Episodes

September 18, 2020

#112 - Why Buying Businesses Is Better Than Starting Them and The Mad Genius of Kanye West

Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) shoot the wind on today’s pod. In today’s episode you’ll hear: Sam asks Shaan what he’s learned about working at a big company and what he can apply to a smaller company (0:30), Shaan asks Sam about a pe...

September 16, 2020

#111 - Sam Parr Returns: The Scheme King is Back

Sam Parr (@theSamParr) is back with Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) on the pod today after a leave of absence from the show. In today’s episode you’ll hear: Shaan and Sam talk about Sam’s medical condition and catch up generally (0:18), Sam asks Shaan for a reca...

September 11, 2020

#110 with Kat Cole - Ideas From the Head of a $4B+ Business

Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) hosts the pod today with guests Kat Cole (@KatColeATL) COO & President of Focus Brands. In today's episode you'll hear: (00:56) Kat introduce herself and the company she leads -- Focus Brands, (2:38) Kat explains her...

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September 09, 2020

#109 with Jonathon Barkl - The Founder of AirGarage Jams Out on Ideas

Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) hosts the pod today with guests Jonathon Barkl (@jonathonbarkl). In today's episode you'll hear (2:40) the opportunities in improving the business insurance process, (9:00) improving the USPS by doubling down on PO Box f...

September 07, 2020

#108 with Ben Gilbert and David Rosenthal - Brainstorming with the Acquired Podcast

Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) hosts the pod today with guests Ben Gilbert (@gilbert) and David Rosenthal (djrosent) from the Aquired podcast (@acquiredfm). In today’s episode you’ll hear: Shaan asks Ben and David to give some background on themselves and the A...

September 04, 2020

#107 with Chris Bakke - This Serial Entrepreneur is an Idea Machine

Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) hosts the pod today with guest Chris Bakke (@ChrisJBakke) an early employee at Bank Juice, which sold to Zillow. In today’s episode you’ll hear: Chris gives his background and how he ended up in the Bay Area (1:15), Shaan gives hi...

September 02, 2020

#106 - The Q&A Special: We Answer Your Questions Live

Today’s episode is a Q&A from the archives. Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) host a Q&A on the one year anniversary of Trends. In today’s episode you’ll hear: Sam talks through how to research topics and businesses (5:15), Shaan...

August 28, 2020

#105 with Avlok Kohli and Xavier Helgesen - Leading AngelList Ventures and Buying Businesses Like Berkshire Hathaway

Today’s episode is a double header. Sam Parr (@theSamParr) is out today, so Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) hosts the pod today with two guests Xavier Helgesen (@XavierHelgesen) Co-CEO of Enduring Ventures and Avlok Kohli (@Avlok) CEO of AngelList. In today’s ep...

August 26, 2020

#104 - Why You Should Be Studying MLMs

Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion.Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) hos...

August 24, 2020

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August 21, 2020

#103 with Tai Lopez - Tai Lopez Opens Up About His Past and Addresses Critics

Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) bring on Tai Lopez (@tailopez). In today’s episode they chat about: (4:25-22:20) Tai addresses the haters, (22:58-36:44) what businesses are Tai buying and how is he paying for them?, (36:20-42:02) Tai f...

August 19, 2020

#102 - Why a Handful of Meme Accounts Sold for Nearly $100m

- https://mankindproject.org/ a personal development organization - https://www.moneysupermarket.com/ Price comparison - https://www.answers.com/ sold for $900m to Apax Partners - https://clarity.fm/ Startup advice from experts - https://superpeer...

August 14, 2020

#101 with Ryan Begelman - The Genius Behind Virgin's Business Structure

Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) bring back Ryan Begelman (@ryanbegelman) for round two on the podcast. In today’s episode you’ll hear: Ryan explains his idea on how high-end cooking classes could make you a million dollars a year (3:00...

August 12, 2020

#100 with Anthony "Pomp" Pompliano - The "Export Framework" to Business Creation

Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) are joined by Anthony Pompliano (@APompliano) to hear about his time at Facebook and kick around a few ideas. In today’s episode Pomp talks about his experience at Facebook and Snapchat (4:05), ...

August 07, 2020

#99 - Creating the WeWork for Warehouses

Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) are back together on the podcast to kick around some interesting ideas. In today’s episode Sam gives Shaan the rundown on his episode with Ryan Begelman (3:20), Shaan thinks through his life sto...

August 05, 2020

#98 with Ryan Begelman - How to Bootstrap Buying a Mountain

Sam Parr (@theSamParr) is joined by Ryan Begelman (@RyanBegelman). They talk about Ryan's background and rise to success through Summit Series and raising enough money to buy a 10,000 acre mountain. In today’s episode we hear about Ryan's bac...

August 05, 2020

#98 with Ryan Begelman - How to Bootstrap Buying a Mountain

Sam Parr (@theSamParr) is joined by Ryan Begelman (@RyanBegelman). They talk about Ryan's background and rise to success through Summit Series and raising enough money to buy a 10,000 acre mountain. In today’s episode we hear about Ryan's bac...

July 31, 2020

#97 with Andrew Wilkinson - The Warren Buffett of the Internet Returns

Today's episode is brought to you by Lemon.io. Lemon.io is the perfect place for startups to hire vetted remote developers from Eastern Europe. You can use Lemon.io to develop an entire app, delegate some work, or add more developers to an existin...

July 29, 2020

#96 - The Entrepreneur Betting Billions On American Passanger Trains

Today's episode is brought to you by Lemon.io. Lemon.io is the perfect place for startups to hire vetted remote developers from Eastern Europe. You can use Lemon.io to develop an entire app, delegate some work, or add more developers to an existin...

July 24, 2020

#95 with Craig Clemens - Golden Hippo: The 9-Figure Business You've Never Heard Of

Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion. Shaan and Sam are joined by the founder of Golden H...

July 22, 2020

#94 - Is GPT-3 the Next Big Thing?

Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion. This episode Shaan and Sam talk: GPT-3, a business ...

July 17, 2020

#93 - Why Tai Lopez Bought Pier One

Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion. This episode Shaan and Sam talk: on being a wartime...

July 15, 2020

#92 - A Three Month Old Company Profiting $90,000 A Day

Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion. This episode Shaan and Sam talk: Ford's small ...

July 10, 2020

#91 with Ben Askren - The UFC Star Turned Crypto Investor

Joined our private FB group yet? It's a page where people share each others million dollar ideas or what they're already working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion. This episode Shaan, Sam and Ben talk: Ben's gr...