What do Joplin MO., Steve Jobs and Lil Wayne have in common? This week we return to the #CreativePower Hour with one of the most important people in the history of music in the Internet era, Cameo Carlson. Cameo’s story is so bizarre and dense that this is just PART 1 of her interview with…

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#CreativePower Hour with a lifelong creative who has gone from career musician to founder of a plant-based, whole food brand scaling across the country. Ben Stix is a fascinating guy who has bootstrapped The BE-Hive, an incredibly successful food brand from the ground up. And I love his heart and his mission to make healthy…

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This week we return to the #CreativePower Hour with a guy who I’ve spent more time with over the last ten years than anyone that isn’t in my family. My business partner, Vic Gatto. Vic has been a personal inspiration to me in the areas of commitment, hard work, focus and good intentions. As always,…

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The Art Is Its Own Reward. This week we return to the #CreativePower Hour with a creative soul who has lived an incredibly rich life and has her greatest work ahead of her, Alice Randall. Alice shares her incredible story about her upbringing in Detroit, her voyage to Washington DC as a child, her greatest…

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For Every Body. This week on the #CreativePower Hour I get to share the story of one of the most energetic creatives in Nashville today. Alicia Searcy is the founder of Fashion Is For Every Body, a non-profit org that uses fashion as a language to promote body-positivity and self-esteem while seeking inclusion for adults…

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Helping the helpers – This week we return to the #CreativePower Hour with an icon in Nashville, Pat Shea. Pat is best known for being the CEO of the YWCA Nashville for over a decade and building out a tremendous awareness and citywide program to support victims of domestic violence. She is now onto her…

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I met Tim Ozgener in Leadership Nashville, and his story is fascinating. We talk about how humor and laughter helps to build relationships and differentiate yourself in business. He was born in Nashville as the son of Turkish immigrants. Growing up bilingual gave him the talent to do impressions, which he thinks has helped him…

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If you ask anyone about Nashville (or Austin, DC, NYC etc.), they immediately go to the cranes in the sky. Building is happening everywhere. But who are the people behind all this construction? And with all the money required to build all these buildings, what role does entrepreneurship play in all of this? My good…

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I met Will Acuff five years ago at the prompting of my good friend Nick Holland. We met to discuss his idea for a non-profit that he and his wife Tiffany wanted to start to create infrastructure for the work they had already been doing in their neighborhood. Five years later and they have graduated…

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The realm of diminishing returns I took the first week of November off from work at Jumpstart / Health:Further to focus on one last editing pass on my book before I submitted it to my publisher for their edit. That went really well, and the book is off with the editors now getting a thorough…

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