TMBA 439: Five Takeaways From Our Event In Austin

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On today’s show, Dan and Ian are going to be sharing some of their thoughts about the event they recently hosted in Austin, Texas.

Approximately 100 internet entrepreneurs got together to attend DC Austin. They took part in workshops and mastermind groups with other entrepreneurs, sharing and learning about the next steps in their entrepreneurial journey, meeting old friends and making new ones.

In this week’s episode, Dan and Ian are going to talk about the things they learned from that event, what the current entrepreneurial climate looks like, what is changing, and what opportunities exist for listeners of this show.

Transcript

Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • What the word ‘Entrepreneur’ means to us. (5:16)
  • The trouble with the ten-year career path. (10:07)
  • Why more and more people are worried about platform vulnerability. (14:18)
  • What sets Austin, Texas apart from other entrepreneurial cities in America. (23:19)
  • What happens when institutional money starts flowing into the lifestyle business sector. (31:52)

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Published on 05.03.18
  • PapaJuju

    Great episode fellas!

    This quote really stuck with me: “The same is true of entrepreneurship. It is a skillset that you have to get involved in order to learn. There are no number of podcasts or books that you can read that are going to teach you the skillset of entrepreneurship.”

    With that being said. I’m ready to start learning the skillset necessary to learn entrepreneurship. What I lack right now is a business idea or a problem to solve for value.

    Does anyone want to donate an idea, or might you have another business idea podcast in the future? Understanding, of course, that execution and providing legible value is everything.

  • Andrés Yuyo Berte

    Yes. Copy an idea one you are comfortable to deliver.

    For example I started freelancing with podcasting services. There’s no enough editors (check UpWork by yourself).

    Little by little, you’ll learn the ins and outs of your industry, you’ll come with better ideas, and eventually you’ll find yourself the captain of a ship.

  • PapaJuju

    Thanks Andres!

  • @disqus_AWL5OMiz8G:disqus – They’ve done quite a few “donate a business idea episodes” in the past This one in particular might be relevant to you.

    http://www.tropicalmba.com/businessideas3/

  • yep this! :D glad you dug the ep.

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