#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.
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