Tokyo Cheapo

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The default measure of a business’ success is its balance sheet. However, in this episode we invite you to “move the goal posts” slightly away from profit, and more towards usefulness. The idea of doing something that’s not just profitable, but useful and helpful, i.e. not just making a quick buck, or selling crap to… Read more »

Da Nang

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A company that is capable of running location-independent, has the option or choice. And choice is always better than no choice.  #antifragile Your favourite hobos seized the opportunity to record whilst waiting for a severely delayed plane and in between some chess matches at Da Nang international airport. Going remote is a step towards tight… Read more »

laptop and coconut in fridge

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This week Chris sits down with Pat Larsen to discuss mindset and share some epiphanies that have forged their entrepreneurial paths. Pat talks about his technique for finding a deep sense of contentment and separating himself from “ephemeral” highs and lows. Sorry, no hobo suitcase this week! Podcast editing and production by Podcast Magic


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In this episode, Chris and Nico are looking at “Why spiritual people hate the word success, and business people hate spirituality”. Chris had an epiphany that we humans are mostly following scripts that other people have written. There is a red flag: “Is there a human behind this?” can be used as a detection device…. Read more »

The puppy doesn’t need a plan

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  Nico and Chris get down and dirty on the hobo’s greatest power – being a flaneur! Hear about the guys’ anecdotes and opinions on flaneuring around without a fixed plan (as opposed to being a well organised “tourist” with everything planned in advance), across business, pleasure and travel. Mentioned: Fellow hobo and master of the… Read more »