Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle
By Dan Andrews
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The Tropical MBA Podcast aims to show you the inside story of the people who are building "micro-multinational" businesses while they travel the world. We are interested in entrepreneurship, travel, internationalization, and personal freedom. Join 1,000's of listeners from all around the world, every Thursday morning.
||ExplicitTMBA 252: Do We Need to Re-Train Ourselves to Enjoy Free Time?||Podcast | Download | Stitcher | iTunes We’re getting into some advanced level stuff this week. As entrepreneurs, many of us have achieved what we’ve built by putting in insane amounts of hours on the phone or behind the laptop.||7/10/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitTMBA 251: The Entrepreneurial Quest||Podcast | Download | Stitcher | iTunes This week, we’re talking about the four elements of the “Hero’s Quest” that every entrepreneur embarks on. This episode is all about looking back and understanding the first six||7/3/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitTMBA 250: Designing and Prototyping Your Own Consumer Product||Podcast | Download | Stitcher | iTunes Bossman and I are celebrating our 250th episode this week. We’re also talking to our good friend Eric Dubs, the creator of Bedphones. Eric has found success in the consumer electronics market, de||6/26/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitTMBA 249: Getting Started With Customer Churn Analysis||Podcast | Download | Stitcher | iTunes We’re talking about Churn rate, and everything we can learn from it. Bossman and I are by no means experts on the topic, but we’ve dug up a plethora of information to share on Churn rate an||6/19/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitTMBA 248: The “Steak Dinner Problem” and Polyphasic Productivity||This week, we're talking about John Reineck's "Steak Dinner Problem", and how we interact with our clients. We had a great discussion with Taylor Pearson about it in the comments of our recent article about The Coconut Cash Conundrum. We're gonna be shari||6/12/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitTMBA 247: How Do You Know When It’s Time to Hire?||We're back this week, answering a bunch of listener questions about when it's the right time to expand your business and hire some new employees. We'll talk about why there's no magic bullet for getting through the hiring process. It's different for every||6/5/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitTMBA 246: Should You Be Blogging?||This week, we're digging into the archives and replaying one of our most popular, and controversial episodes. We're going to be talking about the perils of personal blogging and entrepreneurial journey blogging. A lot of people have interpreted this episo||5/29/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitTMBA 245: The Tao of the Sale||This week, it’s all about making the sale. Bossman and I are exploring twenty random thoughts that we’ve had about sales. We talk about everything from salesmanship, to what that process looks like, what some of the key tactics that we use are, and ho||5/22/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitTMBA 244: “I Got My First Monies, What Should I Do Now?”||This week, we're talking about money. We've had quite a few listeners asking us about what to do when your business starts generating enough money for you to live comfortably. Bossman and I are not financial experts by any means, but we have experienced a||5/15/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitTMBA 243: The “Knowledge Gap” Fallacy||Last week, we put out a challenge for listeners to email us there "1000 True Fans" business plan-- what they are going to be doing for their clients, how they are doing it differently than other providers, what they are delivering, and the prices that the||5/8/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitTMBA 242: How 1,000 True Fans Can Work in Practice||We got a lot of great feedback from last week's episode, but a lot of people were confused about how the 1,000 True Fans model works in the real world. On this week's episode, we are answering some listener questions about how to build your business to cr||5/1/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitTMBA 241: “10 True Clients” Business Models||This week we are going to replay one of our favorite episodes of all time, with a little bit extra thrown in for good measure. This episode has had a great impact on a lot of our listeners. Of all of the episodes we have recorded, this one has probably he||4/24/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitTMBA 240: Knowing How Versus Knowing What||This week bossman and I discuss being unpopular in the face of pressure from friends, family, team members, and employees. Bossman references his new "entrepreneurmobile" gratuitously and we ponder the distinctions being 'know-how' and 'know-what' knowled||4/17/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitTMBA 239: 10 Ways to Cut a Crappy Deal||We've seen a lot of really smart people making dumb deals. It's okay, every entrepreneur has been there. We're not afraid to admit that we've been guilty of some of these mistakes ourselves. On this week's episode we'll be talking about ten ways that you||4/10/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitTMBA 238: 9 Months Into A SaaS Project – 5 Things We’d Do Differently||People have been asking us to open up a little bit more about some of our specific business ventures so this week we’re going to be talking about our new software-as-a-service product, ValetUp.com. We’re 9 months into the company, and we’ve already||4/3/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitTMBA 237: Thoughts On the Costs and Logistics of Location Independent Living||This week one of our listeners challenged us to explain the detailed costs of the location independent lifestyle. We’ll talk about how to set up your business so you can become location independent and some general principles we’ve learned over the||3/27/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitTMBA 236: Thoughts on Getting Your First Product Manufactured in China||This week, one of our listeners challenged us to go more in-depth about Chinese manufacturing and how to get your first product manufactured. We're gonna dive right in and talk about where and how you can learn about outsourcing your product to China, and||3/20/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitTMBA 235: 2 China Factory Sourcing Strategies (and Business Updates)||This week, Bossman is back on the scene, and we are going over a host of specific updates about our businesses. In particular, we really get into what kinds of challenges we’ve faced manufacturing our own product, how we’ve been handling our r||3/13/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitTMBA 234: Where Are All the Women in the Digital Nomad Community?||This week, Elisa Doucette joins me to talk about women in the location independent entrepreneurship game. Elisa runs the Dynamite Circle business operations. If you’re a lady sitting in your cubicle in the United States, listen closely. We have a fa||3/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitTMBA 233: Stop, Drop(ship), and Roll in the Profit||This week, Ian catches up with us from Mexico to talk about the struggles and successes we’ve experienced with our portable bar company over the last nine months. We’ll talk about our experience displaying our new flash bar at a recent trade s||2/27/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitTMBA 232: Is a College Degree Useful For Entrepreneurs?||In this week’s episode, I’m answering some listener submitted questions. I’ve invited Jimmy Hayes and Josh Weinstein back on the show to add their two cents as well, as we discuss whether or not a college degree is necessary for someone||2/20/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitTMBA 231: Narrative Fallacy and the New Faces of the Digital Nomad Movement||*** Are you interested in attending our high level mastermind in April or May? If you can fill out this brief survey, we’ll send you more details shortly. *** In this week’s episode, we’re decided to do things a little bit differently. I||2/13/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitTMBA 230: Entrepreneurial Mindset Fundamentals||*** Are you interested in attending our high level mastermind in April or May? If you can fill out this brief survey, we’ll send you more details shortly. *** In this week’s episode, I’ve been reflecting about how far things have come si||2/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitTMBA 229: Explaining the Entrepreneurial Worldview to Friends and Family||Damian Thompson is back after the last episode with him absolutely blew up! Erik Emsley challenged us to help him explain to his family what this lifestyle choice is all about. Listen to this week’s show and learn: The fundamental belief system behi||1/30/14||Free||View In iTunes|
Overall review....I DIG the content and energy of the show....even the sound effects
This is easily one of my favorite podcasts to listen to while I work! You guys always give ACTUAL tangible things that are valuable for anyone with an online business...and then you include the links to check out resources mentioned.....nice!
Nice little rhyme at the end of episode #37....needed the comic relief. thanks!
Keep it up the awesome work!
The WordPress Chick
My favorite podcast
I'm sure few people will believe me when I say that one of the first things I do in the morning is roll over and see if Dan and Ian have posted a new podcast for me to listen to on my drive to work. In fact, I check every morning before even getting out of bed. I know it typically only comes once a week, but hey, I can hope...right?
I continue to be amazed out how much knowledge and information comes from these two men. They're actually DOING business, not just theorizing about it or speculating what *might* work. Their knowledge and what they say has already been tested by THEM before it gets to us. If only more information was held to such standards!
And not only are they crazy smart, they're just plain enjoyable to listen to. You can tell there is a great friendship and working relationship between the two guys just based on how they interact. I love it! I love finding something that is not only smart and tested, but shows how enjoyable work can truly be.
I continually recommend this podcast to people looking to escape from their desk. ABSOLUTELY my favorite podcast!! These guys rock so hard, your face will fall off!!!
PS - If you ever release more than one podcast in one week, I'm going to pretend it is just for me. :)
Co-Founder of LeadBrite
This is my favorite podcast right now (and I could really care less about lifestyle or beaches). Thanks guys.
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