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The Hustle presents - My First Million. We talk to millionaires to hear the untold backstories & strategies behind their success. We talk to people who have made a fortune through iPhone apps, real estate, blogs, bitcoin & side hustles. Listen in and maybe you’ll get ideas on how you can make your first million.

My First Million The Hustle & Shaan Puri

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The Hustle presents - My First Million. We talk to millionaires to hear the untold backstories & strategies behind their success. We talk to people who have made a fortune through iPhone apps, real estate, blogs, bitcoin & side hustles. Listen in and maybe you’ll get ideas on how you can make your first million.

    Corporate Universities, Hotel Experiences & New Credit Cards with Lance Armstrong

    Corporate Universities, Hotel Experiences & New Credit Cards with Lance Armstrong

    Sam (@thesamparr) and Shaan (@shaanvp) are back talking news, trends, interesting products and businesses. Today Lance Armstrong (@lancearmstrong) happened to drop by to talk investing and celebrity life. Join our FB group: facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion. Topics for today: Brandless.com shutting down (2:58), Buying dying businesses (7:53), Hybrid VC's (9:32), Launch of Ramp Capital (11:13), Corporate universities & online degrees (13:47), Lance Armstrong joins! (18:26), New beverage companies (21:07), Is investing boring? (22:47), Hotels offering more experiences (27:07), Are celebs on Cameo broke? (30:12) and Shaan's last minute meeting idea (33:35). For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 36 min
    Drones Washing Windows, Airpod Guided Tours & Mario Kart VR with Furqan Rydhan

    Drones Washing Windows, Airpod Guided Tours & Mario Kart VR with Furqan Rydhan

    Sam (@thesamparr) and Shaan (@shaanvp) are back talking news, trends, interesting products and businesses. Today we’re joined by Furqan Rydhan (@FurqanR) who is a tech badass. He was paid $120K as a 15 year old programmer during the Dot Com Boom, made a million dollar e-com biz at 17 and was an early employee at Applovin that was valued last at $2 billion. Remember Ramon’s soap opera blog that he sold for $9M in cash? He did that through the online business broker Quiet Light Brokerage. We’ve partnered up with them to give you guys a FREE 25-point checklist to see how sellable your online business is. To receive this free guide, visit quietlightbrokerage.com/myfirstmillion. Topics for today: Our Guest’s @FurqanR Background (00:36), Funny Story about Vungle’s Jack Smith and Lance Armstrong (07:12), The Process of Brainstorming Ideas (09:36), VR/AR Experiences (10:16), Opportunities in Reviving Stale Franchises and Company Turnarounds (17:07), iPad Whiteboard Meeting Idea (22:44), Reinventing the Phone Call through Airpods (27:51), Furquan’s House Hackathon Ideas (29:49), Serialized Story Apps like Hooked (37:09), Drone Washing Windows on Big Buildings (38:38), Money Printing Mobile Apps (44:44) and What Furqan learnt being Applovin (50:20). For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 57 min
    Million Dollar Brainstorm - New e-mail clients, Sharing the craigslist office & How to keep your star players

    Million Dollar Brainstorm - New e-mail clients, Sharing the craigslist office & How to keep your star players

    Sam (@thesamparr) and Shaan (@shaanvp) are back talking news, trends, interesting products and businesses. Dear all loyal listeners: 1) Please, please, please give us a review on Apple Podcasts!, 2) Screenshot your review and tweet it to Shaan and Sam, 3) They'll give you a present!. Also, if you're looking to promote your own podcast, visit castro.fm/promote - they push your podcast out to thousands of people. And last promo for the day... the way to make a million is by surrounding yourself around other people who want it. Join our Facebook group where we share ideas and help each other out: www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion. Alright the topics for today: The first Hustle office was also Craiglist's office (01:43), Taking craiglist sections and turning them into unicorn startups + Sam's first startup (05:34), New email clients like Superhuman, Hey.com and Front (12:06), Pay to get a reply from influential people like Earn.com (21:23), Getting paid by the minute instead of bi-weekly (23:26), Donation business models (25:52), Taking on Wikipedia (29:39), Menstruation apps (32:01), Life schools (36:29), Prenups (38:49) and Negotiation tactics / How to keep your star players (43:12). For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 48 min
    Million Dollar Brainstorm - Getting your team to take big risks, Turning office workers into remote, Quiet founders making big money

    Million Dollar Brainstorm - Getting your team to take big risks, Turning office workers into remote, Quiet founders making big money

    Sam and Shaan are back talking news, trends, interesting products and businesses.


    The way to make a million is by surrounding yourself around other people who want it. Join our Facebook group where we share ideas and help each other out: www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.


    Sam and his team happy about Twitter earnings (01:20), Long term stock exchange (03:11), NYSE bid to buy Ebay & direct listings (05:39), Commercial laundry businesses (07:39), Jessica Simpson's billion dollar clothing line & other influencer IP businesses (14:06), Secretive founders making the big money (17:12), Company universities (20:10), What would you do once you have all the money in the world (23:51), Remote Year (28:32), Shaan gives Sam a gift...(33:45), How to get your team to take bigger risks (36:35) and their book recommendations (45:20). For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 48 min
    Million Dollar Brainstorm - Wall Street Bets & Tesla Shorts, Curating Job Boards & Executive Recruitment Firms

    Million Dollar Brainstorm - Wall Street Bets & Tesla Shorts, Curating Job Boards & Executive Recruitment Firms

    Sam and Shaan are back talking news, trends, interesting products and businesses.


    The way to make a million is by surrounding yourself around other people who want it. Join our Facebook group where we share ideas and help each other out: www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion. Harry's (D2C razor brand) sale blocked & D2C selling to PE strategy (0:55), /r/WallStreetBets & Tesla shorts (6:05), Drew Houston sitting on Facebook board & Professional board sitters (11:39), Labor law posters, MailChimp for governments & other weird compliance rules (14:48), Turnkey compliance, contracting remote workers & Letsdeel.com (18:11), Huge unsexy business: exec headhunting (21:23), Influential people curating job boards (27:52), Crowd-sources salary comparison sites like levels.fyi (33:08) & The Ringer selling to Spotify & why it makes podcast acquisitions make sense (35:41). For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 39 min
    Dating app that has an admissions process like Harvard

    Dating app that has an admissions process like Harvard

    ** In our Facebook group yet? We hang out there so come join and let's talk ideas: www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion ** Amanda Bradford (@amandabradford) was 28 years old, in business school and using dating apps. She got tired of stalking every match on Linkedin, Facebook etc.. to see if they were legit. Why doesn’t the dating app do this for me?So against all her advisors advice, she started a dating app called the League that checks your Facebook & Linkedin to verify that you are who you say you are.Strange idea, but It’s kinda working! They have over 100k paying members, profitable & been around for 5 years. We talk about: how she got her first 400 users at launch, how they figured out if people would pay $$ for subscription and what the future of dating looks like. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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Customer Reviews

Jwitter1289 ,

Entrepreneur's Paradise

This podcast is number one in my queue because the conversations are candid, ideas are creative, and the hosts are passionate and knowledgable but don't take themselves too seriously. The brainstorms spark my own creativity and will spark yours too. Shaan and Sam - keep the episodes coming!

Bromius ,

Best Thought Starter

Love this podcast. Even if I’m not pursuing the ideas they’re mentioning, its the best way to get my thoughts going, and to look at things through an entrepreneurial lens. Love this show, wish it were daily!

kirst927 ,

Love these guys, I want to have ideas w them

This has quickly become my favorite podcast. I love having ideas, they inspire me. Warning: don’t listen before bedtime, as it might disrupt your sleep.

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