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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

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 1.2K Ratings

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.

    SPECIAL: Thomas Edison (Part 3)

    SPECIAL: Thomas Edison (Part 3)

    This a special release of the 3-part Thomas Edison series from the How to Take Over the World podcast with Ben Wilson.
    Description - All of my Edison notes that didn't make it into Part 1 & Part 2, including:
    Edison vs. Tesla
    Edison vs. Elon Musk
    Puritanism and Edison
    How Edison Went Deaf (Maybe)
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    * How to Take Over the World - https://www.httotw.com/
    * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/
    * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million
    * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas.

    • 40 min
    SPECIAL: Thomas Edison (Part 2)

    SPECIAL: Thomas Edison (Part 2)

    This is a special release of the 3-part Thomas Edison series from the How to Take Over the World podcast with Ben Wilson.
    Description - How did Thomas Edison rise from obscure origins in a frontier town in Michigan to become the most famous man of his age and one of the greatest inventors of all time? In part 2, we cover Edison's life from his invention of the light bulb to his death.
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    * How to Take Over the World - https://www.httotw.com/
    * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/
    * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million
    * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas.

    • 37 min
    SPECIAL: Thomas Edison (Part 1)

    SPECIAL: Thomas Edison (Part 1)

    This is a special release of the 3-part Thomas Edison series from the How to Take Over the World podcast with Ben Wilson.
    Description - How did Thomas Edison rise from obscure origins in a frontier town in Michigan to become the most famous man of his age and one of the greatest inventors of all time? In part 1, we cover Edison's life from his birth up through his invention of the phonograph.
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    * How to Take Over the World - https://www.httotw.com/
    * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/
    * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million
    * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas.

    • 45 min
    ANNOUNCEMENT: A Special Series Drops Tomorrow

    ANNOUNCEMENT: A Special Series Drops Tomorrow

    We're excited to announce that tomorrow we are releasing a 3-part series from one of Sam's favorite history podcasts, How to Take Over the World. In this episode Sam (@theSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) talk with Ben Wilson (@BenWilsonTweets), the creator of the How to Take Over the World Podcast (@HTTOTW), about his research process and they all share favorite moments from the series.
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    * Follow Ben on Twitter - https://twitter.com/benwilsontweets
    * How to Take Over the World - https://www.httotw.com/
    * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/
    * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million
    * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas.

    • 22 min
    #220 - 12 Startups Where Stock Grants Can Make You a Millionaire

    #220 - 12 Startups Where Stock Grants Can Make You a Millionaire

    In this episode Sam (@theSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) update "Sara's List". This was a list of companies Sam and his wife created 5 years ago when she was looking for a job. What was the criteria? They had to be established startups who had the potential to 5-10x over the next 5 years. She went with Airbnb. If you are looking for a new job, check out these 12.
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    * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million
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    Show notes:
    * (1:01) Sara's List 2.0
    * (6:59) Flexport
    * (9:30) Zapier
    * (13:16) Uniswap
    * (18:07) Anduril
    * (21:45) Replit
    * (27:39) Airtable
    * (31:01) Figma
    * (33:38) Rippling
    * (36:35) OpenStore
    * (40:23) Faire
    * (41:33) NexHealth
    * (43:31) OneTrust

    • 46 min
    #219 - How to Make Billions with a Niche DTC Clothing Line

    #219 - How to Make Billions with a Niche DTC Clothing Line

    In this episode Shaan (@ShaanVP) reveals the creation of the first My First Million NFT. Sam (@theSamParr) and Shaan also talk about Laird Hamilton's Superfood company, whether people should lie more, and they share their reactions to an recent twitter thread. They close out the episode with ideas around other niches Figs could work for, opportunities with crypto conferences, and in creating retreats.
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    * The MFM NFT - https://bit.ly/MFM-NFT
    * Stripe for Vice - https://twitter.com/mrskylor/status/1437182707675504640
    * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/
    * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million
    * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas.
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    Show notes:
    * (1:53) Laird Hamilton's publicly traded company
    * (6:04) The battery theory
    * (10:17) The MFM NFT
    * (14:08) The Stripe for vice story
    * (20:00) Should people lie more?
    * (23:32) Figs for construction
    * (35:40) Meet George Barber
    * (37:12) Meow Wolf for immersive experiences
    * (41:11) Two bit circus
    * (44:15) The big opportunities with crypto conferences
    * (47:29) Event & retreat opportunities
    * (51:36) What success can look like in VC

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

khalilMd ,

From “I need a $” days to today

MFM is the only Podcast I listen to. Every minute is worth it. Shaan and Sam are the best, down to earth people that love to share every nugget they have. I became obsessed when the 2nd episode dropped… I do miss Shaan’s interviews, when he used to ask questions so a 5yo would get get it… love the show and I would listen to it all day everyday.

Jutta Z. ,

It’s great

Hi Sam and Shaan! Longtime listener who happens to be…. A moral and political philosopher. (Don’t ask, it’s a long story.) On a recent episode, you were talking about how you wanted to give away more of your money. Have you heard about effective altruism? I think you’d be interested. Also, I’d recommend the philosopher William MacAskill as a guest you should have on the show. Other things to research: GiveDirectly, GiveWell, and the book The Life You Can Save by Peter Singer.

Sorry to write you about this here - I’m not really on social media and thought this was the best way to get in touch. But a five star review is not nothing, right? Take care, guys.

wkaladum ,

Favorite podcast - great for people who love ideas/business/entrepreneurship

Glad I found this podcast. Can’t remember how I did but it’s my favorite podcast. Every episode is full of ideas, entertainment and quality opinions. Love the hosts

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