Today Dan talks to one of our favorite writers Sam Dogan, the man behind ‘Financial Samurai’. And Sam has recently written a book called ‘Buy This, Not That’, laying out the ideas and strategies he learnt not only from his decade long career at Goldman Sachs but also investing personally and interacting with the many millions of visitors to his blog.
The Lifestyle Business Podcast
Today’s show challenges bootstrapped entrepreneurs to think about lessons they can draw from high-income private equity funded business, especially about structured forward planning and accountancy. But it also covers what lessons PE funded companies could learn from the other side of the tracks.
*** Are you interested in attending our high level mastermind in April or May? If you can fill out this brief survey, we’ll send you… Read More »TMBA 230: Entrepreneurial Mindset Fundamentals
Damian Thompson is back after the last episode with him absolutely blew up! Erik Emsley challenged us to help him explain to his family what… Read More »TMBA 229: Explaining the Entrepreneurial Worldview to Friends and Family
Ian is back on the Tropical MBA Podcast this week to talk about our next big idea, as well as answering some listener questions (thank… Read More »TMBA 228: Getting to the Table With High Achievers
Damian Thompson from Linchpin is back on the show this week (his first appearance here) talking with me about one of the biggest movements we… Read More »TMBA 227: The Rise Of Productized Services
The boss man is back this week after a far too long hiatus and his timing is perfect for a topic we absolutely love. Kiri… Read More »TMBA 226: How to Know When to Cut Bait? 5 Signs Your Niche Needs Changed
Happy New Year! Ian is off celebrating the holidays with his family this week, and Kaiser Soze was here hanging out when a discussion came… Read More »TMBA 225: Thoughts on Living and Working in Asia
Since an angry fish seemed to have cut the internet wire in the ocean, Ian and I are cut off from one another. In his… Read More »TMBA 224: Listener Questions, Like : “I Make $1,000 a Month, Now What?”
We’ve been looking back a lot to the beginning of The Valet Spot now that we’ve released the info to the public and realized that… Read More »TMBA 223: Things We’d Change if We Started Our Product Business Today
For a variety of reasons, Ian and I have never spoken openly about the first successful B2B business we ever started– TheValetSpot.com. This week we… Read More »TMBA 222: The Full Story Behind Our First Niche
I’ve got Joe “Hot Money” Magnotti on as my co-host this week in the wake of Ian’s much needed romp in Europe. Today, we’re passing… Read More »TMBA 221: 5 Trends In Remote Working and Team Building
In the process of launching and iterating on Valet Up, our new SaaS app developed for valet companies, Ian and I have been working on… Read More »TMBA 220: Thoughts on Email Marketing (60% of Our B2B Customers Open Our Emails on Mobile!)
Ian and I are both in the “on the road” mindset this week– we’re both mentally preparing to head out traveling or a little while.… Read More »TMBA 219: 5 Lifestyle Business Thought Experiments
We’ve gotten a few phone calls recently that set us off on a path to the discussion we had this week on the Tropical MBA… Read More »TMBA 218 : The Consultant’s Handbook – How to Make Location Independent Income Quickly
Cam Collins runs a business that helps marinas manage their boat inventory. He recently sold the assets of the company in a strategic merger, and… Read More »TMBA 217: Selling the Assets of Your Business in a Strategic Sale
“Look out for the boy who has to plunge into work direct from the common school and who begins by sweeping out the office. He… Read More »TMBA 216: Carnegie on How Young People Can Get Ahead in the World
After this weekend’s incredible DCBKK event, Dan and Ian sift through the mountain of helpful information, solid business advice and entrepreneurial savvy to bring you… Read More »TMBA 215: DCBKK 2013 – What Our Speakers Taught Us
As we approach DCBKK, we wanted to have a little chat about our predictions for the future of business as we know it. There’s a… Read More »TMBA 214: 10 Predictions For 2014 and Beyond
The fellas are switching things up and coming to you from Europe this week. Having just finished speaking at the MicroConf event in Prague, they’ve… Read More »TMBA 213: What Makes a Great Conference Talk?
Hollywood filmmaker (with an imdb profile!), software programmer, podcaster, and most importantly, The Dominator of all things, Jesse Lawler is on the show this week… Read More »TMBA 212: Building Distributed Software Teams in Asia
TMBA 211: How Is It Possible To Raise $100,000 In 4 Days Without Giving Away Equity Or Taking A Loan?
So many people struggle to get a great idea off the ground because they didn’t validate and ask the market to vote with their wallets.… Read More »TMBA 211: How Is It Possible To Raise $100,000 In 4 Days Without Giving Away Equity Or Taking A Loan?
Today Ian and I sit down with the one and only Dave Huss to talk about generating paid traffic to your site. With so many… Read More »TMBA 209 : How to Effectively Use Google Adwords
Just to be clear– we aren’t stopping doing a weekly Thursday morning podcast, we are just going to start (primarily) publishing it at TropicalMBA.com (our… Read More »TMBA 202 (LBP166) – LBP Inside Baseball and Why We are Moving the Show to TropicalMBA.com
Ian is back in the US of A hanging out in California, while Dan’s living the high life in Hong Kong. The guys are looking… Read More »TMBA 200 (LBP165) – Building Strong Communities
This week, Dan and Ian are talking about some chessmaster stuff. This is an episode all about making strategic moves in your business that you… Read More »TMBA 199 (LBP164) – 5 Concepts (That Don’t Cost Much To Implement) That Can Help You Build Wealth
Dan and Ian are coming at you today with some insight into what could be the most costly decision you’ll make in your business careers. … Read More »TMBA 197 (LBP163) – The Bootstrapper’s Guide to Business Partnerships
After spending some time back in the States, both Dan and Ian have been experiencing some different viewpoints on personal finance. Many of which are… Read More »TMBA 196 (LBP162) – A 21st Century Financial Script