TMBA318: Mentors – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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On today’s show Dan and Ian explore the (arguably) most creative, powerful – but also potentially toxic – relationship in entrepreneurship: that between a mentor and a mentee.

We’re doing so by speaking with Tim Conley, a Dynamite Circle member who has quite a bit of experience in these types of relationships. We talk to him about how to find a mentor, what makes a good one and how these relationships evolve over time.


Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • Why anyone who would make a good mentor will say no when you approach them. (3:40)
  • Tim’s definition of what a mentor is. (4:34)
  • The different types of characters that pop up when fostering these kinds of relationships. (9:24)
  • Tips to keep in mind when searching for a mentor. (22:53)
  • Why successful people usually have more responsibility and not less. (27:00)

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