Steve is a Commercial Real Estate Asset Manager with Torchlight Investors in Miami. He lives on the water in beautiful downtown Fort Lauderdale, “The Venice of America”. He has a beautiful family, and is truly living the lifestyle he planned. We talk about Fort Lauderdale, the band Rush, movies, and music.
Welcome to Season 1, Episode 4 of TBC: The Podcast.
First off, I want to thank everyone for all of the feedback. Don’t forget to rate the show on iTunes, and let us know WHO or WHAT you want to hear.
In this episode, we talk with Clint Sharp in his cool home in beautiful Montclair, Oakland, California. I have known Clint for about 20 years, both as a colleague and friend.
Clint is an intensely curious autodidact, accomplished in whatever suits his interests. Genuinely one of the most intelligent people I know.
We spend talking about big data, product management, Splunk of course, and a LOT of movies.
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Comcast and Splunk: “Capturing Actionable Insights to Improve User Experience”
Southpark the Movie
The Big Lebowski
The Royal Tennebaums
Grand Budapest Hotel
A Mighty Wind
Waiting for Guffman
For Your Consideration
The Bourne movies
The Usual Suspects
Silence of the Lambs
Mar-a-Lago (I called it Mar-a-Gold in the podcast – sorry Donald)
pictures of bay from Montclair
Thanks to Kirkham Systems for sponsoring this podcast.
Jessica Hayes is the Head of School at Fort Smith’s Montessori school. Before that, she was Vice President of Museum Operations for the U.S. Marshal’s Museum.
Jessica has a Bachelor’s degree from the College of the Ozarks, and a Master’s from UALR.
We visited about Montessori, the Japanese internment camps and segregation in Arkansas, and talk about the usual stuff: food, movies, books, and music.
Japanese Internment in Arkansas
Huffington Post Article by George Takei (yes, that George Takei – who was interned at Arkansas’ Rohwer Japanese “Internment” camp.
Wikipedia entry on Japanese Internment during WWII
Wikipedia entry on Rohwer
Wikipedia entry on Jerome
Taqueria Karina, 5309 W 65th St, Little Rock
Miguel’s Taqueria, 1719 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith
El Lorito on Lexington and South B St, Fort Smith
Juan’s, 3121 Towson Avenue, Fort Smith
Tassanee’s, 1611 Dodson Fort Smith
Pho Grand, 4013 Grand Avenue (across from George’s, another good place!) in Fort Smith
Chopsticks Grill and Tea, 4611 Towson, Fort Smith
Katz’s Deli, 205 E Houston St, New York, NY
Sarge’s Deli, 548 3rd Ave, New York, NY
Jerry Weintraub – When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead: Useful Stories from a Persuasive Man Well, unfortunately, he did stop talking on July 6, 2015. (Can’t believe I could not remember his name during the podcast)
Todays episode is with Melanie Radcliff, President of Radcliff CPA. Melanie is both an accountant and a financial advisor, so she has a much more holistic approach to things like accounting, tax planning, and investments.
Melanie was kind enough to sit down with me two weeks before April 15th, and we discuss not only small business accounting such as the difference in profits and cash flow, but of the importance of Star Trek and The Jerk.
The Jerk: He Hates These Cans! Navin R. Johnson, typical bastard (yeah I said typical asshole in the podcast – I have thought that was the quote for decades!)
Star Trek versus Star Wars; Star Trek: Kirk meets Uhura – Bar Fight
Why is the Rum Gone?
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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)