Episodes

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...

October 21, 2020

#121 - So You Made $100m...Now What?

Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@theSamPar) are back on the today without a guest. On today’s episode you’ll hear: Sam and Shaan debate the merits and opportunities with Hopin and other digital event apps (7:25) How to make trade shows better with ...

October 16, 2020

#120 - These Are the Frameworks Every Entreprenuer Should Learn

Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) aka the King of Frameworks shares his favorite ten frameworks: 1. Intro (1:38) 2. Your TO-Do List is Killing You (2:25) 3. How To Kickoff a Project (5:16) 4. Big Mario Marketing (8:41) 5. Getting Un-Stuck (11:40) 6. Having a...

October 15, 2020

Special Episode: How to Hire a CEO to Run Your Company with Andrew Wilkinson

The best business hack ever: Learn how to hire CEOs to run your company. This is a short preview of a special edition episode for Trends subscribers. In this ep, we talk to Andrew Wilkinson, founder of Tiny...a startup conglomerate that owns 20 differe...

October 14, 2020

#119 with Josh Elman - How To Get The Benefits of Entrepreneurship Without Starting a Company

Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) are joined by Josh Elman (@joshelman) on the pod today. Elman is a veteran of LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Robinhood to name a few. This guy knows Silicon Valley and growth better than anyone else. I...

October 09, 2020

#118 with Harley Finkelstein (Shopify's COO) - Why You Should Drop Out Of School and Start a Shopify Store

Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) are joined by Harley Finkelstein (@harleyf) on the pod today. Harley is the COO of Shopify. In today’s episode you’ll hear: Sam and Harley share a hilarious but effective way to recruit senior employees ...

October 07, 2020

#117 Austen Allred - Lambda School's Founder Brings His Best Ideas

Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) are joined by Austen Allred (@Austen) on the pod today. Austen is the founder of Lambda School (@LambdaSchool). In today’s episode you’ll hear: Austen gives background on Lambda School and explains the c...

October 02, 2020

#116 with Kelly Erb - Tax Expert Breaks Down Trump Taxes and Big Businesses Ran by Few People

Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) are joined by Kelly Erb (@taxgirl) on the pod today. In today’s episode you’ll hear: Shaan introduces Kelly Erb and she gives her take on President Trump’s tax return (0:20), Shaan asks Kelly “what shoul...

Women

September 30, 2020

#115 - Selling An Erotic Newsletter and AI That Leaves Us Speechless

Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) cohost the pod today. In today’s episode you’ll hear: Sam gives an update on his whereabouts (3:00), Sam and Shaan y’all about a new nursing shoe brand started by a former Nike employee (12:40), both guy...

September 25, 2020

#114 with Steph Smith - The Head of Trends Talks Insider Trading and The Gen-Z Mafia

Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) invite Steph Smith (@stephsmithio) on the pod today. Stephen is an employee at The Hustle, world traveler and all around indie-hacker. In today’s episode you’ll hear: Shaan and Sam introduce Steph (0:40)...

Women

September 23, 2020

#113 - From Furniture Store to Water Delivery: The Millions in Boring Businesses

(0:46) The guys break down Frank Slootman (Snowflake founder’s) Linkedin post, (7:45) Sam brings up Rocket Internet, a German company that clones mainstream startups in smaller geographic markets. They scale quickly and are formulaic, (8:30) Sam is fas...

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...

Women

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

A Special Announcement

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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...