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The Tropical MBA Podcast aims to show you the inside story of the people who are building "micro-multinational" businesses while they travel the world. We are interested in entrepreneurship, travel, internationalization, and personal freedom. Join 1,000's of listeners from all around the world, every Thursday morning.

The Tropical MBA Podcast - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle Dan Andrews; Ian Schoen

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    • 4.9 • 442 Ratings

The Tropical MBA Podcast aims to show you the inside story of the people who are building "micro-multinational" businesses while they travel the world. We are interested in entrepreneurship, travel, internationalization, and personal freedom. Join 1,000's of listeners from all around the world, every Thursday morning.

    TMBA625: Living Outside Your Comfort Zone

    TMBA625: Living Outside Your Comfort Zone

    There is nothing we love more than an entrepreneur who operates outside of convention, and this week's guest is no exception.


    Tynan is a bestselling author and the creator of CruiseSheet, a website that helps travelers find great deals on cruises. He is also a former Pickup Artist or "PUA", and at one point was a professional gambler.


    We've been following his terrific blog at Tynan.com for many years, and we're fascinated by his ability to remain ahead of the curve when it comes to social trends on the internet.


    Tynan joins us this week to discuss his history in the controversial Pickup Artist subculture, his unique philosophies on wealth and personal finance, and what it truly means to live outside of your comfort zone.

    • 57 min
    TMBA624: The Emotional Toll of the Entrepreneurial Journey

    TMBA624: The Emotional Toll of the Entrepreneurial Journey

    Today's episode is all about an emotional journey that was born out of this very podcast, and the unique mental health challenges that entrepreneurs face.


    Bunty SomRoy took a huge risk back in 2015 when he decided to volunteer at one of our Dynamite Circle events in Bangkok.


    Since then, he has gone through many stages of the entrepreneurial journey; hustling as a freelancer, taking a job at a startup, and finally running a successful business of his own.


    It wasn't all wine and roses, though. Bunty encountered some harrowing mental health struggles along the way, and he joins us on the podcast this week to share his very personal story.


    This conversation touches on many of our favorite topics as well, including why it's important to put yourself in the room with seasoned entrepreneurs, how getting a job can be an excellent way to uplevel your business chops, and much more.

    • 52 min
    TMBA623: It's Never Too Late to Find a Business Partner

    TMBA623: It's Never Too Late to Find a Business Partner

    When today's guest spoke at our recent event in Mexico City, we were taken by his story because it presented a captivating alternative to the traditional bootstrap business partnerships that we've encountered over the years.


    Tommy Griffith is the founder of ClickMinded, an online SEO training course, and he has joined us many times over the years to share the story of that business.


    His story took an unexpected turn when he decided to take on a co-founder, after he had already been operating his business for five years.


    Tommy joins us on today's show to explain how his feelings of being "cornered and surrounded" led to the decision to seek out a late-stage co-founder, what he was looking for in a business partner, how they negotiated equity, and a whole lot more.

    • 56 min
    TMBA622: Mailbag: How Do You Stay Motivated After You Succeed?

    TMBA622: Mailbag: How Do You Stay Motivated After You Succeed?

    We are once again reaching into the mailbag this week to answer questions from the Tropical MBA audience.


    We'll be answering questions that our listeners have submitted on a broad range of topics, including how to stay motivated after your business has met your goals, and how you can better your chances of being selected as a speaker at a conference or a podcast guest.


    You'll also hear some news updates about our own businesses, our crypto portfolio, and a whole lot more.

    • 34 min
    TMBA621: 10 Key Trends in the Digital Nomad Community for 2022

    TMBA621: 10 Key Trends in the Digital Nomad Community for 2022

    It was such a breath of fresh air to see so many entrepreneurs in Mexico City last week at DC MEX, our first in-person event since 2019.


    We had so much fun catching up with old friends, meeting new ones, exchanging stories, and working together to move forward with our businesses.


    One of our favorite parts about these events is that we get an up-close-and-personal look as all kinds of exciting trends start to emerge in the community.


    In today's episode, we are highlighting 10 new trends that we've identified in the location-independent community. You'll hear about business models that becoming popular, how entrepreneurs are moving forward in the wake of the pandemic, and hot locations for digital nomads in 2022.

    • 50 min
    TMBA620: The Upside of Running an Agency

    TMBA620: The Upside of Running an Agency

    Today's podcast is all about a business model that sometimes gets a bad rap on this show: "the agency".


    We recently bumped into our friend Johnathan Solorzano at MicroConf in Austin, and he had quite a bit to say about the subject.


    Johnathan is the founder of Solo Media Group, a remote agency of web developers that focuses primarily on Shopify and WooCommerce projects.


    We've invited Johnathan onto the show this week to share his thoughts about the upside of running an agency, specifically how it can provide you with unique insights into your market, improve your professional network, and help you start earning revenue fast.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
442 Ratings

442 Ratings

homsic4ph ,

Props to Dan and Ian

I’ve been listening for years. They helped me to be inspired to start a business, took their advice on running the biz and still listening after I sold my business. So much value.

ASobering ,

Such a wealth of knowledge! 🧠

This is one of the most insightful podcasts that I have ever come across! Dan and Ian do such a great job of sharing their wisdom and I love how they lead meaningful conversations with guests who bring so much experience to the table. Highly recommend checking this show out - you won’t be disappointed!

elllo todd ,

Real and Refreshing

This podcast shines over most because the hosts, Dan and Ian, obviously care about the audience and always deliver interesting and insightful content that engages listeners, while never being pretentious or preachy.

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