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TMBA515: Dan and Ian: The Full Backstory. Part 1

In the ten years that Dan and Ian have been recording this podcast, the number one thing that they hear from listeners is that they want to know more about their story.

Today’s episode is the first part of a two-part documentary series where Dan and Ian open up about their own personal history.

In this episode, you will hear why they each decided to move to San Diego, California, the circumstances that led to their meeting, how they became friends, and ultimately how they decided to become business partners.

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TMBA514: Mailbag: The Complexity of Cashflow

One of Dan and Ian’s favorite things to do is to reach into the mailbag to answer questions from listeners of this show and today they are doing just that.

On this week’s podcast, you’ll hear answers to listener-submitted questions on a variety of topics including how to think about cash flow in your business, what makes a good entrepreneurmobile in 2019, and more.

Stick around until the end of the episode for an in-depth update on Dynamite Deals.

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TMBA513: How To Get Rich Without Getting Lucky

A few weeks ago, Dan and Ian invited Nick Huber on to the show to talk about his storage business Storage Squad.

During that conversation, Nick shared the story of how he built a successful “old school” business by applying his technical knowledge to a less competitive market.

After we stopped recording, that conversation took an interesting turn when Nick started opening up to us about his philosophy for building labor-intensive businesses that he likes to call “Sweaty Startups”.

On today’s podcast, we’ve invited Nick back to share some of those philosophies, with a focus on the types of business models that he is attracted to, as well as the ones that he isn’t particularly fond of.

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TMBA512: What Happens When Your Product Gets Suspended By Amazon?

Dan and Ian opened up on this podcast recently about a cease and desist letter that they received.

Today’s guest heard that episode and was compelled to share his own story about a similar legal battle.

Dylan Smith is the co-founder of Keg Smiths, a company that manufactures and sells mini beer kegs, and he has received his fair share of cease and desist letters in his entrepreneurial career.

Dylan joins us this week to share a riveting story about how a cease and desist letter led to his products being removed from Amazon, the ramifications of that experience, and how he was able to ultimately win out and get his products back on Amazon.

Make sure to stick around until the end of the podcast to hear this week’s Dynamite Deal, which includes a deep discount for legal services for entrepreneurs. 

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TMBA511: The 10 Year Career – Wealth in the Modern Age

Today’s episode features an in-depth look into one particular entrepreneurial journey that Dan and Ian have been following for a decade.

Longtime listeners will certainly be familiar with Travis Jamison.

Travis has joined us on this show many times in the past, and you’ve likely heard ads for his newest company Smash Digital on the show in recent weeks.

Travis has been on a pretty epic journey since we first met, not just living and working in many countries, but he has become a hugely successful entrepreneur as well.

We invited Travis back on to the show this week to share his unbelievable story.

You’ll hear how he started a supplement company and scaled it almost entirely through SEO, how he transitioned to SEO services, how he then shifted into SEO for Amazon sellers with AMZ Tracker, and how he made some judicious exits from those companies, which has allowed him to take equity stakes in a dozen or more start-ups with the investment arm of his new company, Smash Digital.

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TMBA510: Driven to Distraction

One of Dan and Ian’s favorite things to talk about on this show is the role that technology plays in our lives.

They are particularly curious about the ways that new technology and social media can affect our ability to be productive and successful entrepreneurs.

Today’s guest is a bonafide expert when it comes to technological addiction and how to fight it.

Nir Eyal is an accomplished and thoughtful writer on the topic of behavioral design.

Nir gained notoriety for writing the book Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and he is also the author of an excellent blog at NirAndFar.com.

We have invited him on to the podcast today to talk about his new book Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life.

Indistractable is all about making sure technology takes an appropriate place in your life, and how we can find more space in our own lives to be present and productive.

Stick around to the end of the show to hear a brand new feature on this podcast, which includes a very exclusive offer for listeners of this show in the form of our very first Dynamite Deal.

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