Creative Competitors, Recent Developments and Milestones for Thompson Burton


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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


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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


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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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Creative Competitors – Chris Duncan


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In this episode, Walt Burton interviews Chris Duncan, co-owner of Superior Custom Homes and Remodeling, at his corporate headquarters.  Superior’s primary focus and core competency is building custom homes from $400,000 up to $2 million in the Middle Tennessee market. Despite significant headwind from the national economy and homebuilding industry in general during the Great Recession, Superior has weathered the downturn and thrived by intently focusing on and responding to the needs and demands of its customers. During the video, we discuss how the same core principles and relentless focus on results that Superior demonstrated during the downturn also resulted in Chris achieving near legendary status while running track at the University of Florida.  Chris is the quintessential competitor, excelling at an elite level in the Steeplechase and indoor mile.  Chris was a 6 time All-American and still holds multiple school records at UF.  Chris has even run a sub-4 minute mile, breaking what […]

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Episode 2, Introducing Creative Competitors


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The Nashville City Club  was gracious to let us record our second video in the series at their fantastic location in downtown Nashville.  If you’re in the Nashville area, I would seriously consider joining the club.  It’s very convenient and loaded with benefits.   In this episode, Kevin and Walt announce the general theme of the video series.  We’re calling it “Creative Competitors.”  The focus of the video series will be on various members in the community who compete, including entrepreneurs and successful business people.  The theme is broad enough to even allow us room to interview athletes, musicians and anyone else that competes creatively.  In this new economy, creativity is key and we’re looking forward to exploring the keys to success with the people making it happen.  In this episode, we also talk about recent developments with the law firm, including cloud computing, accounting and methods on scaling the […]

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