Michael Girdley: Why Fireworks Are A Cash Cow and How to Operate a Holdco Worth $100 Million

1:03:37
 
Share
 

Manage episode 332829229 series 2523270
By Hubspot Podcast Network, Sam Parr, Shaan Puri, and The Hustle. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) talk to tech investor and entrepreneur Michael Girdley (@girdley), about selling fireworks, how to hire great CEOs, and what it takes to operate a successful holding company.

Also, want $5,000? Check out the My First Million Clips contest.

-----

Links:

* Michael Girdley

* Near

* Alley Corp

* Zola

* Black Rifle Coffee

* Pop Sockets

* Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel.

* Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter.

-----

Show Notes:

(05:00) - How rich are you?

(08:55) - Which business is the best cash cow?

(15:40) - Waste paper mill in China

(21:30) - The anti-advice of Berkshire Hathaway

(27:05) - Hiring great CEOs

(32:50) - What it takes to run a holdco

(56:40) - Unpopular opinions

-----

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.

-----

Additional episodes you might enjoy:

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

#209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future

#178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto

* #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett

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

Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More

How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More

400 episodes