Saturday, January 30, 2016

Dr. Germain Boer Talks Entrepreneurship on Living Your Best Life Radio with Genma Holmes

 Join Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes as we profile organizations, leaders, and volunteers who lead by example. With extraordinary acts of kindness and charitable giving that help countless lives daily, these organizations, leaders, and volunteers  embody, "Be the change you want to see in the world."

On Saturday, January 30, 2016,  Professor of Accounting and Emeritus, Director of Owen Entrepreneurship Center at Vanderbilt, Germain Boer, will share how to stay focus if you have set goals to start a business or partnership this year. Often times, entrepreneurship can be a fearful leap of faith. Dr. Boer will share how to many have transformed fear into self-motivation. Our audience will hear about many of his students who have become dynamic business leaders with out of the box thinking.  He will also give input on approaching venture capitalists and seeking funding options for start ups.


On February 1, 2016, I will share at Vanderbilt my "boots on the ground" experiences with Dr. Boer's students and why I believe firmly in not letting others "no" determined my steps.

This show is for self-starters who have taken that leap of faith and need a little motivation to stay focused!

Living Your Best Life, a radio show that empowers, inspires, and motivates us to live our BEST life, is heard on 760AM The Gospel in the Middle-TN area, Tune In,  military bases and on Ustream.TV worldwide from 9:00-10:00am CST.

More About Germain Boer 

Germain Böer is an innovator in all that he does. His courses use technology and creative assignments that challenge students to think, and feature speakers who have created unusual companies. He also conducts experiential learning programs that transform students into self-driven entrepreneurs.

After working for Arthur Andersen & Co., the Institute of Management Accountants., and two universities, Prof. Böer joined The Owen School in 1977 as a professor of management accounting, Since that time, he has initiated numerous entrepreneurship activities at Owen, including an annual entrepreneurship conference; student sessions with venture capitalists; and a new course, "Adventures in Entrepreneurship," in which Owen students learn how to start a new venture by working directly with entrepreneurs. Prof. Böer also instituted a program that connected students holding graduate degrees in biology with local biotech companies so the students could learn about the business side of the industry while earning an MBA. Further, an alliance with BizTech, a technology incubator in Huntsville, Alabama, allows Owen students to work on projects with technology companies while helping build strong relationships between Owen faculty members and Huntsville entrepreneurs.

He currently serves as an advisor to startup companies in the Nashville area and is a member of the editorial boards of Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, and Strategic Finance. He has provided consulting services for companies such as Chase Manhattan Bank, the National Heart and Lung Institute, General Electric, and Magnatek. Prof. Böer is the past recipient of two Owen teaching awards and in 1999 he was presented with the Most Outstanding Teacher Award by the graduating Executive MBA class. In 2003, the Tennessee District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration named him Small Business Research Advocate of the Year. In addition to his academic service, Prof. Boer served as Interim Dean of the Owen School in 1986-87.


Saturday, January 16, 2016

Phil Kirkpatrick on Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes

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Genma, Phil Kirkpatrick, and his girlfriend, Vicki Schmidt at the Rotary Club of Nashville
On Saturday, January 16, 2016, tune in to hear Phil Kirkpatrick, an Entertainment and Intellectual Property/Technology Litigation attorney with Adams and Reese, LLP, share about rebounding from a tragedy and how to live life with no regrets.

Phil will talk about the road to survivorship and thriving.
A survivor who wasn’t running but was standing at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon when the bombs went off. Along with the other surivors, he received an invitation to run the 2014 Marathon, an invitation he accepted because he knows it won’t be offered again.
Phil's story will leave you teary eyed but inspired to finish the race, whatever the "race" maybe in your life and how to make 2016, your best year yet!

Living Your Best Life, a radio show that empowers, inspires, and motivates us to live our BEST life, is heard on 760AM The Gospel in the Middle-TN area, Tune In,  military bases and on Ustream.TV worldwide from 9:00-10:00am CST.

More about Phil Kirkpatrick


Entertainment and Intellectual Property/Technology Litigation attorney Phil Kirkpatrick joined Adams and Reese in 2013 in the firm’s Nashville, Music Row and Memphis offices. Practicing his entire career in Tennessee, he has been a Federal Court litigator since 1979. Phil focuses on entertainment and intellectual property/technology litigation, products liability litigation, and commercial litigation.

In the music industry, Phil has represented artists, songwriters, producers, musicians, managers and major music groups including labels, publishers and merchandisers. He has also represented clients in numerous restrictive covenant matters, including non-compete, non-solicitation and trade secret cases. He has also represented manufacturers, sellers and others in products liability cases, including fire and explosion cases, as well as power tool cases.

Phil’s clients have included the Estate of Harlan Howard, the Estate of Tupac Shakur, Hall of Fame songwriter and recording artist Dave Loggins, recording artist Aretha Franklin, Universal Music Group, Full Throttle Sloonshine, LLC, Stanley Black & Decker, Atmos Energy Corporation and Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc. He has represented MCA Records in prosecuting claims for unauthorized use of sound recordings of artists Patsy Cline and Kitty Wells and copyright infringement of album cover artwork of Conway Twitty. He also has represented leading small appliance, natural gas meter, and natural gas distributor defendants in numerous multi-million dollar bodily injury fire loss cases.

Phil’s representative matters include:
  • Represented Elizabeth Travis Management, Inc., against Randy Travis in manager v. artist litigation;
  • Represented major label group in massive “Bridgeport” music infringement litigation;
  • Represented exclusive merchandising agents for artists Chris Brown and Justin Bieber to obtain nationwide injunction and seizure orders to protect their name(s)and likeness(es) prohibiting bootleg merchandise from being sold at all venues throughout the U.S. in their respective nationwide tours;
  • Represented Black & Decker to defense verdict in products liability case alleging “kickback” of portable circular power saw;
  • Represented a large brake manufacturer plaintiff for Section 43(a) false designation and trademark infringement to jury verdict judgment, which was the first appellate reported case in State Court in Tennessee wherein a money judgment was awarded under the Federal Lanham Act.
Phil obtained both his undergraduate and law degrees from The University of Tennessee, graduating from law school in 1978, and earning his bachelor of science, with honors, in 1975.
In the community, Phil is an active voting member of the Country Music Association, and for six years he served as a Board of Trustees member and as General Counsel to Harding Academy, a K-8 Independent School in Nashville.  Phil also serves on the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Art League in Nashville.

Phil is a former 7-midnight rock ‘n roll disc jockey, and was a drummer in an R & B band as well as a power trio band.

In his spare time, Phil enjoys his three kids, good music, great wine, swimming and running. Phil was injured by the first bomb at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, while about to take a photograph. He returned to Boston, and on April 21, 2014, ran the 118th Boston Marathon. He is an avid supporter of “Boston Strong — we will never forget,” and his article, "Why on Earth Would You Run Boston," is included in the articles/publications link on the right side of Phil's bio page.

Among the people Phil most admires are John Lennon and Owen Bradley because they both changed things.

Phil's headshot: Courtesy of Phil Kirkpatrick. Bio: Adam and Reese, LLC