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Start with Why!

We've discussed this many times at Past EOK meetings but it deserves another post. If you haven't watched the TED Talk by Simon Sinek "Start with Why", you need to set aside a few minutes and get it done...now.

Added by Leonard Knight on March 27, 2015 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

This is why Google Glass is Dead

I would be the last person in the world to say Microsoft is an innovation company.  They have squashed a lot of their best ideas, or bought out companies and made them a ho-hum part of the Microsoft Borg.  And that goes for Nokia, a has-been major cell phone manufacturer.  The new CEO, however, seems to have kicked things into gear.  And the product announced today, Microsoft HoloLens, is revolutionary.  It puts 3D objects into your field of view, sometimes integrated with physical objects…

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Added by Walter Lounsbery on January 21, 2015 at 5:25pm — No Comments

My Favorite Meme

Added by Walter Lounsbery on November 2, 2014 at 9:58pm — No Comments

Great article by Tom Ballard in Teknovations featuring Carl Papa

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a two-part series on local inventor Carl Papa.)

By Tom Ballard, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Initiatives, Pershing Yoakley & Associates, P.C.

“I’m truly a bogey golfer,” Knoxvillian Carl Papa says in describing the game that he has played since the eighth grade.

“I muscled the ball,” he adds in describing his swing. “When I shifted my lower body the way…

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Added by Carl Papa, Jr on October 6, 2014 at 12:02pm — No Comments

New Breakout Series by CodeStock and KEC a Success

There are three sessions planned for the Breakout Series for startups.  The first was held October 2, 2014.  It was a great program.  Make sure to sign up for the next session in January!  Here are some photos:

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=738515062868214&id=447941635258893

Added by Walter Lounsbery on October 5, 2014 at 9:56am — No Comments

Giant Chinese 3D Printer Creates Concrete Houses!

Strangely, this was found on the Russia Today website.  Because I guess the Chinese aren't into journalism and propaganda for some reason! ;-)…

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Added by Walter Lounsbery on May 8, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Intimate and Interactive: Gini Dietrich on Being an Entrepreneur

Wednesday, April 30th

12:00 Noon, EST

CEO, blogger, author, sought after public speaker – the multi-talented Gini Dietrich is known for many things. But perhaps the thing she’s most known for – in all aspects of her work – is her honesty.

She is not afraid to share the lessons she’s learned building a company from the ground up – in fact, she’ll share the good, the bad, and the downright ugly!

A little over a decade ago, Gini…

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Added by Jason Roberts on April 17, 2014 at 8:32am — No Comments

The Year Ahead: 5 Social Media Trends Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

Technology is transforming how modern entrepreneurs stay connected to their business, their team and their industry. In this series, learn more about the cutting edge tools and thinking allowing innovators to stay ahead of the trends.

The social media landscape is evolving rapidly, and therefore, your …

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Added by Jason Roberts on April 16, 2014 at 8:46am — No Comments

Evening at Drink

This event is being hosted by the Rotary Club of West Knoxville for all EOK members. Our hope is that this will be another step in building a long lasting partnership between members of our two organizations.

Date: March 25th, 2014

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Location: Drink – The Wine Dive

215 Brookview Centre Way, Suite 107

Knoxville, Tennessee 37919

Dress will be business casual

Please RSVP to Bo Sutton…

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Added by Leonard Knight on March 17, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

10 LITTLE-KNOWN APPS THAT ENTREPRENEURS CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT

Recently something terribly obvious--yet powerful--occurred to me: If you want to achieve things that no one else has done, you need to do things no one else does.

So, I thought, who achieves things that very few do? I made a list of the top 10 entrepreneurs that I learn from daily. Then I thought, which things are they doing that could really help more people? When I emailed the idea to my Fast…

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Added by Jason Roberts on February 26, 2014 at 10:40am — 4 Comments

Networking...really?!?!?

I learned something today and would like to share with you.  

I've always been eminently opposed to the idea of "networking".  I've always associated networking with "fake" or a "false sense of value".  You're forcing a relationship...just doesn't feel right.

BUT...members of EOK keep saying this is…

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Added by Leonard Knight on February 19, 2014 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Why Wordpress Is The Best CMS

I have been using Wordpress for a few years. When people hear the name "Wordpress" they typically think of a blog. While Wordpress is a blogging platform, it's so much more than that. I use Wordpress as an essential part of my business on a regular basis. If you're an entrepreneur, and you don't know, or won't consider Wordpress as your CMS, or content management system, you're really missing out.

Wordpress is Great For Lean Startups (Low…

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Added by James George on February 10, 2014 at 5:39pm — No Comments

Why Wordpress?

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Added by Zack Hicks on February 8, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Man'ority Report - Valuation

Added by Leonard Knight on January 11, 2014 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Manority Report - "Life is a Pitch"

Added by Leonard Knight on January 4, 2014 at 11:20am — 1 Comment

Wow! Tech is Transformational!!!

You know, why just do something when you can over-do something?

I cannot fault these people for trying to make some money off entrepreneurs.  This conference is probably a lot better than the Donald Trump seminars or anything else I could name.  In fact, I recommend checking out their website to learn more techniques about selling online, particularly in the meeting and event arena.  They are successful at what they do.  Heck, if you even want to go to their event, have a great time!…

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Added by Walter Lounsbery on December 16, 2013 at 7:40pm — No Comments

EOK Lunch-n-Learn Dec 2013 (Inbound Marketing)

Today we're joined by Mac Bartine (Vieo Design) and led through a discussion of Marketing with a focus on inbound marketing.

Added by Leonard Knight on December 11, 2013 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Second Tomorrow

My Thanksgiving wish for all y'all.  :o)  

http://imawordnerd.com/2013/11/27/second-tomorrow/

Added by Jill Green on November 27, 2013 at 10:56am — No Comments

EOK Lunch-n-Learn Nov 2013 (Google Glass)

Today we're joined by Kathi Browne (Browne Knows) and led through a discussion and demonstration of Google Glass.

Added by Leonard Knight on November 13, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

EOK's first $1000 Giveaway is a success!

Five individuals pitched their ideas to a three-judge panel from Angel Capital Group.  Our three winners are listed below!  Thanks to all of the contestant for making the evening very exciting and entertaining!  Thanks to all of our sponsors for making the evening happen - UTFCU; ACG; PYA; LNG; Robinson IP Law; FairMechanics.com; Neighborhood Nerds; and the KEC!  This is just the first of many competitions...stay tuned and start getting your pitch together now!  And without further…

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Added by Leonard Knight on November 6, 2013 at 8:44am — 4 Comments

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