Making Billions with Greeting Cards & Rich People (not) Paying Taxes | My First Million #192

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 roots as a business operator. They discuss a subscription business for expecting mothers and Shaan shares an interesting story about the FBI. At the end of the episode, they talk about a little-known Billy of the week.

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Show notes:

*(0:00) Intro

* (1:23) Recap of episode

* (2:54) Making billions with greeting cards

* (5:46) Segue: how the podcast changed Shaan's brain

* (8:51) Back to greeting cards

* (9:56) Making millions for decades at birthdayalarm.com

* (15:54) Givingli & Hooked

* (18:39) Thoughts on the Pro Republic article

* (25:28) The subscription for expecting mothers

* (34:20) Outpacing the S&P with the anti-Galloway Index

* (37:33) The secret FBI crackdown on criminals

* (40:51) The growth of privacy-focused apps

* (43:20) Recapping the genius of Mike Maples

* (48:35) Technology at Chick-fil-a

* (54:53) McKinsey for tech consulting

* (56:55) Consensus

* (59:27) The Gordon Bombay of crypto

* (1:04:19) The hypothetical invisible medium that permeates the universe