TMBA 633: Mailbag: Managing Teams and Creating Communities

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In this week’s episode Dan and Ian respond to some listener questions, thoughts and comments, including: managing relationships within a team as it grows larger, some updates about Dynamite Jobs, and what’s involved in running masterminds and creating a community:

“It’s a really bad idea to copy something that’s already successful but not copy what they did in the early days to be successful. When we talk about conception, we talk about what value it delivers to a small number of people today … and that value proposition is going to be clear to me on day one, so you got to start with a clear conception”.

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Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • Reasons we don’t share more DJ updates on the show (02:55)
  • Things to think about re. building a community for your business (10:15)
  • Why ‘conception’ is the most important thing to think about when creating communities (19:05)
  • The complicated experience of growing teams and team communication (26:46)

Mentioned in the episode:

Before the Exit – Our New Book
Partner With Us
The Dynamite Circle
Dynamite Jobs
Post a Remote Job
Dynamite Deals
Tropical MBA on YouTube
Dynamite Jobs – Remote Recruiting Sales Page
Lower Street
Harry Morton
Andrew Chen

Enjoyed this podcast? Check out these:

TMBA405: A Conversation with Noah Kagan
TMBA452: How to Master a Mastermind
TMBA595: Hiring Tips for Remote Companies in 2021

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