TMBA577: A Wild and Unforgettable Year in Review

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To say that the last twelve months were unpredictable would be a massive understatement.

For ourselves and so many other entrepreneurs, the COVID outbreak not only threw a wrench into our plans for 2020, it completely changed the way that we did business this year.

Many of us were operating in industries that were adversely affected by the pandemic on a profound scale. Others, particularly those in eCommerce, experienced one of the most successful years of their entrepreneurial careers.

In today’s episode, we are revisiting some of the highs and lows of a wild and unforgettable year.

You’ll hear our opinions on how the year has played out on a broader scale, some insights into how our own businesses have fared over the year, and some highlights from our favorite moments on the podcast in 2020.



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Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • What we’ve learned from a year without travel. (4:46)
  • The moment that everything changed for us this year. (14:12)
  • One of the biggest changes we made at Dynamite Jobs in 2020. (23:50)
  • A few of the most memorable stories that our listeners shared with us this year. (54:45)
  • Our favorite outtakes and bloopers from the podcast in 2020. (1:02:50)

Mentioned in the episode:

Before the Exit – Our New Book
TMBA Masterminds
Partner With Us
The Dynamite Circle
Dynamite Jobs
Dynamite Deals
Tropical MBA on YouTube
Post a Remote Job
The Price of Tomorrow by Jeff Booth
Kyla Gardner
Mark Brenwall
Rob Walling
Startups for the Rest of Us
Travis Jamison
Smash Digital
What Technology Wants by Kevin Kelly
1,000 True Fans by Kevin Kelly
Simon Payne
Vincent Nguyen
Jeff Pecaro

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TMBA569: An Ode to DCBKK
TMBA571: There is Only One Kevin Kelly


This week’s sponsor:

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Dan & Ian




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