Episodes

December 30, 2020

#141: The 2020 MFM Award Show

Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP), Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) and Andrew Wilkinson (@awilkinson) wrap up 2020 by awarding and highlighting the best moments in the business world, the MFM podcast and their personal lives. The guys also make some fun predictions for wha...

December 25, 2020

#140 - How Much Do VCs Make?, A Booming Startup Replacing Fridges, and A Board Game Making $5m A Month

Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) discuss: - 06:05 A booming grocery delivery startup, Fridge No More - 12:00 The "Ukranian Tik-Tok", Coub - 13:01 The $4b startup you haven't heard of: GoPuff - 21:09 A board game doi...

December 23, 2020

#139 - The Rise of "Clout" Kitchens, Why Martin Shkreli is a Rockstar, and a $100m Acquisition

Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) discuss: - 00:30 Is it better to rent and invest your money elsewhere? - 05:32 Penny Hoarder acquired for over $100m - 09:20 MrBeast Burger and clout kitchens - 17:01 Guthy-Renker and the lucrative w...

December 18, 2020

#138 - How A Big Bitcoin Bet Paid Off, How To Best Learn From Billionaires, And Should Engineers Have Managers?

Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) discuss: 5:53 Dan Gilbert owns the Cavs...and a lot more 11:48 How Dan Snyder made his billions 13:40 How to pounce on new opportunities 20:20 MicroStartegy's big bet into bitcoin 29:00 The right ...

December 18, 2020

#138 - How A Big Bitcoin Bet Paid Off, How To Best Learn From Billionaires, And Should Engineers Have Managers?

Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) discuss: Thank you to our sponsor this episode, Flatfile! Spend less time on Excel and more time building your business by easily importing data using Flatfile. Check them out at flatfile.io/hustle. ...

December 16, 2020

#137 - The Aftermath to Shaan's Combine Idea, The Next Trillion Dollar Industry, Crypto Art Selling For Millions

Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) discuss: - (16:45-27:40) Shaan's $10m/yr idea: combine for young athletes - (27:40-33:10) What small markets today will be worth trillions in the future? - (33:10-35:55) Shaan becomes a minor c...

December 11, 2020

#136 with Jack Smith - Trading Cards and Collectables: A Deep Dive Into The Opportunities In The Space

Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) are joined by Jack Smith (@_jacksmith). They discuss: - (0:59) Introduction to Jack Smith - (7:04) Jack introduces the world of collectible card investing - (14:40) What is Rally Rd - (23:29) How t...

December 09, 2020

#135 with Rahul Vohra (Superhuman Founder) - Why He Started Superhuman and The Ideas He'd Like To See Built

Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) are joined by Superhuman's Rahul Vohra (@rahulvohra). They discuss: - Rahul's first startup, Rapportive - Rahul explain what it's like to work with Marc Andreesen - Will Superhuman go...

December 07, 2020

Special Episode: How Johnny Boufarhat Took Hopin from 0 to $1b+ in Less Than A Year

Sam interviews Johnny Boufarhat about scaling Hoping to rapid unicorn status.They discuss how being a fully remote team impacted their ability to move fast, how they're hiring hundreds of people, and the future of the events industry.

December 04, 2020

#134 - Would You Switch Spots With Warren Buffett?

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 ar...

December 02, 2020

#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...

November 27, 2020

#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? Ca...

November 25, 2020

#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...

November 20, 2020

How Solopreneurs are Making $1m+

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 shutt...

November 18, 2020

#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 com...

November 16, 2020

Special Episode: The Fundamentals of a ~$60m Newsletter Exit With Ryan Begelman

Sam interviews Ryan Begelman about exactly how he has operationalized multiple successful businesses, including BizNow (which sold for $60m in cash, doing $20m in revenue and $6m in profit) and Summit Series (where they literally bought a mountain). Sa...

November 13, 2020

#128 - Open Startups, A Mysterious Bag Lady, and Gamifying Facebook Ads

Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) host the podcast together today with no guest. In today’s episode you’ll hear: An update on Sam’s whereabouts and how he ended up buying a house in Austin (0:30), Shaan pitches an idea about “Class Pass ...

November 11, 2020

#127 with Nick Huber - Building a $10m Self-Storage Business and the Opportunities in "Sweaty Startups"

Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) host the podcast today with special guest Nick Huber (@sweatystartup), self-storage investor. In today’s episode you’ll hear: Nick’s background and how he started his real estate empire (1:25), Shaan ask...

November 09, 2020

Special Episode: How Jack Butcher Used Twitter to Generate $1m in 18 months (From Scratch)

Jack Butcher talks about how he's built up Visualize Value and "Build Once, Sell Twice", where he's productized his services. Sam and Jack talk about scaling to $1m in revenue in 18 months, plus other opportunities that Jack sees fo...

November 06, 2020

#126 - A Nonexistant Influencer Pulling in Over $10m and The Big Opportunities With Hyperlocal Franchises

Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) discuss: - How do you make podcast ads better? - Shaan and Sam discuss the election and the myths around it. - Ideas around improving live consumption of events. - Sam shares his excitement around Re...

November 04, 2020

#125 - What is the Buy, Borrow, Die Process?

Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) host the podcast today with a special guest Aaron, Shaan’s brother-in-law. Shaan’s brother-in-law Aaron joins the podcast and gives some hot takes on “tech-bros” (1:13), Aaron breaks down the “Buy, Borro...

October 30, 2020

#124 - From Fantasy Stock Betting to Milk Bombs: Generating Ideas with Elaine Zelby

Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) hosts the pod solo with special guest Elaine Zelby (@ezelby). Elaine has a background in mechanical engineering but also worked at Slack and is now part of a VC group. On today’s episode you’ll hear: Elaine gives her background an...

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October 28, 2020

#123 - The Big Business of Buying Amazon Routes, and a COVID-proof Franchise

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 Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@theSamPar) are...

October 23, 2020

#122 - Not Getting These Jobs Cost Us Millions

Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@theSamPar) are back on the today without a guest. On today’s episode you’ll hear: Escape your city with new modular homes (4:20), Cerro Gordo was a ghost town in California sold for $1.2M (10:45) how to mak...