Welcome to Season 1, Episode 1 of the Technology – Business – Culture Podcast where we feature thought leaders and unique perspectives from tastemakers, independent thinkers and others that share a common interest in pursuing excellence in work and life.
Today’s episode feature Phil Votaw, a personal injury attorney in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Phil is well-known in the region, not only for his successful practice, but also for his unique commercials (made by Mike Hart at 5 Star Productions) that catch your attention.
I’ve know Phil since his firm became a client of Kirkham Systems a few years back, and have always enjoyed our discussions. And I can vouch for the fact that “you’ve never met a lawyer like him”.
Phil is energetic, curious and passionate. He is also a recovering accountant, but now only practices law.
This podcast was recorded the day after the launch of the Tesla Model 3, so we just jump right into a Tesla and Elon Musk discussion. You also hear Melanie Radcliff in the background, who will be a guest in an upcoming episode.
Mentioned on the show (none of these are affiliate links, but wish they were):
Elon Musk biography by Ashlee Vance – awesome book. (I recommend reading Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender first. Done this way, you understand that Elon Musk is no Steve Jobs – not that there are any like him – or me – or Phil – anyway.)
Phil’s Music (Amazon links):
Beethoven’s 9th and 5th – Berlin Philharmonic
Macklemore (Artist’s page)
Barenaked Ladies (Artist’s page)
Out of Africa Soundtrack
Dances With Wolves Soundtrack
Billy Joel – Songs in the Attic
Phil’s Books (Amazon links):
Author John Scalzi (Writer’s page): “You can get to his blog by typing the word “Whatever” into Google. No, seriously, try it.”
Author Robert Heinlein (List of books on Amazon)