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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.

    Near Death Accidents, Hitting $1B ARR, and Selling Like the Grateful Dead with Brian Halligan, Founder & Executive Chairman of HubSpot

    Near Death Accidents, Hitting $1B ARR, and Selling Like the Grateful Dead with Brian Halligan, Founder & Executive Chairman of HubSpot

    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.
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    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

    • 56 min
    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

    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

    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.
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    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
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    Links:
    * vcguide.co
    * F*** You Pay Me
    * MVMT
    * Brumate
    * Cabal

    • 1 hr
    3 Patterns for Great Business Ideas with Jack Abraham, Founder, Managing Partner & CEO at Atomic

    3 Patterns for Great Business Ideas with Jack Abraham, Founder, Managing Partner & CEO at Atomic

    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.
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    * Want to found a company with Jack? Check out Atomic VC Future Founders
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    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

    • 1 hr 9 min
    #224 - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Dyrdek from 0 to $405M in Exits

    #224 - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Dyrdek from 0 to $405M in Exits

    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

    • 1 hr
    Sam & Shaan Bet $500, Ozy Media Scam, Why Google is Dying, and More

    Sam & Shaan Bet $500, Ozy Media Scam, Why Google is Dying, and More

    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.
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    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

    • 1 hr 6 min
    SPECIAL: Peter Diamandis on the Longevity Opportunity, Bitcoin’s Bull Case and Musk vs. Bezos

    SPECIAL: Peter Diamandis on the Longevity Opportunity, Bitcoin’s Bull Case and Musk vs. Bezos

    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.
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    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?
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    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)

    • 1 hr 5 min

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freedom journey ,

Mind Blown!

I’ve listened to the episode with Rob Dyrdek twice. So much to unpack. Bring him back!

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One of my favorite podcasts. Listen via every source I can depending on what I’m doing. Great information, ideas and always a great time.

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