TMBA359: Our Favorite Books and Blogs of 2016 post image

Podcast 37:39 | Download | Stitcher | iTunes | Comment A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, when Dan and Ian decided to start a business together, their first serious spending was on books. They knew that, in order to run a successful business, they would first have to read up on how...

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By: Dan and IanPublished on 10.20.16
Our Annual Event, DCBKK, in 25 Photos post image

Creating business conferences isn't something I thought I'd be doing 10 years ago. I never liked conferences, why create one? Perhaps we thought we'd do one that didn't suck. One where the right people were in the room for the right reasons. Whatever the initial motivations, we've stuck with it. Over the years we've hosted...

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By: DanPublished on 10.18.16
TMBA358: Is All Property an Investment Opportunity? post image

Recently, Dan and Ian have been exploring the subject of investing in properties, and the many reasons and motivations that different investors have. It has been a few months since Ian purchased his home in Austin, Texas, and he is still trying to wrap his head around what it means to be a homeowner.

This week, he decided to reach out to Rob Dix and Rob Bence, who have both been investing in properties in the UK for almost a decade. They also run a business finding and managing properties for others, as well as hosting a podcast about property investments called The Property Podcast.

On this episode, the "Robs" share with Ian why people might want to invest in property, some of the archetypes of people who do invest in property, and their general feelings on the future of housing market.

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By: Dan and IanPublished on 10.13.16
Have You Ever Considered Traveling With Large Computer Monitors? post image

Click around the web and you'll find estimates, all over the map, about how much 'screen size' affects our productivity at work. The real numbers will obviously vary from person to person, and from task to task. But, for me, I've always preferred working on big screens. When I managed a small design team in the mid 2000's,...

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By: DanPublished on 10.11.16
TMBA357: A Review of Snowball, a Biography Of Warren Buffett post image

Recently, Dan and Ian have decided to research someone who is a legend in the world of business.

For a very long time, Warren Buffett was the richest person in the world. Dan and Ian both recently read Alice Schroeder's fantastic biography of Warren Buffett titled "The Snowball".

They decided they wanted to dedicate an episode to that story of Mr. Buffett's life, and the unique business choices that he has made throughout his career.

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By: Dan and IanPublished on 10.06.16
A Two Week Travel Itinerary –  An Introduction to Asia post image

If you only had two weeks of vacation, and wanted to use them to visit Asia for the first time, where should you go? How should you spend your time? This was a question I faced in 2013, when I was organizing a two week trip for - and with - my parents. I shared the challenge...

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By: DanPublished on 10.04.16
TMBA356: How Long Does it Take to Learn a Foreign Language? post image

Podcast 35:24 | Download | Stitcher | iTunes | Comment Hola! Like many of us, Dan and Ian spend a lot of time in foreign countries. As regular listeners know, Dan has recently moved to Barcelona and he's starting to get more than a little embarrassed by his limited range lack of Spanish. But he also...

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By: Dan and IanPublished on 09.29.16
Could You Replicate Your Education For Free – PhD or Podcast? post image

It's been well over a year since Taylor Pearson's book, The End of Jobs, was published. I thought of it this morning as I was replying to an email from a student seeking career advice. The End of Jobs is not a guidebook, it's more 'a brief history of contemporary careers.' Although Taylor doesn't come right out...

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By: DanPublished on 09.27.16
TMBA355: How The Dunc’d On Basketball Podcast Became a Business in Just a Year post image

Podcast 45:54 | Download | Stitcher | iTunes | Comment This week's episode is the final instalment of our three-part series about people who have turned their passions (which just happen to be some of Dan and Ian's personal obsessions) into successful businesses. Today's guest is the podcaster that Dan has listened to the most in...

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By: Dan and IanPublished on 09.22.16
It Can Take 8 Months to Learn a Business, What About Building It? post image

Of the more than 500 posts we’ve put up on this blog over the years, the one I hear most about is “the 1,000 rule.” I can sum it up like this: It’s really, really hard to grow a meaningful business. You'll probably be poorer three years after you start than if you'd stayed in...

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By: DanPublished on 09.20.16