John Pisciotta – Creative Competitor


I had the great pleasure of interviewing serial entrepreneur, John Pisciotta. John Pisciotta is a good friend and an incredible leader in the Nashville tech community. John is the co-founder of multiple companies, most recently being the concert streaming service “MultiplyLive” and sync rights platform, MusicSynk. John certainly stands out in the world of entrepreneurship. While it certainly takes a Herculean effort to get ONE company successfully off the ground, John has managed to do it on multiple occasions. In the interview, John gives us insights into his work ethic and leadership philosophy. At the end of the day, it takes more than a big idea to create a big company. It takes strong leadership and team building skills. John is a student of the sport, reading upwards of 4 books per month ranging in topic from marketing, leadership development and business management. John also has the benefit of a […]

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Creative Competitors, Recent Developments and Milestones for Thompson Burton


In this episode of Creative Competitors, we talk about signing our lease at Corporate Centre in the Cool Springs area south of Nashville, Tennessee.  We discuss some of the difficulties of getting the office up and running, including purchasing office furniture, equipment, and our gratitude to our top notch interior decorator, Kelly Spalding, for her assistance.  We hope to start hiring administrative support and new lawyers once the space is ready in a few weeks. To that end, we’ve gotten somewhat of a head start on the hiring process. We recently offered the #1 law student in his class in Michigan to assist Kevin with his practice.  Our offer is pending, so we’re anxious to hear a response. We think we can compete with any law firm, big or small, to land high quality talent. We also discuss our recent involvement in the Zeek Rewards Ponzi Scheme case. With estimates of more than Two […]

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Creative Competitors – Jabari Greer, All Around Champion


Kevin Thompson and Walt Burton recently traveled to New Orleans to visit Super Bowl champion and all-around stellar athlete and man, Jabari Greer.  Kevin and Jabari first met as teammates on the University of Tennessee football team in 2000.  This relationship continued on the track team, where Kevin was a decathlete and Jabari was a sprinter and hurdler. During our visit with Jabari for this episode of Creative Competitors, we explore many of the character traits that have contributed to Jabari’s success on and off the field. Jabari is most well known for his stellar NFL career, but he also had a phenomenal collegiate career.  Below is just a snapshot: Played in 51 games at UT (school record) Member of the 2003 Track and Field Indoor Championship team NCAA champion in the indoor 60 M hurdles, 7.55 (school record) 2010 Super Bowl Champion 2003 SEC Champion, 110 M hurdles 2003 SEC […]

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Creative Competitors – Dave Delaney


In this interview, Kevin Thompson interviews Dave Delaney, a digital marketing, business networking and social media strategist. Dave co-founded PodCamp and BarCamp in Nashville, two “un-conferences,” which focus on technology, networking and building a community where people can connect and engage on all things technology related.  Dave was recently named as one of the top 40 leaders in technology in the Nashville community.   Dave shares valuable insights to assist businesses with building their brand online, specifically highlighting the tools and metrics that businesses should track while managing their web presence. We covered the following topics with Dave: Analytic tools Recommendations for blogs to follow The wisdom in paying for improved organic search rankings Facebook vs. Google+ Search vs. Social The value for professionals to focus on social WordPress plugins to help with SEO Factors that drew Dave to technology at an early age. We hope you enjoy!  If you love […]

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Kevin Thompson – UT Law School Mentor


Kevin Thompson served as a mentor for two young law students during the 2011 / 2012 academic year. This was a nice video prepared by the law school that explains the value of the mentorship program. Mentorship is important on all levels, whether you’re a seasoned executive or a young student. We all can benefit from the experiences of others. Enjoy the video.

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