John Marsh – Marsh Collective

“There’s gold in every person if you just dig for it…” A phrase I hear multiple times during a long conversation in a 150 year-old restored warehouse. It echoes throughout the building and the 10 surrounding blocks of what was once a sleepy Alabama town. It’s no coincidence that the…

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Adam Williams – Magneti

Six years ago, I found myself crammed in a van with seven other people driving up the side of a mountain in Nicaragua. The views were breathtaking, but I was too distracted trying to figure out how to not sound stupid around a bunch of older men who had traveled…

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Tyler Sharp – Modern Huntsman

We are all wired to be storytellers. It’s an act of piecing together our lives into a (sometimes) succinct narrative to make sense of things.   We use stories to explain decisions we’ve made or experiences we’ve been through. At their peak, they are sources of inspiration, conviction, and encouragement. To…

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Lawrence Sheffield – Magic City Woodworks

I can remember watching Michael Jordan growing up as a kid and being in total awe of what he was able to do on the court. As an aspiring basketball player, I wanted to be able to do the same moves he did, shoot the same shots he did, etc.…

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Fly fishing

Kelly Watters – Western Rise

Work/Life balance.  If you work in a large corporation, you have probably heard an HR professional give a 20-minute power point presentation about what it means, coupled with 5 practical steps to achieve better “work/life balance”.  If you are still awake, you know exactly what I am talking about.  Sounds…

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Pine Straw

Matt Lowe – Swift Straw

Have you ever met someone you instantly look up to? I’m not necessarily talking about someone famous or someone that you know a lot about and respect. I’m talking about people who have a certain presence about them. They carry themselves in such a way that you can’t help but…

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Blake Smith – Walden Retreats

I find it fascinating that everywhere around us, you see people striving to live more simply. It’s taken hold of just about every aspect of our lives whether it is the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the technology we use, the things we do in our spare time.…

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Nelson Monteith – Honest Mary’s

Ieat a lot of bowls. Ask any of my coworkers and they will tell you about the countless bowls of very little variety I bring to the office every day. It’s quick, easy, filling, and relatively healthy. As often as I can, I also brag about how good they are…

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The Why Behind It All

When you come in contact with good business, you know it.  You can feel it in the way you are treated.  You can see it in the way things are carefully created and organized.  You can experience it in the quality of product or service you are given when making a purchase.  It’s not…

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