Investment strategy


My First Million hosts, Shaan Puri and Sam Parr, discuss various investment strategies throughout their episodes. Here are some key strategies highlighted:

  1. Active vs. Passive Investment:

    • Shaan Puri prefers an active, engaging approach to investing, enjoying investments that are mentally stimulating, such as entrepreneurship and personal business ventures. He contrasts this with passive investments like index funds, which he does have but finds less intriguing 1.
    • Sam Parr, on the other hand, recommends a more balanced approach where active business income is reinvested into passive, low-engagement vehicles like index funds to ensure steady growth without constant monitoring 1.
  2. Long-term vs. Short-term Investment:

    • Andrew Gazdecki advocates for a traditional long-term strategy, focusing on investments that can be set and forgotten until retirement, emphasizing peace of mind and financial security without daily management 2.
    • Michael Saylor discusses a long-term investment focus specifically with Bitcoin, emphasizing a "buy and hold" strategy irrespective of market volatility, relying on the fundamentals of his investment decisions 3.

      Investment Strategies

      Shaan and Sam discuss their different investment strategies, with Shaan preferring to be more actively engaged in his investments and Sam opting for a more hands-off approach with index funds. They also touch on the benefits of privately held companies for generating wealth.

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  3. Strategic Investment in Emerging Platforms:

    • Ryan Begelman outlines his strategy on newly emerging platforms like BitClout, where he invests in both the platform itself and in individual creator coins, aiming to capitalize on undervalued assets which he expects to appreciate significantly 4.
  4. Angel Investing and Sector-specific Investment:

    • Ryan Begelman shares his extensive experience with angel investing, highlighting a calculated approach to investing in startups with a clear action plan for growth and exit strategies 5.
  5. Investment in Foundational and Transformative Industries:

    • Bryan Johnson talks about investing in companies poised to create foundational changes, such as those involved in engineering biology, which can solve large-scale global challenges. This type of investment aims at societal impact along with financial returns 6.

These varied strategies reflect the different perspectives and priorities of the investors, from those seeking active engagement and potential for high returns to those prioritizing stability, long-term growth, and societal impact.