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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.

My First Million The Hustle & Shaan Puri

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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.

    #147 - How Sam Hacked Amazon's Book Rankings, A $600m Exit, And Crypto with Brother Aaaron

    #147 - How Sam Hacked Amazon's Book Rankings, A $600m Exit, And Crypto with Brother Aaaron

    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


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    • 57 min
    #146 with Suleman "Suli" Ali - Voluntarily Selling Our Data, Creating The New Religion and A Fund Making Millions Shorting Pharma Companies

    #146 with Suleman "Suli" Ali - Voluntarily Selling Our Data, Creating The New Religion and A Fund Making Millions Shorting Pharma Companies

    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?


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    • 1 hr 25 min
    #145 with Reed Duchscher - MrBeast's Manager Joins the Brainstorm

    #145 with Reed Duchscher - MrBeast's Manager Joins the Brainstorm

    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


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    • 56 min
    #144 - Shaan's Giving Away A Company, A Mysterious, Anonymous New App and The Most Gimmicky Marketing Thing The Guys Have Done

    #144 - Shaan's Giving Away A Company, A Mysterious, Anonymous New App and The Most Gimmicky Marketing Thing The Guys Have Done

    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.


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    • 52 min
    #143 with Jeremy Cai of Italic - Influencer Coffee Making Millions, What Cold Chain Is and Why It's Booming, And Tons of Ideas

    #143 with Jeremy Cai of Italic - Influencer Coffee Making Millions, What Cold Chain Is and Why It's Booming, And Tons of Ideas

    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.


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    • 1 hr 25 min
    #142 - Digital Meet and Greets, A Little Known $30m Empire, And Shaan's Twitter Controversy

    #142 - Digital Meet and Greets, A Little Known $30m Empire, And Shaan's Twitter Controversy

    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.


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    • 52 min

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Great podcast. Love the chemistry and content. Thoughts for Sam- sometimes Sean gets on a roll with useful information or an interesting thought and Sam will interrupt with a slightly irrelevant thought which doesn’t always add much value to the conversation

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