Episode 526: Shaan Puri talks to Jess Mah about building a +$100M biotech company as a C- Biology student. She also opens up about money stuff no one else wants to talk about–like how to save tens of thousands on taxes by buying a private jet.
Shaan Puri and Sam Parr are joined by Anthony Pompliano about what secret sauce makes for the most successful investors, billionaires you’ve probably never heard of, plus three 10/10 business ideas.
Episode 522: Shaan Puri and Sam Parr play the drinking game “Never Will I Ever,” revealing all the painful mistakes they made when selling their +$10M companies.
Shaan Puri and Sam Parr are jamming with Patrick Campbell on trends that are doubling in popularity and the businesses you can start to pounce on them. Patrick also shares three product frameworks, the importance of freedom-inducing purchases, and what his research has revealed about the ultra wealthy.
Shaan Puri and Sam Parr talk to Native founder Moiz Ali about his $100M portfolio, investment strategy, and the three businesses he would start today.
Episode 517: Shaan Puri and Sam Parr are joined by Greg Isenberg to brainstorm 6 business ideas you can start with no funding.
Shaan Puri and Sam Parr catch up after Sam’s paternity leave. They discuss Sam's life as a dad, analyze the relationship between parenthood and happiness as well as fatherhood and masculinity. They delve deeper into how responsibility can improve your life and share parenting advice. They also touch on a cheat code to parenthood: the night nurse.
Episode 515: Shaan Puri invites Sarah Moore to tell her insane story of being a troubled teen, making it Harvard Business School, and buying a multi-million dollar business with $0 and no experience.
Shaan Puri invites Craig Clemens to drop a knowledge bomb based on 15 years and a billion dollars worth of marketing insights.
Episode 513: Shaan Puri answers the question he gets most often: If he was starting from scratch—and had no money in the bank—how would he make $1,000,000?
Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more.
Episode 512: Shaan Puri is joined by guest co-host Codie Sanchez to bring some estrogen up in this b*tch. Today’s episode breaks down 4 businesses women would throw their money at if they existed.
Businesses ideas discussed include: Traditional Wife Movement, Anti-Call Her Daddy, Hobby Lobby 2.0, Pop-up Seasonal Retail, Fantasy Werewolf Romance Novel, Gamified Fertility Tracking, Helping Gay Male Couples Adopt, and Codie's small business acquisition portfolio.
Other topics discussed range from Codie's first million and laundromats as the gateway drug of businesses, to Codie’s best and worst deals and Shaan's basic b*tch hobbies. Discussion also touches on how to be more interesting, the American Enterprise Institute and Arthur Brooks, the concept of self-governance, creating the Codie Sanchez brand, and a content flywheel for business acquisition.
In the end, Codie addresses her critics.
In Episode 511, Shaan Puri and Sam Parr are talking to Scott Galloway a.k.a Prof G. In this episode Scott opens up about his scarcity mindset despite a $100M net worth and the best way for young people to get rich slowly.
Shaan Puri sits down with his former intern Ishan Haque. Ishan went from making $30k/year to $40K in one minute by taking one big bet. Today he’s a 22-year-old millionaire thanks to early investments in companies now worth billions like Animoca and Afterpay.
Episode 509: Shaan Puri and Sam Parr dive into the white collar crimes of Steve Cohen, the pros and cons of working 100 hours a week, and how to play the right game as a founder, investor, or asset manager.
Shaan Puri and Sam Parr revisit predictions they’ve made over the last three years to see how they stacked up. Were they wrong? Were they right? Did they miss the biggest opportunities of their lives? Find out.
Episode 507: Shaan Puri and Sam Parr talk about Mark Zuckerberg’s sweet revenge on his haters, the inevitability of wearables, and how to cash in on India’s biggest untapped resource: fitness influencers.
Shaan Puri and Sam Parr talk about their biggest regrets as first-time CEOs and the shortcuts they’ve learned after 15 years of running businesses. This is not the type of stuff they teach at Harvard Business School.
Shaan Puri and Sam Parr talk to Jesse Itzler about how he turned $118 into massive businesses including Marquis Jet and ZICO coconut water. The conversation covers the journey from Jingles to Jets, Jesse’s underdog mentality, Marquis Jet: The craziest origin story of all time, How Marquis Jets worked, Getting celebrities as first customers, Zico: Finding profitable super niches. They also discuss several business ideas, including Private travel experience for commercial travelers, and concept of Quickies-Ready-made 8oz Drinks. Jesse Itzler also shares his Philosophy on Money, Relationships: Compliment, Congratulate, and Console and his philosophy on Defining a Year.
Episode 503: Shaan Puri sits down with Cody Ko to talk about building the viral app I’d Cap That, his +$1M YouTube empire & partying with Elon Musk.
Episode 501: Sam Parr answers fan questions about his spending habits after selling his company, his approach to fatherhood and the words that changed his life.
What is top of mind as you become a dad?
What's the biggest difference in your lifestyle now that you're effing rich?
What were your alternative business ideas if you didn’t do Hampton?
What was the most painful thing someone told you and how did that change you?
What’s one trendy business model you think is over-hyped?
What did you do when you arrived [at SF] to start laying the foundation to meet interesting people and business builders?
Sam Parr talks to Jason Yanowitz, founder of Blockworks, which covers crypto news, information and analytics. Jason shares the revenue numbers behind Blockworks, the secret to hosting profitable events, and why he would put 100% of his portfolio in crypto if his wife would let him.
Episode 499: Sam Parr talks to Brett Adcock about how he nearly went bankrupt after his +$100m exit from Vettery (now Hired). How? Betting everything on the next big idea. And he’s doing it again today with Figure.ai, a robotics company bringing a general purpose humanoid to life.
Episode 498: Shaan Puri and Sam Parr talk about the coolest stuff they’ve seen this week—like why Nancy Pelosi may be out-investing Warren Buffet and how Cultural Tutor is winning Twitter by taking it more seriously than everybody else.
Episode 497: Shaan Puri and Sam Parr share 4 businesses that are crushing it — from airport security to Etsy store-owner’s favorite machine to well-branded women’s products. Plus, Shaan shares a dating app idea that‘s thoroughly OP.
Episode 496: Shaan Puri and Sam Parr talk with John Coogan, co-Founder of Soylent & Lucy and EIR at Founders Fund. John shares the most underrated creator-business no ones talking about, what Peter Theil and Keith Rabois are like, why he thinks lifestyle businesses are worthless and much more.
Episode 495: Shaan Puri and Sam Parr talk with Kevin Ryan, Founder and CEO of AlleyCorp, an incubator and venture capital fund behind Business Insider, MongoDB, GILT and Zola among others. Kevin shares how he runs his +$20B venture studio AlleyCorp, why Buzzfeed ultimately failed, how he launches 8 companies a year and much more.
Shaan Puri and Sam Parr talk with Derek from More Plates More Dates about his origin story, +$100M business empire, investment portfolio, his thoughts on Bryan Johnson, where he buys high-quality food and much more. They discuss why pickup artists are often great entrepreneurs, Derek’s business empire, the degrees of difficulty with Derek’s businesses, Derek's business goals, his investment portfolio, the origin story of More Plates More Dates, how Derek became a health science expert, thoughts on Bryan Johnson, taking TRT and other supplements, and where Derek buys his food.
Shaan Puri talks with ex-CEO & co-founder of Twitch, Emmett Shear, about the potential of artificial intelligence, the importance of learning from the best, and the value of understanding the needs of users. He also shares insights on problem-solving, the power of seemingly small ideas that can have a huge impact and lessons he’s directly learned from Silicon Valley greats like Paul Graham and Andy Jassey.
Shaan Puri and Sam Parr cover everything from the power of charisma in politics to the allure of unconventional ventures and investments. Tune in as they dive into the significance of re-reading books + uncovering the stories embedded in our own lives and breakdown Paperscraper — a tool with big potential that can be copied and pasted in a number of industries.
Shaan Puri and Sam Parr are back with a classic business brainstorm episode. They share 9 business ideas — everything from Dribble for X, to capitalizing on the Ozempic mega-trend, to building an AI-enabled marketplace for teachers. This episode is what doctors would diagnose as a banger. Symptoms may include the loss of any real productivity the rest of the day and generally just feeling incredibly sickkkk🔥🔥
Shaan Puri talks with Samir Chaudry — co-host of the hugely popular Youtube channel, Colin and Samir. You’ll hear Samir share his pre-interview process for A-list guests (i.e. Tim Ferriss, MrBeast, MKBHD, Dream, etc.), what he thinks the creator economy will look like in the future, what he’s learned from MrBeast, which Youtubers are building billion-dollar empires, and much more.
Episode 490: Shaan Puri and Sam Parr share 3 wild billionaire stories. From the secret acquisition of OnlyFans by a mysterious entrepreneur to Elon Musk's quirky right-hand man', to the controversial history of the Sackler family and their involvement with Purdue Pharma.
Episode 489: Shaan Puri talks with 3x #1 NYTimes Bestselling Author Mark Manson about the pitfalls of relying on pickup lines and cheesy routines, and the importance of embracing authenticity and natural approaches. He also delves into his approach to YouTube — turning the Mr.Beast model on it’s head and creating Youtube challenges that are story driven in a world of quick dopamine hits. Join us as we dive deep into Mark's story, exploring the impact of self-help content and the future of media and entertainment.
Shaan Puri and Sam Parr talk with Andrew Wilkinson - entrepreneur and co-founder of Tiny - about how he’s easily making +$200k a year on Twitter. Andrew also opens up about his $80m a year agency that provides the cash flow to expand his business portfolio, why you should take a profit-first approach, the classic trap the rich fall into and more. Plus, Sam reveals his game plan for Hampton.
Episode 487: Shaan Puri and Sam Parr talk with Audie Attar — the man behind Conor McGregor's +$650M empire. Audie pulls back the curtain on the MMA business empire he's built, sharing the behind-the-scenes story of signing and working with big names like Michael Bisping and Conor McGregor. He offers an inside look into the economics of the Mayweather vs. McGregor and dissects the evolution, explosive growth, and structure of MMA. He also addresses the challenges and public criticisms McGregor’s faced. Whether you're an MMA superfan or simply interested in the business side of combat sports, you’ll enjoy this conversation with the manager who helped shape modern MMA.
Shaan Puri and Sam Parr talk with Sayed Balkhi about moving from Pakistan with no money to building a 9-figure WordPress empire before he turned 30. Learn why he turned down a $70M offer, why he bought a gas station as a baby shower gift, the difference between recurring revenue vs. re-occurring revenue.
Shaan Puri and Sam Parr dive into the business moguls behind the world’s biggest celebrity brands. Learn how Emma Grede leveraged the Kardashian’s name to build multiple 9-figure brands, how Guthy-Renker cornered the TV market with Proactiv ads, and how Scott Storch produced some of the most popular songs of all-time and managed to (literally) blow his $100M earnings away.
In Episode 486, Shaan Puri and Sam Parr interview Connor & Breanna Price about how they went from packing boxes in a warehouse to making +$200k / mo on Spotify.
Episode 483: Sam Parr talks with Laird Hamilton about his well-rounded approach to life, the story behind launching Laird Superfood, why he’s such a viscous competitor, what vices he’s struggled with in the past, his thoughts on Bryan Johnson’s longevity protocol, and much more.
Shaan Puri and Sam Parr talk about a questionable newsletter growth hack called co-reg, try to figure out how Bobbi Althoff became an overnight success, explore the wild world of Chaotic Singles Parties & DateMe Docs, go through a list of things our grandkids will think are insane and discuss the greatest copywriting scam ever written.
Episode 483: Shaan Puri shares how he thinks about networking (without the sleaze). Simply put, you should build your network like Noah built his Arc. Wtf does that mean? Listen to find out.
In this episode, Shaan Puri tells Sam Parr about his wild trip to LA. You’ll hear about an NBA players “cheating agreement” with his wife, the difference between LA obnoxious vs. SF obnoxious, why the Number 2 Guy network is widely underrated, how Bucked Up scaled to $250M / yr, and much more.
Shaan Puri and Sam Parr talk about how the biggest opportunities lie in one-chart businesses, how Covet & Mane became a massive beauty-care business, why The Lice Lady is a killer blue-collar side hustle, and how to apply a micro-hustle mentality into your everyday life.
Episode 480: Shaan Puri has a motto — "Ask a better question, get a better answer". In this episode, he shares the most valuable questions he’s collected over the years that provide outsized returns in business and life.
Episode 479: Sam Parr answers listener questions in this special Q&A episode. Learn how he researches & validates business ideas, what his hiring process looks like, how he’s managed to build huge, passionate communities, and much more.
Episode 478: Sam Parr shares 3 non-obvious books that have helped him become a better entrepreneur and the major takeaways from each that anyone can implement today.
Episode 477: Sam Parr and Shaan Puri talk about how to make better decisions using Shaan’s Decision Register, they discuss why most newsletters are destined to fail in the long-term and the importance of creating content for an audience of one — yourself.
Sam Parr and Shaan Puri dive into Sam’s +$10m Financial Portfolio, the psychological barrier of spending money, Shaan’s process to make better decisions and why most newsletters are destined to fail in the long-term.
In Episode 475, Sam Parr and Shaan Puri talk to CEO of Night Media & Mr. Beast’s Manager — Reed Duchscher — about his agency, his favorite creator businesses, why he chose to go up against Hershey’s with Feastables, and more.
Episode 474: Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) talk about big box store strategies, Sam's latest body experiment, Milk Road Pro, and the Tech All-Star game that Shaan wants to start.
Episode 473: Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) talk about Threads... the latest competitor to Twitter. And an interview with entrepreneur Sam Ovens (@samovensnz) - who made millions off of courses - his latest project and why he's not into A.I.
Episode 472: Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) unveil their list of the best companies making more than $1M annually with no full time employees.
Episode 470: Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) talk to entrepreneur Jack Smith (@_jacksmith) about selling his company for $800 million, how he's choosing to raise his child, his latest business idea, and more.
Episode 469: Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) talk about companies that have lasted more than 100 years, business opportunities using deepfake technology, knowing your values, and one listener's question is answered.
Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP), Sam Parr (@theSamParr), and Jack Smith (@_jacksmith) discuss:
Balaji Srinivasan on why people will have to hide their real identities in the future
How Silkroad was actually a well-run company while co-workers remained anonymous (American Kingpin)
The crazy story of the founder of Silkroad ordering killings on his co-workers
Taboola's billion-dollar payday
Clubhouse just raised at $1B -- but are its best days behind it?
How Wall Street Bets is beating Wall Street - How Grayscale is printing money with GBTC
Why a VC firm (Andreessen Horowitz) is entering the media game
Episode 467: Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) talk about Joe Rogan's interview with presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. that spiraled into a vaccine debate challenge, the problem with Google Analytics, MJ sells the NC Hornets, and more.
In this episode, Shaan Puri presents a masterclass on how to sell a business for the most money.
Episode 465: Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) talk with Rob Dyrdek (@robdyrdek) about his plan to become a billionaire by 2050, how he grew his wealth, his longevity plan and so much more. Shaan and Sam claim this is the best MFM episode to date.