Once a year, I go to the World BBQ Championship at Memphis in May.
It's three days of friends, food, fun, and bad puns (like #AporkalypseNow and #MeatDrinkAndBeMerry).
You've heard the phrase "Put your money where your mouth is …" This year we sponsored a tent and brought some of the Capitalogix team to enjoy the festivities.
Here's a look at what was cooking in our tent. It had a Brazilian "churrasco" flair.
Our Grill Master was Blake Carson, who took a traditional Brazilian Steakhouse cooking style – and innovated upon 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 I shot with Blake last year.
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.