#131 – The Companies We Would Buy and Fix and A Multi-Million Dollar Rapper Snack Business

Shaan Puri and Sam Parr discuss:

  • Shaan finds Internet gold in the Twitter replies from followers of Chamath (1:45)
  • Sam explains why Casper mattress company should be in the midwest instead of Brooklyn (3:35)
  • Sam thinks one company that is ripe for innovation is Subway (5:25)
  • the guys talk about why Western Union should switch to Crypto and modernize (7:10)
  • Shaan thinks CVS is another candidate ripe for modernization (12:30)
  • Shaan explains why Tootsie Roll should go viral (15:45)
  • Sam and Shaan wonder why new candy bars don’t exist (22:15)
  • Shaan breaks down a blog post called “Nine Charts About Why Bitcoin is Different This Time” and on if there’s substance behind Bitcoin’s recent rise (30:25)
  • Shaan pitches a “collaborative search engine” idea that he’s calling Figma for Browsers (36:10)
  • Could “Substack for video” be a thing? (42:00)
  • the guys find an interesting bootstrapper online named Jakob Greenfeld (44:35)