Shaan Puri and Sam Parr have another insightful conversation on the My First Million Podcast. There are two big ideas here:
Shaan talks about the value of telling stories around key ideas you want to be known for.
– Amazon famously used doors for desks in its early days. That tells a great story about the frugality and focus of the company when it was getting started. – Shaan wants to be known as bold, so he tells the story of how he contacted a famous chef for advice immediately after getting the idea to start his sushi restaurant.
What do you want to be known for? Tell stories that embody those characteristics. This is a worthwhile exercise to spend some time on
Business Opportunity: Later in the podcast they introduce a great business idea.
The simple landing page builder Carrd is taking off just because it is so simple to use. It doesn’t have the features of bigger landing page builders, but that is what makes it so easy to use.
Shaan thinks there is a good opportunity to do this for Shopify stores. Everyone needs landing pages for special offers, events, etc. A simple landing page builder for this market could do very well.
Since it was mentioned on the popular My First Million podcast, you can bet that many will be working on the idea now. May the best startups win. There is room for more than one company to do this.