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MBA2315 Must Read: The Almanack of Naval Ravikant by Eric Jorgenson

What is “wealth” anyway? With modern material comforts well beyond what even the most powerful monarchs enjoyed centuries ago, you’d think we’d all be feeling pretty rich. Yet the goalposts of what defines wealth keep moving. 

So how do you actually become “wealthy”…whatever that means?

Today, we explore a fresh take on the concept from one of this century’s most impactful investors and influencers: Naval Ravikant. Eric Jorgenson’s The Almanack of Naval Ravikant isn’t a biography per se. It’s not a linear narrative, but a mosaic of deep insights and hard-won wisdom from one of this era’s most innovative entrepreneurs.

So what can you learn from it?

Today, we unravel this thought-provoking compilation, and share our top takeaways. By redefining your goals — and taking the most direct, logical path to achieving them — you can define success in the ways that matters most to you.

Get a truly independent thinker’s take on business, the point of entrepreneurship, and what money can really buy. 

Be inspired to approach entrepreneurship in a whole new way — your way. Click Play!

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MBA2314 Is it Too Late to Start a Podcast? + Free Ride Friday

Have you missed the boat on podcasting? It’s a crowded field out there, with podcasts from every self-anointed expert with a microphone and some free time — so should you even bother?

The short answer is yes.

Today, we address a question that Omar gets…oh, about a zillion times a week. Thing is, there are lots of reasons starting a podcast is harder today than it was when the first episode of The $100 MBA Show debuted. 

…but there are lots of reasons it’s easier now, too. We’ll discuss everything that’s changed since then, for better and worse. 

As technology and media have evolved to allow more people to create and listen to podcasts, it can be hard to stand out and find your audience. But those exact same developments are why a great podcast with truly valuable content has a reasonable chance of success!

Learn the biggest challenges to getting your own show going, and decide if podcasting might be the best way for you to make a name for yourself. Click Play!

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MBA2313 Q&A Wednesday: How did you get through your lowest moments in business?

Every business owner goes through tough times, those truly awful moments when the wins seem unreachable. Even the most successful entrepreneurs go through this, time and again.

So how do they deal with it?

How can you navigate those ugly times and keep moving forward? How do seasoned entrepreneurs press on when things seem hopeless?

It’s Q&A Wednesday, and one listener is experiencing hardships in their personal and professional life. They need advice on cultivating resilience and making it through the inevitable troughs and valleys that running a business creates. 

Today, Omar shares strategies for coping with the tough times, using examples from his own most painful business “lows.” 

Nobody has an easy road to success. Learn how to gain perspective, restore optimism, and continue doing great work — even when it feels like everything is falling apart.

Tune in, and learn a few ways to see the bad times as valuable challenges instead of defeats. Click Play!

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MBA2312 Extended Interview with Liam Martin: The Challenges & Benefits of Running a Remote Team

What does it really take to run a remote team? As businesses grapple with the choice to bring employees back to the office or maintain COVID-era remote work policies, entrepreneurs find themselves at a crossroads. 

Liam Martin, founder of remote team management software Time Doctor, still believes remote work is the future. Today, Omar and Liam explore the secrets to asynchronous success!

Omar and Liam share a road-tested faith in the power of remote work (since 2014, our software company has operated fully remotely). Time Doctor measures and analyzes remote employees’ task efficiency, empowering managers and business owners to strategically improve productivity.

In this extended conversation, Omar and Liam discuss the essential elements for a thriving remote team. 

From the buy-in needed from everyone in the organization, to being sure not to waste your team’s time trying to recreate the in-person experience with excessive meetings, learn how remote is done right!

Hear the story of Time Doctor’s creation, and how it evolved to meet the changing needs of businesses. Discover the strategies for measuring and managing time, treating it like any other business resource — funds, inventory, etc. 

Get the insights you need to optimize your remote team’s performance, and an invaluable lesson in how to stay adaptable in an ever-changing business landscape. Click Play!

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MBA2311 How to Know If You’re Not Good Enough + Free Ride Friday

Will your business make it, realistically? Does it offer what people really want? Do you have the skills, assets, and resources to succeed as an entrepreneur? How can you even tell?

In other words, are you good enough? 

Today, we nail down what “good enough” actually means in the world of entrepreneurship —  and how you can gain a realistic sense of your business’s chances of success. We’ll share and debunk myths and  misconceptions, giving you a clearer perspective on what truly separates business ideas from business realities.

If you’re wondering — or even worried — about your prospects, this is the episode for you.

We’ll explore the key factors that can make or break your business, how to assess your performance (and potential) in those areas, and actionable ways to improve where it’s needed.

Big hint: it’s mostly about understanding the real value of what you’re offering people, and how to communicate it effectively. To that end, we’ll share practical ways to gather critical information from consumers.

Ease your doubts, and go into entrepreneurship with a solid idea of what it takes to succeed. Click Play!

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MBA2310 Q&A Wednesday: Should I book an AirBnB or Hotel for my team retreat?

What’s the best venue for a productive retreat? Where your team or network gets together matters a ton — but with so many hotel alternatives available, is it smarter to go with a short-term rental?

It’s Q&A Wednesday, and one listener needs to know.

This fellow entrepreneur has a retreat to plan, and wonders whether an AirBnB or something like it is a smarter move than a full-on proper hotel. Fortunately, this is the right podcast to ask; Omar’s planned and executed several retreats over the years.

From team retreats to founders’ retreats involving multiple businesses, Omar’s learned that each event has unique goals and priorities, making the choice of accommodations more important than you might realize. 

And yes, he has a firm answer on the “hotel vs AirBnB” question.

Join us as we explore the advantages and disadvantages of both options in the context of a business retreat. Retreats can be an invaluable way to forge stronger bonds among a team, generate networking opportunities, or both! Let our experience help you nail it, when it’s your turn.

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MBA2309 Extended Interview with Steve Chou: How to Make 2+Million Dollars per Year Working Only 20 Hours per Week

Can you have both money and a ton of free time? Is it actually realistic to build a business that generates multiple millions in annual profit, but doesn’t take more than 4 hours a day to run?

Turns out, yeah.

Today, Omar sits down for an extended interview with Steve Chou. Steve doesn’t work all that much, because he’d rather hang out with his kids. And who wouldn’t? 

But making that dream a reality took serious strategy, work, and a clear vision of his priorities.

As the child of extraordinarily hardworking immigrants, Steve wanted the best for his own children too — but without having to sacrifice the amount of family time his own parents missed out on. So he and his wife started an ecommerce business.

After a while (and a few tough but critical lessons), they achieved both financial success and the freedom to prioritize family.

Learn how they did it! 

From automation tips to balancing work and family priorities, discover the secrets to becoming a “family-first entrepreneur” – providing for your loved ones while enjoying quality time together. 

You can have it all. Click Play!

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