Episodes

October 07, 2021

3 Patterns for Great Business Ideas with Jack Abraham, Founder, Managing Partner & CEO at Atomic

Jack Abraham ( @jackabraham ), Founder, Managing Partner & CEO at Atomic, sits down with MFM hosts Shaan Puri ( @ShaanVP ) and Sam Parr ( @theSamParr ) to talk frameworks for great business ideas, how one hour can have more i...

October 05, 2021

#224 - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Dyrdek from 0 to $405M in Exits

Rob Dyrdek (@robdyrdek), founder & CEO of venture studio Dyrdek Machine, former professional skateboarder, and star of hit shows like Rob & Big and Ridiculousness, joins Sam (@TheSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) to discuss how h...

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October 01, 2021

#223 - Sam & Shaan Bet $500, Ozy Media Scam, Why Google is Dying, and More

In this episode Sam (@theSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) discuss the latest news on the unfolding Ozy Media story, discuss why Google might not be a dominant tech giant in ten years, and place a bet on whether Shaan can make $1...

September 29, 2021

SPECIAL: Peter Diamandis on the Longevity Opportunity, Bitcoin’s Bull Case and Musk vs. Bezos

About: Peter Diamandis is the Founder & Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, which leads the world in designing and operating large-scale incentive competitions. He is also the Executive Founder and Director of Singul...

September 24, 2021

#222 - How to Get a Slice of Harvard's Billion Dollar Case Study Industry

In this episode Sam (@theSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) break down Harvard's publishing arm and how you can create something to get a slice of the action. Sam also shares how he would approach Trends if he were to make it agai...

September 22, 2021

#221 - How to Make Millions With a Modern Day Infomercial

In this episode Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@theSamParr) break down a 30-year-old infomercial and they discuss the modern day approach that can make you millions. They also talk about businesses built around trust, professional...

September 18, 2021

SPECIAL: Thomas Edison (Part 3)

This a special release of the 3-part Thomas Edison series from the How to Take Over the World podcast with Ben Wilson. Description - All of my Edison notes that didn't make it into Part 1 & Part 2, including: Edison vs. Tesla...

September 18, 2021

SPECIAL: Thomas Edison (Part 2)

This is a special release of the 3-part Thomas Edison series from the How to Take Over the World podcast with Ben Wilson. Description - How did Thomas Edison rise from obscure origins in a frontier town in Michigan to become ...

September 18, 2021

SPECIAL: Thomas Edison (Part 1)

This is a special release of the 3-part Thomas Edison series from the How to Take Over the World podcast with Ben Wilson. Description - How did Thomas Edison rise from obscure origins in a frontier town in Michigan to become ...

September 17, 2021

ANNOUNCEMENT: A Special Series Drops Tomorrow

We're excited to announce that tomorrow we are releasing a 3-part series from one of Sam's favorite history podcasts, How to Take Over the World. In this episode Sam (@theSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) talk with Ben Wilson (@B...

September 17, 2021

#220 - 12 Startups That Can Make You a Millionaire (Sara's List)

Sam Parr ( @TheSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( @ShaanVP ) give an updated version of Sara's List, 12 companies with exponential growth potential in lucrative industries that could change your life as a job applicant. Regardless if...

September 15, 2021

#219 - How to Make Billions with a Niche DTC Clothing Line

In this episode Shaan (@ShaanVP) reveals the creation of the first My First Million NFT. Sam (@theSamParr) and Shaan also talk about Laird Hamilton's Superfood company, whether people should lie more, and they share their rea...

September 10, 2021

#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates

[Updated] In this episode Sam (@theSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) talk about what Shaan has learned over the last week by taking a Bill Gates-inspired week off to dive deep into crypto. They also talk about Wilbur Wright, iden...

September 08, 2021

#217 - Why Direct-to-Consumer Companies Are Awesome to Own

In this episode Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@theSamParr) debate the merits of owning and operating a direct-to-consumer e-commerce business. Shaan breaks down some of the basic ins-and-outs you should look for with ad spends an...

September 03, 2021

#216 - Why Today Is the Day to Ask For a Raise

In this episode Shaan (@ShaanVP) shares why you should ask for that raise and Sam (@theSamParr) pokes holes in the $75K happiness study. They also debate whether it is better to own the entirety of a smaller company or a piec...

September 01, 2021

#215 - What Venture Capital Will Look Like in the Future

In this episode Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@theSamParr) predict what venture capital will look like in the future. Shaan breaks down the different ways someone can win as a VC and also explains how SPACs work. The guys also ta...

August 31, 2021

SPECIAL: The Tools in the Solo Creator Toolbox

This special episode is a crosspost from the Indie Hackers Podcast with Courtland Allen. Sam and Shaan were interviewed by Courtland a few months ago and they gave a behind-the-scenes look at how they think about building out...

August 27, 2021

#214 with Ramit Sethi - Why You Should Have a Diversified Investment Portfolio

In this episode Sam (@theSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) are joined by Ramit Sethi (@ramit), the founder of I Will Teach You To Be Rich. They start off talking about course businesses and Ramit shares what he's learned running ...

August 25, 2021

#213 - How to Build a Community

In this episode Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@theSamParr) break down community businesses and different ways you can build a community. They also talk about the law of reciprocity, the ad Sam wrote that competitors have stolen, ...

August 23, 2021

#212 - Why You Shouldn't Be A Slave to a 40 Hour Work Week

Show Notes * (1:04) The 40 Hour Workweek * (3:56) The Science of Fear * (7:57) What Shaan learned from The Four Hour Workweek * (11:23) Mini retirements * (13:35) What it's like in other countries * (17:35) Living like a lion...

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August 20, 2021

#211 with Julian Shapiro - The 3 Cheat Codes Startups Use to Print Cash

In this episode Shaan (@ShaanVP) is joined by startup growth expert Julian Shapiro (@julian). Julian shares the 3 growth trends he noticed successful startups were implementing to grow at astonishing rates. The pair also disc...

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August 18, 2021

#210 - How Celebrities Have Made Billions off Their Names

In this episode Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@theSamParr) dive into a few industries and talk about the players behind them. They start off talking about car dealerships and the handful of politicians who make major coin through...

August 13, 2021

#209 with Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future

In this episode Gary Vaynerchuk (@garyvee) joins Sam (@theSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) to give a master class on NFTs. Gary shares his predictions on the future of NFTs and how they'll be (eventually) used by everyone. He al...

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August 11, 2021

#208 with Steph Smith - Why You Need a Chief Automation Officer

Key Takeaways Steph (@stephsmithio) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) discuss the multitude of opportunities there are through innovative marketing strategies and product white spaces if you simply look at the world around you "Look for a...

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