Episodes

July 11, 2021

MFM Mini - A Guide to Asking Better Questions

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July 09, 2021

#198 - How to Build a Unicorn around the NCAA Reg Changes

Sam (@TheSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) break down opportunities created by the NCAA regulation changes. One of those ideas Sam said was the best he's heard in months. They also talk about Sam's road trip adventure to New York...

July 07, 2021

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

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 t...

Greatest Hits

July 05, 2021

Greatest Hits #7 - Revisiting The Idea Episode with Product Genius Scott Belsky

On this episode, Sam (@theSamParr) gives an update on one of Shaan's favorite episodes, his interview with Scott Belsky. Sam revisits what Scott said a little over 18 months ago during episode #32, and shares his thoughts on ...

July 04, 2021

MFM Mini - Shaan's 15 Minutes with the CEO of Alibaba

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July 02, 2021

#196 with Dan Held - Who Really Created Bitcoin & Other Crypto Startup Ideas

Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@theSamParr) are joined in this episode by serial Bitcoin entrepreneur Dan Held (@DanHeld). They talk about the Genesis block of Bitcoin, who Satoshi Nakamoto might really be, and the controversy aro...

June 30, 2021

#195 - A Discussion on Sam & Shaan's Recent Investments

Sam (@TheSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) provide a sneak peak into their portfolio on this episode, breaking down recent investments they've both made. For each deal they discussed the company, why they invested, why it can be ...

June 28, 2021

Why Successful Startups Take Longer Than You Think

We are trying a new episode format. Tweet your feedback to Sam (@theSamParr). On this episode, you'll hear clips from successful entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs, Mark Cuban, and Travis Kalanick. Sam breaks down some of their st...

June 27, 2021

MFM Mini - The Burrito Trick: How I Got My First 20 Customers

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June 25, 2021

#194 with Justin Mares - The 4 Types of Side Hustles and how to launch a $100M DTC brand

Justin Mares (@jwmares) joins Sam (@TheSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) on this episode. Justin breaks down his most popular blog post, the 4 types of side hustles, and brings all kinds of ideas for how you can start your own. T...

June 23, 2021

#193 - How a $25 Million a Year Sweepstakes Business Works and Shaan Predicts the Future

Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@TheSamParr) go in depth on how the Sweepstakes industry works, and Sam shares how they would use sweepstakes to grow the Hustle. The guys also discuss a business friendly take on deep fakes, a no-ch...

June 21, 2021

Greatest Hits #6 - Sam Tells All, Again - Selling for 10s of Millions after Making Millions with an Email Newsletter

On this episode, Sam (@theSamParr) gives an update on an earlier episode with one of our most popular guests, himself. Sam revisits what he said almost 2 years during Episode 3, and shares 18 updates on how he currently think...

June 20, 2021

MFM Mini - Stop Living Hour-to-Hour

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June 18, 2021

#192 - Making Billions with Greeting Cards, How the FBI Took Down Thousands of Criminals, & Rich People (not) Paying Taxes

Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@TheSamParr) break down the greeting card industry. They talk about digital cards and the staying power of card subscriptions, a new way to send gifts over social, and Shaan shares a story about his ...

June 16, 2021

#191 with Mike Maples - 4 Big Trends and $0 to $1 Billion Startup Idea Frameworks

Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@TheSamParr) talk with seed VC Mike Maples (@m2jr). Mike is a co-founding Partner at Floodgate. He has been on the Forbes Midas List eight times in the last decade due to notable investments like Twi...

June 14, 2021

Greatest Hits #5 - The 1-800-GOT-JUNK Story

We're trying a new format. Sam (@theSamParr) adds his commentary throughout the episode this week. Let him know on Twitter what you think of the change. Brian Scudamore (@BrianScudamore) is North America’s Junk Man. He turned...

June 13, 2021

MFM Mini - The Way To Be Confident

Shaan (@ShaanVP) used to be super shy. Now he is known for his confidence. Talking on stage in front of thousands or starting new business takes confidence. In this 10 minute mini episode he talks about what the turning point...

June 11, 2021

#190 - Making Billions in Coworking, the Dark Side of Confidence, and the Future of Sports Recovery

WeWork isn’t the only game in coworking. In this episode, Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@theSamParr) break down the multi-billion dollar coworking industry and identify what you need to succeed. Shaan shares an awesome story abou...

June 09, 2021

#189 - Second-hand E-commerce, Door-to-door Sales, and Live Show Recaps

Sam (@theSamParr) & Shaan (@ShaanVP) discuss second-hand e-commerce, door-to-door sales, and business poised to bounce back after COVID in this episode. They start off the episode recapping the live shows in Miami and Austin ...

June 04, 2021

#188 - What It's Like to Be Rich, How to Respond to Growth Plateaus, & the New Neighborhood 7/11

Sam (@theSamParr) & Shaan (@ShaanVP) do a little Q&A in this episode. They talk about their financial goals, their romantic relationships, and what they would do if they were 21 again. They finish off the episode talking abou...

June 02, 2021

Why I Got Sober (for entrepreneurs)

Sam (@theSamParr) gets real in this episode. He talks about his struggles with alcohol and the reasons why he is now sober. He shares 8 lessons he learned from his experiences. He ends the episode by answering questions he re...

Greatest Hits

June 01, 2021

Greatest Hits #4 - How To Sell Your Company for $750M - Meet Vungle's Jack Smith

Jack Smith (@_jacksmith) is the most clever entrepreneur I know. He’s cofounded multiple startups: Vungle, Coin, Shyp. With Vungle recently selling for $750M, we talk about his early businesses as a kid, selling prank itching...

May 30, 2021

MFM Mini - How to Turn Any Bad Experience into a Good One

Shaan (@ShaanVP) talks about a powerful reframing technique that can be used to make any "2-star" experience a "5-star" experience. Shaan tells a story of how this technique was used perfectly. The truth is we can all choose ...

May 28, 2021

#187 - How Vending Machines are Generating Millions, The Next Big Social App & Ghost Kitchens For Gifts

There are entrepreneurs quietly generating six figures working part-time in the vending machine business. Others have been able to scale to multi-million and even multi-billion-dollar figures in the industry. Shaan (@ShaanVP)...