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Kennon Tacony
Worked at Epic Moves LLC
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A Restaurant menu cover from one of my favorites in Shanghai. Can`t tell if its a joke or not?
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+Kennon Tacony I think I know what it is and what happened to it. My only question, what's that red thing on its head?
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My Fixie Project Finished.  Before & After Photos.  Kinda Looks like a new Ferrari.
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Google Code-in starts today. In this global online contest, pre-university students (13-17 years old) work on real-world software projects and earn cool prizes for their effort. Twenty grand prize winners will receive a trip to Google's Mountain View headquarters. To learn more and get started, see our program site: http://goo.gl/xAcX0F
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Finally made it to one of the worlds best kite spots -gorge at Hood River, OR. Let's see if it lives up to its reputation 
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Unfortunately, my leaving China came up too too soon which left me not enough time to plan & travel the silk road home through Asia's west door through Europe to USA.  Definitely didn't have enough training to complete the Gobi desert race running 250km in 7 days so I've committed and signed up do it in 2014.  Lookin for training / racing friends. 
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It's not what you look at that matters, It's what you see.
Introduction

Life is not a spectator sport.

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I'm from a place where only the locals call it "the Lou" otherwise known as Saint Louis.  There's so many ways to love "the Lou" besides watching the Cardinals.  After studying and graduating at a University in Ohio, lived and worked in several locations specializing in marketing & sales.  Furthered my education with achieving an International MBA while studying in Europe and Asia.  Recently finished an overseas China assignment in sourcing, quality control  & supply chain management.  Now, currently working on various projects and managing my own startup ecommerce business while studying technology, network admin related courses.  Looking to launch a high value company in the near future while innovating something that changes the world for the better.    

Besides a demanding professional workload, still continue to participate in many sports such as surfing & kitesurfing,  skydiving, running, triathlon and adventure races as well as playing Aussie or Gaelic football.

Also have much interest in Live Music, Films, Tech & Tasty Food.

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KEY EVENTS

Kitesurfer

Toured the World:  USA - All Coasts, Hawaii, S. Africa, Australia, Micronesia, Guam,  Japan, Phillipines, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Penghu

Runner

Marathons - LA, New York, Netherlands, St. Louis, Shanghai

1/2 Marathons - Countless....

Triathlete

Many Short & Olympic Distances since 1999.

4 Time Ironman Finisher - S. Africa, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand

4 Time 1/2 Ironman Finisher - California, Singapore, China, Vineman

UltraDistance

Catalina Island 50 Mile Run

San Fran to NB California 500 Mile Bike Ride

Ran Across the Gobi Desert, China 150miles in 6 days

Traveled the Silk Road

FUTURE PLANS

More Start-Up Businesses

SkyDive 2013 Completed /  Basejump & Wingsuit License 2015

Bike Across Europe to Asia

More Ultra-distance Multi Day Races

Climb Mt. Everest



Bragging rights
Endless Travel - Traveled to about 57/183 Countries and counting. Some 'stans were the latest.
Education
  • OCC
    Languages & CompTia & Networking, 2014
    Linux+, VMWare Virtualization & Networking Admin+ Cisco, MCSA, A+
  • Miami
    BS Business - Marketing & Ops Management
    Minor Statistics / Decision Sciences
  • Webster University
    International Business MBA
  • Hackathons & Startup Weekends
    Participating & Contributing Member of Teams
  • edX & Online Courses
    Linux, MS OS, Excel, Access, Database
Work
Occupation
Sourcing, Marketing, Management, , Entreprenuer
Skills
Good old Fashioned Hard Work, Productivity, Lean/Bootstrap, Tech Knowledge, Ideas
Employment
  • Epic Moves LLC
    Sourcing & e-Commerce, 2009 - 2014
    Founder
  • Tacony Corp
    Sourcing, Marketing, Management, 1980 - 2014
    Board of Directors - Present
  • History: Many Others including Hersheys, IKON, Enterprise, YUM Foods
    Sales & Marketing, Event Marketing & Promotion.
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Male