The COPreneur Path Podcast
The Art of Preventing Stupid
October 10, 2022
Businesses run into problems in three areas. Catastrophe, Ignorance, and Ineptitude. So can you really prevent what what you can’t control, aren’t aware of, and can’t handle? Do the secrets learned in the bygone days of libraries and card catalogs and microfilm still apply today? It turns out they do indeed, and you’ve probably already been gaining experience in recognizing them throughout your LE career. It really comes down to recognizing patterns and being able to P.A.C.E. yourself when needed.
About Matthew Davis
Matthew Neill Davis is an attorney and entrepreneur that led his solely owned firm, Davis Business Law, through over 1000% percent growth over six years, making it one of very rare law firms ever to make the Inc 5000 list.  The firm currently has seven offices from Dallas to Kansas City. Martindale Hubble recognized Davis with its prestigious AV rating as one of the Preeminent Attorneys in America for demonstrating the highest levels of skill and integrity. 

With over twenty-five years of experience helping businesses leaders with their legal and entrepreneurial matters, Davis now teaches them how to deal with their vulnerabilities so they can capitalize on their opportunities through his firm’s proprietary Strong Protected Business System TM.  He has presented his programs to prestigious business groups, such as, the Inc 5000 Master’s Class and the Young Presidents’ Organization Global Forum. He is also regularly appears on podcasts and in the media.

Inc Magazine published his first book “The Art of Preventing Stupid,” in 2019 and the follow up, “The Strong Protected Business” is slated for publication in 2023. He also shares his extensive knowledge as host through his podcasts “The Strong Protected Business” and “The Art of Preventing Stupid.  

Davis is a graduate of Cornell College, the University of Oklahoma and Cornell University Davis has extensive litigation and business representation experience. He has served as lead or co-counsel in litigation cases with recoveries in excess of $50 million dollars. He also served as general counsel for Galvanic Energy, a lithium production company that recently sold for $150 million dollars. He is a member of the Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Colorado bar associations.

Matthew and his wife, Allison, have five children – three biological, one adopted from Russia and the youngest adopted from Ethiopia. When not working at one of the firm’s offices, they live in their hometown, Enid, Oklahoma, because as Davis says, “I love my three-minute commute.” He is also an accomplished guitarist currently leading the heavy metal band, Geriatric Steel, performing original hard rock songs for middle age and beyond with titles like “Get Off My Lawn” and “Teenaged Daughter.”!

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The Art of Preventing Stupid: How to Build a Stronger Business Strategy through Better Risk Management