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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.

    He Got Fired By His DAD… So He Built a $60M/yr Empire

    He Got Fired By His DAD… So He Built a $60M/yr Empire

    Episode 596: Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) talks to Craig Fuller ( https://x.com/FreightAlley ) about how he turned dying hobby magazines into a cash flow machine. 

    Show Notes:
    (0:00) Intro
    (2:45) Economics of long-haul trucking
    (3:36) Getting fired from the family business
    (5:30) Fuel cards for truck drivers
    (6:40) How FreightWaves hit $20M ARR in 2 years
    (9:08) Acquiring FLYING for $3.5M
    (12:14) Opportunity: Depressed media properties
    (16:02) From losing $8 per subscriber to profitability in 1 year
    (20:31) A media side hustle becomes a real estate main hustle
    (22:55) Craig's tolerance for being leveraged
    (25:32) Pre-selling $28M units pre-construction
    (28:51) Diversity, Asymmetrical risk, and generational security
    (31:11) Teams to diversify your time
    (34:21) Building a portfolio of hobby magazines
    (37:20) Content to commerce playbook
    (47:03) The story of William Randolph Hearst
    (51:32) What's the chase?
    (53:15) "The best thing to give a founder is an enemy"



    Links:
    • FreightWaves - https://www.freightwaves.com/
    • Knight-Swift - https://knight-swift.com/
    • Firecrown - https://firecrown.com/
    • The Chief - https://tinyurl.com/36khrt8y



    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
    • Sam’s List - http://samslist.co/


    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

    • 59 min
    $100M Founder Reveals The Secret To Making Data Profitable

    $100M Founder Reveals The Secret To Making Data Profitable

    Episode 595: Anand Sanwal ( https://x.com/asanwal ) joins Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) to reveal his playbook for building an insanely profitable data business. 

    Show Notes:
    (0:00) Anand’s data arbitrage playbook
    (9:51) Starting weird as Chubby Brain
    (12:03) Don't run 100mph in the wrong direction
    (14:53) Edge, Collection, and Opportunity
    (19:24) IDEA: High-end Glassdoor
    (27:00) IDEA: C-Suite Head Hunting Service
    (28:57) IDEA: HomeOptions for Founder Exits
    (32:17) Anand's School of Entrepreneuring
    (36:03) Learn how to think, not what to think
    (38:18) The Die-At-Your-Desk Life Philosophy
    (39:26) Competency-based curriculum
    (42:47) IDEA: Slime Museums
    (46:40) IDEA: Autonomous HOA Convenience Stores
    (51:32) IDEA: Online Addiction Centers
    (58:51) Leadership lessons from legendary coaches



    Links:
    • [Steal This] Get our proven writing frameworks that have made us millions https://clickhubspot.com/copy
    • CB Insights - https://www.cbinsights.com/
    • Bloomberg article - https://tinyurl.com/32ns9beu
    • Blackbaud - https://www.blackbaud.com/solutions/total-fundraising-solutions
    • HomeOptions - https://www.homeoptions.com/
    • IMG Academy - https://www.imgacademy.com/
    • American Addiction Centers - https://americanaddictioncenters.org/
    • Weapons of Mass Instruction - https://tinyurl.com/49s6xhpk
    • Chasing Perfection - https://tinyurl.com/46hc5zxj
    • The Score Takes Care of Itself - https://tinyurl.com/4v6k72h3
    • The Talent Code - https://tinyurl.com/4h2z9yer
    • The Learner Lab - https://thelearnerlab.com/
    • Grab HubSpot's free AI-Powered Customer Platform and watch your business grow https://clickhubspot.com/fmf


    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
    • Sam’s List - http://samslist.co/


    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

    • 1 hr 17 min
    The GameStop Guy Has Returned… (And Has A New $210M Bet)

    The GameStop Guy Has Returned… (And Has A New $210M Bet)

    Episode 594:  Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) explain what’s happening with GameStop AGAIN and how Keith Gill turned $56k into $210M with memes. 


    Show Notes:
    (0:00) Roaring Kitty's $200M GameStop holding
    (8:41) Is Keith Gill the most genius creator behind a brand?
    (14:53) Where did the $65M come from?
    (17:44) The 7 Stages of GameStop FOMO
    (20:00) Ryan Cohen's activist investments in GameStop, Bed Bath and Beyond 
    (26:34) Shaan's honest take on paternity leave
    (31:53) Painting the windows black
    (35:42) Zach Pogrob's The Year of Obsession
    (37:03) What's the deal with run clubs right now?
    (39:19) Sexy faces and sexy paces
    (42:04) Endurance event businesses
    (45:06) Opportunity: The suburban Iron Man
    (51:19) Scott Harrison gives Shaan unsolicited feedback



    Links:
    • [Steal This] Get our proven writing frameworks that have made us millions https://clickhubspot.com/copy
    • wallstreetbets - https://www.reddit.com/r/wallstreetbets/
    • Unusual Whales - https://unusualwhales.com/
    • WSJ on Ryan Cohen - https://tinyurl.com/4zue9xps
    • Wander - https://www.wander.com/
    • The Lehman Trilogy - https://thelehmantrilogy.com/
    • The Year of Obsession - https://tinyurl.com/4nsrh689
    • Nick Bare - https://www.instagram.com/nickbarefitness
    • RAWDAWG - https://www.instagram.com/rawdawgrunclub
    • River - https://www.getriver.io/
    • 29029 Everesting - https://29029everesting.com/
    • Rock n Roll Running - https://www.runrocknroll.com/
    • thespeedproject - https://www.instagram.com/thespeedproject
    • Grab HubSpot's free AI-Powered Customer Platform and watch your business grow https://clickhubspot.com/fmf

    Enter to win a free trip at https://www.wander.com/mfm and use code MFM300 at checkout for $300 off your booking.

    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
    • Sam’s List - http://samslist.co/




    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 2 min
    25 Years Of Founder WISDOM In 55 Minutes (ft. Jason Fried)

    25 Years Of Founder WISDOM In 55 Minutes (ft. Jason Fried)

    Episode 593:  Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) and Jason Fried ( https://x.com/jasonfried ) open up about personal finances, raising kids around wealth and dealing with risk. 


    Show Notes:
    (0:00) Sam and Jason play Would You Rather...
    (5:15) Loosening the grip on the stick
    (12:35) The pale blue dot
    (14:03) Why does the businessworld deserve our best lessons?
    (18:30) Early days vs. vs. middle days vs later days
    (24:47) "A founder's job is to inject risk"
    (29:36) “Cool wears off but useful never does”
    (31:07) Striking balance with a business partner
    (34:14) The value of talking about money
    (37:28) Navigating luxury with kids
    (40:08) Midwestern values on blast
    (43:39) The truth about luck
    (46:55) Staying up vs. staying off
    (49:45) New insights from old biographies



    Links:
    • [Steal This] Get our proven writing frameworks that have made us millions https://clickhubspot.com/copy
    • The Most Important Thing - https://tinyurl.com/9ym3xw5b
    • Peter Lynch books - https://tinyurl.com/2nf87pzb
    • The Pale Blue Dot - https://www.planetary.org/worlds/pale-blue-dot
    • The Messy Middle = https://tinyurl.com/2paw5jmk
    • Sam’s List - http://samslist.co/
    • Newspapers.com - http://newpapers.com/
    • Pessimists Archive - https://pessimistsarchive.org/
    • Grab HubSpot's free AI-Powered Customer Platform and watch your business grow https://clickhubspot.com/fmf


    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

    • 59 min
    This $50M/Yr Side Hustle Is On Track To Make $1 Billion By 2030

    This $50M/Yr Side Hustle Is On Track To Make $1 Billion By 2030

    Episode 592:  Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) break down the economics of luxury hobby magazines, make a prediction about Ai cameras, and explain how to find the next tech wave. 
    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) Craig Fuller's field of dreams
    (5:12) $50M side hustle
    (9:16) We call to find out EXACTLY how he did it
    (19:02) The New York Times is a gaming company
    (23:27) Idea: Third party LinkedIn games developer
    (27:00) How rich people spend money
    (29:00) The myth of the second home
    (30:57) Ai cameras
    (36:31) Prediction: A camera on every field, every court
    (38:31) How to find the next wave: What's the next menus on the internet?
    (40:41) How to avoid product obsolescence
    (44:09) "Measure twice. Cut once"



    Links:
    • FreightWaves - https://www.freightwaves.com/
    • FLYING Magazine - https://www.flyingmag.com/
    • Firecrown - https://firecrown.com/
    • Veo - https://launch.veo.co/
    • Grab HubSpot's free AI-Powered Customer Platform and watch your business grow - https://clickhubspot.com/fmf



    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

    • 52 min
    He Turned $300/mo Into $3,750,000/mo From GARDENING

    He Turned $300/mo Into $3,750,000/mo From GARDENING

    Episode 591:  Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) talks to Kevin Espiritu ( https://x.com/KevinEspiritu ), AKA The Plant Daddy, about how he turned a side hustle into a $45M business in his backyard.
    —
    Show Notes:
    (0:00) Intro
    (3:41) $250k playing online poker
    (6:04) The influence of Pat Flynn
    (7:43) Cocoa butter cream review site
    (8:30) Printing on-demand shirts
    (12:26) From Scribe to $300/mo gardening blog
    (15:06) Inflection point: The metal raised bed
    (17:42) Billion-dollar blogs
    (19:20) Life-changing money
    (23:56) 5 Languages of the love of money
    (26:47) Lessons from Ramit Sethi
    (28:25) Path to $100M through acquisitions
    (29:19) Buying a seed tray business for less than $500K
    (33:22) Buying a competing gardening blog
    (37:00) Acquiring Botanical Interests
    (42:16) Red and green flags in acquisitions
    (46:12) The danger of being a celebrity on the internet
    (48:45) Idea: Branded hybrid plant species
    (52:38) Floyd Zaiger, the godfather of licenced plants
    (57:26) The lie behind Blue Zones
    (1:00:12) The Tesla of chicken coops
    (1:00:53) Beekeeping
    (1:04:46) Choosing your hobbies wisely


    —
    Links:
    • Kevin on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/@kevinmespiritu
    • Epic Gardening on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@epicgardening
    • The Chernin Group - https://tcg.co/
    • The Billion Dollar Creator - https://nathanbarry.com/billion/
    • 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


    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

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

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The best

I listen to way too many podcasts and I’ve got to say this is one of the only ones that I regularly look forward to a new pod dropping⚡️ highly recommend

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Immediately unsubscribe

In the search of more entrepreneurial type podcast, i added this one to the library, episode 583 the first 1 minute “I don’t believe in God” was a complete no go from me✌🏿

Ricardo.Th ,

Have been listening for 3 years to this pod!

…and I haven’t missed a single episode. Every episode has so much knowledge, insights and inspiration. But the best part: the entertainment factor! Shaan and Sam are hilarious :D

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