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TMBA502: What We’ve Learned About Our Listeners

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A few months ago, Dan and Ian asked the listeners of this show to respond to a survey about The Tropical MBA Podcast.We wanted to gain a richer understanding of the types of people who are listening to this podcast, so we can continue to create content that is relevant to their interests.We were surprised and delighted not only by the number of people that filled it out but by the types of responses that we received as well. We read every single response that we received from the survey and on today's podcast, we are going to be sharing our thoughts about those survey responses.We'll be discussing your insights, your criticisms, your positive feedback and the data that we learned about the listeners of this show. Stick around to the end to hear a little bit more about how we plan to implement what we learned from that survey in the future of this podcast.

TMBA501: Cease and Desist

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Today's episode is unlike anything else Dan and Ian have ever recorded on this podcast. It all started with a cease and desist letter that we received via email at the beginning of the year. That letter was from an in-house counsel at a very large company and it alleged that The Tropical MBA Podcast was potentially infringing on their trademark. We decided to reach out to our friend Eric Misterovich from Revision Legal. Revision Legal is a law firm that specializes in working with businesses that make money online. Eric joins us on today's podcast to talk a little bit about intellectual property law, as well as the specific cease and desist letter that we received. Make sure to stay tuned until the end of this episode to hear more about the ongoing nature of this situation.

TMBA500: An Entrepreneur’s Trip to ‘Room 101’

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Dan and Ian are excited because they get to spend today's podcast doing one of their favorite things: complaining. This isn't just their everyday grinding of axes, though. On this week's episode, we are taking our own stab at a fun an unique concept popularized by the BBC in a classic television series called "Room 101".The term "Room 101" comes from George Orwell's 1984. In Orwell's fictional world, it was a sort of torture chamber that thought criminals are banished to. In this episode, Dan and Ian will each present three things that they want to complain about, and at the end of the episode, they are going to vote on which terrible thing deserves to be banished to Room 101.

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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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