My First Million

The Hustle & Shaan Puri

The Hustle presents - My First Million. A podcast where we brainstorm new business ideas based on trends & opportunities we see in the market. Sometimes we have famous guests, and they do it with us.
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Best Episodes

#120 - These Are the Frameworks Every Entreprenuer Should Learn

Oct 16, 2020

" To-do lists suck. Define your OBT instead."




Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) aka the King of Frameworks shares his favorite ten frameworks:Intro (1:38)Your TO-Do List is Killing You (2:25)How To Kickoff a Project (5:16)Big Mario Marketing (8:41)Getting Un-Stuck (11:40)Having an Audience is Like Steroids (20:05)All News is Good News (21:54)Work Like aRead more

#134 - Would You Switch Spots With Warren Buffett?

Dec 4, 2020

"Love this concept - time billionaire - joy billionaire - X billionaire"




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 are so successful (6:30)Shaan explains why buildingRead more

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#151 - How To Go Viral, Grow Your Following & Tons of Ideas with Lambda School's Trevor McKendrick

Feb 5, 2021

"What does a Chief of Staff do?"




Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP), and Trevor McKendrick (@TrevMcKendrick) discuss:The brainstorm session:2:14: Headshots are our avatars in the digital world: why do most suck? There might be an opportunity to fix this7:02: The startup doing handwritten mail at scale9:44: How to shadow successful people. CanRead more

#145 with Reed Duchscher - MrBeast's Manager Joins the Brainstorm

Jan 15, 2021

"Faceless creators can’t get cancelled. "




Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) discuss:Who is Reed DuchscherHow does managing a YouTuber workWho is MrBeast and how he got so bigCreating empires with celebrities and influencersWhat is a "Personal Media Company"How much did MrBeast Burgers make?What're the biggest opportunitiesRead more

#4- How Product Hunt's Ryan Hoover Built A $20M Community From Scratch

Jul 16, 2019

"How Product Hunt got their first thousand users"


Who knew a product about other products could be worth tens of millions... Ryan Hoover (@rrhoover) tells us the struggle of trying to find a place in the startup world and how to tackle job rejection the right way - becoming his own boss! Truly starting from scratch, he runs us through the scrappyRead more

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

Dec 9, 2020

"How to meditate w/superhuman’s founder Rahul"




Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) are joined by Superhuman's Rahul Vohra (@rahulvohra). They discuss:Rahul's first startup, RapportiveRahul explain what it's like to work with Marc AndreesenWill Superhuman go public?Why doesn't Google crush Superhuman?Rahul describes when the idea toRead more

#83 - How the Koch Brothers Got Rich, Human IPOs and Why Snapchat Might be the Future

Jun 12, 2020

"💡Internal company publishing idea"



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: Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@theSamParr) catch up and talk through a variety of topics on the show today.Read more

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

Oct 30, 2020

"Functional milk"


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 and how she came into the VC space (1:45), ElaineRead more

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

Sep 25, 2020

"How FANG is going to keep their competitive edge"



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), Steph introduces a fresh idea aroundRead more

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

Oct 21, 2020

"very relatable response to this question... "


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 a lesson from Alibaba (14:10), Shaan explores aRead more
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