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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.

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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.

    From the Vaults: How Suleman Ali Made His First Million

    From the Vaults: How Suleman Ali Made His First Million

    Episode 412: We re-run episode 1 of My First Million with Suleman Ali.
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    Show Notes:
    We talk with tech founder & investor Suleman "Suli" Ali (@sulemanali) about his journey from making $76k a year at Microsoft to selling multiple companies for $100,000,000+. Highlights: Meeting Naval (19:00) getting grilled by Keith Rabois (22:00), & risking his life savings on TinyCo (57:00)  
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    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.
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    Additional 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

    We talk with tech founder & investor Suleman "Suli" Ali (@sulemanali) about his journey from making $76k a year at Microsoft to selling multiple companies for $100,000,000+. Highlights: Meeting Naval (19:00) getting grilled by Keith Rabois (22:00), & risking his life savings on TinyCo (57:00)  
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    WHOOP Founder Will Ahmed: How I Built A $3.6 BILLION Company

    WHOOP Founder Will Ahmed: How I Built A $3.6 BILLION Company

    Episode 411: Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) speak with Will Ahmed (@willahmed), founder and CEO of WHOOP, about building a $3.6 billion company based on a personal health and fitness wearable.
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    Links:
    * WHOOP
    * Whisper
    * deeptomcruise
    * @lilmiquela

    * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel.
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    Show Notes:
    (00:40) - Will's background
    (01:54) - How he got Lebron and Michael Phelps as two of his first customers
    (05:35) - Big company CEO
    (11:05) - Biggest levers for good health
    (17:30) - Who are the super freaks?
    (35:00) - Which startups are going to take off?
    (48:20) - Shaan's sleep tweet
    (50:30) - What's the future of the company
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    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.
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    Additional 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

    • 56 min
    Rapid Fire Business Ideas, How to Buy a Public Company, and Mastering Your LinkedIn Profile

    Rapid Fire Business Ideas, How to Buy a Public Company, and Mastering Your LinkedIn Profile

    Episode 410: Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) is joined by Suli Ali (@sulemanali) to talk about new business ideas, how to write an honest LinkedIn profile, rapid fire responses to personal questions, what's Suli's next step... and much more.
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    Links:
    * Justin Yoshimura
    * CSC Generation

    * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel.
    * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter.
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    Show Notes:
    (17:35) - Rapid Fire Round
    (46:35) - Justin Yoshimura
    (57:55) - Why Suli wants to acquire a public company
    (01:04:45) - Suli as a Deal Doula
    (01:16:10) - Suli's next projects
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    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.
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    Additional 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 26 min
    The Boys React to the News: The New Theranos Scam, Crypto Rally, and Gas App Sells to Discord

    The Boys React to the News: The New Theranos Scam, Crypto Rally, and Gas App Sells to Discord

    Episode 409: In a new segment called The Boys React to the News, Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) give their two cents on a few relevant business stories. Check it out...
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    Links:
    * Gas
    * Nikita Bier
    * Tonic
    * Unsellable NFTs
    * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel.
    * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter.
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    Show Notes:
    (01:53) - Discord acquires Gas app
    (15:00) - JP Morgan and Frank
    (21:50) - Is crypto back?
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    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.
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    Additional 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

    • 26 min
    Creators Who Have Made $50M+, Multi-Million Car Businesses, and Sam Altman

    Creators Who Have Made $50M+, Multi-Million Car Businesses, and Sam Altman

    Episode 408: Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) talk about multi-million dollar car businesses, Shaan's business offer for a female listener, creators who have made $50M plus, and Billy of the Week Sam Altman.
    Want to see more MFM? Subscribe to the MFM YouTube channel here.
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    Links:
    * Bring a Trailer
    * Shaan's tweet
    * More Plates More Dates
    * Gorilla Mind
    * Marek Health
    * Kayla Itsines
    * Mark Rober
    * Ben Shapiro
    * Jeremy's Razors
    * Chamberlain Coffee
    * Pat McAfee Show
    * Dani Austin
    * Divi
    * Mindy McKnight
    * Christian Guzman
    * Sam Altman
    * Suli quotes
    * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel.
    * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter.
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    Show Notes:
    (03:00) - Bring a trailer
    (13:50) - Creators who have made more than $50M
    (31:10) - Billy of the Week: Sam Altman
    (49:50) - Suli quotes
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    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.
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    Additional 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
    Business of Trend Forecasting, Pickleball And The Lucrative Virtual Gaming World

    Business of Trend Forecasting, Pickleball And The Lucrative Virtual Gaming World

    Episode 407: Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) talk about expanding the business of tracking trends, the explosion of pickleball popularity, and lucrative online gaming.
    Want to see more MFM? Subscribe to the MFM YouTube channel here.
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    Links:
    * Exploding Topics
    * Meet Glimpse
    * WGSN
    * GLG
    * Eureka Surveys
    * The Dink
    * Virtual Gaming World
    * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel.
    * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter.
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    Show Notes:
    (06:10) - What it takes to be big on YouTube
    (10:50) - Forecasting Businesses
    (20:55) - Pickleball
    (38:10) - Tom Dundon
    (44:00) - Virtual Gaming World
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    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.
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    Additional 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

    • 57 min

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