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Brian Patrick Cork is living the Authentic Life

Cork did what? warning – don’t read this!


Raymond St. James once described me as a “Cultural Architect”, and it stuck.

“Brian Cork is the perfect example of the Cultural Architect and Entrepreneur. He is bold and resourceful – balanced by a keen sense of integrity and a desire to excel.” – Raymond St. James, British Financier

That’s good, I think.

“Brian, you are inspiring, supportive, flexible and a model for young entrepreneurs. Our local business community was impressed; our elevator pitch winner has now been connected with an international landmine removal company, and Radford University’s status was raised by your participation. Personally and professionally, I benefitted from your insights into people, business and the future of our global economy.  I hope we get to collaborate on a similar project in the future.” – Dr. Iain Clelland, PhD., School of Business and Economics Radford University

I’ve realized a measure of success as an executive and entrepreneur, raised a lot of money, led successful sales teams, built numerous management teams, and started, grown and sold several successful businesses. I’ve also been a professional athlete and volunteer firefighter.

Some mildly interesting footnotes include me co-founding the Atlanta-based Accelerator where I get to help early-stage companies with strategy, capital, and first or new customers. I’ve also co-founded Team10X, a professional services firm with a focus on cloud-based technology strategies with specific offerings for startups, small business, and enterprise-level companies. Along the way I was named a G2 economics “Coalition Member of the Year”, and Catalyst Magazine “Top 25 Entrepreneur”.

Philanthropic interests include the Prudent Society of Optimistic Gentlemen, a global group business investors, intellectualista’s, and theorists, and Real Men Don’t Text and Drive, and was a founding Board Member and Strategy Chair for ROI Ministry.

I am a proud and deeply involved Dad. Joanne and I celebrate twenty-three years of marriage. Great results include, Haley Anne and Emma Jo. One of my greatest passions is coaching them in soccer. They are beautiful, strong, confident and happy. I have also coached Boys Select feeder Lacrosse for Cambridge and Milton High School. If things go as planned, I’ll eventually teach business and economics at a University, and maybe coach the Lacrosse team.

haley and emma




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23 Comments to

“Cork did what? warning – don’t read this!”

  1. Avatar November 9th, 2008 at 6:26 am Jessica Novella Says:

    I first heard about you when my husband lost his job. He went and heard you speak at Career Crossroads. He followed your program and we have never looked back. Thanks for giving so much to our community. Jessica

  2. Avatar December 24th, 2008 at 2:02 am Pastor Sanjeeva Rao Says:

    Dear Beloved Brain Cork,

    Greetings to you in his most trusted name of our lord and savior Jesus Christ!
    I am pleased to introduce to you as Pastor. B. Sanjeeva Rao, serving the lord for the last 20 years in coastal area of Andhra Pradesh state (S. India) in Kotipalli and its surrounding villages and I have been ministering in 10 churches with 10 co-pastors who are young, anointed and dedicated to the service of God.

    God made a miracle in my life when I came to see your website, I was light hearted to note the activities of your ministry that touched my heart greatly.

    Ours is an independent ministry serving the lord with utmost faith only and there is no help and support from within abroad.

    You are well aware the dreadful tsunami that hit coastal belt in 2004 during which time some of our church members reached the heavenly abode leaving their children Orphans. Keeping in view of the misery, we have taken in adoption 20 tsunami Orphan children according to James 1:27 and providing food, clothing, education and all accommodation at free of cost.

    Part of our work we visit villages, knock door-to-door, distribute pamphlets, tracts and bible material, pray for the sick and needy and conduct rural village Gospel meetings, win their souls and leading them to the kingdom of God.
    I was encouraged after having gone through your website and decided to work with your ministry and in your fellowship.

    On my behalf, on behalf of our co-pastors, church elders, Orphan children, widows and saints, I inviting you to visit India in the year 2009 to minister with us as we are much interested to see you in person, to have you in our midst and conduct crusade meetings, pastors seminar and village Outreach ministry and to win many a perishing souls to add to his kingdom and request you to join in prayer with us.

    We were all praying for you daily in our personal, family and church prayers and request you to continue to pray for us, for our ministry and for our invitation to you to visit India to ministry with us in 2009.

    I look forward to hearing from you very soon.

    Yours in Christ Jesus,

    Pastor B Sanjeeva Rao.

  3. Avatar February 12th, 2009 at 11:24 am Art Kennedy Says:

    Watch how Brian works around kids. He walks his talk when it comes to ‘building citizens’. Art

  4. Avatar March 19th, 2009 at 12:20 am trumpeteer Says:

    Way to go Brain. A life well lived. Keep being an inspiration.


  5. Avatar July 2nd, 2009 at 3:11 pm Nick Pappas Says:

    Your mention of Nick Pappas came up in a google search I was doing of a completely unrelated topic and so I printed it off and showed the archived mentions to him. He sends you the following in reply. Although he has no computer, the department secretary periodically checks his email for him. M. Hrezo, Associate Professor

    Dear Brian,

    You get arete for your thumos! Looking out over my spectacles through memory I can picture your labors in the vineyard of college. I have a piece of delicious fruit to offer you in the form of Michael Polyani’s “The Great Transformation.” It puts economic thinking in its plalce as part of the pantheon of the science of God and man, world and society. Adam Smith would love it and so will you!


  6. Avatar July 2nd, 2009 at 3:36 pm a Life in a Day « The Unsinkable brian cork Says:

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  7. Avatar August 12th, 2009 at 3:53 am Van Vogel Says:

    Very awesome blog!!! Please get in touch with me sometime could use some personel coaching these days. The economy has really taken a toll I my attitude and outlook on life…
    Van Vogel

  8. Avatar August 12th, 2009 at 1:16 pm Brian Patrick Cork Says:

    I will be calling you this very day, Brother.


  9. Avatar August 20th, 2009 at 4:01 pm Alfredo Says:

    I really like your blog.

  10. Avatar August 20th, 2009 at 6:34 pm Brian Patrick Cork Says:

    Thank you. Positive affirmation is always deeply appreciated.


  11. Avatar November 18th, 2009 at 9:10 am dire Warnings, indeed « The Unsinkable brian cork Says:

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  12. Avatar December 29th, 2009 at 2:11 pm Rod R. Says:

    Brian, I saw you speak at Georgia State University for their Innovation competition. You are such an inspiration to entrepreneurs and a champion for passion and business. I also saw you coaching one of your soccer teams at a tournament last month. It looks like you have a real knack for getting people to do their best.

    I am a huge fan of your blog.


  13. Avatar August 23rd, 2010 at 7:11 pm Michael Devers Says:

    This past weekend I was at a soccer tournament in Kennesaw Georgia and I heard about this incredible coach that took two separate girls teams to the finals. We had a chance to stop by the fields and saw that you were actually coaching the two teams at the same time! In fact they both scored almost simultaneously and you had your hands up in the aire telling them how proud you were of all of them. Amazing. Then I realized I had heard about you. You are the same man that almost single handidly helped my brother save his business a few years ago. That saved his marriage also. What ever your are doing please keep doing it. Inspiring young athletes, leading our community in business, just being a neat guy. I just regret not shaking your hand. I need to find out what club you coach for. But I will follow this blog. Thats for sure.

    Michael Devers

  14. Avatar January 17th, 2011 at 7:37 am Peter Danika Says:

    Brilliant. Great content. My hat is off to a life well lived Mr Cork and a great example to us all.

    Peter Danika

  15. Avatar January 23rd, 2011 at 5:22 pm camps ados Says:

    Thank you for this webpage. Thats all I can say. You most definitely have made this blog into something speciel. You clearly know what you are doing. You’ve covered so many corners. see you

  16. Avatar March 28th, 2011 at 8:46 am b bassinet Says:

    I admire when somebody compares and speaks the facts. There are the ideal bold people on this planet to stand “up” for what they have faith in.

  17. Avatar July 10th, 2011 at 12:06 am Boatmaster Says:

    Hello there. You’ve done an incredible job with this blog and sharing your life with all of us. I’ll certainly digg it and personally recommend to my friends. I’m confident they will be benefited from this body of work.

  18. Avatar September 10th, 2012 at 1:34 am Orval Mastin Says:

    I couldn’t resist commenting. Exceptionally well written!

  19. Avatar September 15th, 2012 at 10:13 pm Kathy Allen Says:

    “Hey, thanks for the blog.Thanks Again. Really Cool.”

  20. Avatar December 9th, 2013 at 7:31 pm RSJ Says:

    How come Raymond St. James produces no Google results? Or the Ol Man Society…

  21. Avatar December 11th, 2013 at 9:51 am Brian Patrick Cork Says:

    ask Google. try this:

    come back with your complete contact information and we can compare notes.

  22. Avatar December 21st, 2013 at 4:55 pm Paul Blanchard Says:

    Hi Brian,

    My comeback information is:

    Dr. Paul Blanchard
    2130 Montreat Parkway
    Birmingham, AL 35216

    Looking forward to hearing from you.


  23. Avatar December 22nd, 2013 at 9:06 pm Brian Patrick Cork Says:

    Hello Dr Blanchard. I’m only just checking comments now. I don’t do it often. I have no idea what you are looking for, or how to research and verify what you are suggesting. You appear to be intent on attacking my Dad. If you can explain I’m willing to listen. Please call me at 404-451-4799.

    – Cork

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