praxissociety.com/)
Jun 30, 2021
SPECIAL: A Breakdown On Why Most Startups Take Longer Than You Think To Build (with examples)
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"Most people underestimate what you can do in 10 years". In this episode we give examples of great startups that took longer than you thought to build. Then, we give tactics on how to overcome this...how to keep going through years of hard work. This is a very special episode. Tweet Sam (@thesamparr) if you want to see more of them. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (1:02) Intro to episode * (5:56) Tim Westergren on Pandora's origins * (7:56) Sam's commentary * (10:48) Vlad Magdalin on Webflow's struggles * (12:44) Sam's commentary * (13:45) Steve Jobs on Passion * (14:27) Sam's commentary * (18:46) Tim Westergren's speech * (19:54) Sam's commentary * (20:52) What drove Vlad to keep trying * (22:13) Sam's commentary * (24:04) Chris Sacca on Travis Kalanick's competitiveness * (25:09) Sam's commentary * (26:43) A story about Travis' first business * (27:13) Sam's commentary * (29:19) Marc Cuban on focusing * (29:53) Sam's commentary * (34:21) What drives Chamath * (36:12) Episode close
Jun 28, 2021
MFM Mini - The Burrito Trick: How I Got My First 20 Customers
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Do you like these mini episodes? Tweet your feedback to Shaan (@ShaanVP) & get more short stories like this on his newsletter www.shaanpuri.com. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas.
Jun 27, 2021
#194 with Justin Mares - The 4 Types of Side Hustles and how to launch a $100M DTC brand
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Justin Mares (@jwmares) joins Sam (@TheSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) on this episode. Justin breaks down his most popular blog post, the 4 types of side hustles, and brings all kinds of ideas for how you can start your own. They also talk about Justin's DTC businesses - Kettle & Fire, Perfect Keto, and Surely Wines. They end the episode with a few ideas around camping, a new dating app, and how to leverage VAs & no code tools. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (1:23) How Sam & Justin know each other * (5:17) Justin's DTC bone broth company * (10:00) Frameworks for side hustles * (13:22) Side Hustle 1: Buying an asset * (17:51) Side Hustle 2: Launching on top of a marketplace with demand * (22:08) Side Hustle 3: Unique product that grows through paid acquisition * (25:31) How Justin balances all his projects * (30:38) The $30K/year CGM experiment * (39:09) The skinny on Duck Duck Go * (42:32) Ideas: Airbnb camping * (45:27) Idea: Non alcoholic wine * (51:10) How to naturally boost your T levels * (1:01:04) Idea: Dating app based on your credit card usage * (1:03:49) Idea: The no code automation officer * (1:07:28) How to follow Justin
Jun 25, 2021
#193 - How a $25 Million a Year Sweepstakes Business Works and Shaan Predicts the Future
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Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@TheSamParr) go in depth on how the Sweepstakes industry works, and Sam shares how they would use sweepstakes to grow the Hustle. The guys also discuss a business friendly take on deep fakes, a no-chicken chicken nugget, and how options contacts could work for startup founders. They end the episode with a long segment where Shaan predicts what the next version of today's big companies will look like. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (1:20) Recap of episode  * (6:36) Brick and mortar businesses * (10:45) Losing millions with shipping delays * (14:26) Oasis - a positive spin on deep fakes * (23:23) Multi-million dollar sweepstakes businesses * (36:39) How the Hustle thought about user acquisition * (41:12) The chicken-free chicken nugget * (44:09) Options contracts for startups * (50:16) The Future: Shaan gazes into a crystal ball * (51:13) The Future: Apple * (51:56) The Future: Facebook * (53:23) The Future: Amazon * (54:31) The Future: 7/11 * (55:28) The Future: Netflix * (56:55) The Future: Pornhub * (57:53) The Future: Domino's * (59:30) Episode close
Jun 23, 2021
Greatest Hits #6 - Sam Tells All, Again - Selling for 10s of Millions after Making Millions with an Email Newsletter
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On this episode, Sam (@theSamParr) gives an update on an earlier episode with one of our most popular guests, himself. Sam revisits what he said almost 2 years during Episode 3, and shares 18 updates on how he currently thinks about those same topics now. Sam Parr (@theSamParr) is the founder of The Hustle - a simple email newsletter that has surpassed 1M daily subscribers and will be north of 8 figures this year. Sam walks us through how he built The Hustle from scratch as well as his adventures starting a hot dog stand, selling booze on the internet, meeting celebrities on the street and convincing them to hire him and how he would get rich if he was 21 again! --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Sam's commentary: * (1:02) Sam intro commentary * (7:41) Sam commentary 2 * (13:56) Sam commentary 3 * (20:07) Sam commentary 4 * (25:14) Sam commentary 5 * (39:46) Sam commentary 6 * (42:52) Sam commentary 7 * (45:16) Sam commentary 8 * (47:33) Sam commentary 9 * (49:06) Sam commentary 10 * (53:18) Sam commentary 11 * (54:43) Sam commentary 12 * (58:07) Sam commentary 13 * (1:05:42) Sam commentary 14 * (1:06:06) Sam commentary 15 * (1:07:37) Sam commentary 16 * (1:09:29) Sam commentary 17 * (1:12:32) Sam final commentary
Jun 21, 2021
MFM Mini - Stop Living Hour-to-Hour
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Do you like these mini episodes? Tweet your feedback to Shaan (@ShaanVP) & get more short stories like this on his newsletter www.shaanpuri.com. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas.
Jun 20, 2021
#192 - Making Billions with Greeting Cards, How the FBI Took Down Thousands of Criminals, & Rich People (not) Paying Taxes
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Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@TheSamParr) break down the greeting card industry. They talk about digital cards and the staying power of card subscriptions, a new way to send gifts over social, and Shaan shares a story about his roots as a business operator. They discuss a subscription business for expecting mothers and Shaan shares an interesting story about the FBI. The end of the episode they talk about a little known Billy of the week. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (1:23) Recap of episode  * (2:54) Making billions with greeting cards * (5:46) Segue: how the podcast changed Shaan's brain * (8:51) Back to greeting cards * (9:56) Making millions for decades at birthdayalarm.com * (15:54) Givingli & Hooked  * (18:39) Thoughts on the Pro Republic article * (25:28) The subscription for expecting mothers * (34:20) Outpacing the S&P with the anti-Galloway Index * (37:33) The secret FBI crackdown on criminals * (40:51) The growth of privacy focused apps * (43:20) Recapping the genius of Mike Maples * (48:35) Technology at Chick-fil-a * (54:53) McKinsey for tech consulting * (56:55) Consensys * (59:27) The Gordon Bombay of crypto * (1:04:19) The hypothetical invisible medium that permeates the universe
Jun 18, 2021
#191 with Mike Maples - 4 Big Trends and $0 to $1 Billion Startup Idea Frameworks
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Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@TheSamParr) talk with seed VC Mike Maples (@m2jr). Mike is a co-founding Partner at Floodgate. He has been on the Forbes Midas List eight times in the last decade due to notable investments like Twitter, Twitch, Lyft, and Okta. In this episode he talks about the four big trends he is excited about, the types of companies he likes to invest in, and why a startup isn’t a company. He shares a few of the mental models he uses at Floodgate to evaluate startups and shares the thoughts behind some of his unique turns of phrase. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (1:02) – Debrief of the episode * (6:37) - Intro to Mike Maples * (9:02) - How Mike thinks about the next big thing * (11:00) – The 4 inflections Mike is excited about * (13:51) – Cloud Offices * (19:33) – A brief history of centralization & decentralization * (22:48) – Examples of software defined companies * (26:14) – A practical way to prepare for the future * (30:23) – How Mike thinks about investing in startups * (33:07) – Startup investing mental models * (37:39) – Mike’s take on "1 to n" businesses * (42:36) – Mike on Balaji * (47:11) – Mike on media companies  * (49:49) – Force a choice, not a comparison * (54:46) – Mike’s information diet * (57:40) – Contact info & future topics
Jun 16, 2021
Greatest Hits #5 - The 1-800-GOT-JUNK Story
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We're trying a new format. Sam (@theSamParr) adds his commentary throughout the episode this week. Let him know on Twitter what you think of the change. Brian Scudamore (@BrianScudamore) is North America’s Junk Man. He turned a $700 pickup truck into one of the world's most successful franchises. Hear how he got started, got on Oprah, stumbled and almost killed his business, and the philosophies he uses to run his multimillion dollar junk empire! --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (3:41) Intro by Shaan to original episode * (5:22) How Brian got his story out there * (8:42) The origin story of 1-800-Got-Junk * (19:28) How Brian got the 1-800-Got-Junk number * (24:18) The vision board and getting on Oprah * (34:07) How Brian tore everything down to rebuild even better * (38:56) What Brian focuses on when hiring * (47:07) Why business went down $40M and how Brian responded * (51:58) Q1: What does Brian see as their breakthrough moment? * (53:14) Q2: How does Brian get liquidity & think about money? * (56:44) Q3: What would Brian do if he was 21 again? * (57:58) Getting in touch with Brian Sam's commentary: * (1:02) Sam's intro commentary * (4:42) Sam commentary 2 * (10:41) Sam commentary 3 * (12:46) Sam commentary 4 * (14:45) Sam commentary 5 * (15:23) Sam commentary 6 * (20:45) Sam commentary 7 * (31:16) Sam commentary 8 * (39:46) Sam commentary 9 * (41:33) Sam commentary 10 * (54:44) Sam commentary 11 * (59:33) Sam final commentary
Jun 14, 2021
MFM Mini - The Way To Be Confident
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Shaan (@ShaanVP) used to be super shy. Now he is known for his confidence. Talking on stage in front of thousands or starting new business takes confidence. In this 10 minute mini episode he talks about what the turning point was for him, and his unusual hack for building confidence. Like Shaan’s stories? Subscribe to his newsletter to get 1-2 stories like this a week at www.shaanpuri.com --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas.
Jun 13, 2021
#190 - Making Billions in Coworking, the Dark Side of Confidence, and the Future of Sports Recovery
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WeWork isn’t the only game in coworking. In this episode, Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@theSamParr) break down the multi-billion dollar coworking industry and identify what you need to succeed. Shaan shares an awesome story about Steve Jobs and the guys talk about the future of sports recovery and where money is to be made with athletic endorsements. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (1:24) - Episode Intro * (3:18) - Opportunities in coworking * (11:56) - The MFM co-working space? * (15:27) - The mystique of Adam Neumann * (19:34) - The duality of extreme confidence * (30:40) - You can't say no to Steve Jobs * (36:39) - Shaan's dream exercise for new hires * (38:47) - The Nike of sports recovery * (47:29) - Cryotherapy in a barrel * (51:13) - Saunas and sensory deprivation * (52:57) - Leveraging opportunities around pro athletes * (58:07) - Outro
Jun 11, 2021
#189 - Second-hand E-commerce, Door-to-door Sales, and Live Show Recaps
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Sam (@theSamParr) & Shaan (@ShaanVP) discuss second-hand e-commerce, door-to-door sales, and business poised to bounce back after COVID in this episode. They start off the episode recapping the live shows in Miami and Austin which leads them into personal travel and other slingshot business set to rebound after a COVID slump. The guys transition to the Mayweather Paul fight, the infamous Charizard necklace, and to some exciting things happening in the NFT space. They close it out with Shaan sharing ideas on litigation finance, second-hand e-commerce, and a fantastic story on door-to-door sales. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (1:16) - Episode Overview * (2:31) - Intro * (5:44) - Recap of Live Shows * (6:55) - Personal travel is crazy right now * (10:10) - Sam & Shaan on slingshot startups * (20:26) - How sports are innovating * (23:09) - Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul * (25:27) - The Charizard Necklace * (27:18) - LaMelo Ball’s NFT collection * (33:55) - What is Ether.Cards * (41:52) - Peter Thiel and litigation finance * (50:22) - Second-hand e-commerce * (1:00:42) - Mega-segment on door-to-door sales * (1:20:11) - Outro
Jun 09, 2021
#188 - What It's Like to Be Rich, How to Respond to Growth Plateaus, & the New Neighborhood 7/11
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Sam (@theSamParr) & Shaan (@ShaanVP) do a little Q&A in this episode. They talk about their financial goals, their romantic relationships, and what they would do if they were 21 again. They finish off the episode talking about the podcast growth, live events, and brainstorm a few ideas around community and sports you can do as you get older. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (1:19) - Intro * (4:00) - The Twitter bio paradox * (6:15) - Intro to Q&A * (6:30) - Q1 - What's it like to be rich? * (11:51) - Q2 - What do you read/research outside business? * (14:03) - Q3 - How did success influence your romantic relationships? * (20:34) - Q4 - What pandemic behavior do you want to keep? * (22:00) - Q5 - If you were 21 again, what would you be doing? * (25:44) - Q6 - What's your best purchase over $2K & best under $100? * (27:52) - Podcast growth update * (29:55) - On growth plateaus * (32:47) - Live event update * (34:53) - Community around the "neighborhood 7/11" * (44:25) - The new golf * (53:53) - Outro
Jun 04, 2021
Why I Got Sober (for entrepreneurs)
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Sam (@theSamParr) gets real in this episode. He talks about his struggles with alcohol and the reasons why he is now sober. He shares 8 lessons he learned from his experiences. He ends the episode by answering questions he received on Twitter. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (0:00) - Intro * (3:56) - How it started - Sam's background with alcohol * (11:24) - The first turning point [oasis] * (13:36) - Asking for help [university clinic] * (14:49) - Going to California * (17:41) - The second turning point [Joe Garvin] * (20:07) - Getting help [SF Clinic] * (23:13) - Coping while sober [eating sugar] * (24:39) - What Sam has learned * (25:46) - Lesson 1 - The inner game * (27:26) - Lesson 2 - Being open * (29:33) - Lesson 3 - Booze messes up your body * (31:16) - Lesson 4 - Sober Sam = Attractive Sam * (33:04) - Lesson 5 - Having fun while sober * (35:14) - Lesson 6 - Intense realism * (36:57) - Lesson 7 - Control your emotions, control your reality * (37:17) - Lesson 8 - Saving $$$ * (37:58) - Q&A
Jun 02, 2021
Greatest Hits #4 - How To Sell Your Company for $750M - Meet Vungle's Jack Smith
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Jack Smith (@_jacksmith) is the most clever entrepreneur I know. He’s cofounded multiple startups: Vungle, Coin, Shyp. With Vungle recently selling for $750M, we talk about his early businesses as a kid, selling prank itching powder on the playground - all the way to his infamous “LinkedIn Hack” that got him his first $120k investment check. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (1:05) Episode Intro by Sam * (4:10) Who is Jack Smith? * (9:30) How Jack hustled as a 12-year-old * (13:55) Jack on productivity and procrastination * (21:26) How Jack raised for Vungle * (31:13) How Shaan got his in at Monkey Inferno * (35:16) The early iterations of Vungle * (41:37) How Jack leveraged his beginner's mindset * (45:19) Jack on VC norms & selling his stock * (49:44) What Jack would do if he was 20 again
Jun 01, 2021
MFM Mini - How to Turn Any Bad Experience into a Good One
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Shaan (@ShaanVP) talks about a powerful reframing technique that can be used to make any "2-star" experience a "5-star" experience. Shaan tells a story of how this technique was used perfectly. The truth is we can all choose the experience we want and manifest it. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. ---------
May 30, 2021
#187 - How Vending Machines are Generating Millions, The Next Big Social App & Ghost Kitchens For Gifts
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There are entrepreneurs quietly generating six figures working part-time in the vending machine business. Others have been able to scale to multi-million and even multi-billion-dollar figures in the industry. Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@TheSamParr) break down the vending machine industry with tons of numbers and exactly how some are pulling it off. The guys transition from a "boring" business to high-tech ones as they break down how Vimeo went from a College Humor project to competing with YouTube and earning an $8b valuation. They also talk about a trendy new pod that generated 500k downloads on its first day and they brainstorm on a fun concept: ghost kitchens for gifts. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (5:55) How Vimeo became an $8b company * (14:26) The next big social app? * (25:45) The millions to be made in vending machines * (41:35) Ghost kitchens for gifts * (53:00) Post-podcast free talk
May 28, 2021
Stanley Druckenmiller on What Makes a Great Investor, Bitcoin & His Biggest Trades
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Trung Phan (@TrungTPhan) -- lead writer for The Hustle -- interviewed hedge fund legend Stanley Druckenmiller on May 11. Widely regarded as one of the greatest investors ever, Druckenmiller famously made $1 billion in a single trade shorting the British Pound in 1992.  Sam (@theSamParr) has a brief intro chat with Trung before transitioning into the 40-minute Druckenmiller Q&A, which covers: 1) the parallels between now and the Dot-com bubble; 2) the appeal of Bitcoin; 3) the first Big Tech firm likely to reach a $5T valuation; 4) what makes a great investor; and 5) Druckenmiller’s investment in fintech startup Toggle AI (which set up the interview).  --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (8:25) Lessons from the Dot-com Bubble  * (17:40) What’s the first Big Tech company likely to reach a $5T valuation?  * (19:25) What’s the biggest risk to the equity markets?  * (21:55) What are the long-term effects of the Wall Street Bets saga?  * (24:20) How he uses Toggle AI in his investing process * (26:50) What makes a great investor?  * (35:20) What is the appeal of Bitcoin?  * (42:20) His thoughts on Dogecoin  * (44:20) Advice for 20-year olds 
May 27, 2021
#186 with Marc Lore - Brainstorming with Billionaire Marc Lore on What He Would Build Today and the Future of Ecommerce
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Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@TheSamParr) talk with billionaire Marc Lore. Marc is an entrepreneur who started The Pitt, Diapers.com, and Jet.com. Collectively he has sold his companies for over $4B. Marc talks about his plans for his new NBA team, the Minnesota Timberwolves, which he bought alongside Alex Rodriguez. He talks about how he plans to run the team like he has always ran his companies. He talks about the importance of hiring the right people (and how to do it) and being well-capitalized. For the second half of the podcast, we jump straight into a brainstorm. Marc talks about the interesting companies he's investing in as well as the ones he would like to exist. He even breaks down how he would go about creating a $100m e-commerce related company within the next 3 years --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (6:00) How Marc came to own the Timberwolves * (15:28) How Marc Lore hires people * (28:30) These are the companies Marc is investing now * (37:40) How Marc decides which companies to start and how he goes about it * (44:47) Where Marc thinks the future of e-commerce is going * (55:17) How Marc would build a company to sell for $100m * (1:00:27) Shaan and Sam debrief
May 26, 2021
#185 with Andrew Wilkinson - The Secretive Billionaire Who Acquired Burger King, Creating Better Babies & How Much Money is Enough?
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Sam (@theSamParr) and Andrew (@awilkinson) break down billionaire Jorge Paulo Lemann. Lemann has built his fortune by acquiring consumer businesses and running them profitably by slashing costs. He famously sells all corporate jets when he acquires a company. The guys then get into a brainstorm on Andrew's new media company, how to create healthier babies, and "health managers". --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (4:05) Billie of the Week: Jorge Paulo Lemann * (37:25) How Andrew is building a local media business empire * (45:50) How to create a better baby * (51:25) What is a "health manager"? * (59:02) How much money is enough?
May 25, 2021
#184 - Making Millions Improving Mobility, How to Beat Linkedin & Why You're Early Even When You're Late
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Canva is awesome, so why hasn't anyone pulled off Canva for video? Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@TheSamParr) dive into the opportunities in this space and how a huge company can be built by making it easier to create videos. The guys then talk mobility. This is a huge market opportunity with companies like GOWOD and The Ready State making millions helping people improve their mobility. Next, the guys brainstorm on creating a better Linkedin and a few companies doing it. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (11:42) Canva for video explained * (24:25) Why we need super joints * (39:37) The local Linkedin? * (45:08) How to build a better Linkedin * (1:00:03) Even when you're late, you're early
May 21, 2021
Emergency Podcast - I Just Lost $500k This Morning: Here's a Framework for Dealing With a Crisis
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Shaan (@shaanvp) talks about dealing with a crisis. He lost half a million in one day -- here's his mindset and how he dealt with it. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. ---------
May 19, 2021
#183 - How Course Businesses Work, How Irish Pubs as a Service is Making Millions & Profiting From Vacant Office Spaces
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Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@TheSamParr) go in on the courses industry. They break down the different types of course business categories, how to build them, and how to grow them. Shaan also talks about a Twitter fight he got into that got him blocked. The guys finish the episode by brainstorming on ideas ranging from "a bar-in-a-box" to selling ice to capitalizing on real estate vacancies. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (5:48) Why Shaan got into a Twitter argument * (18:21) Is On Deck the most over-hyped course company? * (23:35) The guide to course businesses * (45:30) How IPaaS (Irish Pub as a Service) is making millions * (53:32) Making money selling ice? * (58:41) Profiting from vacant office spaces
May 19, 2021
Greatest Hits #3 - Selling a Blog For $9m with Ramon van Meer
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Shaan (@ShaanVP) interviews Ramon Van Meer (@ramonvanmeer) on his journey to selling his blog. Ramon has never seen a soap opera. Yet somehow, he built the most popular soap opera blog on the planet - and was raking in millions per year! Today's conversation is about how he got the idea and flipped a $49 WordPress theme into a multi-million dollar payday. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (7:32) Who is Ramon van Meer? * (10:50) Why Ramon decided to focus on soap operas * (16:25) Ramon's mindset while building his business * (21:31) How Ramon built a 350k mailing list with quizzes * (30:00) How Ramon comes up with ideas for businesses * (35:30) The moments Ramon thought he would fail * (39:55) Why did Ramon decide to sell?
May 17, 2021
#182 - How an Astrology App Makes $10m+, Why a Boxing Announcer is Worth $400m & Creating a Personal Monopoly
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Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@TheSamParr) talk about an astrology app that has been creating controversy throughout Silicon Valley -- Sanctuary. VCs have come out against the app as pseudoscience, but the guys question their logic. These kinds of apps go into the bucket of "me-businesses" or businesses that tell the user about themselves. So from there, the guys brainstorm on ideas within this framework. The second half of the episode is focused on "personal monopolies" -- the concept of creating a big personal brand and monetizing it. We talk about a few people who have done it successfully and how you can too. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (5:42) The controversy behind an astrology app * (20:18) Brainstorming "make-it-about-me" businesses * (28:40) Shaan and Sam's "one-night stand" businesses * (38:11) Why you shouldn't overthink your idea * (45:21) Personal monopolies: Michael Buffer, Judge Judy, and Ryan Seacrest * (54:57) Sam's Tim Ferriss story
May 14, 2021
#181 - How Virtual Horses are Making Millions, A Potential 9-Figure Company & How to Bet on Anything
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Virtual horse racing? That's right Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@TheSamParr) break down a virtual horse racing company doing millions. The company is so hot right now, Sam even tried investing but wasn't able to. They also talk about a company delivering testosterone right to your doorstep. We've talked about this business before, and Shaan even said it was one of the best ideas we've had on the pod. We also cover BeeRoll (Shaan thinks this can become a 9-figure company), Polymarket, and a bunch of growth tactics at the very end. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (3:04) The company delivering testosterone to your door * (13:58) Making millions from virtual horses? * (28:38) How BeeRoll is turning regular people into micro-influencers * (43:18) How to bet on anything * (52:23) Updates on the podcast
May 13, 2021
#180 with Furqan Rydhan - What it's Like Co-founding a $20B Company, Hardware for Mind Control & Vertical Farming
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Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@TheSamParr) are joined by Furqan Rydhan (@FurqanR). Furqan was Shaan's CTO at Bebo and previously co-founded AppLovin -- a $20B+ company that recently went public. Shaan and Furqan host a weekly "Cool Sh!t Hour" between themselves to discuss the coolest innovations Furqan's seeing. We basically took that and made it into a podcast. Furqan talks about mind-control hardware, vertical farming, and a lot of interesting crypto projects. He also talks about what it was like starting a multibillion-dollar company and his mindset around making decisions on what projects to work on. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (5:33) Background on Furqan and his new venture (f.inc) * (7:48) How AppLovin became a $20B+ company * (24:20) The hardware Furqan is bullish on * (35:33) DeFi and borrowing against crypto * (48:38) The opportunities in vertical farming * (59:59) The power of proximity and serendipitous opportunities * (1:13:40) What are DAOs?
May 12, 2021
Greatest Hits #2 - How to Build a $100 Million Deodorant Business Starting With Only $1,000
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Shaan (@ShaanVP) talks to entrepreneur Moiz Ali (@moizali) on today's episode. Have you ever looked at the back of your deodorant stick and read the ingredients? Aluminum zirconium trichlorohydrex? PPG-14 Butyl Ether? Well, Moiz saw that and created Native, a natural deodorant without all the chemical junk. He built the company from his brother's dining table - doing sales, marketing, operations & customer service as a one-man-show. His hard work paid off, as he sold the company for $100M to Proctor & Gamble just 2.5 years after it launched. Listen in to hear the backstory of how he started using just $1k, how the company almost died (twice), and how he negotiated a $100M sale of the business!  --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * 12:40 - How Moiz got his first product made and first few sales * 21:00 - The highs and lows of entrepreneurship * 27:40 - How to iterate quickly with a physical product * 32:55 - Shaan rapid fires questions at Moiz to understand his mindset and business at the time * 46:33 - How Moiz sold Native * 58:30 - Moiz talks about his doubters and how it fueled him
May 10, 2021
#179 - How the UFC Became a Multi-Billion Dollar Brand, No-loss Lotteries Explained & How to Save on Your Taxes
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With Endeavor's IPO, Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@TheSamParr) break down the UFC's numbers and how it got so profitable. Key to the whole thing: Dana White. He bought the UFC for $2m and turned it into a multi-billion empire. The guys also talk about the mental toughness of UFC fighters and how you can take some of these same principals and apply them to your life. They also talk about an interesting concept called no-loss lotteries and a company trying to save you taxes. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (3:28) How to retain talent * (7:42) The mental toughness of UFC fighters * (15:30) The power of self-talk * (24:20) How the UFC got so profitable * (36:38) How this company will help you save taxes * (41:05) What are no-loss lotteries? --------- Show links: * https://studentloanhero.com/ * https://properlot.com/ * https://www.poconnor.com/ * https://www.fivestonetax.com/ * https://pooltogether.com/ * https://twitter.com/lay2000lbs * https://waitbutwhy.com/2021/04/lanby.html * https://www.thelanby.com/
May 07, 2021
#178 with Balaji - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Communities & Crypto
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Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@TheSamParr) host Balaji (@balajis) this episode. This is an amazing dive into Balaji's mind. He talks about the current issues with the media and how he's hoping to fix it with crypto and the blockchain. We also get a look at how he views the world, what motivates him, what he's been wrong about as well as the massive shifts he sees happening. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (0:00) Intro * (2:30) Balaji's background * (7:33) Why Balaji started a newsletter: 1729 * (22:40) The media and its biases * (31:58) Balaji on memes and their importance * (37:45) What the future of media looks like and the role of crypto * (56:26) When did Balaji get into crypto? * (1:01:30) Sam asks Balaji what motivates him * (1:11:50) How the world is changing and becoming more Balaji-like * (1:19:39) What would 21 year-old Balaji work on? * (1:22:46) Why geographical proximity is no longer linked to cultural proximity * (1:26:25) How we can align incentives between tech and everyone else * (1:32:30) Balaji on crypto-social networks * (1:37:30) How Balaji operates day-to-day and "the idea maze" * (1:47:33) The importance of finding the right place to live * (1:57:30) What it's like to talk to Balaji * (2:02:08) What has Balaji been wrong about? * (2:11:00) Science vs. math: getting to the truth * (2:21:10) Balaji asks Sam for newsletter advice * (2:24:40) What are Balaji's guilty pleasures
May 05, 2021
Greatest Hits #1 - Turning it Around: From Failure to a $100m+ Success
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Suli Ali is one of the most interesting founders we’ve had on the pod. Suli and his brother Moiz have started and sold $300m worth of companies. They’ve also invested in hundreds of big-name startups, thousands of real estate deals, and much more more. He built small, silly apps. Like a Facebook app survey where you voted “most likely to wear a bunny costume”. Yet...it turned into a huge success. How? When he sold his first company, it was doing $85 million in revenue and $15 million in profit. In this episode, we discuss his journey from making $76k a year at Microsoft to selling his first company for $100,000,000+. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * 8:05 - Shaan predicted this podcast would be successful...he was right! * 9:55 - Suli’s parents encouraged him to start a company...and why that’s important. * 24:25 - Meeting Naval - is he legit? * 27:25 - Getting grilled by Keith Rabois * 41:25 - Listen to Suli’s confidence and how he explains starting stuff and how he deals with downs. * 1:02:25 - Risking his life savings to make his company work (then selling it for $100m).
May 03, 2021
#177 - How a City Tour is Making Millions, Selling Manhood & the Barstool for Tech
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Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@TheSamParr) might have set a record with this episode in terms of ideas! We start with Shaan laying out his case for why a "Barstool for tech and business" would work and how it should be done. Sam pushed back a little bit but admits it's possible. The guys then talk about the booming software course business. Valuations are sky-high for some companies in this sector -- Shaan explains why. The guys also revisit internal media companies (they'll invest if you're doing it). The guys also break down: a NYC tours business pulling in $1m annually, "Manhood as a Service" businesses, and renting chickens! --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (1:58) Podcast growth * (7:34) "Barstool for Tech/Business" * (16:07) Why course software companies are booming * (27:18) Internal newsletters and podcasts * (33:38) Millions being made with city and company tours * (45:05) Manhood as a Service * (50:51) Museum of Ice Cream and Museum Hack * (52:50) Rent the Chicken * (58:44) How Shaan and Sam get things done
Apr 30, 2021
#176 with Codie Sanchez - Buying Distressed Assets, Real Estate for Cheap & How to Network Like a Pro
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Codie Sanchez (@Codie_Sanchez) joins Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@TheSamParr) for this brainstorm. Codie is all about businesses that cashflowing right away. She talks everything from buying distressed businesses to modular homes to buying real estate for pennies on the dollar. She doesn't shy away from controversial thoughts either: she lays out why angel investing is dumb and why public stock investing is as well. We end the episode with some great stories on "how to collect people" (basically network like a champ) and what financial freedom really means. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (0:38) The guys recap the Balaji podcast * (5:08) Codie explains what she does and how she got there * (15:03) Owning mailing centers & pack and ships * (21:12) Buying distressed assets for $0 * (23:54) The big ROI on tiny homes * (28:44) Codie's controversial thoughts * (37:16) Buying RE at auction * (43:01) How to collect cool people * (54:15) How Shaan and Codie view financial freedom
Apr 28, 2021
#175 - Brainstorming Million Dollar Ideas with Elaine Zelby
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Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@TheSamParr) are joined by Elaine Zelby (@ezelby) for this brainstorm. Elaine brings the heat with ideas for starting a Saas bundle company (Sam says this is easily a $10m business), creating the "adult manual", the SNOO for adults, subscription running shoes, and a bunch of alternative health business ideas. Not only do they bring ideas, but they also break down how to pull off these businesses. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (1:35) Introducing Elaine Zelby and Signal Fire * (8:31) Shaan's first unicorn! * (14:15) How Signal Fire finds deals * (25:35) Investing in an Elon Musk idea * (33:12) Startup SaaS bundle is a $10m idea * (41:10) Creating the "adult manual"? * (49:55) The SNOO for adult * (53:25) Subscription running shoes * (56:45) Brainstorming alternative health ideas
Apr 26, 2021
#174 with Andrew Wilkinson - How to Network with Billionaires, Andrew and Sam's Recent Investments, & A Better Investor Than Buffett
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Sam (@theSamParr) is joined by Andrew (@awilkinson) to catch up. They spend the first half of the episode talking about the investments they've each made in 2021. Andrew then dives into a more obscure investment he made: a bakery! He explains it's more for fun than profit. Andrew also drops some great hacks: how he saves time on email and how he networks with billionaires. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (4:24) The entrepreneur lifestyle and the stress that comes with it * (12:45) Sam and Andrew talk about their recent investments * (45:20) Andrew bought a bakery. Here's what he's doing with it * (53:10) How to make your hometown cool * (55:52) Henry Singleton: better than Warren Buffett * (1:02:28) Andrew's email hack and how he donates * (1:11:25) Why Andrew is the king of networking
Apr 23, 2021
#173 - How Beachbody Makes Money, 75 Hard Explained, & Brainstorming "HackerNews for X"
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Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@TheSamParr) dive deep into 75 Hard: what it is, who's behind it, and why it's so successful. From there they talk about a similar business: Beachbody. Beachbody does over $1B in sales, but the way they generate their profits will surprise you. The guys also brainstorm on "HackerNews for X" ideas and how to pull them off. Towards the end, Sam challenges Shaan on why he's running so many businesses and not focusing on just one. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (2:00) Talking pod growth * (8:20) Shaan's funny story from college * (13:12) "HackerNews for X" * (30:12) What is 75 Hard? * (35:30) How Beachbody became a $1B behemoth * (52:04) Sam challenges Shaan on doing many businesses instead of focusing
Apr 21, 2021
#172 - Indie Businesses Making Millions, Advice to Young Entrepreneurs & How to Grow a Podcast
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We start this one off with a little "Inside MFM" from Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@TheSamParr) as they discuss growing the pod and how they are going to do it. Then they break down the big news of the week: the Coinbase IPO. They talk about Coinbase's humble origins on HackerNews and how most big businesses have these same origins. It's often hard to see the big picture in the early days. They also talk about their own early days and give advice to young entrepreneurs. The second half of the pod turns into a brainstorm. They brainstorm around indie businesses like Microacquire and Photopea and how to build similar businesses. Finally, we end it by discussing the opportunities around "Affirm for X". --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (0:24) Growing the podcast: how we're going to do it * (9:02) The guys break down the Coinbase IPO * (20:25) Big businesses are often not apparent at the beginning * (25:26) Advice for young entrepreneurs * (33:55) Microacquire dissected * (40:55) An indie project making million * (52:17) Brainstorm "Affirm for X"
Apr 19, 2021
#171 - How to Generate Millions from Paid Events (Bootstrapped)
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Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@TheSamParr) break down the events business step-by-step. Sam explains how he grew HustleCon from nothing into a powerhouse. Sam shares numbers and the techniques he used to generate sales and keep costs low. It's a masterclass on how to run an events business. The guys also discuss the "Billie of the Week" Sam Bankman-Fried, and how he became a billionaire at 29 from crypto. At the end, they brainstorm on the idea of "accountability coaching for X". --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (1:20) The amazing story of how Sam Bankman-Fried made his fortune by the age of 29 * (14:01) How a gambler beat Vegas and a kid took over the internet * (22:27) Sam explains how to run and scale a profitable event step-by-step * (47:07) Brainstorming on "accountability coaching for X"
Apr 16, 2021
#170 with Jake Paul - Why Jake Paul Thinks He's Worth Billions
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Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@TheSamParr) are joined by Jake Paul (@JakePaul) and Geoffrey Woo (@geoffreywoo). The guys talk about Jake's upcoming fight with Ben Askren and a friendly wager Sam placed. We dive into business with Jake giving his take on the creator economy, why he's worth billions to the big platforms, and how Bitclout can play a role in all of it. He thinks he can be the next Jay-Z or Dr. Dre, bridging an entertainment career with a successful business one. He's already had a hit with Fanjoy, which he breaks down for us. Jake also talks about his investment philosophy, some of the companies he's investing in, and the areas he's most interested in at the moment. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (2:32) Jake talks about his upcoming fight with Ben Askren * (7:29) Jake and Geoff talk about his new fund and his investing philosophy * (20:14) The business opportunities Jake's most interested in * (30:41) The guys give their takes on Bitclout and the creator economy * (40:05) Brainstorming with Jake * (1:05:08) The guys debrief after the Jake Paul podcast
Apr 14, 2021
#169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett
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Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: refer.fm/million --------- --------- Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) and Andrew Wilkinson (@awilkinson) discuss: * (5:35) Bradley Jacobs: the man who's built 5, billion dollar companies * (28:28) Dan Gilbert: how he started with nothing, built Quicken Loans and eventually, an empire * (41:30) What talking to Warren Buffett is like * (1:00:07) How Andrew lost $10m --------- --------- Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas.
Apr 09, 2021
#168 - How to Reverse Engineer Businesses, The Indonesian King of Coal & the Story of Adida‪s‬
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Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: refer.fm/million --------- --------- Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) discuss: * (2:07) Jake Paul, Bill Clinton, the Pope and a Prince * (13:30) TurnedYellow and the IP licensing business * (22:42) Cronyism and the Indonesian King of Coal * (33:48) "Business is the Art of Copying" * (47:53) Are robo-pets the future? * (53:33) The amazing story of the founding of Adidas --------- --------- Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas.
Apr 07, 2021
#167 - Answering Your Questions On Investments, Businesses and Life
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Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: refer.fm/million --------- --------- Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) answer your questions: (3:40) What are you both investing in? (16:16) Please update us on your rolling fund. Is it what you expected? Are you more or less bullish on it? (21:25) What do you not get a chance to talk about (either because it's off-topic/lower priority) that you wish you could? (23:08) You guys are awesome at coming up with incredible ideas and knowing how to execute them. What would it take for one to pull you out of Twitch and want to pursue in full force? (27:24) Shaan how do you balance side hustles while still outperforming at Twitch? (33:06) Who’s the worst person you admire? (39:29) Should you hire your friends? (44:19) Who can squat more weight? (44:40) What are the biggest insecurities, both of you struggle with? (48:30) Since covid is pretty much a thing of the past...when will the MFM meetup be? --------- --------- Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas.
Apr 05, 2021
#166 - Why a Sudoku Company Sold for $640m, "Opendoor for X" & Franchising Tech Companies
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Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: refer.fm/million --------- --------- Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP): (1:42) Chess.com is huge, what're other similar opportunities? (9:23) Misspelled domain opportunities (13:40) Sam's angel investing update (18:55) Brainstorming "Opendoor for X" (32:03) Franchising but for tech companies --------- --------- Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas.
Apr 02, 2021
#165 with Jack Butcher - Selling a $76m NFT, How to Research Wealthy People & How BitClout Went Viral
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Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: refer.fm/million --------- --------- Sam Parr (@TheSamParr), Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Jack Butcher (@JackButcher) discuss: (1:37) How Jack Butcher went from struggling founder to listing an NFT for $76m (13:38) How Sam researches wealthy people and discovers profitable businesses in the process (32:44) Why it pays to be early on new platforms (47:30) Jack explains why he's listing his art for sale for $76m (57:40) BitClout's incredible growth strategy (1:09:12) The reputational problem NFTs/Bitcoin/Bitcloud pose and are they just fads --------- --------- Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas.
Mar 31, 2021
#164 with Ryan Begelman - BitClout Explained, How To Successfully Angel Invest & A Police Sting?
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Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ --------- --------- Sam Parr (@TheSamParr), Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Ryan Begelman (@RyanBegelman) discuss: (0:30) Shaan and Sam talk about getting blocked on Twitter (6:50) A carbon offset credit card raises millions (9:50) The guys talk about their angel strategies (11:00) Ryan's guide to how he makes investments (17:20) What is BitClout (46:33) Family offices and "entrepreneur-in-residence" (1:03:00) Why angel invest (1:21:40) Shaan is going to run a sting operation? Find Ryan at https://www.ryanbegelman.com/ --------- --------- Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas.
Mar 26, 2021
#163 - Plugins Making Millions, Gumroad's Crazy Valuation & Why a Studying App is Going Viral
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Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ --------- --------- Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) discuss: (3:38) Shaan talks about his CNBC appearance (6:45) The opportunities and riches in Chrome plugins (33:03) MFM is upping its social game (37:34) Gumroad is raising at a $100m valuation -- crazy? (49:55) Is studystream.live the future of remote studying? (57:01) The post-show --------- --------- Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas.
Mar 24, 2021
#162 - Why Clubhouse Will Fail
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Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ --------- --------- Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) discuss: 0:45 Shaan breaks down why and how Clubhouse will fail (although he wishes it won't) 17:10 How to go viral and also improve your writing 27:07 How to win (and make millions) in the content game 36:22 How 'The Hustle' finds its talent 38:44 A simple startup idea with huge potential 50:38 How Shaan's tweet became a meme --------- --------- Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. Editing thanks to Jonathan Gallegos (@jjonthan)
Mar 19, 2021
#161 with Michael Saylor - Why Michael Saylor Believes Bitcoin is Hope
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Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ --------- --------- Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) discuss: 5:30 How Michael sells domain names for millions 23:19 Why Bitcoin is the solution to every company's treasury problems 37:34 How Michael forecasts the cost of capital 45:25 Why fixing MicroStrategy's balance sheet, fixed the whole business 51:28 What Michael's role at the company is today 52:40 Warren Buffett calls Bitcoin rat poison. Is he right? 1:01:30 How employees feel working at MicroStrategy 1:14:58 Shaan and Sam give their reactions to the interview --------- --------- Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. Editing thanks to Jonathan Gallegos (@jjonthan)
Mar 17, 2021
#160 - Paid Communities Making $20m+ (and How to Build One), Fighting Inertia & An Interview With Dave Selinger of Deep Sentinel
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MFM #160 The guys breakdown paid communities Why paid communities are good businesses: You can make them kinda fast (much faster if you have an audience) Fun to run if you like the interest Don’t need a lot of start-up capital and can have a lean team Quite profitable Cons: Churn can be high Likely can’t scale to me huge Won’t get better with size necessarily (if user content-driven, deal-driven, or otherwise, more can be better. If connection related, less is better) Seem challenging to sell if there’s a leader To make a successful community: The amount of money you’ll make is directly proportional to the amount of revenue the members will make being connected to each other multiplied by the amount of people who’d sign up. Enthusiasts of RC cars? Likely don’t make much value from it, so you can’t charge a lot. But if it’s huge (and get better with size) then can work Underdog, us vs them, united interests, info that wants to be private, highly disjointed online,  Communities the guys like: Tiger21: A peer group for people above with a net worth of at least $10m.  Numbers: It boasts ~850 members. They generate revenue through a $30,000 membership fee and also run ads to its members. Do an estimated $24m at least in sales Sold to private equity recently Why join?: Learn and make connections. Evanta Was known as CXO Acquisition Co. and Sports Leadership Acquisition Co...so maybe started in sports? Evanta derives most of its revenue from event sponsorship. Event sponsors pay a fee to advertise at each event with pricing dependent upon the quality and level of executive attendance. 121 Unique communities worldwide 6,500 Participating organizations 253 C-level programs across 10 countries 83% of Fortune 100 represented 18,000 Participating C-level executives 87% companies with revenue of $1B+ Sold for $275m in 2016 to CEB and then Gartner Had $17m in cash when bought 12x income...so made $23m in profit! SoleSavvy A SoleSavy membership provides you the tools and resources you need to successfully purchase the products you want for retail (starting with sneakers) Raised $2m Started as a Slack group (the waitlist for the group grows by 400 people per day) 5,000 members. They charge $33 a month so $160k MRR Cook groups. AK Chef is a big one. 2000 ish members at $50. NurseLifeRN Instagram meme page with 1.2m followers BALA (a shoe for nurses company) uses this as the main advertising channel. Shaan predicts these niche communities can launch brands and hold equity in companies who need their captive audience to grow. Inertia Shaan explains inertia: Are you doing what you are doing just because or does it make you happy and are you chasing what you actually want --------- Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. Editing thanks to Jonathan Gallegos (@jjonthan)
Mar 12, 2021
#159 - Update on Michael Jordan's House, a Nine Figure Sex Toy Company & the Man with a Million Acres
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MFM #159 MJ house update Recap: Last episode the guys spoke about buying MJ’s house. The plan was to potentially turn it into a museum or Airbnb. Problem: zoning and parking -- but those might be overcome  Shaan: Spoke to Rally Rd and Nifty Gateway founders  Now what: What's going to happen now? Sam thinks nothing’s going to happen -- the guys are too busy. Shaan: you’re afraid to fail Collecting old Apple computers Opportunity: Old Apple computers like the Macintosh II and Apple II sell for a premium on eBay. There is still demand for these because of their cool aesthetics, and retro look. At Monkey Inferno, visitors would often ask about their old Macs over the expensive paintings that hung on the walls. Sam bets these will continue to appreciate. Can make for a good investment opportunity as retro style becomes more and more in demand.  Idea: Creating products from old Macs, such as https://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/03/Macquarium-jake-harms.jpg  Sex talk Steve Shubin - founded Interactive Life Forms: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fleshlight Origin: Steve started creating sex dolls, but eventually realized most guys wouldn’t order sex dolls. He pivoted and created the Fleshlight. He scaled the company with his kids. Does an estimated $50-$100m in revenue Sidenote: One of Fleshlight’s factories in Spain uses its excess capacity to manufacture prosthetics elephant legs for Southeast Asia Opportunity: Creating the new fleshlight There is a growing demand for male sex toys, especially in countries like India and China. Even in areas where it’s taboo, new discreet packaging has made it easier.  Idea: Fleshlight marketing through channels like Onlyfans. Molds can even be made from the Onlyfans creators themselves. Billy of the week Brad Kelley Started out renting space for factories and warehouses. When he noticed lots of customers using his warehousing space to store tobacco, he pivoted.  He founded Commonwealth Brands in 1991 and sold it in 2001 for $1B "I've never defended [smoking]. Hopefully, it will be phased out of society." He’s bought a ton of land since then and is now the 4th largest landowner in the US. In January 2020, Kelley put up for sale many of his West Texas ranches, offering roughly 500,000 acres with a listing price of $404 million. He also bought Lonely Planet installing a 24-year-old CEO at the helm The purchase was a failure when he sold the company in 2020 for $50m having had bought it for $70m Sam’s a fan Keeps to himself and has done “boring” businesses. In contrast to Silicon Valley’s flashy hype-machine Indie VC Indie VC was a venture firm backing mostly bootstrapped founders. The idea was to give founders a little bit of money to help them grow instead of the traditional model of flooding a company with cash and taking a massive stake. The company closed its doors, and Shaan and Sam are critical of how founder Bryce Roberts announced the closing (didn’t take the blame hard enough). https://medium.com/@bryce/the-end-of-indie-6e1b92d90b09 --------- Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. Editing thanks to Jonathan Gallegos (@jjonthan)
Mar 10, 2021
#158 - Buying Michael Jordan's House (and Making a Profit), Investing in Athletes & Successful Startup-Studios
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MFM #158 Andrew Chen story University of Washington has a program for gifted high schoolers who want to do college early. Andrew took part and graduated at 19. He met some pretty cool people doing this including emmit of twitch, and head of hedge funds. Shaan got into a Duke program as a teenager via TIP program by scoring high on PSAT. Shaan: This is a great marketing trick -- he’ll do this when he starts his school For athletics, the opposite is done. MJ’s house Michael Jordan’s Chicago home went on sale for $30m many years ago, but hasn’t sold. Today it’s on sale for $14m. Idea #1: Buy the house using crowdfunding and through NFTs, any fan can own a fraction of the property. From there, the property can be turned into a museum. Idea #2: Instead of turning the house into a museum, turn into a great Airbnb. Obama’s Hawaii house (the Plantation Estate) rents for $6k a night or $180k a month. You have to make it the dream “man cave”/sports fan getaway. Make it an alternative to Vegas for bachelor’s parties. Fill the house with Jordan memorabilia, and make it an incredible experience for fans to come to. Famous homes: There's a precedent for taking famous homes and turning them into museums.  Graceland: Elvis’ former home receives 600k visitors each paying ~$30 Painted Ladies: Painted Ladies and “Full House” house are mainstay attractions. “Full House” house sold for a premium above market price.  Counter: Sam is sceptical of crowdfunding on Rally Road because of the difficulty in liquidating. Shaan counters by saying fractional ownership makes liquidity less of an issue. Also many aren’t concerned about selling. Would rather wait and hold. Big League Advance BLA: Offers cash to minor league baseball players with the promise of making money if the baseball player hits it big. Fernando Tatis Jr: Took cash when he was in the minors from BLA, but now has to pay out ~$30m after signing a $300m+ deal Opportunity: Baseball is the easiest to model, but the NBA presents a great opportunity because of guaranteed contracts. If a player gets a $100m, 5 year deal, you can offer them $80m upfront for the contract. Instead of  Counter: This is a risky business. The business only works if you can model properly and get big hits to cover the losses. Startup studio Instead of investing in companies or starting just one company, startup studios invest and incubate several businesses at once. Shaan: Historically very tough and didn’t work. Garret Camp, Mark Pincus, Kevin Rose, and Michael Birch (Monkey Inferno where Shaan worked) all had studios which had no big winners. Successful studios: The tides may be shifting as a few studios have begun getting hits. Thrive Capital by Josh Kushner (Oscar), Atomic by Jack Abraham (Hims), Prehype (Barkbox and Ro) Atomic: Only works at one project at a time and the team has 9 months to raise a series A or else may be out of a job. Also focused more on B2B than consumer. eFounders: European studio that only does SaaS. They’ve been able to make the model successful Kevin Ryan: Part of DoubleClick when it was sold. Made about $20m and created AlleyCorp which incubated companies like MongoDB, Business Insider, Zola and Guilt. Good: It’s a dream job because you work on multiple ideas. Unlike a traditional startup, when failure happens you can just move onto a new project as a team Bad: For a startup to work, you need laser focus. Often what happens, when a startup hits a plateau, you can pivot to an area that’s working. At studios, the team is more inclined to move onto another project altogether. No do-or-die, back-to-the-wall mentality as with startups. --------- Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. Editing thanks to Jonathan Gallegos (@jjonthan)
Mar 05, 2021
#157 - Instagram Food Drops Making $200k a Week, Chrome Extensions That are Crushing It & Open Salaries
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MFM #157 Rewarding hustle: MFM is hiring two kids to do video production because they took the job without permission. They heard Sam complain about needing a recording studio and offered to do the work https://twitter.com/DylanJardon/status/1366274333858017282?s=20.  This is how you get the job you want. Don’t send a resume. Do the work instead. Don’t ask for permission. Food topics The food companies of Instagram: Companies mycookiedealer.com, 1-900-Ice-Cream, and Allie’s Banana Bread are crushing it on IG with food drops that sell out in seconds. Why it’s big: These work because it’s at the intersection of many trends: cloud kitchens (no need for expensive restaurant infrastructure), DTC (no need to get costly distribution deals and shelf space) and have virality baked into them. My Cookie Dealer is estimated to be doing $200k per weekly drop. This is a potential $10m business today. Formula: Sam breaks down how these companies are going viral, and how you can copy. Make a side ingredient the main thing (cheese, cookie dough) Make it in an unusual color (rainbow bagel, rainbow kettle cork, green ketchup, cloud bread) Make it huge (huge sundae, massive pizza cookie, sushi-rito, massive KitKat) Frankenfood: combine two different foods (cronut, pancake cereal, donut cereal, cream cheese, bell pepper, desert burger, ramen burger, spaghetti donuts, fairy bread) Food allergy or remove stuff from it (vega ice cream, Banza) Make junk food or simple food ultra-fancy (tater tots, mozzarella sticks) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IFYt20QON8  Tiller money Spreadsheet plugins: The guys have talked Chrome plugins and browser extensions in the past, but an overlooked niche is spreadsheet plugins. Plugins are great businesses because they are sticky and capitalize on an existing platform and user base. They can be light, simple tools that can gain huge adoption quickly.  Tiller Money (https://www.tillerhq.com/): Personal finance nerd Sam loves the simplicity of this plugin. Most people already manage their money on a spreadsheet, Tiller Money just makes it easier to do so. Supermetrics (https://supermetrics.com/): Marketing data plugin Sam uses. He predicts the business does 8-figures in revenue. Open salaries Open salaries: Should companies publish employee salaries? Open salary data is becoming a legal requirement, starting with 🍃 Colorado: "From 2021 employers must disclose pay rates or ranges in job postings for jobs that could be worked in Colorado (including remote)" Source Open salaries is part of the culture of some companies. Buffer used it as a growth hack. The company continues to publish a lot of it’s financials and all employee salaries. Companies doing it now: Glassdoor shows average and anonymous salaries but can be inaccurate They were acquired for $1.2B in 2018. At the time did $170m in revenue with 700 employees  Founded by Rich Barton (we’ve spoken about him a few times before). Famous for saying “Information wants to be free”. Started Zillow, Expedia, and Glassdoor off this principle. Levels.fyi: A helpful guide to understanding what employees at top tech firms should be making. They even help you negotiate a salary.  Take: Open salaries tend to benefit employees (more transparency means higher, more equal pay) and is more detrimental to employers. Apple stopped doing it. Buffer has also said it’s not helpful anymore and was only good for initial growth. Pat Flynn published his income for several years, but eventually stopped as he started getting hate.  --------- Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. Editing thanks to Jonathan Gallegos (@jjonthan)
Mar 03, 2021
#156 - David Segal Talks Building a 9-Figure Tea Business, Decommoditizing Boring Products & The Future of Retail
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Sam Parr (@TheSamParr), Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and David Segal (@_davidsegal) discuss: David’s background - At 26, David teams up with his 70-something-year-old cousin, Herschel Segal, to start DAVIDsTEA. - Herschel had made his fortune in Canada’s fashion industry. Previously Davis was helping his Herschel make small investments. Together they saw an opportunity to grow a tea brand, where David led and Herschel invested - He made his first million when a Boston PE firm (Highland Capital) made an investment in DAVIDsTEA. - When the company went public it was doing $30m in EBITDA. He didn't want to sell shares at the time, but needed to in order to make the IPO big enough. He eventually left the business and sold his shares because of management issues. He sold at an average of $14 a share. - Today he runs a few businesses. One of which is a restaurant where he is trying to mix the best of ghost kitchens with a sitdown restaurant - David is currently trying to get back in the tea game. He sees an opportunity to make tea good, and cool again. Tea penetration is tiny in NA, so there is a lot of room to grow. - With his new brand he wants to do DTC business by keeping tea simple, but widening its appeal. - Previous to DAVIDsTEA, he ran a software business. It was essentially an abandoned cart business but for real life. Brainstorm - Idea: good video for online meetings is like what a nice Italian suit was in the 80s. It shows professionalism and class. Sam mentions he is willing to pay thousands to have someone create a turnkey video conference setup for him. He thinks this could be a great business opportunity. - Made Renovation (https://www.maderenovation.com/ founded by Roger Dickey) offers turnkey bathrooms. The idea is clients can select from a limited amount of pre-selected styles. Shaan suggests applying this same idea to video conferencing setups. - Idea: Uber for contractors. David suggests it’s hard finding reliable contractors, and there may be space for a company that can help organize the market better. - Modsy: For $500 per room, Modsy provides an on-demand interior designer. They will create a layout and make suggestions for furniture to use. - The guys discuss several “experts on-demand” companies. Companies like Intro.co, GLGinsights.com, Clarity.fm & Officehours.com all do similar things in different ways: connect users with experts on a variety of topics. - Idea: Decommoditizing everyday stuff. By taking an everyday item and adding a unique element to it, you can charge more and differentiate an otherwise commodity. David brings up Duraflame. Duraflame is a fast lighting fire log. The company does 9 figures in revenue but hasn’t been innovated upon in years. Homesick Candles successfully innovated on candles by adding regional scents and creating a differentiated product. Eric Ryan built his career doing this with Method, Olly, and Welly. - Idea: Firelogs with scents. Decommoditizing a boring product like fire logs with a viral and catchy twist. - Idea: “...For dummies 2.0”. The “...For Dummies” were a popular series of books educating anyone on any topic. Both David and Shaan are bullish on doing the same for complex modern topics like blockchain or NFT. But doing so through viral videos. - Idea: Using stores as showrooms. David nearly started a company just like this. It’s a massive opportunity for whoever can figure out how to make use of retail space in a way that makes sense in the ecom age. A company doing this is b8ta. - Smart Center: David mentions Smart Center and other REITS have been big winners during the pandemic, by converting abandoned retail space into apartments, senior living etc. - WGSN (https://www.wgsn.com/en/): A subscription service that helps businesses understand the biggest trends in just about every sector.  See
Feb 26, 2021
#155 - NFTs Explained: How Digital Art Is Being Sold For Millions and What the Opportunities Are
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Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) discuss: Negotiation as a Service (NaaS) - The guys talk about (and maybe invent) a new category of business: negotiations as a service. The idea here is that there are certain big ticket items where a professional can negotiate a better price for the end consumer. - Incentives matter, however. For a Realtor, getting a client a better deal isn’t always in their best interest. A better model: the negotiator gets a designated percentage if they are able to negotiate below a set price. - Idea: Applying a better incentive model to real estate or home financing. Paying a skilled negotiator a fee for reducing your interest rate can result in thousands being saved annually. - Idea: Salary negotiations for both employee and employer. NFTs - NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are unique crypto tokens. Unlike say, Bitcoin, they aren’t mutually interchangeable -- each token is unique. In other words, NFTs are collectible. - NFTs have exploded in recent months. One site, https://cryptoslam.io/ (also https://defipulse.com/), tracks the daily transactions of different NFT. The top NFT, NBA Top Shots, does $46m worth of digital art transactions daily. - Shaan 10xd his money on the following piece in a matter of days. https://niftygateway.com/itemdetail/secondary/0x8ae06a29a816580cbd069e460dd57c6c964bb3da/7500010105. - This piece alone https://cryptoslam.io/cryptopunks/mint/6487 sold for over $1m. - Artists like Eminem and shows like Rick and Morty are created pieces of content that’ll be sold as NFTs. - Logan Paul made $3.5m in one day selling nfts https://beincrypto.com/logan-paul-raises-3-5-million-in-one-day-from-nft-sales/. - Opportunity: When a goldrush is happening, sell shovels. Shaan and Sam think the shovels here are displays. People are buying NFTs, they are going to want to display them. The options at the moment are frames like https://infiniteobjects.com/ and https://www.netgear.com/home/digital-art-canvas/. On the pod Shaan estimates you can sell 300-400 frames and easily generate $5m in a month. - https://opensea.io/: Another marketplace for NFTs. This is the eBay of NFTs CoinMarketCap - CoinMarketCap is a displayed of crypto prices. It's a simple idea that has been working. - When they delisted South Korean cryptos without warning on Jan. 7th, the move wiped out $100 billion of total crypto asset market value. - They were acquired for a rumored $400 million. The company only had 36 employees. Check out today's sponsor: Ourcrowd. They make it easy to invest in early startups. Go to ourcrowd.com/thehustle to get started. Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. Editing thanks to Jonathan Gallegos (@jjonthan)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Feb 24, 2021
MFM x Trends - Ryan Hoover of Product Hunt Breaks Down the Biggest Opportunities He Sees
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In today's episode Sam Parr (@theSamParr) interviews Ryan Hoover (@rrhoover). Ryan has seen thousands of companies launch since founding Product Hunt in 2014. He shares dozens of places that he sees opportunities, including several of his own investments. Listen to the rest of the episode at http://trends.co/.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Feb 22, 2021
#154 - Making Millions Anonymously, How Pornstars Clean Search Results, & What is Gayburgers?
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Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) discuss: - Investing like a $16B dollar fund - The guys who built multi-million dollar businesses anonymously - A genius company manipulating web results - The big opportunities in privacy - The hack Sam used to grow The Hustle when they were small - The company archiving family stories - Who is Lex Friedman? - Shaan reads a mean tweet - What is Gayburgers? Check out today's sponsor: Ourcrowd. They make it easy to invest in early startups. Go to ourcrowd.com/thehustle to get started. Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. Editing thanks to Jonathan Gallegos (@jjonthan)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Feb 19, 2021
#153 - Selling The Hustle for Millions: How The Hustle & Hubspot Deal Happened
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Sam Parr (@TheSamParr), Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Kieran Flanagan (@searchbrat) discuss: - Crafting the perfect cold email to catch Sam's attention. - The grueling process of selling a company and how to do it right - The best advice on how to negotiate correctly (silence is your friend). - How the D.E.N.N.I.S system can help you sell a company. - Why every deal needs a "deal dual". - What it feels like to be rich? Today's episode is brought to you by FOCUSAID. It’s the #1 and first nootropic drink in America that’s sold over 100m cans. For 30% off your first order, go to DrinkFocusAid.com. Check it out! Have you joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion. Editing thanks to Jonathan Gallegos (@jjonthan)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Feb 12, 2021
#152 with Trung Phan - Sam Talks About the Hubspot Deal & Ideas With Trung Phan
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Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) and Trung Phan (@TrungTPhan) discuss: - How the HubSpot/The Hustle deal came about? - Why did Sam decide to sell? - What will be Sam's biggest purchase now that he's sold? - What will change with The Hustle and MFM going forward? - Trung brings some massive opportunities: financial engineering for good, improving the lives of prisoners and the big potential of paid Twitter Articles mentioned: - https://thehustle.co/he-was-facing-life-in-prison-now-hes-the-ceo-of-the-instagram-for-the-incarcerated/ - https://thehustle.co/how-one-man-went-from-a-life-prison-sentence-to-a-100k-engineering-job/ Thank you to Lemon.io for sponsoring today's episode! They are offering a 15% discount for the first 6 weeks of work for all MFM fans. Go to Lemon.io/mfm to claim the offer! Have you joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion. Editing thanks to Jonathan Gallegos (@jjonthan)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Feb 10, 2021
#151 - How To Go Viral, Grow Your Following & Tons of Ideas with Lambda School's Trevor McKendrick
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP), and Trevor McKendrick (@TrevMcKendrick) discuss: Shaan's newsletter: shaanpuri.com The brainstorm session: - 2:14: Headshots are our avatars in the digital world: why do most suck? There might be an opportunity to fix this - 7:02: The startup doing handwritten mail at scale - 9:44: How to shadow successful people. Can this be productized? - 13:50: The opportunity to disrupt meetings. - 17:44: Why Shaan is bullish on catering to doctors - 19:35: Turning your life into a video game: working in public to achieve missions - 24:20: A viral “who do write like” quiz - 27:38: How to revolutionize working with lawyers - 29:50: Lambda School for executive assistants - 33:00: Trevor's journey to becoming a Chief-of-Staff Trevor begins interviewing Shaan: - 36:40: How did Shaan finally begin getting in shape? - 42:00: What’s inspired Shaan to grow his following? - 47:37: How is Shaan so good at persuasion? - 55:45: Which of your portfolio companies are you most excited about? Today's episode is brought to you by FOCUSAID. It’s the #1 and first nootropic drink in America that’s sold over 100m cans. For 30% off your first order, go to DrinkFocusAid.com. Check it out! Have you joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion. Editing thanks to Jonathan Gallegos (@jjonthan)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Feb 05, 2021
#150 - Jason Calacanis Joins The Brainstorm To Talk Robinhood, Gambling and the Opportunities He's Investing In
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP), Sam Parr (@theSamParr), and Jason Calacanis (@jason) discuss: - The reason Jason gambles and how much he has made over the years - How Jason made the transition from being a journalist to being an investor - How Jason became an investor in Robinhood - Why Substack and tech media may be doomed - The big opportunities in paid communities - Why Jason predicts ISAs and travel startups are going to boom Thank you to Lemon.io for sponsoring today's episode! They are offering a 15% discount for the first 6 weeks of work for all MFM fans. Go to Lemon.io/mfm to claim the offer! Have you joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion. Editing thanks to Jonathan Gallegos (@jjonthan)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Feb 03, 2021
#149 - The Craziness of r/WallStreetBets, an $100k Bet, and Startup Ideas with Mercury Banks Founder
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP), Sam Parr (@theSamParr), and Immad Akhund (@immad) discuss: - How Shaan 3x his Twitter following in 2 months - The wild r/WallStreetBets trades and Shaan's $100k bet - Immad brings his ideas: a new CRM, startups catering to the creator economy, and "Clubhouse for business" - The future of Substack and it's competitors - The big potential of white labeling lending platforms Today's episode is brought to you by FOCUSAID. It’s the #1 and first nootropic drink in America that’s sold over 100m cans. For 30% off your first order, go to DrinkFocusAid.com. Check it out! Have you joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion. Editing thanks to Jonathan Gallegos (@jjonthan)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jan 29, 2021
#148 with Jack Smith - How r/WallStreetBets is Beating Wall Street, Taboola's Billion-dollar Payday, and How Grayscale is Printing Money
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP), Sam Parr (@theSamParr), and Jack Smith (@_jacksmith) discuss: - Balaji Srinivasan on why people will have to hide their real identities in the future - How Silkroad was actually a well-run company while co-workers remained anonymous (American Kingpin) - The crazy story of the founder of Silkroad ordering killings on his co-workers - Taboola's billion-dollar payday - Clubhouse just raised at $1B -- but are its best days behind it? - How Wall Street Bets is beating Wall Street - How Grayscale is printing money with GBTC - Why a VC firm (Andreessen Horowitz) is entering the media game Today's episode is brought to you by FOCUSAID. It’s the #1 and first nootropic drink in America that’s sold over 100m cans. For 30% off your first order, go to DrinkFocusAid.com. Check it out! Have you joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion. Editing thanks to Jonathan Gallegos (@jjonthan)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jan 27, 2021
#147 - How Sam Hacked Amazon's Book Rankings, A $600m Exit, And Crypto with Brother Aaaron
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@theSamParr) discuss: - Sam explains the origins of the QAnon movement - Could buying collectibles from infamous people work? - Romance stories are big business: Sam almost launched a company in the space (https://www.shortbutromantic.com/daily-story) - Wattpad which started as a romance novel community was sold for $600m recently - Sam explains how he hacked Amazon's book rankings for his novel "Captivating Clare" - Sam brings up pickleball (a booming sport in Austin) -- Shaan points out, there are always opportunities when new sports are created - Aaron Barrera (@TheGrinchofAS) joins Shaan to go down the rabbit hole of crypto and more Today's episode is brought to you by FOCUSAID. It’s the #1 and first nootropic drink in America that’s sold over 100m cans. For 30% off your first order, go to DrinkFocusAid.com. Check it out! Have you joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion. Editing thanks to Jonathan Gallegos (@jjonthan)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jan 22, 2021
#146 with Suleman "Suli" Ali - Voluntarily Selling Our Data, Creating The New Religion and A Fund Making Millions Shorting Pharma Companies
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Suleman "Suli" Ali (@sulemanali) discuss: - Creating a reputation database for people - Voluntarily selling your data to companies - Dealing with scammers - Creating a publically available org chart - A new religion that celebrates life instead of death and the new in-vogue churches - Sharing assets among friends. Example: together.casa - Creating the “Stripe for vices” - Suli answers: How would you make a million bucks quickly? If you look at your calendar for the past 30 days, who was the most interesting person or company you met with? Today's episode is brought to you by FOCUSAID. It’s the #1 and first nootropic drink in America that’s sold over 100m cans. For 30% off your first order, go to DrinkFocusAid.com. Check it out! Have you joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion. Editing thanks to Jonathan Gallegos (@jjonthan)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jan 20, 2021
#145 with Reed Duchscher - MrBeast's Manager Joins the Brainstorm
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) discuss: - Who is Reed Duchscher - How does managing a YouTuber work - Who is MrBeast and how he got so big - Creating empires with celebrities and influencers - What is a "Personal Media Company" - How much did MrBeast Burgers make? - What're the biggest opportunities in management right now? - Why you get into the management business (the access) - What should MrBeast be doing right nowInfluencers in unorthodox spaces - Influencers ran banks - Faceless creators are booming - Shaan thinks Influencers should get into the sleep business Thank you to our sponsor this episode, Flatfile! Spend less time on Excel and more time building your business by easily importing data using Flatfile. Check them out at flatfile.io/hustle. Have you joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion. Editing thanks to Jonathan Gallegos (@jjonthan)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jan 15, 2021
#144 - Shaan's Giving Away A Company, A Mysterious, Anonymous New App and The Most Gimmicky Marketing Thing The Guys Have Done
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MFM Apex: https://joinapex.com/i/pwr8nk Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) discuss: - DTC smelling salts? - A mysterious, anonymous new app - Should you hide your real opinions? - The amazing story of Katalin Kariko - Should you focus on legacy or fun? - MFM embraces the banter - Shaan's giving away a company - The world of affiliates links and adtech - Improving ad managers and the origin story of Wish - Jacked techies - What's the most gimmicky thing you've ever done? Thank you to our sponsor this episode, Flatfile! Spend less time on Excel and more time building your business by easily importing data using Flatfile. Check them out at flatfile.io/hustle. Have you joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion. Editing thanks to Jonathan Gallegos (@jjonthan)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jan 13, 2021
#143 with Jeremy Cai of Italic - Influencer Coffee Making Millions, What Cold Chain Is and Why It's Booming, And Tons of Ideas
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) discuss: - Is Sam Parr Time Person of the Year? - Jeremy introduces himself - Idea: subscription box for bread (and the millions in subscription boxes) - The big business of selling to middle America (aspirational branding) - Boring DTC products that crush it - Ideas for niche software (ex: trust fund SaaS) - Huge homeschooling opportunities - Millions to be made creating products for influencers - How one guy took a local brand national - Why cold chain storage is booming Thank you to our sponsor this episode, Flatfile! Spend less time on Excel and more time building your business by easily importing data using Flatfile. Check them out at flatfile.io/hustle. Have you joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion. Editing thanks to Jonathan Gallegos (@jjonthan)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jan 08, 2021
#142 - Digital Meet and Greets, A Little Known $30m Empire, And Shaan's Twitter Controversy
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) discuss: - 02:52: A home security idea - 06:02: Wynter.io and other powerful simple plugins - 15:24: Kevin Systrom's and Mark Zuckerburg's transcripts from the Instagram acquisition - 22:01: Shaan discusses his controversial Tweet - 40:21: A digital meet and greet idea - 47:15: Syed Balkhi - The little known entrepreneur with a ~$30m empire Thank you to our sponsor this episode, Flatfile! Spend less time on Excel and more time building your business by easily importing data using Flatfile. Check them out at flatfile.io/hustle. Have you joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion. Editing thanks to Jonathan Gallegos (@jjonthan)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jan 06, 2021
#141 - The 2020 MFM Award Show (with Andrew Wilkinson)
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP), Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) and Andrew Wilkinson (@awilkinson) wrap up 2020 by awarding and highlighting the best moments in the business world, the MFM podcast and their personal lives. The guys also make some fun predictions for what's to come in 2021. This is the first annual MFM Millies. Enjoy! - (2:20-9:01) Billy of the Year - (9:02-14:10) Breakout Company of the Year - (14:10-20:40) Under the Radar Company of the Year - (20:41-28:40) Favorite Person of the Year (non-family) - (28:41-32:10) Favorite Tool of The Year - (32:11-44:10) Best Investment of The Year - (44:11-46:43) Best Bet for 2021 - (46:44-53:50) What prediction did you get wrong in 2020 - (53:51-56:29) What person would you want to invest in? - (56:29-1:00:00) Wildest predictions for 2021 - (1:00:18-1:01:02) Which big company will be acquired in 2021? - (1:01:03-1:05:47) Best MFM Idea of the Year - (1:05:48-1:07:20) Best MFM Guest of the Year - (1:07:21-1:12:02) Worst MFM Idea of the Year - (1:12:03-1:15:34) Best MFM Moment of the Year - (1:15:35-1:19:10) Favorite Project of the Year - (1:19:11-1:28:03) Industries to Watch in 2021? - (1:28:04-1:35:05) Most Overrated Company/Trend of the Year - (1:35:06-1:35:48) Fuck/Murder/Marry - SF, Austin, Miami - (1:35:49-1:38:10) Favorite new podcast/newsletter/Twitter follow of the Year - (1:38:11-1:39:27) Favorite Book of the Year - (1:39:28-1:42:07) Best/Worst Habit of the Year - (1:42:08-1:44:13) Pleasant Surprise of Quarantine - (1:44:14-1:48:27) Best Purchase Under/Over $100 - (1:48:27-1:50:28) A lesson you learned about yourself in 2020 - (1:50:28-1:53:04) Best Relationship Hack of the Year - (1:53:05-1:56:40) Resolution for 2021 Have you joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Dec 30, 2020
#140 - How Much Do VCs Make?, A Booming Startup Replacing Fridges, and A Board Game Making $5m A Month
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) discuss: - 06:05 A booming grocery delivery startup, Fridge No More - 12:00 The "Ukranian Tik-Tok", Coub - 13:01 The $4b startup you haven't heard of: GoPuff - 21:09 A board game doing $5m a month: Hunt A Killer - 23:20 The booming audience for “true crime” content - 25:48 Shaan went on Wheel of Fortune? - 30:08 Converting old shows into podcasts - 30:30 Multi-platform shows - 31:11 Shaan’s most interesting angel investments - 32:40 “The JIO effect” - 44:15 How much angels and VCs make Have you joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Dec 25, 2020
#139 - The Rise of "Clout" Kitchens, Why Martin Shkreli is a Rockstar, and a $100m Acquisition
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) discuss: - 00:30 Is it better to rent and invest your money elsewhere? - 05:32 Penny Hoarder acquired for over $100m - 09:20 MrBeast Burger and clout kitchens - 17:01 Guthy-Renker and the lucrative world of direct-mail - 20:57 Will mom and pop restaurants become cloud kitchens? - 25:25 The guys chat Martin Shkreli stories - 38:13 Elon Musk buying $100B in Bitcoin? - 42:44 Shaan discusses ending his newsletter - 47:47 The guys discuss how they track their finances Have you joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Dec 23, 2020
#138 - How A Big Bitcoin Bet Paid Off, How To Best Learn From Billionaires, And Should Engineers Have Managers?
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) discuss: 5:53 Dan Gilbert owns the Cavs...and a lot more 11:48 How Dan Snyder made his billions 13:40 How to pounce on new opportunities 20:20 MicroStartegy's big bet into bitcoin 29:00 The right way to learn from billionaires 34:24 The big business of lawn care and pest control 40:08 A company licensed GPT-3 - three months later they make $20k/month 42:03 Manager's for engineers? 46:58 How big companies work vs startups Thank you to our sponsor this episode, Flatfile! Spend less time on Excel and more time building your business by easily importing data using Flatfile. Check them out at flatfile.io/hustle. Have you joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Dec 18, 2020
#137 - The Aftermath of The Combine Idea, The Next Trillion Dollar Industry, Crypto Art Selling For Millions
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) discuss: - (16:45-27:40) Shaan's $10m/yr idea: combine for young athletes - (27:40-33:10) What small markets today will be worth trillions in the future? - (33:10-35:55) Shaan becomes a minor celebrity within the bitcoin community - (35:56-46:00) More industries that may soon boom - (46:00-47:35) Talking cool company names - (47:35-52:45) The business of talking about TV shows - (53:15-57:20) Cameo-style businesses - (57:20-1:02:05) The massive business of OnlyFans - (1:02:06-1:08:48) Why the Nelk Boys are exploding Thank you to our sponsor this episode, EPOS! EPOS are fantastic headsets that make it easy to work flexibly across situations and locations, with portable headsets including hassle-free device compatibility. If you are an IT manager running a big department or a head of a growing company looking to give your employees the best headset solution to work from home, check out eposaudio.com/millions for a free trial! Have you joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Dec 16, 2020
#136 with Jack Smith - Trading Cards and Collectables: A Deep Dive Into The Opportunities In The Space
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) are joined by Jack Smith (@_jacksmith). They discuss: - (0:59) Introduction to Jack Smith - (7:04) Jack introduces the world of collectible card investing - (14:40) What is Rally Rd - (23:29) How to make money lending against trading cards - (32:52) Collecting NBA moments? - (37:00) The opportunities in trading cards - (47:00) The massive size of eBay's collectible business - (49:00) Shaan hears from a sketchy entrepreneur and they discuss cards as ETF Thank you to our sponsor this episode, Flatfile! Spend less time on Excel and more time building your business by easily importing data using Flatfile. Check them out at flatfile.io/hustle. Have you joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Dec 11, 2020
#135 with Rahul Vohra (Superhuman Founder) - Why He Started Superhuman and The Ideas He'd Like To See Built
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) are joined by Superhuman's Rahul Vohra (@rahulvohra). They discuss: - Rahul's first startup, Rapportive - Rahul explain what it's like to work with Marc Andreesen - Will Superhuman go public? - Why doesn't Google crush Superhuman? - Rahul describes when the idea to create Superhuman struck him - Shaan asks, what're the best "Superhuman for X" ideas - How Rahul stays calm and manages time - What startups are Rahul investing in? - Rahul's startup ideas Thank you to our sponsor this episode, EPOS! EPOS are fantastic headsets that make it easy to work flexibly across situations and locations, with portable headsets including hassle-free device compatibility. If you are an IT manager running a big department or a head of a growing company looking to give your employees the best headset solution to work from home, check out eposaudio.com/millions for a free trial! Have you joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Dec 09, 2020
MFM x Trends - How Johnny Boufarhat Took Hopin from 0 to $1b+ in Less Than A Year
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Sam interviews Johnny Boufarhat about scaling Hoping to rapid unicorn status.They discuss how being a fully remote team impacted their ability to move fast, how they're hiring hundreds of people, and the future of the events industry.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Dec 08, 2020
#134 - Why the Collectables Market is Booming, Ecommerce 3.0, and "Time Billionaire" Explained
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) discuss: - Shaan and Sam catch up and talk about the interesting and strange ways that the podcast have affected their lives (3:00) - Sam breaks down interesting writing tools and questions why they are so successful (6:30) - Shaan explains why building businesses on the internet is a “winner-takes-all” game (9:55) - Shaan tells Sam about his new One Big Thing Chrome extension (18:00) - Sam learns from the AppSumo model (23:00) - Sam and Shaan talk about how certain financial situations are hard to digest mentally (27:10) - Shaan talks about being a “time billionaire” (33:05) - Shaan has an interesting revelation on what it’s like to be an angel investor (44:40) - Why Bitcoin is different this time (52:43) Thank you to Lemon.io for sponsoring today's episode! They are offering a 15% discount for the first 6 weeks of work for all MFM fans. Go to Lemon.io/mfm to claim the offer! Have you joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Dec 04, 2020
#133 - Sam's Black Friday Email Results, Lean Media Businesses That Make Millions, and Celebrity Death Match for Tik-Tok
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) discuss: - The Black Friday email Sam sent out - The controversies surrounding Drudge Report - Creating low-brow media companies like Media Takeout - The TV production business and Dave Chappelle's request to Netflix - Bringing back Celebrity Death Match for Tik-Tok? Thank you to our sponsor this episode, EPOS! EPOS are fantastic headsets that make it easy to work flexibly across situations and locations, with portable headsets including hassle-free device compatibility. If you are an IT manager running a big department or a head of a growing company looking to give your employees the best headset solution to work from home, check out eposaudio.com/millions for a free trial! Have you joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Dec 02, 2020
#132 - A Simple Email Hack That Generated Millions, The World's Cheapest Billionaire, and A Simple Startup Idea No One Has Done
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) discuss: - The crazy story of J. Paul Getty (Billy of The Week) - The importance of acting the part and story telling in creating your personal brand - What do all successful people have in common? Can you not be intense and be successful? - Who will win the self-driving wars? - Elon Musk is polarizing -- is he always right? The story of how he got kicked out of PayPal - An incredible Brooklinen Black Friday sales hack - Why has no one created the landing page for ecomm? - AI generated stock photos is a million dollar idea Reference links: - How to Be Rich by J. Paul Getty https://www.amazon.com/How-Be-Rich-Paul-Getty/dp/0515087378 - How to Get Rich by Felix Dennis https://www.amazon.com/How-Get-Rich-Greatest-Entrepreneurs/dp/1591842719 - The PayPal Wars https://www.amazon.com/PayPal-Wars-Battles-Media-Planet/dp/1936488590 - Kyle Vogt video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sliYTyRpRB8 - 3D images marketplace https://sketchfab.com/ Have you joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Nov 27, 2020
#131 - The Companies We Would Buy and Fix and A Multi-Million Dollar Rapper Snack Business
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) discuss: - Shaan finds Internet gold in the Twitter replies from followers of Chamath (1:45) - Sam explains why Casper mattress company should be in the midwest instead of Brooklyn (3:35) - Sam thinks one company that is ripe for innovation is Subway (5:25) - the guys talk about why Western Union should switch to Crypto and modernize (7:10) - Shaan thinks CVS is another candidate ripe for modernization (12:30) - Shaan explains why Tootsie Roll should go viral (15:45) - Sam and Shaan wonder why new candy bars don’t exist (22:15) - Shaan breaks down a blog post called “Nine Charts About Why Bitcoin is Different This Time” and on if there’s substance behind Bitcoin’s recent rise (30:25) - Shaan pitches a “collaborative search engine” idea that he’s calling Figma for Browsers (36:10) - Could “Substack for video” be a thing? (42:00) - the guys find an interesting bootstrapper online named Jakob Greenfeld (44:35) Reference links: - Chamath's tweet https://twitter.com/chamath/status/1329578886556839936 - Shinola https://www.shinola.com/ - Gumspy https://gumspy.com/ - Rap Snacks http://www.rapsnacks.net/ - Rokfin https://rokfin.com/ - Why Bitcoin is different this time https://cointelegraph.com/news/this-time-is-different-10-bitcoin-charts-show-that-this-rally-isn-t-like-2017 Have you joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Nov 25, 2020
#130 - How Solopreneurs are Making $1m+, Why Lists Suck, and The 5 Minute City
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) host today's podcast. They discuss: - Shaan and his fund were featured in Business Insider - The guys talk about the business of "list making" - Shaan explains his reasoning for shutting down his All Access Pass newsletter - There is a movement towards "5-minute" cities and communities. Culdasac is a startup doing this - What is "solopreneurship"? And why is Shaan so bullish on it - Tiago Forte is building tiny homes - The guys discuss startups doing handwritten notes such as Addressable Thank you to our sponsor this episode, EPOS! EPOS are fantastic headsets that make it easy to work flexibly across situations and locations, with portable headsets including hassle-free device compatibility. If you are an IT manager running a big department or a head of a growing company looking to give your employees the best headset solution to work from home, check out eposaudio.com/millions for a free trial! Companies mentioned: - Shaan featured in BI https://www.businessinsider.com/this-vc-has-over-100-lps-on-the-waitlist-for-his-hot-new-rolling-fund-2020-11 - Sam's "city guides" https://chicago.curbed.com/2014/4/23/10110584/this-week-in-chicago-neighborhood-stereotyping - Culdasac https://culdesac.com/ - Tiago Fortes' tiny homes https://twitter.com/fortelabs/status/1325969162083004418 and https://www.forteshelter.com/about - Addressable https://www.addressablemail.com/ Have you joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Nov 20, 2020
#129 - Why Elon Musk Is the Greatest Dropshipper and A Low Key Company Making Millions From Politics
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) host today's podcast. They discuss: - The business of spy gear and home security - The importance of leverage in business, which business models are best and taking zero market fit risk - A company profiting by saving the planet - Is Elon Musk the greatest dropshipper of all time? - Parler is creating a free speech Twitter with the backing of conservative billionaires - How WinRed is raising millions for the Republican Party and profiting - Quindl, the Pinduoduo for India and who will build America's Pinduoduo Thank you to our sponsor this episode, EPOS! EPOS are fantastic headsets that make it easy to work flexibly across situations and locations, with portable headsets including hassle-free device compatibility. If you are an IT manager running a big department or a head of a growing company looking to give your employees the best headset solution to work from home, check out eposaudio.com/millions for a free trial! Companies mentioned: - https://www.spyguy.com/ - https://www.deepsentinel.com/ - https://parler.com/auth/access - https://winred.com/ Have you joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Nov 18, 2020
MFM x Trends - The Fundamentals of a ~$60m Newsletter Exit With Ryan Begelman
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Sam interviews Ryan Begelman about exactly how he has operationalized multiple successful businesses, including BizNow (which sold for $60m in cash, doing $20m in revenue and $6m in profit) and Summit Series (where they literally bought a mountain). Sam and Ryan talk about everything from hiring and onboarding talent, how to filter people for high intelligence, how to structure tests, how much to pay recruiters, and more. To listen to the full episode, head over to trends.co for your $1 trial. You'll get access to future bonus episodes plus our weekly Trends reports, access to a community of entrepreneurs and a lot more!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Nov 17, 2020
#128 - Open Startups, A Mysterious Bag Lady, and Gamifying Facebook Ads
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) host the podcast together today with no guest. In today’s episode you’ll hear: An update on Sam’s whereabouts and how he ended up buying a house in Austin (0:30), Shaan pitches an idea about “Class Pass for Billionaire’s Houses” (5:30), the best ad read in the history of MFM and how to growth hack your ads (11:00), Sam and Shaan talk about the pros and cons of a business like Baremetrics (14:25), Shaan contemplates publishing his total financial snapshot over the past year (20:35), Shaan pitches an idea on a Shopify app that connects all DTC brands (26:40), how Italic made smart deals with luxury Chinese suppliers (37:45), Sam and Shaan think someone should gamify a Facebook Ad learning program (42:37), Why Mario Level One is genius (51:27). Thank you to Lemon.io for sponsoring today's episode! They are offering a 15% discount for the first 6 weeks of work for all MFM fans. Go to Lemon.io/mfm to claim the offer! Companies mentioned: - Simon's Escapes: https://www.simonescapes.com/ - Inspirato: https://www.inspirato.com/ - Sponstayneous: https://www.sponstayneous.com/ - List of open startups: https://openstartuplist.com/ - Coop Commerce: https://www.coopcommerce.com/ - The Fascination: https://thefascination.com/ - B8ta: https://b8ta.com/ - Italic: https://italic.com/ - The genius of the first level of Mario: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRGRJRUWafY Have you joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Nov 13, 2020
#127 with Nick Huber - Building a $10m Self-Storage Business and the Opportunities in "Sweaty Startups"
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) host the podcast today with special guest Nick Huber (@sweatystartup), self-storage investor. In today’s episode you’ll hear: Nick’s background and how he started his real estate empire (1:25), Shaan asks Nick to summarize how someone makes money in real estate (6:55), Nick explains how he gets deals (13:00), Nick shares how he bootstrapped his business from his dorm room (17:30), Nick tells the story of telling his dad he was starting a moving company when graduating from an Ivey League school (27:00), Sam makes an observations about people from India owning a lot of hotels (36:00), Nick gives some other “low tech” personal services ripe for innovation (43:00). Thank you to our sponsor this episode, EPOS! EPOS are fantastic headsets that make it easy to work flexibly across situations and locations, with portable headsets including hassle-free device compatibility. If you are an IT manager running a big department or a head of a growing company looking to give your employees the best headset solution to work from home, check out eposaudio.com/millions for a free trial! Have you joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Nov 11, 2020
MFM x Trends - How Jack Butcher Used Twitter to Generate $1m in 18 months (From Scratch)
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Jack Butcher talks about how he's built up Visualize Value and "Build Once, Sell Twice", where he's productized his services. Sam and Jack talk about scaling to $1m in revenue in 18 months, plus other opportunities that Jack sees for content creators, how he runs his course, the economics of agencies, and more. To listen to the full episode, head over to trends.co for your $1 trial. You'll get access to future bonus episodes plus our weekly Trends reports, access to a community of entrepreneurs and a lot more!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Nov 09, 2020
#126 - A Nonexistant Influencer Pulling in Over $10m and The Big Opportunities With Hyperlocal Franchises
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) discuss: - How do you make podcast ads better? - Shaan and Sam discuss the election and the myths around it. - Ideas around improving live consumption of events. - Sam shares his excitement around Replika (https://replika.ai/) and its implications for the future of relationships. - Shaan brings up Lil Miquela, a non-existing influencer pulling in over $11m. - Can other industries piggyback off the success of RigUp? - The guys discuss the creation of local service franchises that require little upfront capital: Nana and the new Geeksquad. Thank you to our partners this episode: Podium! Podium is an all-in-one SaaS tool that helps your business get reviews. Go to podium.com/mfm for 20% off and a $150 Amazon gift card. Have you joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Nov 06, 2020
#125 - What is the Buy, Borrow, Die Process?
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) host the podcast today with a special guest Aaron, Shaan’s brother-in-law. Shaan’s brother-in-law Aaron joins the podcast and gives some hot takes on “tech-bros” (1:13), Aaron breaks down the “Buy, Borrow, Die” method to avoid paying taxes (3:20), Sam breaks down how he lived in San Francisco when he had no money (17:45), Shaan and Sam talk about the “buy nothing” lifestyle and Buy Nothing Project, a big player in that space (29:32), Sam and Shaan go deep on recycling and how little is actually put back to use (34:35), Shaan explains an AI product that replaces mundane medical care tasks and how boring businesses can make a ton of cash (37:20), the guys kick around important people and how to create a vision for your own life (43:30). Thank you to our partners this episode: Podium! Podium is an all-in-one SaaS tool that helps your business get reviews. Go to podium.com/mfm for 20% off and a $150 Amazon gift card. Have you joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Nov 04, 2020
#124 - From Fantasy Stock Betting to Milk Bombs: Generating Ideas with Elaine Zelby
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) hosts the pod solo with special guest Elaine Zelby (@ezelby). Elaine has a background in mechanical engineering but also worked at Slack and is now part of a VC group. On today’s episode you’ll hear: Elaine gives her background and how she came into the VC space (1:45), Elaine breaks down a new twist on cowering. Something she calls “Coworking 2.0” (3:35), Shaan pitches a new way to use nightclubs during their ofttimes (9:20), Elaine has a fresh take on credit cards for fans (12:20), Elaine explains why she is bullish on continuous cortisol monitoring (20:35), Elaine and Shaan brainstorm a fun take on “stock betting” (26:20), Elaine and Shaan go really deep on functional milks (32:50), How to automate re-zoning and permitting for real estate (40:14), Shaan breaks down a recent pitch he received of app-dating with only audio (47:40). Thank you to our partners this episode: Podium! Podium is an all-in-one SaaS tool that helps your business get reviews. Go to podium.com/mfm for 20% off and a $150 Amazon gift card. Have you joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Oct 30, 2020
#123 - The Big Business of Buying Amazon Routes, and a COVID-proof Franchise
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Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion. Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@theSamPar) are back on the today without a guest. On today’s episode you’ll hear: How Card my Yard just might one of the best COVID-related franchises (2:10) Why Amazon logistics franchises and delivery routes are slowly becoming franchise powerhouses (5:20), Sam tells the story of his mother-in-law turned entrepreneur (11:45), Shaan and Sam talk about @visualizevalue and weigh the merits of being a solo-preneur vs. starting a world-changing technology (17:22) Shaan describes the “Zone of Genuis” and how to find it (30:30), the guys guess what their monthly burn should be to live the way they want (38:00), Shaan tells a story of how he accidentally convinced his wife to quit her consulting job to follow her passion (44:00), Sam talks about how to build an audience in-person (48:20), Sam pulls up his list of companies that he was looking to apply at 8 years ago (53:45), the two guys talk about the genius and wisdom of MMA fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov (59:00). Big thank you to Azoras for sponsoring this episode! Follow them on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/azoras. Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Oct 28, 2020
#122 - Not Getting These Jobs Cost Us Millions
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@theSamPar) are back on the today without a guest. On today’s episode you’ll hear: Escape your city with new modular homes (4:20), Cerro Gordo was a ghost town in California sold for $1.2M (10:45) how to make channel/market fit by learning from TikTok (14:45), Shaan introduces an new twist on the stock market (17:00), Sam and Shaan reminisce on missed opportunities and how much money they would’ve made if things didn’t fall through (25:10), Shaan explains limited details on a very interesting opportunity that came to him in the past few days (38:37). Big thank you to Azoras for sponsoring this episode! Follow them on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/azoras. Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Oct 23, 2020
#121 - So You Made $100m...Now What?
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@theSamPar) are back on the today without a guest. On today’s episode you’ll hear: Sam and Shaan debate the merits and opportunities with Hopin and other digital event apps (7:25) How to make trade shows better with a lesson from Alibaba (14:10), Shaan explores a few different companies that are doing financial services for creators (31:00), Shaan and Sam riff on a hypothetical chrome extension to see what influencers are buying (34:25), how to “diverge and converge” for better brainstorming and design thinking (42:35), the guys try to come with answers for the existential question, if you already had all the money you’re working for, what would you do? (51:35). Big thank you to Azoras for sponsoring this episode! Follow them on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/azoras. Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Oct 21, 2020
#120 - These Are the Frameworks Every Entrepreneur Should Learn
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This episode we are partnering with Square! Square makes it easy for your business to accept payment, and so much more! Check out this week's sponsor at square.com/go/hustle! Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) aka the King of Frameworks shares his favorite ten frameworks: 1. Intro (1:38) 2. Your TO-Do List is Killing You (2:25) 3. How To Kickoff a Project (5:16) 4. Big Mario Marketing (8:41) 5. Getting Un-Stuck (11:40) 6. Having an Audience is Like Steroids (20:05) 7. All News is Good News (21:54) 8. Work Like a Lion (23:31) 9. Don’t Sell Saddles (24:47) 10. Cold Emailing to Close Sales (26:46) Get the PDF version with illustrations at www.shaanpuri.com. Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Oct 16, 2020
MFM x Trends: How to Hire a CEO to Run Your Company with Andrew Wilkinson
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The best business hack ever: Learn how to hire CEOs to run your company. This is a short preview of a special edition episode for Trends subscribers. In this ep, we talk to Andrew Wilkinson, founder of Tiny...a startup conglomerate that owns 20 different companies, each with their own CEO. This ep is for Trends members only but we wanted to give you a taste. For the full episode, along with eps like this, more research, and access to our community go to: https://trends.co/  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Oct 15, 2020
#119 with Josh Elman - How To Get The Benefits of Entrepreneurship Without Starting a Company
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Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) are joined by Josh Elman (@joshelman) on the pod today. Elman is a veteran of LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Robinhood to name a few. This guy knows Silicon Valley and growth better than anyone else. In today’s episode you’ll hear: Shaan asks Josh to give his background (1:00), Sam asks if it’s better to start your own thing or climb your way up in a tech startup (8:25), Elman answers the question “what technology or company has that 10x or 100x potential in the next few years (9:15), Josh explains the “meta-verse” or “the third place” and how AI will lead the way there (18:15), how the TV show Black Mirror has influenced tech (24:55), Elman unpacks his time at Stanford and the power of being around intelligent people and gives some stories on his early days at Unicorn companies (31:00), Sam puts Josh on the spot and asks him how he can 10x his own business (47:35), This episode we are partnering with Square! Square makes it easy for your business to accept payment, and so much more! Check out this week's sponsor at square.com/go/hustle! Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Oct 14, 2020
#118 with Harley Finkelstein (Shopify's President) - Why You Should Drop Out Of School and Start a Shopify Store
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Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) are joined by Harley Finkelstein (@harleyf) on the pod today. Harley is the COO of Shopify. In today’s episode you’ll hear: Sam and Harley share a hilarious but effective way to recruit senior employees (0:30), Harley gives his background and how he became the COO at Shopify (2:52), Shaan brings to light some interesting emails from the early investment rounds of Shopify (9:30), Harley shares some of the major things he’s seeing in retail during COVID (19:30), Sam asks Harley which companies he’s seen that can be successful on Shopify (30:00), Harley explains how Cardi-B can build a brand on Shopify (37:55), The guys kick around ideas related to Shopify Apps that don’t exist that should exist (45:30), Harley explains the future of retail as he sees it (53:45). This episode we are partnering with Square! Square makes it easy for your business to accept payment, and so much more! Check out this week's sponsor at square.com/go/hustle! Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Oct 09, 2020
#117 Austen Allred - Lambda School's Founder Brings His Best Ideas
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Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) are joined by Austen Allred (@Austen) on the pod today. Austen is the founder of Lambda School (@LambdaSchool). In today’s episode you’ll hear: Austen gives background on Lambda School and explains the challenges and opportunities in the education space (1:05) Shaan asks Austen to explain his rise from sleeping in a car in San Francisco to running Lambda School (14:00), Austen talks about how his Mormon mission prepared him for a life in business (20:28), Austen breaks down how colleges make money off of application fees (28:35), The guys talk about the big business of college entrance exams (36:35) Austen pitches his idea of increasing productivity at companies by reducing the slack from employees (47:20), the guys discuss the pros and cons of employee tracking software in the age of COVID and mass remote work (50:33), Shaan asks Austen to predict ways different “Lambda School’s for X” are going to grow into the future (58:00). Thank you to our sponsor Square! Square makes it easy for your business to accept payment, and so much more! Check out this week's sponsor at square.com/go/hustle! Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Oct 07, 2020
#116 with Kelly Erb - Tax Expert Breaks Down Trump Taxes and Big Businesses Ran by Few People
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Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) are joined by Kelly Erb (@taxgirl) on the pod today. In today’s episode you’ll hear: Shaan introduces Kelly Erb and she gives her take on President Trump’s tax return (0:20), Shaan asks Kelly “what should business owners look at to minimize their own tax liability (10:30), Kelly gives some key tax points to focus on for business owners and how to think about expenses (16:05), Sam asks Kelly to explain QSBS for the listeners, Sam and Shaan riff on businesses that look big, but are actually operated by one or two people (32:30), Sam talks about what kind of guests he likes on the podcast (40:50), the guys talk about how involved a company should be in a political stand based on a letter from the Coinbase CEO (47:10). Check out this week's sponsor: Ourcrowd. They make it easy to invest in early startups. Go to ourcrowd.com/thehustle to get started. Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Oct 02, 2020
#115 - Selling An Erotic Newsletter and AI That Leaves Us Speechless
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Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) cohost the pod today. In today’s episode you’ll hear: Sam gives an update on his whereabouts (3:00), Sam and Shaan y’all about a new nursing shoe brand started by a former Nike employee (12:40), both guys brainstorm what other industries require standard clothing (18:55), Shaan talks about a podcast listener who sold his newsletter (23:20), Shaan and Sam kick around an idea of an app for a “leak proof” company all-hands meetings (28:05), Sam explains what Jeff Bezos did to create an internal newspaper when he bought the Washington Post (32:40), Shaan talks about using AI to write emails (36:10), Sam demonstrates some incredibly powerful technology from Open.ai and GPT3. - Oil worker marketplace https://www.rigup.com/ - Nursing shoes https://wearebala.com/ - Premium scrubs https://www.wearfigs.com/ - AI email composer https://compose.ai/ - AI video creator https://www.synthesia.io/ Check out this week's sponsor: Ourcrowd. They make it easy to invest in early startups. Go to ourcrowd.com/thehustle to get started. Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Sep 30, 2020
#114 with Steph Smith - The Head of Trends Talks Insider Trading and The Gen-Z Mafia
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Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) invite Steph Smith (@stephsmithio) on the pod today. Stephen is an employee at The Hustle, world traveler and all around indie-hacker. In today’s episode you’ll hear: Shaan and Sam introduce Steph (0:40), Steph introduces a fresh idea around remote/WFH by tackling all of the needs of someone newly adjusting to WFH life (4:00), the group talked about unorthodox company perks (12:10), Sam and the group brainstorm around “What are the most interesting 1-3 person operations you’ve seen?” (16:30), Steph pitches an idea of becoming the agency for celebrities because most celebrities have terrible web presence (24:00), Steph’s third idea revolves around HIPAA compliant (or other compliance) services and creating first-mover advantages by tracking legislation (30:15), Steph introduces the guys to a reddit tool that allows you to mind map topics on Reddit (36:00), the group talks about the advantages of tracking insider trades (40:30), Sam talks about a company called FION which is building A technology platform that allows you to track and predict where wildfires will start and spread (46:00), Steph talks about hiring gen-zers to build corporate training material (50:00), Companies, people and resources mentioned: - Benefits company: https://www.compt.io/ - Benefits company: https://www.hoppier.com/ - https://twitter.com/chrisjbakke/status/1296107846472364033 - Live music discovery platform: https://www.keyvalues.com/ - Peter Levels @levelsio - Fastest growing Inc 5000 company: https://www.onetrust.com/ - Related subreddit tool: https://anvaka.github.io/sayit/?query= - Nuclear energy girl: https://twitter.com/isaboemeke - Gen Z Mafia https://genzmafia.com/ - https://www.songkick.com/ - Insider trading reporting: https://finviz.com/insidertrading.ashx - Wildfire tracker: fion.tech - Art school game: https://artsqool.cool/ Check out this week's sponsor: Ourcrowd. They make it easy to invest in early startups. Go to ourcrowd.com/thehustle to get started. Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Sep 25, 2020
#113 - From Furniture Store to Water Delivery: The Millions in Boring Businesses
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(0:46) The guys break down Frank Slootman (Snowflake founder’s) Linkedin post, (7:45) Sam brings up Rocket Internet, a German company that clones mainstream startups in smaller geographic markets. They scale quickly and are formulaic, (8:30) Sam is fascinated by Danny Meyer, founder of Shake Shack among other places, (10:05) Shaan shares his story about the Melman’s and their empire, Lettuce Entertain You, (13:38) The guys discuss Hamdi Ulukaya the founder of Chobani, (17:50) The guy’s talk blue collar businesses, including Waste Management and its founder Wayne Huizenga, (19:30) The story of Rose Blumkin, founder of Nebraska Furniture Mart, (21:11) Shaan talks about his water problem and subscription water companies like ReadyRefresh and Culligan, (27:40) The Uber for evictions: Civvl, (31:26) The student debt market explained, (34:42) B2B vs consumer businesses Check out this week's sponsor: Ourcrowd. They make it easy to invest in early startups. Go to ourcrowd.com/thehustle to get started. Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Sep 23, 2020
#112 - Why Buying Businesses Is Better Than Starting Them and The Mad Genius of Kanye West
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Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) shoot the wind on today’s pod. In today’s episode you’ll hear: Sam asks Shaan what he’s learned about working at a big company and what he can apply to a smaller company (0:30), Shaan asks Sam about a personnel shuffle at The Hustle (9:00), the guys talk about a Kanye West tweet where he wants to create Y-Combinator for music (11:30), Sam and Shaan debate if a great domain name can make you (22:15), Sam and Shaan talk about the Snowflake IPO (29:55), Shaan shares a crazy conversation with a 20-year old multi-millionaire (37:00), the guys share how they learn from beginners and why you should too (43:10), Shaan talks about Bubble Hotels (48:30). Our sponsor today is lemon.io! They are offering a 15% discount for the first 6 weeks of work for all MFM fans. Go to Lemon.io/mfm to claim the offer! Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Sep 18, 2020
#111 - Sam Parr Returns: The Scheme King is Back
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Sam Parr (@theSamParr) is back with Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) on the pod today after a leave of absence from the show. In today’s episode you’ll hear: Shaan and Sam talk about Sam’s medical condition and catch up generally (0:18), Sam asks Shaan for a recap on some of the episodes from while Sam was out and Shaan tells him about Kat Cole and her rise to corporate prominence (21:45), Shaan tells Sam about the show with the Jonathon Barkl from Air Garage (25:10), Shaan and Sam talk about cultural and ethnic food delivery options like SayWeee! (29:30), Sam asks Shaan how his rolling venture fund is going (40:00), Shaan explains what a rolling venture fund is (48:45). Our sponsor today is lemon.io! They are offering a 15% discount for the first 6 weeks of work for all MFM fans. Go to Lemon.io/mfm to claim the offer! Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Sep 16, 2020
#110 with Kat Cole - Ideas From the Head of a $4B+ Business
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) hosts the pod today with guests Kat Cole (@KatColeATL) COO & President of Focus Brands. In today's episode you'll hear: (00:56) Kat introduce herself and the company she leads -- Focus Brands, (2:38) Kat explains her career trajectory and how she got to where she is today, (9:24) Shaan explains how he got into entrepreneurship in college and how he ended up leading an idea lab, (19:25) Shaan and Kat get into the brainstorm -- Kat's first idea is for an app that assigns people a score for how good or bad their lifestyle is for the planet, (30:50) Kat proposes her idea for a new type of restaurant that blends grocery store, convenience store, and restaurant (she calls it "food as pharmacy"), (33:40) Kat gives her opinion on ghost kitchens, (41:00) how Focus Brands and Kat dealt with the coronavirus pandemic Companies mentioned: - https://www.focusbrands.com/ Books mentioned: - https://www.secondsale.com/i/eat-right-4-your-type-the-individualized-diet-solution-to-staying-healthy-living-longer-achieving-your-ideal-weight/9780399142550?gclid=CjwKCAjwnef6BRAgEiwAgv8mQWoId6gPA1nb1ICM_usP-nwG1olrG_K4cbsBuLPvM4XklGDz2y4arhoCROwQAvD_BwE This episode is presented by Tempo! Check them out at tempo.fit and use code "Sam100" for $100 off. Have you joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Sep 11, 2020
#109 with Jonathon Barkl - The Founder of AirGarage Jams Out on Ideas
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) hosts the pod today with guests Jonathon Barkl (@jonathonbarkl). In today's episode you'll hear (2:40) the opportunities in improving the business insurance process, (9:00) improving the USPS by doubling down on PO Box forwarding, (10:40) idea for customer service outsourcing using older folks, (18:44) Jonathan explains how and why he created his startup, AirGarage -- which he describes as a full stack parking operator that helps churches and businesses manage and rent out their parking lots, (32:00) Shaan asks Jonathan what his information diet is -- the first thing he does is read a book in the morning and he loves Tik-Tok, (40:20) Shaan asks Jonathan what the best purchase under $120 he's made recently. Links to companies mentioned: - https://www.mopoints.com/ - https://www.usestable.com - https://www.usertesting.com/ - https://www.rev.com/ - https://www.fireflyon.com/ - https://cleantheworld.org/ - https://www.unclaimedbaggage.com/ - https://remarkable.com/ Books mentioned - https://www.amazon.com/Superpower-Quest-Transform-American-Energy/dp/1501163582 - https://www.amazon.com/Genghis-Khan-Man-Conquered-World/dp/0224072900 This episode is presented by Tempo! Check them out at tempo.fit and use code "TempoHustle" for $100 off. Have you joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Sep 09, 2020
#108 with Ben Gilbert and David Rosenthal - Brainstorming with the Acquired Podcast
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) hosts the pod today with guests Ben Gilbert (@gilbert) and David Rosenthal (djrosent) from the Aquired podcast (@acquiredfm). In today’s episode you’ll hear: Shaan asks Ben and David to give some background on themselves and the Acquired podcast (0:30), Shaan gives four personalities that every company needs to succeed (11:00), the Acquired guys pitch an idea for an Airbnb that says whether or not the location has wifi (18:00), the Acquired guys talk about making your own stock index (29:10), Shaan talks about putting solar panels into space and beaming energy back down to earth (39:00), the guys talk about different ways to mitigate tax liability (48:10), the Acquired guys asks Shaan to tell the story of Bebo (62:10). This episode is presented by Tempo! Check them out at tempo.fit and use code "TempoHustle" for $100 off. Have you joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Sep 07, 2020
#107 with Chris Bakke - This Serial Entrepreneur is an Idea Machine
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Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) hosts the pod today with guest Chris Bakke (@ChrisJBakke) an early employee at Bank Juice, which sold to Zillow. In today’s episode you’ll hear: Chris gives his background and how he ended up in the Bay Area (1:15), Shaan gives his philosophy on how to hire new people (9:35), Chris explains why he thinks raising capital is a good idea (14:15), Chris has an idea he calls "Shopify for SaaS products" (17:05), Chris and Shaan kick around how to get subject matter expertise out of gurus to build a service business (21:50), Chris has an idea for franchising a service like GeekSquad (27:05), Shaan tells a story of how his friend franchised a service model (31:30), Shaan and Chris explain how at-home camps/schools can generate a lot of money (40:05), Shaan gives a framework of how to give poor people something that rich people have and how that translates to give small businesses something they want that big businesses already have (39:45), Chris gives the elevator pitch for his new company that replaces big consultants with software (52:50). This episode is presented by Tempo! Check them out at tempo.fit and use code "TempoHustle" for $100 off. Have you joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Sep 04, 2020
#106 - The Q&A Special: We Answer Your Questions Live
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Today’s episode is a Q&A from the archives. Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) host a Q&A on the one year anniversary of Trends. In today’s episode you’ll hear: Sam talks through how to research topics and businesses (5:15), Shaan answers Sam’s question “what’s a contrarian opinion you hold?” (9:45), Shaan talks about where an entrepreneur should focus their energy (20:52), a lister asks “what’s one thing that you believed that ended up completely opposite?” (25:38), Sam talks about one of the lead gen companies he sold (31:40), Sam and Shaan do a rapid fire questions (35:45), A listener asks about shipping logistics (56:30), Sam and Shaan weigh in on how to adapt your business to COVID (67:30). This episode is presented by Tempo! Check them out at tempo.fit and use code "TempoHustle" for $100 off. Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Sep 02, 2020
#105 with Avlok Kohli and Xavier Helgesen - Leading AngelList Ventures and Buying Businesses Like Berkshire Hathaway
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Today’s episode is a double header. Sam Parr (@theSamParr) is out today, so Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) hosts the pod today with two guests Xavier Helgesen (@XavierHelgesen) Co-CEO of Enduring Ventures and Avlok Kohli (@Avlok) CEO of AngelList. In today’s episode you’ll hear: Avlok gives his background on how he became CEO of AngelList (1:55), Shaan asks Avlok how he Fast Buy got acquired so fast (6:15), Avlok shares some ideas he has for the future of business (11:15), Shaan and Avlok talk about how to improve meetings (13:20), Shaan asks Avlok some of the cool companies he’s seen at AngelList (18:45), Shaan asks “What’s it like working with Naval?” (23:20), Shaan and Avlok talk about the problems with traditional funds and the potential with rolling funds (25:30). Shaan interviews Xavier Helgesen (54:52), Xavier gives his background (55:40), Shaan asks Xavier about his solar company in Africa (56:40), Xavier talks about his CFO-brain and how it’s helped his career (59:30), Shaan asks Xavier what he’s interested in lately (61:00), Xavier tells about his acquisition of UpCouncil (66:55), Shaan asks Xavier how to implement a profit-sharing company (78:20), Shaan explains how local and neighborhood networks are simple and profitable (85:10), Xavier explains what he looks at in financial statements when looking at a companies to acquire (68:28), Shaan asks Xavier if he has an opinion on SPACs (95:15), Xavier gives a list of a few books that every entrepreneur should read (102:45). This episode is presented by Tempo! Check them out at tempo.fit and use code "TempoHustle" for $100 off. Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Aug 28, 2020
#104 - Why You Should Be Studying MLMs
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Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) host the pod today without a guest. In today’s episode you’ll hear: Shaan and Sam recap their previous episode with Tai Lopez and reflect on some of the feedback received from the listeners (1:08), Sam asks Shaan what he knows about trade associations (12:05), Shaan finds new ways to add value with trade associations for groups that traditionally don’t have them (18:35), both guys explore boring household products that could be made cool, like the Nest thermostat (24:40), Shaan walks through his renewed interest in licensing brands (31:05), Shaan and Sam explore brands that have the surprise effect and the genius of that mechanism (38:45), Shaan shares one of his secret tricks in mimicking MLMs (45:18), Sam talks through his next travel designation (48:05), Shaan’s fitness trainer is a force for optimism in his personal life (51:18). This episode is presented by Tempo! Check them out at tempo.fit and use code "TempoHustle" for $100 off. Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Aug 26, 2020
#103 with Tai Lopez - Tai Lopez Opens Up About His Past and Addresses Critics
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Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) bring on Tai Lopez (@tailopez). In today’s episode they chat about: (4:25-22:20) Tai addresses the haters, (22:58-36:44) what businesses are Tai buying and how is he paying for them?, (36:20-42:02) Tai fires shots at Silicon Valley, (42:13-47:14) How did Tai originally make his money? (47:30-52:03) Tai explains the origins of his infamous ad, (56:42-1:08:30) what business would Tai get into right now? This episode is presented by Tempo! Check them out at tempo.fit and use code "TempoHustle" for $100 off. Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Aug 21, 2020
#102 - Why a Handful of Meme Accounts Sold for Nearly $100m
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- https://mankindproject.org/ a personal development organization - https://www.moneysupermarket.com/ Price comparison - https://www.answers.com/ sold for $900m to Apax Partners - https://clarity.fm/ Startup advice from experts - https://superpeer.com/ Video call scheduling platform - https://www.7cups.com/ Online therapy - https://www.talkspace.com/ & https://www.betterhelp.com/ - https://www.ypo.org/ Leadership community - https://www.instagram.com/daquan/?hl=en sold to http://www.imgn.media/ - https://socialchain.com/ Social media aggregator and agency - https://www.ladbible.com/ Internet media company - https://www.gymshark.com/ Gymwear - https://www.gruntstyle.com/ Online clothing company This episode is presented by Tempo! Check them out at tempo.fit and use code "TempoHustle" for $100 off. Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Aug 19, 2020
#101 with Ryan Begelman - How to Succeed Applying Private Equity Structure to Startups
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Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) bring back Ryan Begelman (@ryanbegelman) for round two on the podcast. In today’s episode you’ll hear: Ryan explains his idea on how high-end cooking classes could make you a million dollars a year (3:00), Ryan talks about some of the very first big name celebrities to join Summit Series (8:15), Shaan asks Ryan if Adam Neumann from WeWork took entity structure too far (11:20), Ryan gives his thesis on how you structure a business following “The Virgin Model” (14:10), Shaan asks Ryan to expand on how to create wealth while still having a great life (25:10), Ryan pulls the curtain back on what it’s like to work in big banking and private equity (33:00), Shaan explains his “sell your byproduct” framework (45:12), Ryan outlines how to grow your business without venture capital (48:05), the guys talk about the psychology behind selling a high-ticket item (52:35) Companies and people mentioned: - Ryan Begelman’s website: https://www.ryanbegelman.com/ - Ryan’s companies: https://summit.co/ and https://www.bisnow.com/ - https://websummit.com/ was founded by Paddy Cosgrave (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paddy_Cosgrave) - Adam Nuemann, WeWork founder: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Neumann - https://harvesthosts.com/ founded by Joe Holland - Barry Sternlicht (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Sternlicht) founder of Starwood Capital, and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baccarat_(company), the company bought. This episode is presented by Tempo! Check them out at tempo.fit and use code "TempoHustle" for $100 off. Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Aug 14, 2020
#100 with Anthony "Pomp" Pompliano - The "Export Framework" to Business Creation
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Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) are joined by Anthony Pompliano (@APompliano) to hear about his time at Facebook and kick around a few ideas. In today’s episode Pomp talks about his experience at Facebook and Snapchat (4:05), Pomp gives the background on how he got into tech after a career in the Army (11:25), Sam expounds on the book Tribes and the impact he thinks it can have on businesses looking to build camaraderie (18:50), Pomp pitches how to reinvent dating apps to be more authentic (24:25), all three of the guys talk about how to get customers to "hook" to your product (33:05), Shaan talks about the future of automation (41:05), the group talks about how good training programs can be huge recruitment tools (50:00). - https://twitter.com/APompliano: Anthony "Pomp" Pompliano - Investments Pomp’s made: https://www.imperfectfoods.com/ (Pomp invested at $12m valuation), https://www.everlywell.com/ (Pomp invested at a $15m valuation), https://cubcoats.com/ - Book recommendation: https://www.amazon.com/Tribe-Homecoming-Belonging-Sebastian-Junger/dp/1455566381 - https://lunchclub.ai/: Helps you make professional connections - https://thehustle.co/04212020-silicon-valley-clubhouse/: Audio-only social network - https://muzmatch.com/en-US/: Dating app for muslims - https://dilmil.co/: Indian dating app - https://launchdarkly.com/: Another example of an “export business”. LaunchDarkly is a “feature management” tool whose origin was within Facebook. - https://amplitude.com/: Helps companies boost engagement by analyzing data to show what signals to look for. - https://twitter.com/sweatystartup: Storage investor and service business advocate. - https://www.healthstream.com/: Teaches medical personnel latest procedures. An example of a - https://www.eagletransfer.com/: Commercial moving business owned by Sam’s father-in-law. - https://pos.toasttab.com/: POS restaurant system - https://bit.ly/2XR7sSY Convo between Kevin Systrom and Matt Cohler, on selling Instagram to Facebook This episode is presented by Tempo! Check them out at tempo.fit and use code "TempoHustle" for $100 off. Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Aug 12, 2020
#99 - Creating the WeWork for Warehouses
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Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) are back together on the podcast to kick around some interesting ideas. In today’s episode Sam gives Shaan the rundown on his episode with Ryan Begelman (3:20), Shaan thinks through his life story and how to pitch yourself like a product (10:30), Shaan and Sam talk about WeWork for warehouses (17:50), how to build and structure VC funds on a small scale (27:05), how do you gear unconventional products towards women (39:20), Sam and Shaan ponder if theres's potential for a women-centric, alpha environment in the workplace (49:50). This episode is presented by Tempo! Check them out at tempo.fit and use code "TempoHustle" for $100 off. Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Aug 07, 2020
#98 with Ryan Begelman - How to Bootstrap Buying a Mountain
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Sam Parr (@theSamParr) is joined by Ryan Begelman (@RyanBegelman). They talk about Ryan's background and rise to success through Summit Series and raising enough money to buy a 10,000 acre mountain. In today’s episode we hear about Ryan's background (1:15), Ryan talks about how Summit Series acquired a mountain (5:45), Sam and Ryan talk about frameworks for businesses and idea generation (17:33), Ryan talks about the future of "drop-servicing," an alternative to drop-shipping (22:30), both guys geek out over subscription memberships and why they both love them (27:40), Ryan talks about how to reinvent the museum with immersive art and branded rooms. And how Meow Wolf created artistic rooms to experience art in a dynamic way (34:00), Ryan gives some advice on how to structure your business so you don’t need venture capital to start (38:30), Ryan asks "what if you could build the “Burning Man for the South” (47:20), Westminster Dog show for rescue dogs only and how to scale trade shows (50:45). Visit tempo.fit and use "TempoHustle" for $100 off. Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Aug 05, 2020
#97 with Andrew Wilkinson - The Warren Buffett of the Internet Returns
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Today's episode is brought to you by Lemon.io. They are offering an exclusive 15% discount for the first 6 weeks of work for all the MFM fans. Go to Lemon.io/mfm to claim your offer today. On today's episode, Shaan and Sam are joined by Andrew Wilkinson, "The Warren Buffett of the Internet". They talk about why it's much better to be Warren Buffett and not Elon Musk, how Andrew started a local newsletter that became bigger than his local newspaper, and what the guys would do to generate millions in a short period of time. Looking to win a year's worth of MasterClass passes? Click the link in today's Hustle newsletter, enter the keyword from today's episode, and cross your fingers! Good luck! Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? It's a page where people share each other's million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jul 31, 2020
#96 - The Entrepreneur Betting Billions On American Passenger Trains
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Today's episode is brought to you by Lemon.io. They are offering an exclusive 15% discount for the first 6 weeks of work for all the MFM fans. Go to Lemon.io/mfm to claim your offer today. On today's episode, Shaan and Sam talk: (5:52) Charter cities and planned communities, (12:34) Wed Edens, the man investing billions in American trains, (30:41) SPACs and the world of financial engineers, (46:18) building for the creator economy. Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jul 29, 2020
#95 with Craig Clemens of Golden Hippo - The 9-Figure Business You've Never Heard Of
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Shaan and Sam are joined by the founder of Golden Hippo, Craig Clemens this episode. Craig talks about Golden Hippo's brands, how he got his start, how to launch a new product, and a bunch of ideas for potential businesses. Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jul 24, 2020
#94 - Is GPT-3 the Next Big Thing?
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Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion. This episode Shaan and Sam talk: GPT-3, a business referral network, better company onboarding, and Shaan's experience working at Twitch.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jul 22, 2020
#93 - Why Tai Lopez Bought Pier One
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Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion. This episode Shaan and Sam talk: on being a wartime CEO, Bonsai Mirai and the relaxation industry, Tai Lopez's new company, and the great Twitter hack.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jul 17, 2020
#92 - A Three Month Old Company Profiting $90,000 A Day
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Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion. This episode Shaan and Sam talk: Ford's small raise, a mask business doing millions per month, software distribution, agents for engineers, private Twitter, Etsy for kids and Golden Hippo.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jul 15, 2020
#91 with Ben Askren - The UFC Star Turned Crypto Investor
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Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion. This episode Shaan, Sam and Ben talk: Ben's growing wrestling empire, embracing failure, the business of the UFC, why Ben's reading 25+ books a year, and the future of crypto.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jul 10, 2020
#90 - How a Newsletter Generates $2m With Only 5,000 Subscribers
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Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion. This episode Shaan and Sam talk: leadership in turbulent times, the business of roof racks, a newsletter generating $2m, the opportunities in eCommerce, employee surveillance and the rift between Silicon Valley and the media.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jul 08, 2020
#89 - The Man Who Gamed Uber
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Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion. This episode includes: Abhishek Kumar Maurya, the founder of UberPro.In; the companies capitalizing on people fleeing cities; how tech is helping humans become fitter; the world of alternate data; the Freeport for baseball cards; and the million dollar challenge.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jul 05, 2020
#88 with Greg Isenberg (part 2) - Why Plugins Are Big Business
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Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion. The guys discuss: Andrew Wilkinson Hey.com replacer, VidIQ for influencers, why Grammarly is a huge business, learning via text messages and Stadium Live (ESPN for Gen Z).  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jul 03, 2020
#87 with Greg Isenberg - The Millions to be Made Unbundling Reddit
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Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion. Episode summary: (5:15) The unbundling of Reddit (11:50) The formula for finding niches to unbundle (16:24) Examples of a subreddits that could become a business (31:00) The businesses that use giveaways to grow.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jul 01, 2020
#86 - Why Every Business Should Have an Enemy
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Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion. Episode summary: (0:03) Discounted Uber credits hack (4:06) Scam talk: Chamath bitcoin giveaway, Nigerian PPP, Super Pac (12:05) Baseball card storage idea (15:20) Self-storage company, Public Storage, is wildly profitable (16:12) Real estate talk (20:01) Why it’s important to have enemies when marketing (27:42) Private Twitter idea (30:08) Chris D’Elia and Wikipedia for creeps idea (37:42) Should Wikipedia be government owned? (39:50) Cheaper backend brokerage  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 26, 2020
#85 - Why Privacy is Big Business and the Multi-Million Dollar Ideas Hidden in Plain Sight
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Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion. Episode summary: Privacy Based Businesses (14:20) Opportunities “Hidden in Plain Sight” (18:29) Unclaimed Baggage unclaimedbaggage.com (22:50) “Costco for services” idea (28:55), Income Share Agreements (37:00) Simple websites doing $100k/mo (39:10) Sam and Shaan get a little philosophical about if you should spend time investing or building (44:40)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 24, 2020
#84 with Noah Kagan - How the Founder of AppSumo Walked Away From $100m
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Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion. Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) catch up with Noah Kagan (@noahkagan), founder of AppSumo and OkDork.com. Before that, he was employee #30 at Facebook, #4 at Mint, and worked at Intel. In today’s episode we hear about Noah’s background (1:05), Noah talks about the different between needing to do things and choosing to do things (5:58), how Noah thinks about finding customers (12:30), Sam asks for Noah’s framework for knowing how and when to build a new product (16:10, Noah talks about how our greatest strengths are also our greatest weaknesses (18:12), Shaan joins the podcast (27:00), Shaan asks Noah how he would build a company now if he was 21 with no name recognition (33:50), Noah leaves the podcast and Sam and Shaan talk through Sam’s upcoming road trip and future ideas (50:30).  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 19, 2020
#83 - How the Koch Brothers Got Rich, Human IPOs and Why Snapchat Might be the Future
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Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion. Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@theSamParr) catch up and talk through a variety of topics on the show today. Everything from content engines serving only employees of specific companies (internal podcasts, for example), to the Koch brothers and SnapKit. In today’s episode we cover ways companies are publishing content directly to their employees (8:00), Sam briefly summarizes how the Koch brothers made a billion dollars (15:30), Shaan riffs business ideas based on Snapchat Mini’s (22:45), Shaan explains Moonshot and how online escape rooms just might work (30:30), Sam asks for Shaans honest opinion on the Liquid Death founder (33:47), Sam and Shaan talk about humanIPO.app and the merits of humans having an IPO (39:35), Shaan and Sam discuss correct posture and the need for someone to tell them how to exercise “correctly” (43:00).  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 12, 2020
#82 - My Angel Investing Strategy
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Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion. Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) breaks down the way he thinks about angel investing. He talks through his experiences, what you should look for in a founder, how to be an angel investor with someone else’s money, and how to evaluate your returns.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 10, 2020
#81 with Mike Cessario - The Genius Way Liquid Death Sells Canned Water
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Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion. Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@theSamParr) sit down with Mike Cessario (@Cessario) Co-Founder and CEO of Liquid Death (@LiquidDeath). Mike gives the backstory on Liquid Death and together they talk through the importance of marketing and making boring market segments more exciting. Today's topic include: Mike gives the backstory on Liquid Death (2:30), Shaan asks Mike “where does this idea come from?” (7:30), Mike talks about how big the business is (10:20), Mike explains how to inject humor into stale brands (18:30), Mike talks about the difference between mineral waters in the United States and abroad (26:00) Mike compares businesses started by “business people” to businesses started by “creative people.” (39:40), Mike illustrates how he views Liquid Death as a pop-culture factory (44:00), Mike explains that “it’s all about speed” if you want to win when going from idea to product (54:48).  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 05, 2020
#80 - The Guide on Generating Startup Ideas
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Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion. Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@theSamParr) kick around a several new business models, and then they break down frameworks for how the best founders develop and source startup ideas.. The second half of the show is also Shaan and Sam talking through current events. Today's topic include: Shaan and Sam talk about gaming credit card points (0:16), Shaan brainstorms on a service for creating tax-advantaged foundations for athletes or other high earners (4:00), Sam and Shaan talk about how to come up with ideas (9:00), Shaan describes the “old and new” framework of idea generation (22:00), Sam talks about why he hates courses as a business model (27:00), Sam and Shaan talk through current events.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 03, 2020
#79 with Alexa von Tobel - From Dropping Out of Business School to a $375M Exit
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Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion. Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@theSamParr) interview Alexa von Tobel (@alexavontobel), founder and former CEO of LearnVest, a fintech company that sold to Northwestern Mutual for $375M five years after launch. Today's topic include: Alexa talks about her background (0:20), Alexa talks about studying happiness at Harvard (3:40), Alexa breaks down the business plan and evolution of LearnVest (9:00), Alexa describes what it was like to be a classmate at Harvard with Mark Zuckerberg and the advent of Facebook (16:02), Sam asks Alexa, “why sell the business?” (23:08), Alexa explains the strategy behind her VC firm, Inspired Capital, and what’s interesting to her today (30:06), Shaan asks Alexa to explain her contrarian views about the future of work (32:52), Alexa explains how her roots give her an advantage in the fintech space (36:24), Sam asks Alexa what a “self-driving wallet” is (40:10), Shaan talks with Alexa about crypto projects that are streaming money (42:10), Alexa explains how friction is making it more difficult for people to grow their wealth (52:10).  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
May 29, 2020
#78 - 10 Startup Ideas I Had This Year
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@shaanvp recaps year 1 of the podcast, and breaks down his 10 Favorite Ideas from the podcast this year. Today's episode is possible because of Superside! Head to www.superside.com/mfm to hire a dedicated team of designers for your project! Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
May 27, 2020
#77 with Greg Isenberg - WeWork's Head of Product is an Idea Machine
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Today's episode is possible because of Superside! Head to www.superside.com/mfm to hire a dedicated team of designers for your project! Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion. Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) talks to Greg Isenberg (@gregisenberg) who is the Head of Product at WeWork, the cofounder of a product studio called Late Checkout, and he’s an advisor for TikTok. Today's topic include: Greg talks about how YouProbablyNeedAHaircut.com came about (1:30), Greg talks about his background (4:50), Shaan and Greg talk about what drew them to Silicon Valley (11:00), Greg talks about selling his businesses to StumbleUpon and WeWork (19:00), Shaan and Greg talk business ideas (22:30), How to think about consumer internet products (26:00), Discussing how Evan Spiegel explained Snapchat (36:40) and How to invent the future and think about new products or ideas (45:45).  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
May 22, 2020
#76 with James Altucher - Making and Losing Millions Over and Over Again
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Today's episode is possible because of Superside! Head to www.superside.com/mfm to hire a dedicated team of designers for your project! Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion. Today, Sam (@thesamparr) and Shaan (@shaanvp) chat with James Altucher (@jaltucher). James is an entrepreneur, hedge fund manager, podcaster, writer and stand-up comedian. He has founded and sold companies for millions and lost his fortune over and over. He's always found a way back and today he shares all the lessons hes learned along the way. Today's topics include: (1:50) James talks about his background (6:05) James explains the companies he started and how he made his money. (19:10) James became a much better investor when he started investing alongside much smarter investors. (21:30) The challenges of selling a company. (29:14) James explain why he kept losing his fortunes and what he did to start managing his money better. (32:48) How James’ happiness fluctuated as his fortunes rose and fell. (38:35) James discusses what he does today — writing, podcasting, investing and stand-up comedy. (40:00) James discusses his investment and risk management strategy. (45:30) James tries to come up with 10 new business ideas every day — he explains his process. (51:00) How would you make money if you were 21 again?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
May 20, 2020
#75 with Randy Hetrick - Navy SEAL To $50M TRX
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** The audio recording in the episode had some stuff ups. Sam is not interrupting Randy, it's just the audio delaying in recording. Very sorry for the listening experience, will be fixed in future episodes. ** Today's ep is possible because of Superside! Head to www.superside.com/mfm to hire a dedicated team of designers for your project! Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion. Sam (@thesamparr) talks to Randy Hetrick (@randyhetrick) who is the CEO of TRX training (inventor of TRX Suspension Trainer), a leading global brand in physical training and the industry leader in functional fitness. Built the company from a bootstrap start up to a high growth consumer brand with 130 employees and approximately $50M in annual revenues. Today's topic include: Why angel investors are better to receive money from than VC's (6:20), Starting a physical goods business and being omnichannel (13:08), Difference between being chairman and CEO (29:08), Why institutional MBA type CEO's suck (33:07), What industries he's interested in investing in (39:32), Sam's MMA weight cut (43:34), Navy Seal and business leadership (46:25) and Randy's angel investing, selling secondary and building his personal brand (55:33).  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
May 16, 2020
#74 - The $72B Chinese startup you’ve never heard of, a mysterious billionaire and the guide to post-corona opportunities
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Today's ep is possible because of Superside! Head to www.superside.com/mfm to hire a dedicated team of designers for your project! Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion. Sam (@thesamparr) and Shaan (@shaanvp) are back this week to chat about Second order effects of covid-19 - find here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17YkH4kc63t7JI7JJZR6i3-iebJd7kfRAzAK_ssl8bt4/edit?usp=sharing (1:04), RV rentals / Glamping (14:21), Art collections (22:54), Billionaire of the week: Mark Leonard of Constellation Software (27:57), Balance between prudent and excitement (38:04) and Group buying unlocking discounts (43:24).  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
May 13, 2020
#73 - On-Demand Appliance Technicians, Credible Authority Businesses & Homesick Food Delivery
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Sam (@thesamparr) and Shaan (@shaanvp) shoot the shit about Airbnb's layoffs (3:21), Sam's carnivore diet & Goldbelly.com (5:52), Lambda school for technicians (14:07), Credible authority businesses like Gartner and HBR (24:31), Is buying youtube channels really a good business? (35:22) and the art of storytelling (43:41).  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
May 08, 2020
#72 with Sophia Amoruso - GIRLBOSS