What I’m Doing Now post image

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 scrambled from DCBKK." But here's a real answer: I'm working on the TMBA podcast. This is generally my top priority task...

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By: DanPublished on 11.01.16
TMBA360: Clay Collins and The Unraveling Marketing Stack post image

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 pursue a new venture called ConvertPlayer.

A few days after that episode aired, we were contacted by one of the other founders of that company, Clay Collins, who wanted to come onto the show and talk about one of his favorite things in life: marketing technology. We jumped at the chance to talk to Clay about his company's growth, why they decided to seek venture capital, and a whole lot more.

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By: Dan and IanPublished on 10.27.16
Join Our Team – Seeking a Part-Time Customer Service Professional (Location Independent) post image

I always love writing "we've got a job opening" posts. Back in the day, Ian and I used to rely almost exclusively on Craiglist to recruit new team members. Now we get to hear directly from our readers, and those they refer. As always, thanks for sharing this post with those who might benefit from...

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By: DanPublished on 10.25.16
TMBA359: Our Favorite Books and Blogs of 2016 post image

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 serious spending was on books. They knew that, in order to run a successful business, they would first have to read up on how...

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By: Dan and IanPublished on 10.20.16
Our Annual Event, DCBKK, in 25 Photos post image

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 that didn't suck. One where the right people were in the room for the right reasons. Whatever the initial motivations, we've stuck with it. Over the years we've hosted...

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By: DanPublished on 10.18.16
TMBA358: Is All Property an Investment Opportunity? post image

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 Austin, Texas, and he is still trying to wrap his head around what it means to be a homeowner.

This week, he decided to reach out to Rob Dix and Rob Bence, who have both been investing in properties in the UK for almost a decade. They also run a business finding and managing properties for others, as well as hosting a podcast about property investments called The Property Podcast.

On this episode, the "Robs" share with Ian why people might want to invest in property, some of the archetypes of people who do invest in property, and their general feelings on the future of housing market.

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By: Dan and IanPublished on 10.13.16
Have You Ever Considered Traveling With Large Computer Monitors? post image

Click around the web and you'll find estimates, all over the map, about how much 'screen size' affects our productivity at work. The real numbers will obviously vary from person to person, and from task to task. But, for me, I've always preferred working on big screens. When I managed a small design team in the mid 2000's,...

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By: DanPublished on 10.11.16
TMBA357: A Review of Snowball, a Biography Of Warren Buffett post image

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 Schroeder's fantastic biography of Warren Buffett titled "The Snowball".

They decided they wanted to dedicate an episode to that story of Mr. Buffett's life, and the unique business choices that he has made throughout his career.

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By: Dan and IanPublished on 10.06.16
A Two Week Travel Itinerary –  An Introduction to Asia post image

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 a question I faced in 2013, when I was organizing a two week trip for - and with - my parents. I shared the challenge...

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By: DanPublished on 10.04.16
TMBA356: How Long Does it Take to Learn a Foreign Language? post image

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, Dan has recently moved to Barcelona and he's starting to get more than a little embarrassed by his limited range lack of Spanish. But he also...

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By: Dan and IanPublished on 09.29.16