December 22, 2019

Moving Overseas To Start a Business | Ed Torrico

An old high school friend was recently in town exploring starting a business in Asia. We caught up for a podcast about what the process looks like. We also touch on which is the best country in Southeast Asia to start a business in. The answer might surprise you. 

December 19, 2019

Black Entrepreneurship In Asia

I recently had a conversation with my friend MJ Johnson about black-owned businesses and developing ga network for black entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia.

December 18, 2019

How Pro Fighters Really Make Money | Small Business Chat

You might be surprised how much pro fighters actually make and what side hustles they have to make ends meet. In this video with MMA Champion Javier Trujillo talk about what it takes.

December 17, 2019

The Business of Fighting | Javier Trujillo | Biz Chat

I had the chance to chat with my friend MMA Champion Javier Trujillo about the business of the fight game. We talk about how he went from being a Hotshot Firefighter to Pro MMA fighter in Asia. We touch on how Javier has multiple side hustles to get by, building his personal brand and serving his fan base.

The Impact of Technology on Custom Menswear

Like technology impacts all industries, it's time is coming for menswear and the fashion industry. in this excerpt from a conversation with menswear entrepreneur Jai Sachdev we discuss what that future might look like.

December 13, 2019

The $100 Startup | by Chris Guillebeau | Book Summary

I made a video summary of one of my favorite Startup books The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau I've recommended this book countless times to people who want to start a small business. Almost a decade since it came out and it still holds up in today's landscape.

December 10, 2019

The Evolution of a Hustler

A clip from my recent interview with my friend MJ where he talks about the mindset shift from just hustling every day to working towards finding bigger opportunities.


December 6, 2019

Finding Inspiration

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with serial small business entrepreneur Jai Sachdev who runs several menswear related businesses. One of the areas that really stood out to me was this segment from our conversation where he talks about how he finds inspiration for different projects he is working on. 

September 19, 2019

The Asian MMA Podcast

I produce a lot of podcasts, on many different topics, it is after all the foundation of my media company. But not all of them are a business endeavor, some are pure passion projects. The Asian MMA Podcast falls in that category.

I've loved the sport since I was first exposed to it in the late 90s. I was a very active submission grappler for the better part of a decade in the 00s and even a pro fighter (though not a very good one) for a few years.

Being based in Thailand I've become entrenched in the Asian MMA scene. I spent many years as a referee and judge for regional shows across Asia (something I no longer do). I've even done commentary for a few in more recent times.

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The Asian MMA podcast allows me to do a few things. First is give exposure to regional fighters who otherwise would not get any. Second I get the opportunity to dive into aspects of the sport I enjoy and provide insight and analysis. Lastly, I get to have a good time talking about a sport I love.

I am fortunate that my producer Emily, whom I have worked with on several projects over the years is also an avid fan of the sport.  She was willing to come along on this ride as a side project.  while we work on developing other shows and different forms of content together.

If you are also a fan of MMA subscribe and follow what we are doing.

August 26, 2019


Flexibility has always been something I have strived for, both mentally and physically.

In my previous post, I talked about how I've always enjoyed lifting heavy and being big. One of the things I never like to do in the gym was take the time to stretch. Over time that resulted in me having the flexibility of a mountain, that is to say, none.

My BJJ instructor recommended a book he used to achieve full splits in only a month, titled: Even the Stiffest People can do the Splits.

Despite being in fantastic shape, he wasn't particularly flexible when he started which is what sparked my interest. I figured if it could work for him I might as well give it a try.

 It's a very unassuming book. There is an older Japanese lady on the cover doing a split with her chest on the ground and arms stretched out in front of her. all while looking up at the camera.
Eiko doing a full split on the cover of her book

May 16, 2019

On 1% of My Health...

As I stated in a recent post I've spent the past year or so building and running my company, while that journey is always a great one, I let a lot of things slide, my health being one of them. Before kicking off on this entrepreneurial endeavor I was working out four to five times a week. Most of my workouts were focused on getting stronger so they mostly consisted of lifting a lot of heavy things and capped off with a tad bit of cardio for good measure.

I actually really like heavy strength workouts, I like the feeling of being big, of being strong, I really enjoy smashing a large meal after a heavy workout. Maybe it's a mental block, but I feel that if I'm not lifting heavy or pushing myself in some strength increasing activity I am not getting better. As stupid as I know this sounds, it's a mindset I find myself struggling with.

May 12, 2019

There Was a Time I Wrote a lot.

There was a time where I wrote a lot. I had multiple weekly columns in various papers or websites. I also contributed numerous stand-alone articles to websites and magazines every month. It was a ton of work, but also very gratifying.

That all started to slow down a few years ago. At the time I was focused on designing and planning a new media company I had the idea for. There always has to be trade-offs. As much as I enjoy writing and having my work published I was excited about the prospect of starting a new company and was willing to make that swap.

I didn't stop all at once, it was a gradual transition over a few months time. As I began to spend more time on the business plan and getting the pieces in place the number of writing gigs I took gradually fell off.

These were tradeoffs I felt I had to make in order to put more time into designing and launching the new business, and they paid off. While I still spend a considerable amount of time building and running my media company I am at a point where I feel I can get back to writing a bit more.

And that is what I envision this blog will be, a chance to write about the things that tickle my mind at the moment. Most of what I write here will be opinion based and much of it will be fairly raw. But It's for my enjoyment, there won't be a schedule of when posts will drop or any reliable frequency. Just the musings of a random guy.

Well, I finally got this first post under my belt. Let's see what happens, shall we?