TMBA 108 (LBP98) – 8 Lesser Recognized Forms Of The Resistance

As Dan and Ian gear up to launch their first Tropical MBA course to the masses, they’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about start-ups, marketing, and business practice in general.

These are the things that the guys will be teaching small groups of entrepreneurs and aspiring start-ups this summer from beautiful Puerto Galera in the Philippines.

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All this thinking has led to a higher-than-average consumption of wine and Bintang, a lot of power naps, Ian taking up hot yoga, and some epic brainstorming.

Why are some ridiculous people successful? Why do otherwise brilliant ideas fail? Can you really source an entire business set-up buying gigs on Fiverr?

The key, as outlined by Steven Pressfield in The Art of War, is resistance. Resistance is rarely obvious in it’s inception and even harder to identify once you are fully entrenched.

That’s why it’s so important to keep an eye out for these 8 Lesser Recognized Forms Of The Resistance:

  1. Anything that prevents you from having the best product
  2. Being smart
  3. Rationalizing your job
  4. Doing SEO, tech, specialization that you aren’t specialized in
  5. Having people sign NDA’s
  6. Going to conferences to learn critical information
  7. Getting your friends to partner up
  8. Hiring interns, VA’s, and other employees without knowing what’s what?

Is There a Better Place to Start a Business?

Listener Questions Answered:

  • It would be cool to see how you guys structure things to make the magic happen. What lessons did you learn in building your business organizationally? What positions in your company are critical? What positions did you hire for that you wouldn’t have hired for in retrospect, etc?   – Matthew Paulson 


  • Chris Ducker’s internship at Tropical Workforce
  • The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

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Episode length: 32:16


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