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Enterpreneurship

Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

Dan Andrews

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Dan Andrews and Ian Schoen share the stories of entrepreneurs who are building businesses and are in it for more than bottom line profits. TMBA gets published every Thursday morning. If you have a story you’d like us to cover on our show, contact our...Show More
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40:41 | Dec 28th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/7stages/ Dan and Ian are in a reflective mood this week. 2017 has been a hallmark year for the TropicalMBA, and we thought it would be fun to revisit some of our favorite episodes of the year. We'll be sharing some of our...Show More

50:23 | Oct 26th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/neversplitthedifference/ A few weeks ago on this podcast, Dan and Ian spoke about a failed negotiation that Ian went through when trying to purchase a car. Ian has said many times that believed he could have closed that de...Show More
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43:03 | Aug 29th

Dan and Ian are well aware that the entrepreneurial journey isn't made up entirely of success stories. Many entrepreneurs listening to this podcast are struggling right now. They might be on the fence about becoming an entrepreneur or reconsidering...Show More

56:10 | Aug 22nd

Today's episode is all about something that Dan and Ian still find magical about entrepreneurship. That is, if you find the right thing to write about, the internet will still allow you to make a great living off of it. This week's guest was able t...Show More

47:12 | Aug 15th

Dan and Ian recently came across a question in their private forum, The Dynamite Circle. "How important has your network been to your success?" The power of having the right connections is absolutely fundamental to growing a business, especially a ...Show More

51:10 | Aug 8th

A few weeks ago on this podcast, Dan and Ian were talking about some of their biggest pet peeves. In that episode, Ian lamented that the quality of flip flops available for purchase had drastically declined. What happened next should come as no su...Show More

44:07 | Aug 1st

Dan and Ian love hearing from listeners of this show. So many times, people reach out to us with thoughtful questions, and one of our favorite things to do is to answer them on this podcast. On today's episode, we are reaching into the mailbag to a...Show More

30:40 | Jul 25th

Dan and Ian have seen it time and time again where entrepreneurs can sort of hit a brick wall with their business. But what if the problem doesn't lie with you, but with the type of business you're running? Sometimes people can possess all of the rig...Show More

44:53 | Jul 18th

A few months ago, Dan and Ian asked the listeners of this show to respond to a survey about The Tropical MBA Podcast. We wanted to gain a richer understanding of the types of people who are listening to this podcast, so we can continue to create con...Show More

47:03 | Jul 11th

Today's episode is unlike anything else Dan and Ian have ever recorded on this podcast. It all started with a cease and desist letter that we received via email at the beginning of the year. That letter was from an in-house counsel at a very large ...Show More

40:05 | Jul 4th

Dan and Ian are excited because they get to spend today's podcast doing one of their favorite things: complaining. This isn't just their everyday grinding of axes, though. On this week's episode, we are taking our own stab at a fun an unique concep...Show More

40:51 | Jun 27th

Hosting this podcast has allowed Dan and Ian to meet thousands of entrepreneurs over the last several years. Many of those entrepreneurs have gone on to become very wealthy people, and throughout our conversations with those people, we have found so...Show More

1:01:32 | Jun 20th

Dan and Ian love stories where creative people find success through entrepreneurship. Truthfully, it's not something we have had a chance to talk about much on this podcast, but art and entrepreneurship don't have to be mutually exclusive. In fact, ...Show More

1:05:23 | Jun 13th

On this week's show, Dan and Ian are talking about getting real with yourself about what you need to do to succeed. Very few people are more qualified to talk about that than John Ainsworth. John is the CEO and founder of Data Driven Marketing, w...Show More

43:04 | Jun 6th

Dan and Ian have been spending much of their time thinking about remote work these days. Ever since they started their new business Dynamite Jobs, they have been seeking more information about the remote work ecosystem than ever before. One of th...Show More

53:58 | May 30th

On today's podcast, Dan and Ian are following up with the subject of one of the most popular episodes in recent years. Tommy Griffith is the founder of ClickMinded, an online SEO training course that he started while he was working at Paypal. Tom...Show More

49:26 | May 23rd

Dan and Ian have heard many variations of the same question over the years: "I want to be an entrepreneur, but how do I get started?" Today's guest has some really practical insight into what it means to take the leap into starting your own business...Show More

32:45 | May 16th

Today's show is sort of like eavesdropping on a conversation that Dan and Ian often have when the microphones are off. Namely, that there are some things that people just don't tell you about entrepreneurship. Maybe it's because people in the ent...Show More

46:44 | May 9th

Recently, Dan and Ian have been revisiting some of their favorite books on this podcast in a recurring series that we like to call "The Re-Readables." This week, we are digging into a classic entrepreneurial book that was suggested to us by our fri...Show More

38:02 | May 2nd

Dan and Ian have shared a lot of business success stories on this podcast over the years. We love sharing those stories on this show, but sometimes the tough experiences that entrepreneurs have endured are the ones that we learn from the most. Fre...Show More

52:05 | Apr 25th

A few weeks ago, Dan and Ian hosted their annual Dynamite Circle event in Austin, Texas. They met many listeners of this show who traveled from all around the world to attend that event. Those entrepreneurs shared some incredible stories, insights...Show More

53:53 | Apr 18th

Dan and Ian are fresh off of hosting their fourth Dynamite Circle event in Austin, Texas last week. This year, they decided to do something different, by bringing together their entire remote team from all around the world for a two-day team retreat...Show More

39:34 | Apr 11th

A few weeks ago, Dan and Ian introduced a new series on this podcast called "The Re-Readables". In that series, we are taking a look back at some of our favorite books with a fresh perspective. This week's book is all about the "Muse", creativity, pr...Show More

46:52 | Apr 4th

Dan and Ian speak with a lot of entrepreneurs on this show about the difficult decisions that they have to make. Today's guest is currently facing one of the biggest challenges in his business. You may remember Chris Cage from his previous appearan...Show More

46:12 | Mar 28th

One of our favorite podcasts to listen to lately is The Re-Watchables, a series presented by The Ringer, where the hosts look back on legendary films. They discuss why these movies had such an impact, what parts have aged the best and worst, and oth...Show More

38:24 | Mar 21st

Dan and Ian have talked a lot about business strategy on this show, but there are some business techniques that are so powerful, you have to learn them from a true master. Jason Cohen, the founder of WP Engine, recently wrote a piece on his blog ASm...Show More

48:06 | Mar 14th

A lot of our listeners have been reaching out to us lately to ask about Dan and Ian's newest business venture, Dynamite Jobs. They have been running the business for the past six months, and it is still very much in the early stages. As the busines...Show More

54:13 | Mar 7th

Longtime listeners of this show know that Dan and Ian spent the early part of their entrepreneurial career building product businesses online. What you might not know is that Search Engine Optimization, commonly referred to as SEO, was one of the fi...Show More

30:03 | Feb 28th

Dan and Ian have shared many stories on this podcast of people who have escaped from the cubicle in search of location-independence. This week's episode is a little different, as today's guest left his 9-to-5 job in pursuit of entrepreneurial freedo...Show More

37:08 | Feb 21st

On this week's episode, we are continuing one of Dan and Ian's favorite traditions on the podcast. Today we are talking about books, and in particular our favorite books that we have read in the past year. Last year, we invited our good friend and...Show More

55:44 | Feb 14th

A few weeks ago, Dan and Ian had a conversation on this podcast where they shared some of their feelings about venture capital. This is an important topic to a lot of entrepreneurs, and it's one that we plan to cover a lot more throughout 2019. So...Show More

53:35 | Feb 7th

On today's episode, Dan and Ian are delighted to welcome one of their favorite authors back to the show. Cal Newport is a Computer Science professor, who has spent his career writing about the intersection of technology and culture in the contempora...Show More

30:27 | Jan 31st

"Success" isn't always what it's cracked up to be. Dan and Ian know this feeling all too well, as they have dealt with some of their own internal struggles after selling their product business. On today's episode, we are talking about five specific...Show More

59:01 | Jan 24th

One of Dan and Ian's goals heading into 2019 was to feature more stories about China on the podcast this year. China is the primary location where many of the products that entrepreneurs sell are traditionally manufactured, and it has become a fulcr...Show More

38:10 | Jan 17th

http://www.tropicalmba.com/plansfor2019/ Dan and Ian have decided to be a little bit self-indulgent with this week's podcast. On today's show, they are talking about their goals for 2019. In particular, they wanted to talk about what they have plan...Show More

53:09 | Jan 10th

http://www.tropicalmba.com/brentbeshore2/ One of the things that Dan and Ian love about creating this podcast is that they not only get to talk to some pretty interesting people, but they also get to follow their stories as they build and scale their...Show More

44:21 | Jan 3rd

http://www.tropicalmba.com/tommyjoiner/ Dan and Ian are back to kick off 2019, and looking forward to another 52 podcasts about how to grow better, more profitable lifestyle businesses. What better way to start the year than by addressing a topic th...Show More

37:16 | Dec 27th, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/reflections2018/ Last week, Dan and Ian shared some of their favorite moments from the interviews that they've conducted on this podcast in 2018. This week, we wanted to get a little more abstract. On today's podcast, we ...Show More

49:47 | Dec 20th, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/surprisesanddelights/ As we approach the end of 2018, Dan and Ian have been reflecting on some of their favorite conversations of the year, many of which happened on this podcast. They both feel incredibly fortunate to be ...Show More

46:19 | Dec 13th, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/helsinkibustheory/ Dan and Ian have spent a lot of time in Chiang Mai. One of the traditions that Dan has every time he visits is to touch base with Kevin Graham. You may remember Kevin from a previous episode we released...Show More

44:47 | Dec 6th, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/chinaredux/ Today's episode is about a place that has played a very special part in Dan and Ian's entrepreneurial journey. China has become one of the most important countries in the world for entrepreneurs. Chinese supply...Show More

50:14 | Nov 29th, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/keangraham/ Dan and Ian have said for years on this podcast that the most important thing your business should be doing is solving people's problems. Today's guest has taken that philosophy and ran with it. Kean Graham i...Show More

46:32 | Nov 22nd, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/sambrowne/ Dan and Ian have encountered many entrepreneurs in their travels, from all walks of life. They first met today's guest back in April at our annual Dynamite Circle event in Austin, Texas. Sam Browne was the ben...Show More

50:45 | Nov 15th, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/empireflippers/ Dan and Ian have been wanting to share the story of this week's episode for quite some time. Justin Cooke is one of the co-founders of Empire Flippers. Empire Flippers is an online marketplace where busines...Show More

33:35 | Nov 8th, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/hiringapprentices/ It's no secret that Dan and Ian love hearing from the listeners of this show. This week, we received a question from Ben McAdam. Some of you might remember Ben from his earlier appearances on this podcas...Show More

39:30 | Nov 1st, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/themesfor2019/ Dan and Ian are still resting up after hosting 350 entrepreneurs at their annual DC BKK event in Bangkok last week. While they were at that event, they had the opportunity to speak to so many entrepreneurs ...Show More

25:16 | Oct 25th, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/presentations/ We are fresh off the heels of DC BKK 2018, our annual conference that we host in Bangkok. It's safe to say that in the many years of running that conference, as well as attending other conferences around th...Show More

36:46 | Oct 18th, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/hustleredux/ A few years ago, Dan and Ian published an episode of this podcast called The Tao of the Hustle. In the years since we still receive frequent questions and comments about our opinions on hustle and entrepreneur...Show More

41:35 | Oct 11th, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/michaellombardi/ Dan and Ian are always looking for new ways to gain insight into entrepreneurship, and sometimes that insight can come from some unexpected places. Michael Lombardi is an American Football executive and an...Show More

42:38 | Oct 4th, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/40percentrule/ If you've been listening to this podcast for a while, you would know that one of the major motivations for Dan and Ian in life is creating the freedom to live life on your own terms. That freedom can mean a...Show More

1:04:40 | Sep 27th, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/costofbootstrapping/ Today we are examining a discussion that Dan and Ian have been having behind the scenes of this podcast for years. These conversations revolve around a question that everyone who is considering an entr...Show More

40:57 | Sep 20th, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/stateofbitcoin/ Dan and Ian have spoken about cryptocurrencies before, and they have certainly been a divisive topic among the listeners of this show. The fact is that cryptocurrencies aren't going away. If you're interest...Show More

37:49 | Sep 13th, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/fivereasons/ Dan and Ian have been around the block a few times, and in that time they have seen many entrepreneurs come and go. What many don't understand is that the majority of entrepreneurial success stories don't happ...Show More

35:56 | Sep 6th, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/tomsawyer/ A few weeks ago, Dan and Ian published an episode of this podcast about The Peter Principle, which is the idea that everyone will more or less rise to the level of their own incompetence. Today, we are talking a...Show More

36:09 | Aug 30th, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/businessideasredux/ One of Dan and Ian 's favorite topics to discuss on this show is business ideas. In particular, they love brainstorming new business ideas with the listeners of this podcast. Coming up with a great bus...Show More

27:25 | Aug 23rd, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/riseaudiobooks/ Every week, for over 450 episodes, Dan and Ian talk on this podcast about business, entrepreneurship, and location independence. They do so because they love creating and consuming audio content. It's no ...Show More

42:59 | Aug 16th, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/citywhisper/ Dan and Ian have spent many hours on this show talking about location and in particular the cities that location-independent entrepreneurs choose to live in. A little while ago, Dan read an article called Cit...Show More

56:28 | Aug 9th, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/millennialrevolution/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/millennialrevolution/ Podcast 56:28 | Download | Stitcher | iTunes | Comment This week, Dan and Ian are talking about the very first step to creating a lifestyle business. Co...Show More

28:40 | Aug 2nd, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/mastermindthoughts/ On today's podcast, Dan and Ian are talking about one of the most critical elements to their own success in business: masterminds. We've talked about the importance of masterminds before on this podcast...Show More

33:43 | Jul 26th, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/analysisparalysis/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/analysisparalysis/ Podcast 33:44 | Download | Stitcher | iTunes | Comment Dan and Ian struggled (as many entrepreneurs do) getting on their feet and creating the kind of success...Show More

33:26 | Jul 19th, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/remotelocalbusinesses/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/remotelocalbusinesses/ Podcast 33:26 | Download | Stitcher | iTunes | Comment Dan and Ian love sharing entrepreneurial origins stories on this show. Today, we are bringing y...Show More

30:14 | Jul 12th, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/peterprinciple/ On this week's episode, Dan and Ian are going to explore one of the philosophical concepts that they have been talking about increasingly on this show. The Peter Principle was originally published by Lauren...Show More

42:05 | Jul 4th, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/retirementcult/ Dan and Ian share stories of financial freedom every week on this podcast. On this week's episode, they wanted to explore what that freedom actually means. To some, living a life of frugality can allow your...Show More

51:40 | Jun 28th, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/spyguy/ Dan and Ian return this week with another unique entrepreneurial origin story. In fact, today's guest has built a business in the last four years that has revenues in the low seven figures and he now employs five e...Show More

42:32 | Jun 21st, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/tomhannon/ As many of you know, Dan and Ian love hearing from the listeners of this show. A listener named Tom Hannon recently wrote in with a question that we really hadn't addressed on this show before. We've talked a l...Show More

29:21 | Jun 14th, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/maitie/ Today's show is all about seizing opportunities. Last year, Dan and Ian invited Greg Gerber, who is a member of our community The Dynamite Circle, on to the show to talk about how he gifted an up-and-coming entrepr...Show More

55:55 | Jun 7th, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/hiringhelp/ Dan and Ian are back this week to respond to another listener-submitted question. Chris Cage from GreenbellyBar.com recently reached out to us with a problem that many listeners of this show have been strugglin...Show More

42:20 | May 31st, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/knowedgeversusefficiencyrevisited/ A few weeks ago , Dan and Ian published an episode called The Knowledge Gap vs. The Efficiency Gap. In that episode, they tried to make a distinction between businesses that solve "Knowle...Show More

33:08 | May 24th, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/businessrelationships/ Dan and Ian love receiving messages and questions from listeners of this show. A few weeks back, one listener reached out to them about what the ownership structure of a business partnership should l...Show More

34:19 | May 17th, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/entrepreneurialscript/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/entrepreneurialscript/ Podcast 34:19| Download | Stitcher | iTunes | Comment One of Dan and Ian‘s favorite parts about creating this podcast is being able to find real entre...Show More

36:16 | May 10th, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/lifestyleladder/ Dan and Ian know that today's episode is about a rather sensitive subject. Not many people in American society feel comfortable talking about money. It's quite taboo in some social circles to share how muc...Show More

39:12 | May 3rd, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/austintakeaways/ On today's show, Dan and Ian are going to be sharing some of their thoughts about the event that they recently hosted in Austin, Texas. Approximately 100 internet entrepreneurs got together in Austin last ...Show More

34:07 | Apr 26th, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/knowledgevsefficiency/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/knowledgevsefficiency/ Podcast 34:08| Download | Stitcher | iTunes | Comment On this week’s show, Dan and Ian are revisiting a subject that they haven’t spoken about in four...Show More

23:06 | Apr 19th, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/twotomatoes/ Dan and Ian are all too familiar with the difficulties of completing projects. A few weeks ago, they spoke at length about how "resistance" can get in the way of achieving success in your entrepreneurial endea...Show More

34:40 | Apr 12th, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/sherrywalling/ Today Dan and Ian are going to talk about something that every entrepreneur has to deal with. That "something" is the anxiety that comes along with the entrepreneurial way of life and the overall challenge t...Show More

30:39 | Apr 5th, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/resistance/ Dan and Ian know that one of the most difficult things about running a business is having the right mindset, especially in the early stages. One of the most powerful concepts about how to improve your creative ...Show More

24:23 | Mar 29th, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/dynamitejobs/ For many years, Dan and Ian have spoken about jobs on this podcast. After all, the TropicalMBA originally started as a job listing on this website. Jobs are an important facet of entrepreneurial life. Remot...Show More

45:43 | Mar 22nd, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/sethgodin/ Today's guest has been massively influential on Dan and Ian from the very start of their journey. Seth Godin is something of a legend in entrepreneurial circles, and he hardly needs an introduction. His books a...Show More

58:19 | Mar 15th, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/finishbig/ Dan and Ian announced on last week's podcast that they are publishing a new book about the things they wished they had considered before they sold their business. In researching the topic, they were shocked to f...Show More

19:38 | Mar 8th, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/book/ Dan and Ian have some very exciting news to share on today's podcast. Longtime listeners know that the two of them spent several years growing a business that they eventually sold. They have also spent countless hour...Show More

45:18 | Mar 1st, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/cryptocurrency/ A few weeks back, Dan and Ian shared an in-depth conversation about cryptocurrency. That podcast featured Greg Gerber, who spoke about the basic things that you need to know about Bitcoin, Ethereum, and oth...Show More

36:53 | Feb 22nd, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/marketingmethods/ Dan and Ian know better than anyone how important lead generation is to a business. After all, they used to end every episode of this podcast with the phrase "Go make a cold call." Every business needs t...Show More

34:27 | Feb 15th, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/4hourworkweekcritique/ A recent episode of Tim Ferriss' podcast caught the attention of Dan and Ian. The title of that episode was "The 4-Hour Workweek Revisited". For those who are unfamiliar, Tim is the author of The 4...Show More

41:51 | Feb 8th, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/consultingcorner1/ Dan and Ian receive a lot of emails from listeners of this show. They don't always have time to respond to them, but one recent email caught their attention. The message was from a listener named Jay Cl...Show More

25:00 | Feb 6th, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/2018-news/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/2018-news/ Podcast 25:00| Download | Stitcher | iTunes | Comment Occasionally we’ll be putting out a ‘Tuesday podcast’ with some news and ways you can get involved beyond the main TMBA ...Show More

40:57 | Feb 1st, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/booksandwriting/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/booksandwriting/ Podcast 40:57| Download | Stitcher | iTunes | Comment It is no secret that Dan and Ian have an affinity for great books, and they know that the listeners of this ...Show More

1:12:58 | Jan 25th, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/artofthedeal/ A few months back, Dan and Ian shared a conversation on this show about a failed negotiation that Ian was involved in for a used car. The response we received about that episode was pretty overwhelming, and t...Show More

34:38 | Jan 18th, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/threescripts/ Dan and Ian have decided to use today's podcast to talk about a particularly difficult, but common issue in our community.  One of the biggest challenges that entrepreneurs face is adhering to the "life scrip...Show More

40:58 | Jan 11th, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/parenting1/ Today's podcast is a very special episode. Dan and Ian are taking some time this week to celebrate the birth of Ian's new son. On this episode, you'll hear all about how Ian is transitioning to his new role a...Show More

46:54 | Jan 4th, 2018

http://www.tropicalmba.com/crypto/ Happy New Year and welcome back to all of our listeners. We hope that we can help make 2018 your best year in business ever. To kick things off strong, Dan and Ian are going to talk about one of the most popular an...Show More

42:29 | Dec 21st, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/greenbelly2/ In the past, Dan and Ian have spoken on this podcast about specific "epiphanies" that entrepreneurs have had on their journey. You're not going to hear about a lightbulb business idea or an overnight success s...Show More

38:25 | Dec 14th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/nateginsburg/ Dan and Ian have spent many years on this show discussing the importance of surrounding yourself with supportive people who share your vision. Today's guest can attest to that philosophy. Nate Ginsburg has ...Show More

28:38 | Dec 7th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/theservicesproblem/ Last week, Dan and Ian spoke to Greg Gerber on this podcast. During that conversation, Greg mentioned that he had recently interacted with many listeners of this show, and that a large portion of them o...Show More

35:37 | Nov 30th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/gregsgift/ Dan and Ian have shared many stories on this show about luck, serendipity, and being in the right place at the right time. But what if that luck isn't totally random? Today's episode is about entrepreneurs (and...Show More

49:50 | Nov 23rd, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/vincent/ The theme of today's show is navigating the social pressures that so many of us feel from friends, family, and colleagues. Dan and Ian are certainly familiar with these feelings, and today's guest is no stranger ...Show More

1:01:26 | Nov 16th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/amazon2/ This week's episode represents one of the most promising and immediate opportunities for starting a business on the internet. Dan and Ian have spoken at length about Amazon on this show in the past. Time after tim...Show More

41:08 | Nov 9th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/dcbkk2017/ Today Dan and Ian are going to be talking about their biggest weekend of the year. They are fresh off the heels of DCBKK, the annual event that they host in Bangkok for members of The Dynamite Circle. Hundreds ...Show More

45:47 | Nov 2nd, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/municibid/ Dan and Ian have talked to many business owners on this podcast about what it takes to create a highly successful business, but what are we supposed to do once our businesses become successful? Today's guest is ...Show More

30:04 | Oct 19th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/tencommandmentsrevisited/ Over the years, Dan and Ian have spent a lot of time on this show talking about travel. One particular episode of this show called The 10 Travel Commandments, has resonated quite a bit with our li...Show More

58:26 | Oct 12th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/linjer/ Dan and Ian love physical product companies. After all, they started their own entrepreneurial journey by selling physical products. On this week's show, they have chosen to showcase the story of a mid-market luxu...Show More

34:49 | Oct 5th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/amazingseller/ This week, Dan and Ian are going to be talking about one of the most successful platforms for building an online business, and one that has historically been under-represented on this show. That platform is ...Show More

53:16 | Sep 28th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/greenbacktaxservices/ For the past several weeks, Dan and Ian have been speaking about what it means to build a culture for your company. One of the most important parts to fostering that culture is managing a team, and al...Show More

48:51 | Sep 21st, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/gfny/ Dan and Ian often use this show as a platform to talk about the things that they are most passionate about. This week, we are taking a look at two of Dan's favorite topics: cycling and event-based businesses. Uli Fl...Show More

20:26 | Sep 19th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/seekingapprentice/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/seekingapprentice/ Podcast 20:26| Download | Stitcher | iTunes | Comment Dan and Ian are currently seeking a Business Development Apprentice to help grow The Dynamite Circle, as...Show More

23:23 | Sep 14th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/showerthoughts/ Dan and Ian have often subscribed to the notion that some of their best ideas come from their most personal moments, and what moment is more personal than taking a shower? This week's episode is a collectio...Show More

1:01:04 | Sep 7th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/noahkagan/ Dan and Ian are very fortunate to speak to one of their favorite entrepreneurs this week, and someone whose reputation certainly precedes him. This week's guest is Noah Kagan. Noah is the founder of AppSumo.c...Show More

36:53 | Aug 31st, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/dreamline/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/dreamline/ Podcast 36:53| Download | Stitcher | iTunes | Comment On this week’s episode, Dan and Ian unearth some important documents from 2009. Yes, we are talking about their original...Show More

34:37 | Aug 24th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/convertkit/ On today's show, Dan and Ian are going to talk to an entrepreneur whose business is absolutely on fire right now. Nathan Barry is the founder and CEO of ConvertKit, an email marketing program for bloggers. Conv...Show More

50:32 | Aug 17th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/jasoncohen/ Today's guest is one of the smartest business minds that Dan and Ian have encountered in their travels. Jason Cohen is the founder of WP Engine, a very successful company that provides managed Wordpress hosting...Show More

49:52 | Aug 10th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/nameyourbusiness/ This week's episode is about a question that Dan and Ian are struggling to answer right now: What is the best way to go about naming a new business or product? A lot of times you only get one chance to ge...Show More

28:36 | Aug 3rd, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/400thshow/ Dan and Ian have spent a substantial amount of their life making this show, nearly 8 years to be exact. What better way to celebrate the 400th episode of this podcast than to return to one of their favorite epis...Show More

50:17 | Jul 27th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/curiosity/ Today's show is the product of a dream that Dan and Ian both had, which inspired them to follow up with an old friend. The topic is a rather simple one. What if you could take your curiosity and energy about a t...Show More

34:01 | Jul 20th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/adbadger/ Dan and Ian often speak on this podcast about how businesses and entrepreneurs evolve. Today's guest, Michael Erikson, has certainly done that since the last time he spoke on this show. Michael's journey started,...Show More

33:46 | Jul 13th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/questions1/ On today's show, Dan and Ian are once again reaching into the mailbag to answer some questions from the listeners of this show. You'll hear practical answers about a whole slew of topics, including purchasing an...Show More

50:35 | Jul 6th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/tmba2017/ As many of our listeners know, Dan and Ian hosted an event in Austin, TX last week that brought together entrepreneurs from all over the world to talk about their businesses. Today's episode features five of the ...Show More

30:28 | Jun 29th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/quittingentrepreneurship/ One of the dichotomies that Dan and Ian often address on this show is the difference between being an entrepreneur and having a job. Today's podcast is going to cover a rather taboo subject in som...Show More

35:01 | Jun 22nd, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/richardjalichandra/ One of the things that Dan and Ian are most passionate about is finding great blogs and podcasts. These days, the internet seems to be getting smaller and smaller. You really need to dig deep to find un...Show More

41:42 | Jun 15th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/howtopitch/ It's safe to say that Dan and Ian get a lot of pitches in their inbox. These pitches come in a variety of forms, but the people that send these pitches often follow a lot of the same archetypes. In general, the...Show More
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0:00 | Jun 14th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/creating-successful-pitches/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/creating-successful-pitches/ This week’s podcast outlines our thoughts about how to be more successful making pitches, and cutting deals, via email. Ahead of that epis...Show More

39:53 | Jun 8th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/liveinthailand/ This week's episode is another chapter in a long-running series on this podcast, where Dan and Ian have been exploring the locations around the globe that entrepreneurs are moving to. Today, you will hear f...Show More
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0:00 | Jun 6th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/business-class-in-london/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/business-class-in-london/ I’ve said for a while now: it’s better to travel to a more obscure location where you know people than to travel to a world-class destination wh...Show More

43:29 | Jun 1st, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/productized5/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/productized5/ Podcast 43:29 | Download | Stitcher | iTunes | Comment Just over a year ago, Dan and Ian profiled a productized bookkeeping business called the Bean Ninjas. A lot has h...Show More

1:05:55 | May 25th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/salestechniques/ One of the topics that Dan and Ian have repeatedly been asked to talk about on this show is sales. The reality for the majority of the entrepreneurs who listen to this show is that their businesses live or...Show More

44:29 | May 18th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/getstartedqanda/ One of the requests that Dan and Ian have received a lot on this show is to do more of an old school episode; the kind of one-on-one conversation that permeated the early days of this podcast. On this week...Show More
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0:00 | May 16th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/the-middle-class-mind/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/the-middle-class-mind/ I was in Barcelona to attend a business conference. One evening, a small group of us found our way to a fancy bar with quiet music. We knew each other...Show More

47:09 | May 11th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/strongtowns/ Dan and Ian are always looking for new ways to increase their productivity. In a lot of ways, Dan and Ian have often used this show as a means to explore places, though they have never explored those places in...Show More
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0:00 | May 9th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/is-america-bad-at-building-cities/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/is-america-bad-at-building-cities/ I was at dinner in Barcelona with two Americans who live in the United States. They wanted to know why I had chosen to live ab...Show More

47:07 | May 4th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/stressfreeproductivity/ Dan and Ian are always looking for new ways to increase their productivity. Quite often, there is a mental cost that comes with any kind of productivity boost. Generally speaking, the harder a perso...Show More
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0:00 | May 2nd, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/heres-a-problem-with-metrics/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/heres-a-problem-with-metrics/ A few weeks back, I was on a call with Ian. We were discussing how to best manage our team. He asked, “What numbers are we tracking? Wha...Show More

47:54 | Apr 27th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/andorraandpanama/ One of the things that Dan and Ian discuss pretty frequently on this show are the places in the world that location independent people tend to gravitate toward. In this community a lot of people move aro...Show More
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0:00 | Apr 25th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/4hww-10-year-anniversary/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/4hww-10-year-anniversary/ Ten years ago this month, I was spending a sunny Saturday morning in Barnes and Noble. In the business section, I noticed a book with a palm tre...Show More

32:35 | Apr 20th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/knotel/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/knotel/ Podcast 32:35 | Download | Stitcher | iTunes | Comment Generally speaking, Dan and Ian aren’t exactly fans of having a physical office. This is due, in large part, to the complicat...Show More
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0:00 | Apr 18th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/austin-event-summer-2017/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/austin-event-summer-2017/ We have been hosting events for entrepreneurs the better part of a decade. Generally, one in the summer, and one in the fall. This year, our sum...Show More

36:06 | Apr 13th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/imposter/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/imposter/ Podcast 36:06 | Download | Stitcher | iTunes | Comment A recent thread in the Dynamite Circle forum really caught Dan and Ian‘s attention, and seemed to resonate with a great n...Show More
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0:00 | Apr 11th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/what-does-your-city-whisper-to-you/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/what-does-your-city-whisper-to-you/ Every time I am in New York, I think about an article by Paul Graham called “Cities and Ambition.” The idea is that cities s...Show More

51:28 | Apr 6th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/brentbeshore/ The toughest nut for Dan and Ian to crack over the last few years has been how to make money with your money. How do you successfully invest in small businesses without having to run them on a day-to-day basi...Show More
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0:00 | Apr 4th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/is-etsy-the-next-online-gold-rush/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/is-etsy-the-next-online-gold-rush/ The barrier to business ownership online is being lowered all the time. Over the last 10 years, marketplaces like Ebay, Amazon...Show More

29:02 | Mar 30th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/romania/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/romania/ Podcast 29:02 | Download | Stitcher | iTunes | Comment Today, Dan and Ian are continuing their miniseries in which they look at the many different locations that people in this c...Show More

56:04 | Mar 23rd, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/calnewport/ If you are anything like Dan and Ian, then you have likely spent years geeking out on the writings of this week's guest. Cal Newport is a computer science professor, and he has been operating a blog on his webs...Show More
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0:00 | Mar 21st, 2017

28:07 | Mar 16th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/uglymail/ Dan and Ian have talked many times on this podcast about how the best ideas often come from scratching your own itch, or finding problems for solutions that you have experienced. Lately, Dan has had a very specif...Show More
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0:00 | Mar 14th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/a-mistake-most-interviewers-make/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/a-mistake-most-interviewers-make/ Interviewing people is hard. But it is also incredibly rewarding when you get it right, or even nearly get it right! While liste...Show More

47:06 | Mar 9th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/jordanharbinger/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/jordanharbinger/ Podcast 47:06 | Download | Stitcher | iTunes | Comment It’s no secret that Dan and Ian are radio enthusiasts. It’s the reason that they started making this podcas...Show More
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0:00 | Mar 7th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/working-in-email-for-only-30-minutes-a-day/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/working-in-email-for-only-30-minutes-a-day/ I’ve been thinking a lot about productivity this year. In January, I started ramping up my working intensity...Show More

39:10 | Mar 2nd, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/splitly/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/splitly/ Podcast 39:10 | Download | Stitcher | iTunes | Comment On today’s show, Dan and Ian have decided to focus on something that has never been done on this podcast. They have intervi...Show More
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0:00 | Feb 28th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/stuck-in-a-rut/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/stuck-in-a-rut/ I don’t remember how it started, probably with Taylor Pearson. In early 2016, we had been working on a long article (booklet?) for a month or so. 1,000s and 1,000s ...Show More

32:36 | Feb 23rd, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/howdoesyourbusinessfeel/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/howdoesyourbusinessfeel/ Podcast 32:36 | Download | Stitcher | iTunes | Comment A short while back, Dan and Ian invited Rob Dix and Rob Bence on to the show to share their...Show More
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0:00 | Feb 21st, 2017

44:07 | Feb 16th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/hungaryandgeorgia/ A few weeks ago, Dan and Ian published their first episode of a new series on this podcast, where they decided to seek out the answer to a question that every location-independent entrepreneur has struggl...Show More
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0:00 | Feb 14th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/set-your-pricing-accordingly/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/set-your-pricing-accordingly/ Dave, over at Grav.com, is one of the leading manufactures of glass pipes in the marijuana industry. We first met in Austin, but serendi...Show More

59:28 | Feb 9th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/makemoneywithamazon/ In the past, Dan and Ian have explored what they like to call the "Amazon Gold Rush" on this podcast. Today's show is inspired by someone that Dan recently spent some time with who is knee deep in tha...Show More
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0:00 | Feb 7th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/can-you-become-wealthy-in-just-a-few-years/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/can-you-become-wealthy-in-just-a-few-years/ This week on the podcast, we’re inviting a guest who’s had an incredible amount of success building Amazon a...Show More

31:22 | Feb 2nd, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/entrepreneurialpeople/ A few weeks ago, Dan and Ian sent out an email to the listeners of this podcast, in an attempt to get to know the audience a little better. They were excited to find out that many of the listeners of...Show More

36:31 | Jan 26th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/spainandportugal/ This episode is the first in a series in which Dan and Ian attempt to answer one of the fundamental questions that all location-independent entrepreneurs eventually ask themselves: If I can live anywhere, ...Show More
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0:00 | Jan 24th, 2017

36:40 | Jan 19th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/waitbutwhy/ Today's guest is easily one of Dan and Ian's favorite writers online. Tim Urban is the man behind Wait But Why. He writes long-form, stick figure illustrated blog posts on a variety of topics. Better yet, he h...Show More
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0:00 | Jan 17th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/hiring-less-to-make-more/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/hiring-less-to-make-more/ Last week I had a call with Andrew Youderian, who I speak with about once a quarter. Since Andrew also runs a community, and we were both in eco...Show More

34:01 | Jan 12th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/hiremymom/ Dan and Ian know that all entrepreneurs struggle with hiring, and specifically hiring remote workers. One thing that they have learned over the years, through listeners of this podcast and members of the Dynamit...Show More
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0:00 | Jan 10th, 2017

45:55 | Jan 5th, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/clickminded/ Dan and Ian have always been fascinated by people who can create ways to generate income quickly. Today's guest not only works for one of the most successful startups in San Francisco, but at the same time he ...Show More
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0:00 | Jan 3rd, 2017

http://www.tropicalmba.com/five-hangovers-from-2016/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/five-hangovers-from-2016/ There are a few things in my life, left over from 2016, which I’d like to change in 2017. They are: Lose the extra 15 lbs for good. I’m guessing...Show More
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0:00 | Dec 27th, 2016

http://www.tropicalmba.com/happy-holidays-from-the-tmba/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/happy-holidays-from-the-tmba/ This is one of the few weeks of the year that the entire TMBA team doesn’t come together in our virtual office. But I wanted to sneak in...Show More

19:28 | Dec 22nd, 2016

http://www.tropicalmba.com/christmas/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/christmas/ Podcast 19:28 | Download | Stitcher | iTunes | Comment On this very festive edition of the TropicalMBA Podcast, Dan and Ian have decided to put their own spin on one of their...Show More
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0:00 | Dec 20th, 2016

http://www.tropicalmba.com/why-i-overinvest/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/why-i-overinvest/ In every company I have owned, I have made the same mistake: I over invested. For most businesses, generally in the first few years, there is a period when you ...Show More

44:31 | Dec 15th, 2016

http://www.tropicalmba.com/businessideas3/ A few weeks ago, Dan and Ian mentioned that they would be inviting their friend Dan Norris back onto the program. Dan Norris is the author of The 7 Day Startup, and for lack of a better term, he is a busine...Show More

41:24 | Dec 8th, 2016

http://www.tropicalmba.com/ricardosemler/ On today's show, Dan and Ian are going to be speaking with someone who has inspired them both for a very long time. In fact, he is the author of one of the most cited books on this podcast. Maverick is Rica...Show More
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0:00 | Dec 6th, 2016

http://www.tropicalmba.com/you-are-where-you-come-from/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/you-are-where-you-come-from/ A few years ago people (mostly non-entrepreneurs) started asking me the question “Where did you come up with that idea?”, in reference to ...Show More

38:05 | Dec 1st, 2016

http://www.tropicalmba.com/estonia/ On today's show, Dan and Ian are taking a look at one specific country. Estonia is a nation that, until this point, our hosts had very little knowledge of. They are a country that has started behaving like a start...Show More
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0:00 | Nov 29th, 2016

http://www.tropicalmba.com/whats-a-simple-way-to-lose-10-or-20-pounds/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/whats-a-simple-way-to-lose-10-or-20-pounds/ This year, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about diet, and how to drop a few pounds. And by “thinking” I m...Show More

40:59 | Nov 24th, 2016

http://www.tropicalmba.com/sarahk/ Back in 2012, Dan and Ian hosted a two week seminar that was attended by 44 listeners of this show, and Sarah Kornblet was one of those people. Since attending that seminar, Sarah has become a very successful attorn...Show More
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0:00 | Nov 22nd, 2016

http://www.tropicalmba.com/rich-man-poor-man/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/rich-man-poor-man/ Last Tuesday I was going through my morning routine, which usually entails eating breakfast and browsing my local Craigslist classifieds. There was a time whe...Show More

39:19 | Nov 17th, 2016

http://www.tropicalmba.com/apprentice2/ On this show, Dan and Ian talk a lot about apprenticeships. In doing research about apprenticeships, Ian recently discovered that in many developed countries all over the world, there is a very robust apprenti...Show More
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0:00 | Nov 15th, 2016

http://www.tropicalmba.com/what-advice-do-you-have-for-students/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/what-advice-do-you-have-for-students/ A writer friend was recently invited to speak in front of a group of students. He was asked to share his opinions on how...Show More

40:14 | Nov 10th, 2016

http://www.tropicalmba.com/businessideas2/ On last week's show, Dan and Ian spoke about how many entrepreneurs are finding success with productized service business. One of the reasons for that success is that these businesses can be started quickly ...Show More
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0:00 | Nov 8th, 2016

25:51 | Nov 3rd, 2016

http://www.tropicalmba.com/eventfive/ Dan and Ian are both recovering from their DC BKK event that they host every year in Bangkok. This year marked the fifth anniversary of that event, which has been a topic of conversation on this show every year s...Show More
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0:00 | Nov 1st, 2016

http://www.tropicalmba.com/now/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/now/ This is a now page. I’m writing it because the question I get most from readers, when we meet, is “what are you up to now?” Until a few days ago I would joke that “my brains are scramble...Show More

46:00 | Oct 27th, 2016

http://www.tropicalmba.com/claycollins/ Several weeks ago, Dan and Ian spoke with Simon Payne about his experiences as the technical co-founder of LeadPages, the number one landing page software on the web, and his decision to leave that company to p...Show More

37:39 | Oct 20th, 2016

http://www.tropicalmba.com/greatbooks/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/greatbooks/ Podcast 37:39 | Download | Stitcher | iTunes | Comment A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, when Dan and Ian decided to start a business together, their first seriou...Show More
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0:00 | Oct 18th, 2016

http://www.tropicalmba.com/dcbkk-in-25-photos/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/dcbkk-in-25-photos/ Creating business conferences isn’t something I thought I’d be doing 10 years ago. I never liked conferences, why create one? Perhaps we thought we’d do one...Show More

43:27 | Oct 13th, 2016

http://www.tropicalmba.com/propertypodcast/ Recently, Dan and Ian have been exploring the subject of investing in properties, and the many reasons and motivations that different investors have. It has been a few months since Ian purchased his home in...Show More
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0:00 | Oct 11th, 2016

http://www.tropicalmba.com/traveling-with-large-monitors/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/traveling-with-large-monitors/ Click around the web and you’ll find estimates, all over the map, about how much ‘screen size’ affects our productivity at work. The r...Show More

22:48 | Oct 6th, 2016

http://www.tropicalmba.com/buffett/ Recently, Dan and Ian have decided to research someone who is a legend in the world of business. For a very long time, Warren Buffett was the richest person in the world. Dan and Ian both recently read Alice Schro...Show More
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0:00 | Oct 4th, 2016

http://www.tropicalmba.com/two-weeks-in-asia/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/two-weeks-in-asia/ If you only had two weeks of vacation, and wanted to use them to visit Asia for the first time, where should you go? How should you spend your time? This was ...Show More

35:24 | Sep 29th, 2016

http://www.tropicalmba.com/languagelearning/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/languagelearning/ Podcast 35:24 | Download | Stitcher | iTunes | Comment Hola! Like many of us, Dan and Ian spend a lot of time in foreign countries. As regular listeners know, D...Show More
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0:00 | Sep 27th, 2016

http://www.tropicalmba.com/the-end-of-jobs/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/the-end-of-jobs/ It’s been well over a year since Taylor Pearson’s book, The End of Jobs, was published. I thought of it this morning as I was replying to an email from a student ...Show More

45:53 | Sep 22nd, 2016

http://www.tropicalmba.com/basketball/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/basketball/ Podcast 45:54 | Download | Stitcher | iTunes | Comment This week’s episode is the final instalment of our three-part series about people who have turned their passions (whi...Show More
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0:00 | Sep 20th, 2016

54:55 | Sep 15th, 2016

http://www.tropicalmba.com/rcr/ In the second part of our three-part series, Dan and Ian are talking to people that have turned their own personal obsessions into successful businesses. This week, you'll be hearing from someone that Ian has admired ...Show More
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0:00 | Sep 13th, 2016

http://www.tropicalmba.com/my-dream-car/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/my-dream-car/ Last week, Ian wrote over 3,500 words about his new home purchase. But he skimmed over what might have been his greatest motivation for buying a big place– wrenching on...Show More

1:01:13 | Sep 8th, 2016

http://www.tropicalmba.com/cycling/ In the first part of a new three part series, Dan and Ian are going to be talking about some of their personal obsessions and the people who have turned those obsessions into businesses. This week, you'll hear abo...Show More
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0:00 | Sep 6th, 2016

http://www.tropicalmba.com/the-real-cost-of-buying-a-house/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/the-real-cost-of-buying-a-house/ Hi, Ian here. After a year or so of obsessing over Redfin and Realtor.com, I finally pulled the trigger and bought a house! My dec...Show More

38:16 | Sep 1st, 2016

http://www.tropicalmba.com/dccommunity/ Starting a business can be extremely emotionally difficult. Dan and Ian are very familiar with the personal toll that the process can take on an aspiring entrepreneur. A lot of times starting a business means ...Show More
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0:00 | Aug 30th, 2016

http://www.tropicalmba.com/the-9-then-3-lifestyle/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/the-9-then-3-lifestyle/ One of the most intriguing ideas in The Four Hour Work Week is the concept of ‘mini-retirements.’ The possibility that, if you effectively automate ...Show More

50:20 | Aug 25th, 2016

http://www.tropicalmba.com/soldfollowup/ A year ago, Dan and Ian published one of the most-listened to episodes of this podcast, titled 7 Things to Consider When Selling Your Business. In that episode, they detailed all of the ups and downs of the s...Show More
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0:00 | Aug 23rd, 2016

http://www.tropicalmba.com/tmba-august-news-updates/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/tmba-august-news-updates/ For two and a half years we’ve been sending weekly news emails to our subscribers. They included links to our favorite reads of the week, and a ...Show More
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