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Signature Memphis | MAY 2020

Photo by Steve Roberts

Tom Jones

Principal at Smart City Consulting and columnist for Inside Memphis Business Magazine

Hometown: Collierville

Favorite Song: “Blind Willie McTell” by Bob Dylan

Your Lucky Charm: Music

Your Best Quality: Calmness

A Nonliving Celebrity/Role Model You Would
Invite to Dinner:
Eleanor Roosevelt

Your Favorite Memphis “Thang”: Walking the Riverfront

Favorite Place to Travel: France 

Best Memphis Hangout: Otherlands

First Car You Owned: Pontiac Firebird

Place You Go to Think: In front of a computer with my fingers on the keyboard

Favorite Southern Idiom: Even a blind hog finds an acorn once in awhile

Best Advice You Ever Got: Only work on things you’re passionate about and with people you like. 

Your Most Annoying Habit: Unable to walk by a computer without sitting down

The Highlight of Your Day: When our daughter Adrienne calls

Proudest Moment of Your Life: Days my daughters were born

Who Would Play You in a Movie: Tommy Lee Jones

Something You’ll Never Live Down: As a young reporter, I feel asleep in the middle of an interview of a state Supreme Court judge