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TMBA488: The Re-Readables: The War of Art
Podcast 39:35 | Download | Stitcher | iTunes | Comment A few weeks ago, Dan and Ian introduced a new strand on this podcast called “The Re-Readables”. In this ongoing series, we are taking a look back at some of our favorite books with a fresh perspective. This week’s choice is all about the “Muse”, creativity, productivity, and...
TMBA487: “If It Makes Us Money We Shouldn’t Be Doing It”
Podcast 46:52 | Download | Stitcher | iTunes | Comment Dan and Ian speak with a lot of entrepreneurs on this show about the difficult decisions that they have to make. Today’s guest is currently facing one of the biggest challenges in his business. It’s one that we all face, or will eventually face, at som point on...
TMBA486: The Re-Readables: Getting Things Done
Dan and Ian are excited to start a new series on this week's show.One of our favorite podcasts to listen to lately is The Re-Watchables, a series presented by The Ringer, where the hosts look back on legendary films.They discuss why these movies had such an impact, what parts have aged the best and worst, and other categories which they use to assess what has made these films stand the test of time.We thought it would be fun to talk about some of our favorite books in a similar light. This week, we are looking back at the single most important book we read in our business.Getting Things Done by David Allen represented a paradigm shift in the early 2000s, and it was the first book that was truly written for information and knowledge workers.On today's podcast, we are revisiting Getting Things Done, talking about why that book was so influential, and whether the ideas in that book are still as relevant as they were at the time it was released.
TMBA485: Mastering the Art of Entrepreneurial Kung Fu
Dan and Ian have talked a lot about business strategy on this show, but there are some business techniques that are so powerful, you have to learn them from a true master.
Jason Cohen, the founder of WP Engine, recently wrote a piece on his blog ASmartBear.com titled Kung Fu.
In that blog, Jason proposes that all entrepreneurs are essentially fighters. We are fighting to make a living, fighting to survive, and fighting to change marketplaces.
Any good fighter needs to have a plan, and in that blog post, Jason shared his own "secret moves" for running a business.
On today's episode, we are talking about some of Jason's secret business moves, and sharing a few of our own as well.
TMBA484: 5 Things We’ve Learned From Running a New Business for 6 Months
A lot of our listeners have been reaching out to us lately to ask about Dan and Ian's newest business venture, Dynamite Jobs.
They have been running the business for the past six months, and it is still very much in the early stages.
As the business has grown and changed over that time, they've learned a lot of things that they didn't expect.
On today's podcast, we're sharing five things that we have learned in the last six months of running a new productized services business.
Later on in the episode, we'll be discussing some specific numbers, goals, and takeaways from the first six months of Dynamite Jobs. You'll also hear three reasons why we think the remote hiring process isn't working for a lot of entrepreneurs.
TMBA483: Search Engine Optimization in 2019 (Plus, The Dark Side of SEO)
Longtime listeners of this show know that Dan and Ian spent the early part of their entrepreneurial career building product businesses online.
What you might not know is that Search Engine Optimization, commonly referred to as SEO, was one of the first skillsets that they learned when building those businesses.
A lot has changed in the last decade when it comes to SEO, and this week's guest seems to be at the forefront of that progress.
Tim Soulo is the Chief Marketing Officer and Product Adviser for Ahrefs. Ahrefs is a Software-as-a-Service company that provides a suite of incredibly useful SEO research tools. Their website is also host to one of the best SEO blogs on the internet.
On today's podcast, Tim shares some keen insight on the evolution of SEO and how you can make SEO work for your business. We'll also be exploring some of the darker sides of SEO and content marketing.
Great advice for doers instead of dreamers
I've been listening to these guys for at least 50 episodes, though I wish I'd had their advice when I started out on my own nine years ago. Lately I've been listening from my location independent home in Mexico and I trust them so much I linked to them from a Lonely Planet article and from my new book, A Better Life for Half the Price. Keep keeping it real!
Don’t know why this took so long…
I’m not sure why it’s taken me 2 years to write this review. I binged on their episodes my senior year in college (2 years ago) and knew they were great from the start. A mixture of inspirational and informative.
It was nice to have a constant input of location independent entrepreneurial from two real guys. They have been a constant source of motivation in chasing down this unusual lifestyle of working from one’s computer.
Fast forward 2 years from starting their podcast, and I’m 2 months into living in Rio de Janeiro in an apprenticeship that has changed my life.
Thanks guys, I can’t show enough appreciation.
Warning: Will alter the trajectory of your life
Have only the best things to say. I've been listening to the podcast for 3-4 years now. The month I quit my job 2 years ago I joined the DC and have immersed myself in the community Dan and Ian created. Little did I know, listening to this podcast would inspire me to get out of my comfort zone and get serious about bootstrapping my business. In addition, it would help me find friends from all over the world who actually get what I do.