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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

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 439 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.

    TMBA615: 8 Simple Steps for Improving Your Sales Funnel

    TMBA615: 8 Simple Steps for Improving Your Sales Funnel

    This week's episode is full of actionable advice for anyone who is looking to improve their revenue and optimize their sales.


    We were taking notes throughout the entire conversation with today's guest, and by the time it had ended, it felt like we had taken part in an incredible workshop.


    John Ainsworth is the founder of Data Driven Marketing, and he has recently started a group that coaches course creators who are looking to increase the revenue of their business.


    John joins us on today's podcast to share the specific steps that he has been using with his own clients that have helped them see immediate results in their sales funnel.

    • 57 min
    TMBA614: The Lifestyle Ladder

    TMBA614: The Lifestyle Ladder

    This week's podcast is inspired by a blog post that we published back in 2014.


    That post was titled "What is the Real Cost of the Permanent Travel Lifestyle?" and many of the points we touched on in that article are still being discussed by people in our community today.


    One of those people is Jesse Schoberg.


    Jesse is the co-founder and CEO of DropInBlog.com, and he is all too familiar with the challenges of bootstrapping his way up the "Lifestyle Ladder".


    Jesse joins us this week to share his thoughts on location arbitrage, financial freedom, and what he believes the "Lifestyle Ladder" of the permanent traveler looks like in 2021.

    • 48 min
    TMBA613: Is It Possible to Raise a Family as a Digital Nomad?

    TMBA613: Is It Possible to Raise a Family as a Digital Nomad?

    We've seen a lot of great conversations take place in our private community The Dynamite Circle as of late.


    One of our favorites came in the form of a thread titled "Is Digital Nomadism Possible to Combine With Having a Family?"


    While there were many insightful responses in that thread, one member, in particular, caught our attention.


    Steven Ladek is the Principal of E-Learning Advocacy for a company called Open LMS. He's also a longtime entrepreneur and has lived outside of the United States for 16 years.


    Together with his wife Dana, they have raised three children in Hungary, Costa Rica, Thailand, and Mexico.


    Steven joins us this week to talk about what it's really like to balance parenting with nomadism, and the unique challenges that expat families face around the globe.

    • 40 min
    TMBA612: Mailbag: Avoiding Drama in Your Business

    TMBA612: Mailbag: Avoiding Drama in Your Business

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


    This is a somewhat unorthodox episode, as we are "shooting from the hip" on a variety of items that have come across our desk in the past few months.


    We'll be discussing how to structure your teams (specifically in an agency), tips for staying focused on what's important in your business, and how to avoid the dreaded "D-word" in your business: drama.

    • 24 min
    TMBA611: Should You Bootstrap or Seek Funding For Your Startup?

    TMBA611: Should You Bootstrap or Seek Funding For Your Startup?

    Today's guest has been on an incredible journey that touches on so many of our favorite entrepreneurial milestones.


    Derek Pankaew is the co-founder of Mythia, a financial startup that has partnered with banks to create a debit card aimed exclusively at gamers.


    He has experienced just about every entrepreneurial path, from running a "4-Hour Workweek" business built on passive income, to seeking out more ambitious projects in the San Francisco startup community, and eventually raising roughly 2.2 million dollars in venture capital funding.


    Derek joins us this week to take us through the steps of his incredible journey, and to share some of the fundamental differences between bootstrapping and running a venture capital-backed business.

    • 40 min
    TMBA610: Building Deal Flow from Social Media and Content Marketing

    TMBA610: Building Deal Flow from Social Media and Content Marketing

    Today's episode is particularly insightful for entrepreneurs who are looking to improve their social media or content marketing game, and for those of us who are interested in the property investment space.


    Moses Kagan is the co-founder of Adaptive Realty, a boutique real estate private equity firm based in Los Angeles, which has about $200 Million in assets under management.


    He is also an extremely savvy Twitter user and has successfully leveraged that platform to build meaningful relationships, many of which have led to massive investment deals.


    Moses joins us this week to talk about his strategies for social media and content marketing, the principles he has used to drive the success of his real estate business, and so much more.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
439 Ratings

439 Ratings

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.

Brando5 ,

This podcast is the one I’d listen to if I could only choose one.

This podcast is the one I’d listen to if I could only choose one. For location independent thinkers: the variety, the depth, and the insightfulness is remarkable; and it only gets better every year I have has listened (which is since 2013).

I listen to about 25 podcasts a week. This one is where I feel at home.

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