Friday, August 3, 2012

In-depth with the i-Team: Mike Thompson

This summer, Think Big Partners proudly took on its biggest project of all—managing 9 rockstar interns!  We were so excited to bring on these 9 eager students that we felt like we had to come up with name for them—they are now known as the i-Team. We can’t wait to teach the i-Team all about the world of entrepreneurship, startups, marketing and all things in between.  Learn more about i-Team member Mike Thompson, our bizperc legal intern:

REAL NAME: Norris Michael Thompson
HOMETOWN: Columbus, OH
HIDDEN PASSION: The performing arts
FAVORITE ACTIVITY: Watching any and all sports

Mike Thompson joined Think Big Partners as a legal intern in the midst of one of the most critical summers of his life—while he was studying for the Missouri Bar exam.  It has taken Mike many years of preparation—from the hills of Lawrence, Kansas to Omaha’s growing downtown—to finally face the dreaded law school test.  Mike earned his undergrad at KU and then moved to Omaha to study business law at Creighton University.  It was at Creighton that he found his true legal passion, intellectual property. This soon-to-be-lawyer is now nervously awaiting those pesky bar exam results come the fall!  But now that the exam is finally over, Mike is ready to kick back and watch some sports (of course including the Olympics - USA! USA! USA!).

Mike’s favorite part about interning at Think Big Partners has been immersing himself in the coworking space, bizperc.  At first, Mike was a bit skeptical about the amount of work he could accomplish with soccer balls being thrown around and Rock ‘em Sock ‘em Robots at the conference table.  But he soon learned that these “productive distractions” can actually help increase productivity (as opposed to stuffy, boring offices that only make you more stressed out!).

If Mike could start his own business, he would open a nonprofit organization dedicated to Kansas City’s performing arts.  You guessed it—Mike was a theatre kid growing up!  He would love to give back to that community in the best way he knows how—after all, nonprofits need lawyers too!

Mike Thinks Big by daring to be adventurous.  Anytime he can put himself in a position where he’s uncomfortable or in an unfamiliar setting, he doesn’t back down.  Mike knows he’ll be able to pick up and run with whatever comes his doing so, he also knows that he’ll grow as a person.  Now that’s a Think Big attitude! 

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