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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.

My First Million The Hustle & Shaan Puri

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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.

    #134 - Why the Collectables Market is Booming, Ecommerce 3.0, and "Time Billionaire" Explained

    #134 - Why the Collectables Market is Booming, Ecommerce 3.0, and "Time Billionaire" Explained

    Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) discuss:
    - Shaan and Sam catch up and talk about the interesting and strange ways that the podcast have affected their lives (3:00)
    - Sam breaks down interesting writing tools and questions why they are so successful (6:30)
    - Shaan explains why building businesses on the internet is a “winner-takes-all” game (9:55)
    - Shaan tells Sam about his new One Big Thing Chrome extension (18:00)
    - Sam learns from the AppSumo model (23:00)
    - Sam and Shaan talk about how certain financial situations are hard to digest mentally (27:10)
    - Shaan talks about being a “time billionaire” (33:05)
    - Shaan has an interesting revelation on what it’s like to be an angel investor (44:40)
    - Why Bitcoin is different this time (52:43)


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    • 55 min
    #133 - Sam's Black Friday Email Results, Lean Media Businesses That Make Millions, and Celebrity Death Match for Tik-Tok

    #133 - Sam's Black Friday Email Results, Lean Media Businesses That Make Millions, and Celebrity Death Match for Tik-Tok

    Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) discuss:
    - The Black Friday email Sam sent out
    - The controversies surrounding Drudge Report
    - Creating low-brow media companies like Media Takeout
    - The TV production business and Dave Chappelle's request to Netflix
    - Bringing back Celebrity Death Match for Tik-Tok?


    Thank you to our sponsor this episode, EPOS! EPOS are fantastic headsets that make it easy to work flexibly across situations and locations, with portable headsets including hassle-free device compatibility. If you are an IT manager running a big department or a head of a growing company looking to give your employees the best headset solution to work from home, check out eposaudio.com/millions for a free trial!


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    • 44 min
    #132 - A Simple Email Hack That Generated Millions, The World's Cheapest Billionaire, and A Simple Startup Idea No One Has Done

    #132 - A Simple Email Hack That Generated Millions, The World's Cheapest Billionaire, and A Simple Startup Idea No One Has Done

    Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) discuss:
    - The crazy story of J. Paul Getty (Billy of The Week)
    - The importance of acting the part and story telling in creating your personal brand
    - What do all successful people have in common? Can you not be intense and be successful?
    - Who will win the self-driving wars?
    - Elon Musk is polarizing -- is he always right? The story of how he got kicked out of PayPal
    - An incredible Brooklinen Black Friday sales hack
    - Why has no one created the landing page for ecomm?
    - AI generated stock photos is a million dollar idea


    Reference links:
    - How to Be Rich by J. Paul Getty https://www.amazon.com/How-Be-Rich-Paul-Getty/dp/0515087378
    - How to Get Rich by Felix Dennis https://www.amazon.com/How-Get-Rich-Greatest-Entrepreneurs/dp/1591842719
    - The PayPal Wars https://www.amazon.com/PayPal-Wars-Battles-Media-Planet/dp/1936488590
    - Kyle Vogt video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sliYTyRpRB8
    - 3D images marketplace https://sketchfab.com/


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    • 53 min
    #131 - The Companies We Would Buy and Fix and A Multi-Million Dollar Rapper Snack Business

    #131 - The Companies We Would Buy and Fix and A Multi-Million Dollar Rapper Snack Business

    Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) discuss:
    - Shaan finds Internet gold in the Twitter replies from followers of Chamath (1:45)
    - Sam explains why Casper mattress company should be in the midwest instead of Brooklyn (3:35)
    - Sam thinks one company that is ripe for innovation is Subway (5:25)
    - the guys talk about why Western Union should switch to Crypto and modernize (7:10)
    - Shaan thinks CVS is another candidate ripe for modernization (12:30)
    - Shaan explains why Tootsie Roll should go viral (15:45)
    - Sam and Shaan wonder why new candy bars don’t exist (22:15)
    - Shaan breaks down a blog post called “Nine Charts About Why Bitcoin is Different This Time” and on if there’s substance behind Bitcoin’s recent rise (30:25)
    - Shaan pitches a “collaborative search engine” idea that he’s calling Figma for Browsers (36:10)
    - Could “Substack for video” be a thing? (42:00)
    - the guys find an interesting bootstrapper online named Jakob Greenfeld (44:35)


    Reference links:
    - Chamath's tweet https://twitter.com/chamath/status/1329578886556839936
    - Shinola https://www.shinola.com/
    - Gumspy https://gumspy.com/
    - Rap Snacks http://www.rapsnacks.net/
    - Rokfin https://rokfin.com/
    - Why Bitcoin is different this time https://cointelegraph.com/news/this-time-is-different-10-bitcoin-charts-show-that-this-rally-isn-t-like-2017


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    • 49 min
    #130: How Solopreneurs are Making $1m+, Why Lists Suck, and The 5 Minute City

    #130: How Solopreneurs are Making $1m+, Why Lists Suck, and The 5 Minute City

    Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) host today's podcast. They discuss:


    - Shaan and his fund were featured in Business Insider
    - The guys talk about the business of "list making"
    - Shaan explains his reasoning for shutting down his All Access Pass newsletter
    - There is a movement towards "5-minute" cities and communities. Culdasac is a startup doing this
    - What is "solopreneurship"? And why is Shaan so bullish on it
    - Tiago Forte is building tiny homes
    - The guys discuss startups doing handwritten notes such as Addressable


    Thank you to our sponsor this episode, EPOS! EPOS are fantastic headsets that make it easy to work flexibly across situations and locations, with portable headsets including hassle-free device compatibility. If you are an IT manager running a big department or a head of a growing company looking to give your employees the best headset solution to work from home, check out eposaudio.com/millions for a free trial!


    Companies mentioned:


    - Shaan featured in BI https://www.businessinsider.com/this-vc-has-over-100-lps-on-the-waitlist-for-his-hot-new-rolling-fund-2020-11
    - Sam's "city guides" https://chicago.curbed.com/2014/4/23/10110584/this-week-in-chicago-neighborhood-stereotyping
    - Culdasac https://culdesac.com/
    - Tiago Fortes' tiny homes https://twitter.com/fortelabs/status/1325969162083004418 and https://www.forteshelter.com/about
    - Addressable https://www.addressablemail.com/


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    • 55 min
    #129 - Why Elon Musk Is the Greatest Dropshipper and A Low Key Company Making Millions From Politics

    #129 - Why Elon Musk Is the Greatest Dropshipper and A Low Key Company Making Millions From Politics

    Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) host today's podcast. They discuss:


    - The business of spy gear and home security
    - The importance of leverage in business, which business models are best and taking zero market fit risk
    - A company profiting by saving the planet
    - Is Elon Musk the greatest dropshipper of all time?
    - Parler is creating a free speech Twitter with the backing of conservative billionaires
    - How WinRed is raising millions for the Republican Party and profiting
    - Quindl, the Pinduoduo for India and who will build America's Pinduoduo


    Thank you to our sponsor this episode, EPOS! EPOS are fantastic headsets that make it easy to work flexibly across situations and locations, with portable headsets including hassle-free device compatibility. If you are an IT manager running a big department or a head of a growing company looking to give your employees the best headset solution to work from home, check out eposaudio.com/millions for a free trial!


    Companies mentioned:


    - https://www.spyguy.com/
    - https://www.deepsentinel.com/
    - https://parler.com/auth/access
    - https://winred.com/


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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
734 Ratings

734 Ratings

Erick Juarez ,

Love this podcast.

Great podcast. Ep. #127-Hands down the best so far! But, each time they release a new one, it’s like Christmas Day! Cheers.

EdnaBNola ,

Congrats. You’re my favorite podcast

I get so irritated if I’m all caught up on episodes because I then have to search for something to listen to while I run. And most other business podcasts are really boring and do not keep me thinking and energized like MFM. Shaan and Sam are entertaining, knowledgeable and have great rapport.

Dannny Q ,

No more special episodes please

Big fan of Shaan, very thoughtful and insightful comments! Not a big fan of the trends special episodes (quite annoying actually). For example, I was just listening to the Ryan Begelman episode and then I had to switch to the Pomp podcast to learn more about him...

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