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Sam Parr and Shaan Puri brainstorm new business ideas based on trends & opportunities they see in the market. Sometimes they bring on famous guests to brainstorm with them.

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    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Sam Parr and Shaan Puri brainstorm new business ideas based on trends & opportunities they see in the market. Sometimes they bring on famous guests to brainstorm with them.

    How This Ex-Navy SEAL Turned A Book Into A $1M+ Empire - Jack Carr

    How This Ex-Navy SEAL Turned A Book Into A $1M+ Empire - Jack Carr

    Episode 590:  Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) talks to #1 New York Times bestselling author Jack Carr ( https://twitter.com/JackCarrUSA ) about how he churns out hit after hit and what the SEALs has taught him about hardship, mission readiness, and hitting targets. 
    Want to see Sam and Shaan’s smiling faces? Head to the MFM YouTube Channel and subscribe - http://tinyurl.com/5n7ftsy5


    Show Notes:
    (0:00) Intro
    (1:15) Launching a book how Red Bull launches a drink
    (7:30) 6 books in 6 years
    (9:41) Manifesting success from age 11
    (11:36) Defining your own calculus
    (13:35) Lessons from Mr Ballen and other SEALs
    (15:23) Made-to-stick branding
    (19:44) How to build an audience today
    (24:10) The writing and launch process
    (26:11) Master the one-pager
    (28:43) Anti self-publishing
    (30:03) Modern masculinity in America
    (33:26) Creating a rite of passage
    (37:27) Voluntary hardship
    (39:36) Manifesting Chris Pratt
    (44:51) Hitting your mission
    (48:38) Jack's recommended reading list


    Links:
    • Jack Carr - https://www.officialjackcarr.com/
    • Made to Stick - https://tinyurl.com/2rumfmjw
    • The Comfort Crisis - https://tinyurl.com/y5wfjnfz
    • The Terminal List - https://tinyurl.com/2cvvmtfx
    • The Successful Novelist - https://tinyurl.com/4ba29jtn
    • The Hero with a Thousand Faces - https://tinyurl.com/2bnmxua4
    • Get HubSpot's Free AI-Powered Sales Hub: enhance support, retention, and revenue all in one place https://clickhubspot.com/sym


    Check Out Sam's Stuff:
    • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/
    • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/
    • Copy That - https://copythat.com
    • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth
    • Pitch your startup for a shot at a $1M investment with Sam Parr as the MC https://clickhubspot.com/pitch


    Check Out Shaan's Stuff:
    Need to hire? You should use the same service Shaan uses to hire developers, designers, & Virtual Assistants → it’s called Shepherd (tell ‘em Shaan sent you): https://bit.ly/SupportShepherd



    My First Million is a HubSpot Original Podcast // Brought to you by The HubSpot Podcast Network // Production by Arie Desormeaux // Editing by Ezra Bakker Trupiano

    • 54 min
    How To Master Storytelling

    How To Master Storytelling

    Episode 589:  Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) sits down with David Perell to reveal every framework he knows to become a better storyteller, a better writer, and a better creator of binge-worthy content.
    This episode was originally recorded for the podcast “How I Write,” hosted by David Perell. —> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2BnqYArwaw

    Want to see Sam and Shaan’s smiling faces? Head to the MFM YouTube Channel and subscribe - http://tinyurl.com/5n7ftsy5


    Show Notes:
    (0:00) Intro
    (3:16) Binge bank
    (6:03) Storytelling
    (8:05) Intention & Obstacle
    (14:22) Hasan Minhaj
    (15:53) Writing vs Speaking
    (18:06) Pacing
    (19:01) Hooks vs Frames
    (22:30) Viral tweets
    (26:49) MrBeast
    (27:26) Storyworthy
    (29:10) 5-second moment of change
    (32:02) Origin Stories
    (42:07) Tony Robbins
    (43:25) Transformations
    (44:12) Steven Bartlett
    (46:17) Viral videos
    (49:09) Miss Excel
    (56:04) Change your state & focus
    (58:31) Paul Graham
    (1:03:43) Advice to writers
    (1:06:53) Writer's voice
    (1:11:48) Dave Chappelle vs Netflix
    (1:18:18) Distribution
    (1:21:40) Twitter / X
    (1:32:34) Writing with humor
    (1:45:02) Newsletters


    Links:
    • Write of Passage - https://writeofpassage.com/
    • David on Twitter - https://twitter.com/david_perell
    • David’s Website - https://perell.com/
    • David Perell on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0a_pO439rhcyHBZq3AKdrw
    • David’s Podcast - https://writeofpassage.com/how-i-write
    • Get HubSpot's Free AI-Powered Sales Hub: enhance support, retention, and revenue all in one place https://clickhubspot.com/sym


    Check Out Shaan's Stuff:
    Need to hire? You should use the same service Shaan uses to hire developers, designers, & Virtual Assistants → it’s called Shepherd (tell ‘em Shaan sent you): https://bit.ly/SupportShepherd


    Check Out Sam's Stuff:
    • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/
    • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/
    • Copy That - https://copythat.com
    • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth
    • Pitch your startup for a shot at a $1M investment with Sam Parr as the MC https://clickhubspot.com/pitch



    My First Million is a HubSpot Original Podcast // Brought to you by The HubSpot Podcast Network // Production by Arie Desormeaux // Editing by Ezra Bakker Trupiano

    • 1 hr 54 min
    How Gary Vee Predicts The Next Facebook (Every Time)

    How Gary Vee Predicts The Next Facebook (Every Time)

    Episode 588:  Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) chop it up with Gary Vee about which of his investments paid off the most, how much cash he keeps as a safety net and what he’s noticed from hanging out with people like Logan Paul, Zuck, and MrBeast. 

    Want to see Sam and Shaan’s smiling faces? Head to the MFM YouTube Channel and subscribe - http://tinyurl.com/5n7ftsy5

    Show Notes:
    (0:00) Intro
    (1:28) Good news for the “C” students out there
    (5:31) Break the Web
    (8:12) Attention is the only universal asset class
    (12:26) Perplexity.ai/podcast
    (14:30) Alex Schultz on growth and language translation
    (16:23) Adult camps better than conferences
    (20:06) Millionaires v billionaires
    (25:44) Planning for a post-iPhone world
    (28:43) Gary's safety net
    (31:41) Micro v macro gratitude
    (37:45) Gary's best investment
    (39:08) Gary's take of Zuck, Logan Paul
    (45:44) Who Gary admires



    Links:
    • Gary Vaynerchuk - https://garyvaynerchuk.com/
    • Gary on Twitter - https://twitter.com/garyvee
    • Day Trading Attention - https://tinyurl.com/yckc8erw
    • Break The Web - https://www.breaktheweb.co/
    • Lecture 6 - Growth - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_yHZ_vKjno
    • Get HubSpot's Free AI-Powered Sales Hub: enhance support, retention, and revenue all in one place https://clickhubspot.com/sym



    Check Out Sam's Stuff:
    • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/
    • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/
    • Copy That - https://copythat.com
    • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth
    • Pitch your startup for a shot at a $1M investment with Sam Parr as the MC https://clickhubspot.com/pitch


    Check Out Shaan's Stuff:
    Need to hire? You should use the same service Shaan uses to hire developers, designers, & Virtual Assistants → it’s called Shepherd (tell ‘em Shaan sent you): https://bit.ly/SupportShepherd




    My First Million is a HubSpot Original Podcast // Brought to you by The HubSpot Podcast Network // Production by Arie Desormeaux // Editing by Ezra Bakker Trupiano

    • 53 min
    A Masterclass On Hiring A CEO To Run Your Company ft. Andrew Wilkinson

    A Masterclass On Hiring A CEO To Run Your Company ft. Andrew Wilkinson

    Episode 587:  Andrew Wilkinson ( https://twitter.com/awilkinson ) teaches the exact step-by-step process he uses to find, diligence, hire, and transition a great CEO. 
    Get Andrew’s CEO Hiring Guide and Checklist - https://tinyurl.com/ms8938kn

    Show Notes:
    (0:00) Intro
    (1:36) Why you need a CEO
    (4:44) The third door: leave the business, keep the cash flow
    (8:48) Get back to your flow state
    (10:46) Step 1: Are you ready to hire a CEO?
    (15:16) Is this going to hurt my business?
    (16:46) Step 2: Find the RIGHT CEO
    (17:52) Hiring a recruiter
    (21:34) Look for a #2 with the right hammer
    (23:23) Be a collector of people
    (27:14) Step 3: Diligencing the candidate
    (28:48) Green flags, yellow flags, and red flags
    (32:21) 2x not 20x
    (34:41) Step 4: First 100 days
    (36:35) Don't poison the water
    (38:12) Flesh wounds not mortal wounds
    (40:06) Meet them in person
    (40:29) More on diligencing: Trust but verify
    (42:38) The DIY path
    (44:48) Step 5: Negotiating and structuring compensation
    (46:34) Uncapped bonuses vs equity
    (49:55) Myth: Is a founder-led business always better?




    Links:
    • Srch - https://www.srchpartners.com/
    • Business Intelligence Advisors - https://www.biadvisors.com/
    • Never Enough - https://neverenough.com/
    • Get HubSpot's Free AI-Powered Sales Hub: enhance support, retention, and revenue all in one place https://clickhubspot.com/sym

    Check Out Shaan's Stuff:
    Need to hire? You should use the same service Shaan uses to hire developers, designers, & Virtual Assistants → it’s called Shepherd (tell ‘em Shaan sent you): https://bit.ly/SupportShepherd



    Check Out Sam's Stuff:
    • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/
    • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/
    • Copy That - https://copythat.com
    • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth



    My First Million is a HubSpot Original Podcast // Brought to you by The HubSpot Podcast Network // Production by Arie Desormeaux // Editing by Ezra Bakker Trupiano

    • 59 min
    Turning $1M Into $1B+: A Masterclass From The Indian Warren Buffett

    Turning $1M Into $1B+: A Masterclass From The Indian Warren Buffett

    Episode 586: Shaan Puri sits down with Mohnish Pabrai for a rare interview about value investing.

    Mohnish is sometimes called the "Indian Warren Buffett" for having turned $1M into over $1B+ through stock investing. In this podcast they talk about how founders can become great investors, how to avoid big mistakes, and lessons learned from Buffett & Munger.

    Want to see Sam and Shaan’s smiling faces? Head to the MFM YouTube Channel and subscribe - http://tinyurl.com/5n7ftsy5



    Show Notes:
    (0:00) Intro
    (1:41) Why entrepreneurs make the best investors
    (4:130) How Warren Buffett’s pre-paid for his college education
    (8:45) Becoming Ben Graham’s Protege
    (12:41) What Buffett learned about branding from See’s Candies
    (15:45) Buffett’s failed play to be a candy mogul
    (18:44) Identifying offering gaps
    (20:22) Getting an MBA at age 14 as the son of an entrepreneur
    (23:33) The 3 tells of a future millionaire
    (25:56) Mohnish builds his first product with maxed out credit cards at 24
    (27:59) The 168 hour framework
    (31:13) “Entrepreneurs do not take risks”
    (32:38) How Richard Branson launches Virgin Atlantic with no money
    (35:31) How 0.1 percent of the population owns 70 percent of all the motels in America
    (38:31) The unfair advantage of being a low-cost producer
    (40:20) How Mohnish turned his first million into $13M in 5 years
    (43:39) Pabrai Funds grows to $600M in assets in less than 10 years
    (47:35) What Mohnish knows about fundraising that we don’t
    (50:26) Pivoting from tech investments in 1999 to value investments
    (53:13) $2M lunch with Warren Buffett
    (58:09) Be a harsh grader of people
    (1:01:53) The Givers, The Takers, and The Matchers
    (1:04:40) “Heads I win, tails I don’t lose much”
    (1:09:26) Private markets v public auctions
    (1:13:35) The #1 trait that makes a great investor
    (1:15:01) What people of Reddit think of Mohnish Pabrai
    (1:16:31) Starting capital, annual rate of return, length of runway
    (1:17:24) The Rule of 72
    (1:21:50) Circle the Wagons Philosophy
    (1:23:35) Losing $3B in one unfortunate event
    (1:28:49) Be fearful when the world is greedy; Be greedy when the world is fearful
    (1:29:17) What a value investor thinks of bitcoin
    (1:30:26) Nick Sleep bets
    (1:42:30) The Best Of: Capital Allocators



    Links:
    • The Intelligent Investor - https://tinyurl.com/3jmpjrmc
    • The Dhandho Investor - https://tinyurl.com/53p9bhfv
    • Mohnish on Twitter - https://twitter.com/MohnishPabrai
    • Get HubSpot's Free AI-Powered Sales Hub: enhance support, retention, and revenue all in one place https://clickhubspot.com/sym


    Check Out Shaan's Stuff:
    Need to hire? You should use the same service Shaan uses to hire developers, designers, & Virtual Assistants → it’s called Shepherd (tell ‘em Shaan sent you): https://bit.ly/SupportShepherd


    Check Out Sam's Stuff:
    • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/
    • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/
    • Copy That - https://copythat.com
    • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth

    My First Million is a HubSpot Original Podcast // Brought to you by The HubSpot Podcast Network // Production by Arie Desormeaux // Editing by Ezra Bakker Trupiano

    • 1 hr 53 min
    The 5 Most Interesting Businessmen Alive...

    The 5 Most Interesting Businessmen Alive...

    Episode 585:  Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) talk about the 5 most outrageous, eccentric, and mysterious businessmen alive right now.  

    Want to see Sam and Shaan’s smiling faces? Head to the MFM YouTube Channel and subscribe - http://tinyurl.com/5n7ftsy5

    Show Notes:
    (0:00) 5 - James Bond with Wifi, Pavel Durov
    (12:16) 4 - The Russian Richard Brandon, Oleg Tinkov
    (22:08) 3 - The Walking Middle Finger, Sean Parker
    (38:06) 2 - The Guy Who Won The Game And Walked, Tom Anderson
    (45:40) 1 - The Israeli Great Gatsby, Aviv Nevo



    Links:
    • Pavel Durov on Twitter - https://twitter.com/durov
    • VK - https://vk.com/vk
    • Pavel Durov on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/durov/
    • Telegram - https://telegram.org/
    • Napster - https://www.napster.com/us
    • David Choe on Howard Stern - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XS6awjpIimw
    • Opportunity zones - https://eig.org/opportunity-zones/about-ozs/
    • Get HubSpot's Free AI-Powered Sales Hub: enhance support, retention, and revenue all in one place https://clickhubspot.com/sym



    Check Out Shaan's Stuff:
    Need to hire? You should use the same service Shaan uses to hire developers, designers, & Virtual Assistants → it’s called Shepherd (tell ‘em Shaan sent you): https://bit.ly/SupportShepherd


    Check Out Sam's Stuff:
    • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/
    • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/
    • Copy That - https://copythat.com
    • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth




    My First Million is a HubSpot Original Podcast // Brought to you by The HubSpot Podcast Network // Production by Arie Desormeaux // Editing by Ezra Bakker Trupiano

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

gclarke-ireland ,

Super insightful and fun

Love the podcast overall, not only for the amazing insights about business and finance, but also for their personal stories and interaction with the guests.

dfaoro ,

Favorite podcast

This podcast provides a lot of value. Sam Parr and Shaan Puri are extraordinary storytellers which make this podcast really engaging. Also the quality guests put this podcast to the top of my favorite ones.

Dreilly_9 ,

Really insightful

Been listening to My First Million for a few months now and it is always a great listen.

The guys have a good structure to the show and as well as some quality guests, the part I particularly like is when they discuss different business ideas and give their opinion.

As a Business teacher I often get my students to listen to the show - would recommend!

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