TMBA 270: A Roundtable Discussion on Apprentices, Mentoring, and Team Building

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Our old friend and former team member Taylor Pearson from TaylorPearson.me has come by this week to help us have a broad, round-table conversation about team building. We talk about the ways that Ian and I have done it, and Taylor shares some insider insight about being on our team. We also answer a question from a young listener about whether he should be learning a skill set like SEO or diving headfirst into his own business.

Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • The benefits of “Training in Altitude” and “Playing with House Money”.
  • Why we don’t generally hire 30 year-olds.
  • Our definition of an “Open Door” management policy.
  • Why we believe in the “Six Months to Michael Keaton” approach.
  • When to hire a contractor and when to find a full-time employee.
  • Why we are returning to the era of apprenticeships and why that works better for everyone involved.

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Thanks for listening to our show! We’ll be back next Thursday morning 8AM EST. Cheers, Dan & Ian

Published on 11.13.14

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