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TMBA580: Mailbag: Making New Moves in the New Year
January is one of our favorite months of the year because it's a time for starting over, setting new goals, and making plans for how to achieve them.
It's no surprise then that our inbox starts filling up with messages from excited entrepreneurs who are looking for new ways to push forward with their businesses.
This week, we're reaching into the mailbag once again to answer questions submitted by Tropical MBA listeners around the world.
We'll be discussing a series of topics specifically related to starting new businesses, finding new revenue streams, and making new moves in your business in 2021.
TMBA579: The Price of Tomorrow
Every once in a while a book comes around that completely captivates us and leaves us with more questions than answers.
When we discovered "The Price of Tomorrow" by Jeff Booth, we knew we needed to hear more from the man who wrote it.
Jeff is a Canadian-based entrepreneur who has built and invested in numerous companies, including BuildDirect, which he helped grow to $220 Million dollars in annual revenue.
We were absolutely taken by the ideas he presented in his book, as well as Jeff's perspective on the future of the global economy.
Jeff joins us on today's podcast for what turned out to be an incredibly poignant conversation about the global financial system, inflation and deflation, technology, and so much more.
TMBA578: It's All About the Fundamentals
This is the time of year when so many people are making goals and resolutions.
These types of things are great, but we've always believed that the best way to is to see real progress is to create healthy habits and practices.
Successful athletes do this by continuing to practice their fundamentals, the core skills that are most important to their game.
Today we're going to be looking at how we can practice our business fundamentals so we can improve our daily habits and set ourselves up for success in the new year.
We'll be sharing some specific ways that you can improve your finances, your time, your relationships, and much more.
TMBA577: A Wild and Unforgettable Year in Review
To say that the last twelve months were unpredictable would be a massive understatement.
For ourselves and so many other entrepreneurs, the COVID outbreak not only threw a wrench into our plans for 2020, it completely changed the way that we did business this year.
Many of us were operating in industries that were adversely affected by the pandemic on a profound scale. Others, particularly those in eCommerce, experienced one of the most successful years of their entrepreneurial careers.
In today's episode, we are revisiting some of the highs and lows of a wild and unforgettable year.
You'll hear our opinions on how the year has played out on a broader scale, some insights into how our own businesses have fared over the year, and some highlights from our favorite moments on the podcast in 2020.
TMBA576: The Kings of Crypto
Like so many other entrepreneurs, we are fascinated by cryptocurrencies.
We are naturally drawn to the technology because we believe it has the potential to cause some serious disruption in the financial sector.
You might recall a few years back that we interviewed Nathaniel Popper about his book Digital Gold, which chronicled the origins of Bitcoin.
Today's guest has written what feels to us like the next logical chapter of that story.
Jeff Roberts is the author of Kings of Crypto, a book that details how the cryptocurrency startup Coinbase drove crypto out of the shadows of the internet and into the mainstream financial industry.
Jeff joins us this week to talk about how the book came to fruition, crypto's evolving place within mainstream finance, the ideological battles happening within the space, and so much more.
TMBA575: A Blue Collar Origin Story
Even though 2020 has been a difficult year for some entrepreneurs, it has arguably been an all-time year for many people running eCommerce businesses.
Longtime listeners know that we first cut our teeth in the eCommerce space, and we love keeping tabs on how that industry continues to evolve and innovate.
It's no surprise then that today's guest made his way onto our radar.
Aaron Rubin is a longtime veteran of eCommerce. Aaron's growing annoyance with the shipping costs related to his business drove him to create ShipHero, a remote company that offers outsourced shipping fulfillment services and warehouse management software to other eCommerce businesses.
Today, more than 1 in every 200 eCommerce packages delivered in America are shipped through ShipHero.
Aaron joins us today to share his story. You'll hear how his first eCommerce business nearly went bankrupt, how a need to "scratch his own itch" led to the creation of ShipHero, and Aaron's somewhat insider take on where the eCommerce industry is headed in the future.
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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).
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I've been listening to TMBA for the better part of a decade and it's been the voice in my head that's helped me start and grow a business bigger than myself. The concepts they throw out themselves or via guests on the pod make me challenge my own beliefs and they also are open about their own successes and failures. What Dan and Ian have grown is bigger than this podcast.
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