At this year's Inc. 5000 Conference, I had the distinct pleasure of running a debate between two great entrepreneurs: Phil Patrick of PharmaStrat and Jay Goltz of The Goltz Group. Our topic was "Are Entrepreneurs Too Crazy To Make Good CEOs" and both took their positions up with passion and great insight. Jay Goltz ("Yes, entreprenuers are too crazy") won the debate--which was decided by popular voting using SMS text voting--but Phil Patrick ("No, they're not") fought the good fight. Phil sent me this great snapshot of him (on the left with his pre-event boxing gloves on) and me (with my referee's bow tie) as I hosted the pre-event trash-talking conference tour.
Then, one of our newest Council Members, Terrence Kelleman of DynoMighty, sent me this cool YouTube video that he posted about the night of his big win. I think it does a great job of capturing the spirit of the Conference and the attendees. Way to go Dynomighty!
The party continues all year long here at Inc. Magazine's Business Owners Council...
LEWIS SCHIFF is the executive director of the Inc. Business Owners Council. His latest book is Business Brilliant: Surprising Lessons From the Greatest Self-Made Business Icons.
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