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The Hustle presents - My First Million. We talk to millionaires to hear the untold backstories & strategies behind their success. We talk to people who have made a fortune through iPhone apps, real estate, blogs, bitcoin & side hustles. Listen in and maybe you’ll get ideas on how you can make your first million.

My First Million The Hustle & Shaan Puri

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The Hustle presents - My First Million. We talk to millionaires to hear the untold backstories & strategies behind their success. We talk to people who have made a fortune through iPhone apps, real estate, blogs, bitcoin & side hustles. Listen in and maybe you’ll get ideas on how you can make your first million.

    #81 with Mike Cessario - The Genius Way Liquid Death Sells Canned Water

    #81 with Mike Cessario - The Genius Way Liquid Death Sells Canned Water

    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).
     
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    #80 - The Guide on Generating Startup Ideas

    #80 - The Guide on Generating Startup Ideas

    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.
     
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    #79 with Alexa von Tobel - From Dropping Out of Business School to a $375M Exit

    #79 with Alexa von Tobel - From Dropping Out of Business School to a $375M Exit

    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).
     
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    #78 - 10 Startup Ideas I Had This Year

    #78 - 10 Startup Ideas I Had This Year

    @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.
     
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    #77 with Greg Isenberg - WeWork's Head of Product is an Idea Machine

    #77 with Greg Isenberg - WeWork's Head of Product is an Idea Machine

    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).
     
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    #76 with James Altucher - Making and Losing Millions Over and Over Again

    #76 with James Altucher - Making and Losing Millions Over and Over Again

    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?
     
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So much value

I listen to every single episode. The lads deliver so much value from every single show. No nonsense, practical stories that I love.

If you are looking to start you own business & want step-by-step advice, this is the show for you.

Shaan has a nice, relaxed style that helps bring the best out of guests. The secret sauce here is the fact that both Shaan & Sam have started their own companies & are able to speak to guests on a level that reveals gems of information.

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