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#29 Outside of What Box? w/ Kent Emmons, All-American Businessman and Entrepreneur

"The best networkers are the first to arrive, and the last to leave."

- Kent Emmons.

EPISODE 29  •  10/28/2019   •   53 min

Kent Emmons (https://kentemmons.com/) is an All-American businessman and entrepreneur who has had a long successful career in the entertainment industry. From humble beginnings mowing yards in Mt. Carmel, IL, to signing top 10 recording artists in Atlanta and creating the 24/7 comedy radio format in Hollywood, he has definitely made his mark across a variety of industries.


Through his group of companies, he focuses on investments, operations and joint ventures in the fields of media, leadership and politics,  finance and international business development.  He shares his personal journey with us and the secret strategies to his success.

Show notes
5:55 - How it all started for Kent

12:10 - His dad was an entrepreneur

13:50 - The value of networking

16:00 - The benefit of curiosity

14:49 - The best networkers are the first to arrive, and the last to leave

17:30 - Kent's college experience

20:45 - Kent's father learned 'real-world experience' from night class teachers

22:06 - Why Q focuses on entrepreneurs who are results-driven

24:50 - The value of shared experiences

25:10 - Ask people on the peripheral

26:10 - Great public school system and education experience

27:30 - Great anecdote about how to be a good writer

30:30 - Meeting a key musician that Kent started managing

36:15 - Growing Lowry Music in Atlanta, GA with Edwin McCain and Top 10 hits

42:00 - Kent's first experience with radio and his genius idea

47:00 - Gary found the secret to his success in Branson, MO

49:26 - Table Rock Lake, Missouri

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