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December 4, 2019
The Hustle's My First Million presents: Million Dollar Brainstorm is back. Host Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and The Hustle CEO Sam Parr (@theSamParr) sit down and discuss what side hustles, trends and big business ideas that's keeping them up at night. This time, it’s live with you guys who came to the Trends meetup last Thursday and answered some of burning questions.They also explore this week powder diets, turnkey instagrammable moments, building products around the distribution & why Facebook groups is the place to be. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 27, 2019
Carey Smith sold Big Ass Fans for Big Ass Money. As you can probably tell, he found a way to make ceilings fans sound sexy, but more importantly a sexy business. Find out how this unconventional self-appointed CBA (Chief Big Ass) turned a failed bootstrapped Mom & Pop into a 1,200 person $500M giant. Hear him talk about re-branding his company name to include ‘Ass’ & how that changed his entire business’ trajectory, a random meeting that turned into selling for half a billion dollars, writing $50M worth of checks to his employees after the sale and how the secret to making money isn’t to make money. Like our podcast? Join our Facebook group to share feedback, ideas and advice so we can all make that first million: www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 20, 2019
Faraz Jaka (@FarazJaka) is a Poker pro who’s made $10M on the felt... What started out as a fun game during his spare time in college turned into big money FAST. Turning a few hundred dollars into $180k in 6 months as a 19 year-old. He was on top of the world appearing in articles, throwing massive parties, flying to Vegas every other weekend and ambitious plans to make millions a year… until it all came crashing down, went into debt and battled depression. Obviously, he rose from the dead and became hugely successful, so join this roller coaster story on My First Million, and also listen to how he uses the “+EV” method for all decision making, why you shouldn’t be results orientated, meditation exercises to overcome stress and tackling depression by confronting your issues like ‘folding a rug’. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 15, 2019
The Hustle's My First Million presents: Million Dollar Brainstorm is back. Host Shaan Puri and The Hustle CEO Sam Parr sit down and discuss what side hustles, trends and big business ideas that's keeping them up at night. We're hosting a meetup on the 21st November in San Francisco, check out details here: https://bit.ly/354TQ7H. This week these two discuss: the top businesses using Shopify (Check the ranking tool here: https://myip.ms/browse/sites/1/own/376714), millennial apartment plants, science fiction workout bikes, D2C hallucinogenics and businesses that you can start with $1000 this weekend that could turn into a $100M+ revenue biz. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 13, 2019
He's not on a mission to make money, quite the opposite. Xavier Helgesen is a mission driven founder, who uses money to do more good in the world. His first company, Better World Books sells 10 million used books a year that's collected by leftover books at libraries - in and shares revenues with literacy partners (Over $25M given to non-profits). This business lead him to Africa, where he noticed 20,000 people in a village had no electricity - so he decided to change that. He created Zola Electric, the largest solar power company in Africa, providing 1 million people with electricity per day. He talks to us about how he turned his college side hustle into a $70M biz, moving next to his customers in Tanzania, selling electricity to people who never used electricity and how ‘Mutual Improvement Societies’ could help you 10x your life. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 10, 2019
The Hustle's My First Million presents: Million Dollar Brainstorm is back. Host Shaan Puri and The Hustle CEO Sam Parr sit down and discuss what side hustles, trends and big business ideas that's keeping them up at night. This week they talk about creating a Y-Combinator for content production, signals that predicts future unicorns, transferring your work desk into your home, AirBnB for concerts, alternative milk boom and re-positioning existing products. We are holding a Q&A episode next week, send us your questions to: puri.shaan@gmail.com.If you enjoy this and would like a weekly briefing on super in-depth research in these trends, Sam has offered a discount on The Hustle's Trends newsletter, go to https://trends.co/million. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 6, 2019
Henrik Werdelin is your dog's best friend. No really, he sends your dog gifts every month. Millions of dogs around the world love this guy, and that's why his dog treats & toys monthly subscription box business is booming. BarkBox is reported to have made $250 million last year. Damn, I wanna be his best friend too. Listen up as he talks about creating Disney experiences for dogs, meeting his co-founder on a cruise (and shared a heart-shaped bed), hijacking MTV at 2am, having 150+ doggy influencers on payroll, reverse engineering online dating to meet his wife and most importantly, how to set up systems in place to make better life choices. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 1, 2019
The Hustle's My First Million presents: Million Dollar Brainstorm is back. Host Shaan Puri and The Hustle CEO Sam Parr sit down and discuss what side hustles, trends and big business ideas that's keeping them up at night. This week they talk about food joints that no one visits and only serves people through delivery, bars that get you semi high, making products from the largest free IP: religion, businesses that eliminate choice, non-alcoholic beverages, profiting off book summaries and fixing dog owner issues.If you enjoy this and would like a weekly briefing on super in-depth research in these trends, Sam has offered a discount on The Hustle's Trends newsletter, go to https://trends.co/million. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 30, 2019
I want to buy your business. What's your discretionary earnings? or how about you buy mine, can you get an SBA loan approved? No idea what we're talking about? Don't worry, Joe Valley from Quiet Light Brokerage breaks down exactly the specific concepts and the tactical approach you will need to learn to value, buy and sell online businesses. He's one of the best in the biz so listen up because he knows his sh*t. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 23, 2019
The infatuation of Celebrity is something we can all relate to and Steven Galanis is making sure to take opportunity of that. When was the last time you got a celeb to sign something of yours? Nowadays you'd grab your phone in a heartbeat to snap a pic and share it on the gram or "it didn't happen". Steven built Cameo so you can just pay your favorite celebrity to say (almost) whatever you want. And it's becoming huge. It's a great story that I think you'd love to hear. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 20, 2019
The Hustle's My First Million presents: Million Dollar Brainstorm. Host Shaan Puri and The Hustle CEO Sam Parr sit down and discuss what side hustles, trends and big business ideas that's keeping them up at night. This week they shoot the sh*t about the no code movement, reinventing fireworks through drone light shows, creating a brand around miniature things, putting tiny houses in your backyard, the huge business of website plugins and social agencies. If you enjoy this and would like a weekly briefing on super in-depth research in these trends, Sam has offered a discount on The Hustle's Trends newsletter, go to https://trends.co/million. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 16, 2019
Ever wonder who owns all the internet domains like .com, .co, all the way to goofy domain names like .george and .plumbing? Well it turns out, many of these are owned by billionaires & big companies. Our hero today - Sheel Mohnot created an online auction site (like Ebay, but instead of selling beanie babies, he auctions off internet real estate). He has hosted $100M+ worth of auctions, keeping a 4% cut for himself along the way. Hear how he found this wacky niche, got the auction platform off the ground - and how he went from living on $1/day in India to becoming a self-made millionaire. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 14, 2019
The Hustle's My First Million presents: Million Dollar Brainstorm. Host Shaan Puri and The Hustle CEO Sam Parr sit down and discuss what side hustles, trends and big business ideas that's keeping them up at night. This week they shoot the sh*t about hyper-focused job boards, digital AA meetings, D2C hunting & fishing brands, GaaS (Ghostbusters-as-a-Service), keto ceral, miniature cooking sets, payroll software and a live unboxing of Sam's sperm... If you enjoy this and would like a weekly briefing on super in-depth research in these trends, Sam has offered a discount on The Hustle's Trends newsletter, go to https://trends.co/million. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 9, 2019
The Hustle's My First Million presents a new weekly show: Million Dollar Brainstorm. Host Shaan Puri and The Hustle CEO Sam Parr sit down and discuss what side hustles, trends and big business ideas that's keeping them up at night. This week they shoot the sh*t about some real estate hunting, pets on socks, TRT subscription service, digital museums, voluntary suffering retreats, cord blood banking, sperm freezing and remote enterprise software ideas. If you enjoy this and would like a weekly briefing on super in-depth research in these trends, Sam has offered 50% discount on The Hustle's Trends newsletter, use code "MILLION" while signing up to https://trends.co. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 2, 2019
Iman Abuzeid just finished raising $15M for her nurse hiring platform Incredible Health which was led by Silicon Valley's premier venture fund Andreessen Horowitz. Growing up in a family where everyone (literally) were doctors, she naturally followed the same path. Except when she finished medical school and received her MD, she decided not to work as a doctor for even 1 day and went corporate. After being equipped with an MBA and consulting experience, she left to Silicon Valley to make her mark on the world. Listen to hear her story, her "framework" for how to think about your career, why she thinks being in silicon valley is a competitive advantage and how she pivoted her company from a failing startup to one valued over $50M+ in just two years. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 25, 2019
Arianna Simpson went to Africa and saw something unfolding that made her put more than 50% of everything she owns into Bitcoin. Not in 2019, back in 2014. And boy did it pay off. Now running a million dollar hedge fund, she takes us through how she got here and the sacrifices she endured. She worked incredibly hard to get into Facebook, only to leave a year later to hop into the murky waters of Cryptocurrencies. And describes how she built a reputation that'd later impress Billionaires to invest in her while only being a 20-something with lack of experience.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 18, 2019
John Fiorentino wants you to relax. And so far, its' working. He sold over $15 million worth of his product Gravity Blanket and Moon Pod. He talks to us about being broke, crashing on friends couches - to inventing and marketing the most popular blanket since the Snuggie, raising over $5 million on Kickstarter * why he thinks Silicon Valley is wasting too much time talking about tactics rather than focusing on making great products. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 11, 2019
Brian Scudamore is North America’s Junk Man. He turned a $700 pickup truck into one of the world's most successful franchises. Hear how he got started, got on Oprah, stumbled and almost killed his business, and the philosophies he uses to run his multimillion dollar junk empire! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 4, 2019
Aleks Svetski wanted to be a millionaire by 20... and he was on that path. He turned his $5K textbook money into more than $50,000 in the stock market! Until the 2008 global financial crisis hit... he didn't just lose all his money, he was negative quarter of a million. This setback ignited his entrepreneurial spirit where he started a door knocking hustle to get out his debt and make that cool million. Again, until the government betrayed his business and he went back to square one becoming a hippie on a sabbatical... and now he's back again with the lessons he's learned with his newfound passion: Bitcoin. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 28, 2019
Season 2 of The Hustle's podcast is here - and we're talking to Moiz Ali. Have you ever looked at the back of your deodorant stick and read the ingredients? Aluminum zirconium trichlorohydrex? PPG-14 Butyl Ether? Well, Moiz saw that and created Native, a natural deodorant without all the chemical junk. He built the company from his brother's dining table - doing sales, marketing, operations & customer service as a one-man-show. His hard work paid off, as he sold the company for $100M to Proctor & Gamble just 2.5 years after it launched. Listen in to hear the backstory of how he started using just $1k, how the company almost died (twice), and how he negotiated a $100M sale of the business!  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 18, 2019
There's a lot of you out there and we (showrunners Shaan Puri & Ishan Haque) wanna spend some time chatting to you and answer some of your questions about the pod, your hustle and any other random Q's your dying to ask. Should we make this a weekly thing? Let us know your feedback and questions to be answered in next weeks potential episode through messaging us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram or even Facebook. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 14, 2019
We have on Gelena & Keith Wasserman, a husband and wife Real Estate duo who borrowed $5k during the end of the 2008 recession and have turned it into a $1.3 billion dollar portfolio. Learn how they create monthly income streams and sometimes double, triple or quadruple their equity from multi-family real estate. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 7, 2019
Michael Birch sold his social networking site to AOL for $850M....and then bought it back for $1M years later. (buy low, sell high. boys and girls). His business portfolio is impressive. He's an early investor in companies like Calm and Pinterest, owns two giant hotels, and bought a private island off of Richard Branson. Despite all that success, he's a down to earth guy, and in this podcast he talks through his early struggles and failed ideas before he had his billion dollar breakthrough and reminisces his days being head to head with Zuckerberg.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 31, 2019
Jack Smith 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 powder on the playground - all the way to his infamous “LinkedIn Hack” that got him his first $120k investment check. Got feedback or questions? Email me at Puri.shaan@gmail.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 23, 2019
James Hong is the creator of Hot or Not? He sits down to tell us how the silly website went from 42 friends, to 2 million page views per day within a week. I love his philosophy of running it like an "internet laundromat" - collecting nickels & quarters from the machine (up to $20,000 per night!) Great guy, great energy, checkout the episode. - shaan (@shaanvp on twitter) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 16, 2019
Who knew a product about other products could be worth tens of millions... Ryan Hoover 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 scrappy early days of e-mailing people one by one just to gain an extra dozen users... now that's some hustle! Tune into this episode and he'll teach you ways to push that little bit further to making your first million. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 9, 2019
Sam Parr is the founder of The Hustle - a simple email newsletter that has surpassed 1M daily subscribers and will be north of 8 figures this year. Sam walks us through how he built The Hustle from scratch as well as his adventures starting a hot dog stand (7min), selling booze on the internet (13min), meeting celebrities on the street and convincing them to hire him (11min) and how he would get rich if he was 21 again! (33min) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 3, 2019
Ramon Van Meer has never seen a soap opera. Yet somehow, he built the most popular soap opera blog on the planet - and was raking in ~$300,000+ per month! Today's conversation is about how he got the idea, and flipped a $49 wordpress theme into a $9M payday. Brought to you by Monday.com & The Hustle For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 23, 2019
We talk with tech founder & investor Suleman "Suli" Ali about his journey from making $76k a year at Microsoft to selling multiple companies for $100,000,000+. Highlights: Meeting Naval (19:00) getting grilled by Keith Rabois (22:00), & risking his life savings on TinyCo (57:00) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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