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Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

As many of you know I’ve participated in the annual State of Creativity Forum in Oklahoma for several years. It’s in just a few weeks, so register, and make plans now to arrive in Oklahoma City for the March 31st one day event.

Oklahoma — Fostering Creativity for Innovation

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

I participated earlier this week in the Oklahoma Creativity Forum. It was an impressively well staged event, as professional a creativity/innovation conference as I’ve seen anywhere in the world, and I’ve been to conferences all over the globe. Beyond event management, I have to say the event had a great feeling, a gusher of creative [.].

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Kevin Durant Could Teach Businesses a Thing or Two

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Kevin Durant, former star of the Oklahoma City Thunder, announced that he would be leaving the city where he made his name to play for the Golden State Warriors, and people had some feelings about it.

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The first American soldier to die in combat against the Islamic State group in Iraq has been identified as a 20-year Army veteran and Oklahoma native who had been deployed 11 times toMULDROW, Okla. —

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Reynolds is the governor of Oklahoma. With the Governor’s Cup competition, we are proving that Oklahoma has the resources and commitment to grow more entrepreneurs who will lead future startups that will create jobs and wealth for the state.” Business plan competitions are booming.

Why Kevin Durant's Golden State Warriors Deal Is a Smart Finance Strategy

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“Lamb fries” for dinner in Oklahoma….

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4 North Carolina steamrolled its way into the Maui Invitational championship game Tuesday night with a 107-75 victory over Oklahoma State LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Joel Berry III scored 24 points, Justin Jackson added 22 and No.

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i2E Entrepreneur-in Residence Program

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The Innovation to Enterprise organization in Oklahoma, headed by Tom Walker, has a new Entrepreneur-in-Residence program to bring national expertise on building and financing new ventures to Oklahoma entrepreneurs. Here is a recent blog from the Oklahoman on this program: Entrepreneurship 2.0 — Bringing ‘Best Practices’ to Oklahoma.

Riley bringing Air Raid back to Oklahoma

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A Charlotte, North Carolina-based company is announcing plans to build a wind power project in northern Oklahoma BLACKWELL, Okla. —

Duke Energy to build wind power project in Oklahoma

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The state flag of Oklahoma combines symbolism from the Native American Osage and Choctaw peoples, prominent in the area. For most people, Oklahoma City doesn’t have much of a reputation, nevermind a reputation for being a good business hub.

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This NBA Star Is Changing How Nike Markets to Men

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No. 11 Carolina women top No. 21 Oklahoma St 79-77

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21 Oklahoma CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) AP) — Stephanie Mavunga scored 18 points, including the game-winner with 34 seconds left, and hauled in 11 rebounds to lead No. 11 North Carolina to a 79-77 win over No.

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NORMAN, Okla. (AP) AP) — Buddy Hield's results have usually caught up with his imagination

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Funeral services held for Oklahoma State basketball player

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Sales Lessons From 13 Year Old Who Sold 22,000 Boxes of Girl Scout Cookies

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Google Express Launches Shopping and Delivery Service in Austin

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It also launched the service in Oklahoma and other Texas markets including Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth. The search engine giant, Google, want to deliver packages to shoppers in Austin through its Google Express service. Google on Wednesday launched the service, which offers overnight and two-day shopping and delivery service, in Austin and surrounding areas. Google […] The post Google Express Launches Shopping and Delivery Service in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

State of Creativity Forum is an Innovation Accelerant

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

I’ve been involved* these past two years with a creativity conference in Oklahoma, now called the State of Creativity Forum. Even the governor, Mary Fallin, was there to support the notion that creativity and innovation is how Oklahoma moves forward.

If You Can’t Explain What You Do In A Paragraph, You’ve Got A Problem

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I was in Oklahoma City earlier this week with the entrepreneurs at the Blueprint for Business accelerator (it’s a member of the Global Accelerator Network ). Here’s an email exchange that I had in the past 24 hours with an entrepreneur. Remember, I try to answer all of my emails and be responsive to any inquiry – this was a random one (which I get between 25 and 100 a day).