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TMBA493: What They Don’t Tell You About Entrepreneurship

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Podcast 32:46 | Download | Stitcher | iTunes | Comment 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 people just don't tell you about entrepreneurship. Sure, there are plenty of naysayers, online gurus, and general know-it-alls but the reality...

TMBA492: The Re-Readables: Rich Dad Poor Dad

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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 friend, author, and frequent guest on this podcast, Kyla Gardner of KylaGardner.com.That book is Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad Poor Dad. In that book, Kiyosaki basically suggests that if you want to be rich and successful, you've got to ditch the middle-class mindset.Kyla joins us this week to discuss some of the controversial opinions in this book, which ideas in that book have aged the best and which have aged the worst, and much, much more.

TMBA491: Breaking Up is Still Hard to Do

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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. Freddy Lansky is the co-founder of iChess, which sells chess videos, courses and DVDs online. Recently, Freddy decided to leave that business, choosing to dissolve an eight-year business partnership with one of his closest friends. On today's episode, Freddy joins us to speak about the origins of iChess, what it felt like to be trapped in a business that was no longer fulfilling to him, and how he and his partner navigated their breakup.

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What are Your Favorite Job Interview Questions?

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As a team we've been doing tons of interviews in our efforts to match remote professionals with great companies over at Dynamite Jobs. We're exploring ways to ask more elegant and efficient questions. What can you ask someone that reveals the most about their potential in a job? Recently, I asked Kean Graham, founder of Monetize...

Do you Need to Quit Your Job to Build a Successful Business?

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We get a lot of emails from readers of this blog (Dan@TropicalMBA.com). This week I thought I’d respond to some here. Feel free to write us if you have questions you'd like to see written about. Today's topics include making money from writing, digital nomad documentaries, starting productized services, and remote jobs. Hi Dan, I...

The Charisma Trap – One Way Entrepreneurs Screw Up Hiring Remote Employees

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A few days ago, a customer of Dynamite Jobs called me seeking advice. On his desk he had two resumes and a dilemma. “Both of my options seem good,” he said, “but I can't decide who to choose." He went on to describe the candidates: "Candidate number one could be plugged into the job and...

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