300 episodes

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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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.

    TMBA529: The Price of Progress

    TMBA529: The Price of Progress

    We here at the Tropical MBA are always fascinated with people who raise questions that challenge the social narratives that most people follow.


    It's no wonder then that Christoper Ryan caught our attention.


    Christopher is a New York Times bestselling author, the host of a brilliant podcast called Tangentially Speaking, and is perhaps best known for his 2010 book Sex at Dawn.


    Christopher recently published a new book called Civilized to Death, which argues that so-called "progress" has actually adversely affected the way we live.


    He joins us today to talk about his unconventional path to becoming a published author, and why civilization might not represent progress.

    • 50 min
    TMBA528: The Brenwall Code

    TMBA528: The Brenwall Code

    Last week, we spoke to Mark Brenwall about why he left his job in San Francisco to move to Asia and start WOD Nation, an Amazon FBA business that sells CrossFit products.


    Today's podcast is the conclusion of that interview and in it, we speak specifically about Mark's entrepreneurial "code".


    In this conversation, Mark shares some of his unorthodox business philosophies, as well as some specific insights into the Amazon FBA platform, and why he almost decided to sell his business last year.

    • 35 min
    TMBA527: Letting Go of Your Ego

    TMBA527: Letting Go of Your Ego

    Mark Brenwall is the founder of WOD Nation, an Amazon FBA business that sells CrossFit products.


    A few years ago, Mark joined us for one of our favorite conversations we've had on this podcast in an episode called "The Power of Under Optimization".


    That episode was all about Mark's unconventional business approach, which prioritizes lifestyle and happiness over aggressive growth.


    Today's episode is the first in a two-part series where we revisit Mark's story.


    In this first part, we explore some of the personal and professional circumstances that led Mark to leave a seemingly great life in the United States for the unknown.

    • 32 min
    TMBA526: Our Business Goals for the New Year

    TMBA526: Our Business Goals for the New Year

    A year ago, we kicked off 2019 with a somewhat self-indulgent podcast full of updates on our ongoing projects as well as some of our business goals for the year.


    As the decade draws to a close, we’re taking stock of the year and asking ourselves “did we meet those expectations”?


    In today's episode, we are revisiting what we accomplished (and failed to accomplish) in 2019, as well as showcasing some of our business highlights from the year.


    Stick around to the end of the episode to hear five specific plans and goals that we have in store for our projects in 2020.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    TMBA525: 5 Things We Learned On The Podcast in 2019

    TMBA525: 5 Things We Learned On The Podcast in 2019

    As we prepare to celebrate the holiday season, we thought it would be fun to revisit some of our most memorable moments from the podcast in 2019.


    In this week's episode, you'll hear highlights from some of our favorite interviews, as well as our thoughts on five specific entrepreneurial themes that continue to resonate with us as the year comes to a close.


    Make sure to stick around until the end to hear some outtakes from recording the podcast in 2019.

    • 38 min
    TMBA524: Who Do You Think You Are?

    TMBA524: Who Do You Think You Are?

    Some entrepreneurs have a secret.


    Adopting a pseudonym, or a "pen name", is a common practice on the internet.


    Even one of the hosts of this show, Dan Andrews, has been using a pseudonym for many years.


    Some people do it because their name is difficult to pronounce, others are worried about being stalked, or because they want to improve their Google rankings.


    We've also spoken to people who regret having taken a "fake identity", and believe it has started to adversely affect their lives.


    In today's episode, you will hear from several entrepreneurs who have adopted pseudonyms as they share the reasons why they chose to do it, the pros and cons of taking on a pseudonym, and much more.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

brookechristinaskincare ,

Awesome podcast

Love in the latest podcast- The Brenwall Code - Mark Brenwall is such a great example of honesty and openness about his journey in his personal life and business. I look forward to hearing more humble and informative interviews about how other people think outside the box.

TreatyoSelfBoo ,

Down to earth MBA

So happy I stumbled onto this podcast! Not only does it highlight entrepreneurship success stories (and step by step on how they went about getting there), the lessons almost always apply to personal finance as well. Listening to just one episode alone got me thinking about changes I’ll be making with my own Etsy page and personal finances. The hosts also do a great job of asking the right questions of their guests and stepping out of the way to allow them to answer in detail. Another thing worth noting is that the format of the show is very down to earth and accessible. Learning a lot! Subbed!

Brooke Craven ,

Awesome Show!!

Dan & Ian, hosts of The Tropical MBA Podcast, highlights all aspects of entrepreneurship, business and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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