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Signature Memphis | April 2018

Photo by Steve Roberts

Don Hutson

Speaker, Author, Sales & Negotiations expert, and CEO of U. S. Learning

Meaningful Affiliations:  The U of M Board of Visitors; The Society of Entrepreneurs;  Founding Board, Past President of The National Speakers Association.

Hometown: I was born in Norman OK, but didn’t care for Oklahoma, so moved to Memphis when I was 6 months old… here ever since.

Favorite Song: Rhapsody in Blue (and anything else Gershwin)

Your Lucky Charm: My wife, Terri

Your Best Quality: Genuinely wanting to be an inspiration to others

A Nonliving Celebrity/Role Model You Would Invite to Dinner:  Sir Winston Churchill. If he’s tied up, Mark Twain. If another guest is allowed, I would love to have Jesus join us.

Your Favorite Memphis “Thang”: Boating on the Mississippi River

Favorite Place to Travel: Singapore

Best Memphis Hangout: The University Club

First Car You Owned: A ’57 Oldsmobile 88 Coupe

Place You Go to Think: My study, my deck or our community park

Best Advice You Ever Got: Think abundance, not scarcity, in everything you do.

Your Most Annoying Habit: To some, I’m sure it’s my endless optimism.

The Highlight of Your Day: Waking up healthy and happy in America!

Proudest Moment of Your Life: Walking down 6th Avenue in New York City with Dr. Ken Blanchard from a Fox Business News interview to ABC-TV for another one after learning that our recently-launched ONE MINUTE ENTREPRENEUR book had just hit #1 on The New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best-Seller lists.

Who Would Play You in a Movie: Mel Gibson

Something You’ll Never Live Down: My nickname from high school, “Duck.”

One Goal You’d Still Like to Accomplish: I’d like to achieve total peace and joy in knowing I’ve had a life well-lived — I’m still working on it!