Past Meetup

Book Discussion with Chris Elmore, AvidXchange & David Jones, Peak 10

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Join us for lively conversation, new ideas and great networking. Best of all, you don’t have to read the book to attend!

This free event is being brought to you by Business Innovation & Growth (BIG) Council, a non-profit membership-based organization serving Greater Charlotte.

Morning schedule

8:30 - 9:00 am Continental breakfast and networking

9:00 - 11:00 am Book Discussion

The Book for discussion is Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations by Thomas Friedman.


Thank You for Being Late establishes a blueprint for how to think about our times.Author, Thomas L. Friedman’s book shows that we have entered an age of dizzying acceleration–and explains how to live in it.

How do these changes interact, and how can we cope with them?

Friedman concludes that nations and individuals must learn to be fast (innovative and quick to adapt), fair (prepared to help the casualties of change), and slow (adept at shutting out the noise and accessing their deepest values).

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*As a reminder, you don't have to read the book to attend! Most do not, and we always have a very engaging and fun discussion!

* Please sign up early to save your seat. This event will fill up quickly. If your plans change, please be courteous and update your RSVP.

* There is plenty of free parking for this meeting.


Chris Elmore, a longtime employee of AvidXchange, now serves as the business organization’s first “entrepreneur-in-residence.” Chris is a public speaker, motivator, and entrepreneur. He has authored more than 8 books and over 500+ online and magazine articles. He is also an adjunct professor at UNCC and Queens University, a corporate teacher, cloud software expert, salesperson and deal maker.

David Jones, co-founder and former CEO of Peak 10 is now on the Board of Directors for Peak 10 + Via West. David serves as the Vice-Chair of TechWorks, Belmont, is on the Board of Trustees of Queens University of Charlotte, is a Member of the Board of the North Carolina Technology Association, and is the Chairman of the Charlotte Regional Fund for Entrepreneurship.