TMBA 361: Contemplations On Five Years of DCBKK

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Dan and Ian are still both recovering from the DCBKK event that they host annually in Bangkok. This year marked its fifth anniversary, so they thought this might be a good moment to reflect on how DCBKK, and those attending, has evolved since its inception.

In this week’s show, they talk about some of the themes of this year’s event, what they learnt and the intimate connection that has formed between TMBA listeners and DCBKK over the years.


Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • How the connection between this podcast and the Dynamite Circle initially formed. (2:24)
  • An idea for a productized service company that Dan donates to the TropicalMBA audience. (4:36)
  • Why distributed teams were a big topic of interest at this year’s DC BKK. (8:27)
  • What it was like having sponsors for DC BKK for the very first time. (16:01)
  • Dan and Ian’s final notes on the fifth anniversary of their event. (20:37)

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Published on 11.03.16
  • Victor Abeledo

    Question for the listeners with a Software with a service business:

    How do you look for potential customers? Should I aim for the small business owners, or the big ones?
    I want to make a service for E-commerce, is it worth it to try to sell to businesses with no E-commerce yet?
    My clients would be spanish speakers, will that make any difference?
    And last: should I start charging $0? or should I start a store of my own? I have some tech background(studying IS) but no background at any E-commerce platform

  • Great recap! +1 for the magic ;-)

  • One idea: Why not go super niche with it, user the Ecommerce Systems’ native plugin/app stores, targeted for spanish speakers? E.g. “X Service for Spanish-speaking Ecommerce Store owners doing between $5K and $50K per month in revenue”?

  • I loved DCBKK this year. Don’t forget about DCBCN though… June ’17 sometime?

  • Dan thanks for the mention, just remember we stole the apprentice program idea from you!

  • cheers Joe by all means steal away!!! :)

  • good question! no solid dates or plans right now.

  • thanks TKING!

  • this because it piggybacks on established buying behavior.

  • Peter

    Any update on DCBCN!?
    I will travel there for sure, but want to time it right!

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