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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.

    The Craziest Stuff We Found On The Internet This Week

    The Craziest Stuff We Found On The Internet This Week

    Episode 557: Shaan Puri (https://twitter.com/ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (https://twitter.com/theSamParr) spent all week combing the Internet for the weirdest stuff happening 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) Intro
    (1:00) 1 - Genius VC dealflow hack
    (3:30) 2 - Group therapy on Reddit
    (7:30) 3 - The 10M Hormozi bump
    (13:30) 4 - Breaking down other people's personal finances
    (18:30) 5 - Liquid Death viral marketing stunt
    (21:00) 6 - Product reviews sites on blast


    Links:
    • Stealth Startup Spy- https://twitter.com/StealthCoSpy
    • MVMT - https://www.mvmt.com/
    • Skool - https://www.skool.com/
    • Circle - https://circle.so/
    • MFM episode on Liquid Death - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVU3bP8jIuA


    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

    • 31 min
    She BEAT The S&P 500 By 41%?!

    She BEAT The S&P 500 By 41%?!

    Episode 556: Shaan Puri (https://twitter.com/ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (https://twitter.com/theSamParr) try to outsmart ruthless investor, 83-year old Nancy Pelosi.
    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
    (1:00) Tracking Pelosi’s trades
    (8:00) Google's woke AI moment (time to buy)
    (13:00) Index fund vs. individual stocks
    (18:00) Business idea: Outsourced baby monitoring
    (27:00) Jay Penske - The Rupert Murdoch of Entertainment
    (37:00) Parr's 30 Studs Under 30


    Links:
    • Pelosi Tracker - https://twitter.com/PelosiTracker_/status/1762139692051702069?s=20
    • Nvidia - https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/
    • r/Money - https://www.reddit.com/r/Money/
    • Harbor.co - http://harbor.co/
    • Owlet - https://owletcare.com/
    • Mizzen and Main - https://www.mizzenandmain.com/
    • MyBodyTutor - mybodytutor.com/sam
    • Penske Truck Rental - https://www.pensketruckrental.com/
    • Penske Media - https://www.pmc.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

    • 42 min
    The #1 Personality Trait That Made These Business Moguls +$450M

    The #1 Personality Trait That Made These Business Moguls +$450M

    Episode 555: Shaan Puri (https://twitter.com/ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (https://twitter.com/theSamParr) break down the ruthless mindsets the top 1% of business moguls have in common.
    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
    (1:00) Egon Durban of Silver Lake
    (15:00) The methods of Ari Emanuel
    (20:00) The making of Dana White and UFC
    (37:00) Insane habits of the Fertittas brothers
    (40:00) Sam's loyalty complex
    (44:00) Other f*ck you qualities
    (46:00) Knowing your pucker number
    (48:30) How cheap is your happiness?


    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






    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 1 min
    This AI Startup Idea Has 500 Million Customers Waiting For It

    This AI Startup Idea Has 500 Million Customers Waiting For It

    Episode 554: Shaan Puri (https://twitter.com/ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (https://twitter.com/theSamParr) brainstorming unicorn startup ideas with  $1B founder Jason Cohen. 
    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
    (3:00) AI improved presentations
    (10:30) Automated Twitter hacking
    (13:00) Being a billionaire tinkerer
    (17:30) Rich vs. King
    (22:30) All startups are screwed up--including the ones that work
    (30:30) Be so good you can't fail
    (32:30) Consumers don't value their time
    (35:30) Will WP Engine go public?
    (37:00) Lessons from Silver Lake Capital elites

    Links:
    • Smart Bear - https://smartbear.com/
    • Jason Cohen on Twitter - https://twitter.com/asmartbear
    • Zeck - https://www.zeck.app/
    • Rich v. King - https://longform.asmartbear.com/rich-vs-king-sold-company
    • Box.com - http://box.com/
    • Silver Lake - https://www.silverlake.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






    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

    • 43 min
    3 Genius Business Ideas We're 'Borrowing' From Syed Balkhi

    3 Genius Business Ideas We're 'Borrowing' From Syed Balkhi

    Episode 553: Shaan Puri (https://twitter.com/ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (https://twitter.com/theSamParr) talk to Syed Balkhi about the business ideas he would go after if he wasn’t already running WPBeginner. 

    Watch Syed's $0 To +$100M story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzHdrQ5pDFo

    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
    (3:30) Offshore bookkeeping
    (6:00) Level it up with reseller and white label
    (8:30) Sourcing your outsourced talent
    (12:00) Barnacle on the Whale: Quickbooks plugins
    (19:00) The most powerful idea of our generation
    (22:30) X but open source (x= popular platform)
    (27:30) Creating disproportionate value
    (31:30) Flavors of capital funds
    (39:30) Is $10-50M the perfect amount in the bank?
    (45:30) First you own your things, then they own you
    (47:30) The true cost of luxury
    (52:30) Paid marketing vs. acquiring resellers
    (58:00) Compounding goodwill is the best form of compounding


    Links:
    • Syed Balkhi Twitter - https://twitter.com/syedbalkhi
    • WPBeginner - https://www.wpbeginner.com/
    • Appflowy - https://www.appflowy.io/
    • Stability AI - https://stability.ai/
    • Cal.com - http://cal.com/
    • OSS Capital Twitter - http://tinyurl.com/ynvpmu7j
    • Automattic - https://automattic.com/
    • WooCommerce - https://wordpress.org/plugins/woocommerce/
    • CleanShot X - https://cleanshot.com/
    • GitLab - https://about.gitlab.com/
    • Guy Spier - https://www.guyspier.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






    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 9 min
    Become A Better Writer In 60 Minutes (Masterclass)

    Become A Better Writer In 60 Minutes (Masterclass)

    Episode 552: Shaan Puri (https://twitter.com/ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (https://twitter.com/theSamParr) teach the 3-step writing framework that helped them build +$10M newsletters. 
    Get Shaan’s writing course - https://maven.com/generalist/writing
    Get Sam’s writing course - https://copythat.com/
    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
    (2:50) Why not how - Persuasion at scale
    (6:00) To write clearly, you must think clearly
    (7:00) Begin with the end in mind
    (10:30) Headlines not outlines
    (12:30) Warmup with copywork
    (15:30) Draft fast, incubate slow
    (16:30) Great writing is great editing
    (19:00) Build your swipe file
    (21:00) Don't bury the lead
    (23:30) Create a curiosity gap
    (25:00) Write like you talk
    (28:00) The voice memo test
    (30:30) Lower the reading level
    (32:00) How to tell a great story
    (34:30) Intention meets obstacle
    (38:00) High emotional stakes in a low stakes situation
    (39:00) Short sentences
    (41:00) Great writing has rhythm
    (44:00) Our favorite resources


    Links:
    • Hemingway Editor - https://hemingwayapp.com/
    • Neville Medhora on Louis C.K. - https://copywritingcourse.com/louis-ck-direct-video-sales/
    • The Hustle Writes about Hint Founder - http://tinyurl.com/2d537k7f
    • Hey.com - https://www.hey.com/
    • On Writing - http://tinyurl.com/5f334swt
    • Theo Von - https://www.theovon.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






    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

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

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Great Listen

The pod is informative, witty & thought-provoking. Kudos to the guys they’re doing it right with this one!

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Episode 548 Pornhub Story

Killed it with Episode 548! Story telling and reflection at its best!

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Love these guys

Shaan and Sam don’t miss. Every episode has some great wisdom or a practical framework to use. I never miss an episode

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