July 7, 2021

#197 with Dharmesh Shah - What It Feels Like to be a Billionaire

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Sam (@TheSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) are joined by HubSpot co-founder and CTO Dharmesh Shah (@Dharmesh). Dharmesh shares his thought process behind buying the Hustle, how he thinks about time & money, and how HubSpot came to be. They close the episode talking about ideas around a better version of LinkedIn and the future of software.


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Show notes:

* (0:57) Intro

* (9:10) The inside scoop on why HubSpot bought The Hustle

* (14:00) What it's like to be a billionaire

* (18:54) A framework on the relationship between time & money

* (24:50) Rich guy questions

* (28:24) Dharmesh on the beginnings of HubSpot

* (37:10) Idea: A blockchain version of LinkedIn

* (45:35) Dharmesh on BitClout

* (50:22) Idea: NLP, the future of software

* (53:20) Growth Bot & website graders

* (59:25) Dharmesh on GPT-3

* (1:02:55) Idea: A community for remote work

* (1:04:41) Deal trophies

* (1:06:56) A framework to evaluate startup ideas

* (1:13:55) Constructive podcast criticism

* (1:18:36) Outro