Dan Andrews

The Work of an Entrepreneur – Believe in Value When There’s No Money

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While I was writing responses to emails I received this week, I realized there's an idea Ian and I talk about often in-person and find useful, but it comes up rarely on this blog. It's this: often, the most important job of an entrepreneur isn't to make money, but to understand value. There's a related story in...

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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...

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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...

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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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