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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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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.

    Tim Ferriss Opens Up: What I Do In A Day, Unfair Advantages & The "Barbell Strategy"

    Tim Ferriss Opens Up: What I Do In A Day, Unfair Advantages & The "Barbell Strategy"

    Episode 576: Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) sits down with Tim Ferriss ( https://twitter.com/tferriss ) to talk about his latest lifestyle experiments and how to spend a perfect 24-hours.

    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) Tim’s "What's next?" framework
    (7:22) Creativity gyms + why money doesn't buy happiness
    (12:11) Book Recommendation: The New Toughness Training for Sports
    (15:51) Tim Ferriss's perfectly optimized day
    (23:06) The art of podcasting 
    (32:03) From selling supplements to published author
    (38:42) Law of Category
    (42:23) Barbell strategy for Youtube
    (54:12) What would it look like if it was easy?
    (56:14) What is Tim's unfair advantage?
    (59:47) What silly story are we telling ourselves?
    (1:02:23) Stories about Naval



    Links:
    • Tim’s blog - https://tim.blog/
    • Tim’s books - https://tim.blog/tim-ferriss-books/
    • “The New Toughness Training for Sports” - https://tinyurl.com/nhh6m4px
    • “The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing” - https://tinyurl.com/2bmz43ve
    • 1,000 True Fans - https://kk.org/thetechnium/1000-true-fans/
    • Blue Ocean Strategy - https://tinyurl.com/5739vvry



    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


    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.

    Other 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

    • 1 hr 13 min
    The 3 Surprising Businesses That Make Kid Rock $30M+/yr

    The 3 Surprising Businesses That Make Kid Rock $30M+/yr

    Episode 575: Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) talk about the weirdest things they’ve seen this week in business. 

    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) Kid Rock, our honorary Billy of the Week
    (8:13) Shaan's *new* rules for content  (Partial list)
    (9:05) Rule 1: Older is better
    (13:07) Rule 5: Early. Arbitrage. Exploit
    (17:58) Rule 4: Pay for learning
    (19:45) Sam's cheat code for better alpha
    (23:57) How Kirk Kerkorian Became the Greatest Deal Maker in Capitalist History
    (29:48) Three rules of wealth. Compounding rate, length of runway, and…
    (34:11) Must Listen: Business Untitled
    (36:28) LeBron James is now a podcaster?



    Links:
    • Kid Rock on Theo Von - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nReTPXtTDDc 
    • Kid Rock’s Rodeo - https://kidrock.com/blogs/news/kid-rocks-rock-roll-rodeo
    • Kid Rock’s Honky Tonk - https://www.kidrockshonkytonkandsteakhouse.com/
    • Nick Sleep Letters - https://tinyurl.com/2thhv6cy
    • AirChat - https://www.air.chat/
    • GLG Insights - https://glginsights.com/
    • The Gambler - https://tinyurl.com/4d4e62m2
    • Business Untitled - https://tinyurl.com/26zkw9pr
    • LeBron’s new podcast - https://tinyurl.com/2kuvsv5v



    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





    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.

    Other 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

    • 50 min
    One Chart Businesses Guaranteed To Make +$1M From Day 1

    One Chart Businesses Guaranteed To Make +$1M From Day 1

    Episode 574: Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) talk to Jeremy Giffon about what businesses he would buy if he was starting Tiny TODAY and a bunch of opportunities that he sees people sleeping on. 

    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
    (1:23) Idea: Build businesses for people with audiences
    (5:48) Idea: Wirecutter for products that won't kill you
    (10:30) One chart business category: Regulation
    (14:55) Opportunity: Become a protege
    (19:19) Philosophy students > Business students
    (22:00) The myth the holdco
    (26:14) The pre- and post- fall
    (28:17) Idea: “Special situations" I.e. Distressed Venture
    (32:15) Working hard vs working winning while lazy
    (40:19) Hanging around the hoop
    (42:30) The most successful people respond immediately
    (43:55) Be Dennis the Menace
    (45:15) MrBeast shouldn’t be selling chocolate
    (47:53) Billionaire is a state of mind
    (51:05) Silicon Valley guys envy hedge fund guys



    Links:
    • Jeremy Giffon’s Twitter - https://twitter.com/jeremygiffon
    • Live Oasis - https://www.live-oasis.com/
    • Afina - http://afina.com/


    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


    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





    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.

    Other 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

    • 58 min
    We Turned $5M Into $419M Buying Cashflow Businesses ft. Jeremy Giffon

    We Turned $5M Into $419M Buying Cashflow Businesses ft. Jeremy Giffon

    Episode 573: Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) talk to Jeremy Giffon about how Tiny Capital turned $5M in equity into 30 profitable companies. 

    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) Humble beginnings at Tiny Capital
    (4:40) Tiny’s first acquisition
    (8:17) 50X return on Dribbble
    (10:14) Skip the cash flow statements
    (11:57) How to spot the opportunity
    (14:00) Chris’s superpower
    (16:20) Stomaching aggressively low offers
    (17:46) Make an offer and stop talking
    (19:36) It’s not you vs. them
    (22:06) "What would need to be true to make this deal?"
    (23:03) How to crush the cold email
    (25:15) Worst deal -- ignored red flags, lost everything
    (27:00) Best deal: Mealime (25X return)
    (29:16) Weirdest deal ($36.00 acquisition)



    Links:
    • Tiny Capital - https://www.tiny.com/
    • Dribbble - https://dribbble.com/
    • Metalab - https://www.metalab.com/
    • Mealime - https://www.mealime.com/



    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


    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





    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.

    Other 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

    • 35 min
    I Spent 7 Days With The Richest Men In Texas | 10 Things I Learned

    I Spent 7 Days With The Richest Men In Texas | 10 Things I Learned

    Episode 572: Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) talk about the 10 revelations learned from spending a week with Texas billionaires. 
    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) Tim Ferriss asks Shaan a hard question (panic ensues)
    (2:46) The Indian Warren Buffett
    (7:25) "Investing is not a team sport"
    (8:31) Mohnish Pabrai’s Nap Room
    (10:28) Required reading list of a billionaire
    (11:47) He built 5 billion-dollar companies by 41
    (15:39) 5 Revelations from a day with Joe Lonsdale
    (19:50) The final level of the money game: private chefs, full size basketball court, etc
    (20:52) Nick Gray, cocktail party legend
    (23:45) Hanging out with smarter people
    (27:17) Nerd sports that make the best entrepreneurs
    (31:17) Pay attention to what other people pay attention to
    (33:47) Ben Levy's superpower as a superconnector



    Links:
    • The Dhando Investor - https://tinyurl.com/53p9bhfv
    • PeachyBbies - https://peachybbies.com/


    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





    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.

    Other 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

    • 44 min
    How I Reverse Engineered A $100 Million Exit - Jason Lemkin

    How I Reverse Engineered A $100 Million Exit - Jason Lemkin

    Episode 571: Sam Parr (https://twitter.com/theSamParr) talks to Jason Lemkin (https://twitter.com/jasonlk ) talk about the 7 rules of building a $100M business.

    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) Jason Lemkin’s first million
    (4:19) The rules of getting to a 9-figure exit
    (5:32) Rule 1: New minimum is $400K per employee
    (7:58) Rule 2: Go multi-product
    (9:40) Rule 3: Your second product must be bigger than your first product
    (11:05) Cheat code: Double your prices
    (13:48) Rule 4: 30% of your revenue is international
    (15:43) Rule 5: Localize your product
    (19:05) Cheat code: Remove friction
    (22:42) Rule 6: 100% net revenue retention
    (29:01) Business models that won’t get you there
    (33:38) $100M conferences
    (39:35) Rule 7: Don’t raise double digit millions


    Links:
    • Saastr - https://www.saastr.com/
    • HLTH - https://www.hlth.com/


    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


    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

    • 48 min

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