Last week I cancelled most of my phone calls, dusted off my copy of Freedom app (to turn off WIFI capabilities on my laptop), and caught a flight with my fellow blogger and coffee enthusiast James Clark. We were headed to the capital city of Vietnam-- Hanoi-- a place I always thought had a bookish vibe.
During the interview they laughed at that last point, but I wouldn’t. I identify with Donald’s story because being an artist who wants their work to be seen by others is very similar to being an entrepreneur. As an artist, your team doesn’t scale and the distribution channels are for the most part apparent, so you focus your energy on work that scales (writing, painting, songs), and ideas that get passed on by your audience.
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David is hanging out there for a month along with a huge crew of DCers and other bloggers. We did some comparing and contrasting on the phone today and it got me thinking about some of the downsides of Bali for digital nomads. I’m still a huge advocate for Bali, but I’d like to highlight some of the potential downsides of Bali if you are evaluating places to hang out for a few months or years!
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Join those who’ve subscribed to or reviewed Tropical Talk Radio by clicking this link. DISCLAIMER: We do not have appropriate qualifications to be handing out… Read More »TMBA 093 (TTR10) – How to Use Smart Drugs and Supplement Stacks to Get More Work Done
A quick word on diet and exercise from a slightly overweight unhealthy guy… I don’t know jack shit about health. I’m not qualified to tell… Read More »I Quit Carbs and Sugar and Here is What I Learned
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Some of the most lively discussions in our forum (opening to the public next week) revolve around re-location to different places across Southeast Asia. Last week an entrepreneur in Thailand asked:I haven’t been to the Philippines or Bali yet. Why are so many of you guys are down there — what am I missing?
I'm a big fan of the Foolish Adventure Podcast. I've listened to most of the episodes. I learn a lot from Tim and Izzy. A few months back I started emailing Tim. Then we started talking on the phone. That turned in to weekly phone calls that are invaluable to me. Sure... call it a bromance...
Subscribe to this blog here. I love twitter, follow me @TropicalMBA. Hi TMBA reader! This is a long post. Here’s what’s in it: An offer for… Read More »Live on a Tropical Island in the Philippines for Free
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