TMBA 472: Surprises and Delights of the Year

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As we approach the end of 2018, Dan and Ian have been reflecting on some of their favorite conversations of the year, many of which happened on this podcast.

They both feel incredibly fortunate to be able to speak to so many people that they admire and respect on this show.

This year has been a landmark one for us here at the Tropical MBA and, on today’s episode, we are revisiting some moments that have surprised, delighted and re-affirmed things for us.

It’s not all about the highlights, though. Stick around after the credits to hear our 2018 blooper reel.


Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • A guest that we admired for a long time who far exceeded our expectations when we met him. (2:21)
  • Why one of the major themes of our podcast this year was “Show, Don’t Tell”. (7:26)
  • One of our most authentic interviews of 2018. (19:22)
  • An interview that really challenged one of the opinions that we presented on this show. (30:36)
  • Some of our best outtakes from the podcast this year. (46:19)

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Published on 12.20.18

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