Tropical MBA Notes 2020

TMBA526: Our Business Goals for the New Year Date: 2020-01-02 Link Work to learn. Not to earn. For physical products the scary part is putting a lot of chips down for one specific iteration of the product (inventory). It always takes someone a while to come into a business and be effective. TMBA527: Letting Go… Continue reading Tropical MBA Notes 2020

Tropical MBA Notes 2019

TMBA474: “You’re Not Working With Clients Anymore, You’re Working With Customers” Date: 2019-01-03 Link You can care what people think but not to the point where it stops you from trying stuff. In the service business it is easy to have that initial high. There are some things in entrepreneurship that are hard to do… Continue reading Tropical MBA Notes 2019

Tropical MBA Notes 2018

TMBA422: Crypto: What’s It All About? Date: 2018-01-04 Link There are only three ways to start building your crypto-basket. You can buy them, mine them, people can pay you with them. Bitcoin is not just a medium of exchange–it is a store of value. Bitcoin represents the largest supercomputer on earth. Alt-coin is a coin… Continue reading Tropical MBA Notes 2018

Tropical MBA Notes 2017

TMBA370: The Saturday Morning Side Hustle Date: 2017-01-05 Link: Tropical MBA It is a lot easier to do a productized service than be an agency model. Grad school is the worst thing society has done to our generation. A lot of formal education can be replaced now. The fastest hack of becoming an expert who… Continue reading Tropical MBA Notes 2017

Tropical MBA Notes 2016

TMBA318: Mentors – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Date: 2016-01-06 Link: Tropical MBA It is a very complex relationship. Mentor is a word that is so used that it is meaningless. Finding a mentor is an organic process. It is isn’t a handshake deal. You have to be ready for opportunities as they… Continue reading Tropical MBA Notes 2016

Tropical MBA Notes 2015

TMBA275: How Should an Entrepreneur Invest $50,000? Date: 2015-01-01 Link: Tropical Talk Radio When you’re an entrepreneur you’re planning on a future you can’t predict. Staying flexible (having cash on hand) as entrepreneurs is really important. If you have the impulse to spend money make sure you’re spending it on an asset. Start a customer-funded… Continue reading Tropical MBA Notes 2015

Tropical MBA Notes 2014

TMBA 225: Thoughts on Living and Working in Asia Date: 2014-01-02 Link: Tropical Talk Radio Everything in life is a tradeoff. The script for Hong Kong is already written. If you’re living in China you’re all in. Nobody really has a job but everybody is working on a business. Don’t do local business (in Asia).… Continue reading Tropical MBA Notes 2014

Tropical MBA Notes 2013

Episode #136 – A is for Apprentice Date: 2013-01-03 Link: Lifestyle Business Podcast Give your family a framework to look at the business you’re starting. Do the apprentice hustle. In an apprentice relationship you need to find the right target. Startup School podcast. Episode #137 – The Kamikaze Sample and 5 Other Online Marketing Stunts… Continue reading Tropical MBA Notes 2013

Tropical MBA Notes 2012

Episode #86 – 4 Online Business Trends That You Shouldn’t Miss in 2012 Date: 2012-01-12 Link: Lifestyle Business Podcast Hustle, hustle, hustle. Read the archives on The number one thing entrepreneurs undervalue is their experience as entrepreneurs. Important to meet your partners in person. Read. Episode #87 – Post-Business School: The Things They Never… Continue reading Tropical MBA Notes 2012

Tropical MBA Notes 2011

TMBA01: Welcome to Tropical Talk Radio, The Scene in Bali, and Identifying Peer Groups Date: 2011-11-01 Link: Tropical Talk Radio Pick people’s brains. 1,000 subscribers is about how many to be able to live full time on your blog. ($30k a year) Bali is the Hawaii of Asia. TMBA02: Huge Tax Breaks for Expats (Plus the… Continue reading Tropical MBA Notes 2011