Once a year, I go to the World BBQ Championship at Memphis in May.
It's three days of friends, food, and fun.
This year was special. My friend, Andy Daniels' tent won third place in the ribs contest.
In addition, I gained some inspiration while spending time at Doug McKnight's tent with Blake Carson.
Have you ever been to a Brazilian steakhouse? On top of an endless supply of meat, they also have a unique "churrasco" cooking and presentation style.
Blake saw that style of cooking – and innovated it – creating the Carson Rodizio kit (which started as a Kickstarter project). It is a multi-rotisserie rack that converts your favorite backyard grill into an open and spinning Brazilian style Steakhouse. It's clever, functional, and cool … and it's been used to win multiple barbecue championships.
I love to experience an entrepreneur's mind at work.
It's not always about what you add. Sometimes, it is about what you take away. Less is often more.
Here is a one-minute interview with Blake.
For more on Carson Rodizio, here is their Facebook page.
Innovation, like opportunity, is all around you.
But it's not there for you if you don't see the opportunity, and seize it.
Food for thought