TMBA 516: Dan and Ian: The Full Backstory. Part 2

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In last week’s episode, we took a look at the early days of Dan and Ian ‘s relationship and the circumstances that led to their business partnership.

Today’s podcast is the second part of that series, and it’s all about the next chapter.

In this episode, you’ll hear how Dan and Ian bought their business partner out of their product company, the origins of this podcast, how they started their membership community The Dynamite Circle, and much more.

Transcript

Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • The origins of this podcast. (5:06)
  • Why Dan and Ian decided to part ways with their third business partner. (14:17)
  • How The Tropical MBA website was born. (24:44)
  • How a meetup in the Philippines led to the creation of The Dynamite Circle. (32:16)
  • Why Dan and Ian have remained business partners to this day. (48:30)

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This week’s sponsor:

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Thanks for listening to our show! We’ll be back next Thursday morning 8AM EST. Cheers, Dan & Ian

Published on 10.24.19

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