EO Charlotte Entrepreneurs Focus on What Matters Most with Author Mike Maddock

Free The Idea Monkey is Basis for EO Charlotte Member Discussion

CHARLOTTE, NC – March 6, 2012 – EO Charlotte, a chapter of the globally recognized Entrepreneurs’ Organization, gave its members an opportunity to brainstorm about what matters most in creating ideas and giving them life in a lunch event held at Osso Restaurant and Lounge earlier today.
At today’s exclusive lunch with Free the Idea Monkey author Mike Maddock, members were offered these ideas:
• Distinguishing between big idea people and the ones who make sure the most important ideas happen
• Developing the innovator’s mindset
• Understanding key innovation truisms that the best companies have discovered
• Getting the most out of idea people and those who make the ideas happen

Mike Maddock, a fellow EOer (EO Chicago) who showed today’s participants how to manage the healthy and essential tension between the divergent and convergent thinkers on business ownsers’ teams.
“We’re on a continuous search to create valuable learning experiences for members. Bringing Mike to Charlotte to explore innovation and idea generation was something we were very excited about. Today’s discussion delivered invaluable information to each of our entrepreneur business owners,” said EO Charlotte Education Chair and President of Hendrick Construction, Roger Hendrick.
“I listened to Mike Maddock's presentation at GLC 2011 in Chicago and was blown away. I've heard many speakers at EO Universities, EO/MIT EMP (entrepreneurial masters program) and Maddock is one of the very best I've ever heard,” said Dan Peck, EO Charlotte member and Finance Chair and Founder of FileVault. “I devoured his book Brand New after I heard him the first time. Mike has built a 100-person company, and he's an absolute expert on innovation."
EO Charlotte strives to be a continuous source of value to its members through business-centric education, leadership training experiences and interactive mindshare across business sectors.
About EO & EO Charlotte
EO Charlotte is part of a global community of more than 7,500 entrepreneurs worldwide, all of whom run companies that exceed $1 Million in revenue. EO Charlotte serves members who have a passionate desire to grow their businesses, to learn from their peers, and to share their experiences with others. Through its business-centric education, leadership training and interactive mindshare across business sectors, EO Charlotte strives to be a continuous source of value to its members. Learn more about EO Charlotte Memberships or Sponsorships.
(EO) Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) is a dynamic global network of more than 8,000 business owners in 40 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, the year 2012 marks EO’s 25th anniversary. With its transformative experiences and unparalleled peer network, EO transforms the lives of the entrepreneurs who transform the world. EO is the catalyst that enables entrepreneurs to learn and grow from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life. Membership in one of EO’s 120 chapters is by invitation only; the average member is 41 years old with annual revenues of US$17.3 million. For more information on EO, visit www.eonetwork.org or call +1.703.519.6700.


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