TMBA 683: The Successful Business That Grew Out Of A Family Emergency

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Happy 2023 to all our listeners. The focus of this show has always been freedom, whatever that means to you. This pod is a judgement-free zone. It might be freedom to travel, to spend more time with family and friends, to work in a certain way, or with certain values, to give back to your community, or to support loved ones. Or just not to have a traditional J-O-B.

Today’s guest Davis Nguyen initially founded My Consulting Offer, which helps people get management consulting jobs, to raise some ‘money in hand’ to pay a family member’s emergency medical bill. But it’s grown into so much more than that – a business that allows him harass his skills and to live life on his own terms, terms that just weren’t open to him when he was working for top consulting firm Bain & Company:

‘I loved the management consulting job. I love the fact that you get to work with really smart people … I just didn’t like the fact that I couldn’t take time off as much as I wanted … I remember my first year I literally went to negative vacation days because I wanted to take a trip to Japan. And, by the time I came back, basically HR said, ‘Alright, Davis, you have negative five days. Now basically, you can’t take vacation for the next year.’

Listen and Learn:

  • Davis’ strategies for connecting with universities and colleges
  • Why ‘the corner office test’ is so powerful
  • A systematic approach to hiring
  • Why it’s so important to figure out what you’re trying to solve for

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
Davis Nguyen
My Consulting Offer
Bain & Company

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TMBA427: Dan and Ian’s Consulting Corner
TMBA318: Mentors – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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