Sunday, October 19, 2014

New! 500% money back guarantee for 99-cent Kindle book on Amazon.

My little book on startup has helped many, many people since it was first published.

There is a good chance it will help you, too.

Here is a new special offer. First join our Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc. Meetup.com group. Mark your calendar and RSVP  to be with us online next Friday morning and/or next Friday afternoon here in Denver, or if not next Friday one Friday soon. http://Meetup.com/Small-Biz-Chamber

Then take just a minute to click on the image of the cover of my little book on the upper right corner of this page. Take a couple of hours and read it, then give me a call.

If you don't find the book and talking with me  helpful, I'll give you your money back five times over for the Kindle edition,  I'll mail you a $5 bill.

But do us both a favor and don't wait.

This life is very short, let's get started now!

Click on the book cover, read, then give me a call later today or tomorrow at (303)861-1447.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

University of Denver ok's Socrates Cafe

I just sent out this on Twitter:

We will be meeting in the beautiful new Anderson Learning Commons, where Penrose Library used to be. We'll gather in the lounge area in front of the coffee bar (closed Saturday evenings unfortunately, so you may want to make a stop at Pete's Cafe on the corner of Evans & University for a coffee to go before the meeting-- might buy you parking in one of their spaces, but be sure to ask) depending on how many are with us we'll go to a private study room.

When people attend an IDEA Cafe Startup Workshop with no idea what kind of work they want to do, I recommend they attend a session or two of Socrates Cafe or similar group. Sort of like those late night dorm discussions about the big questions of life. Free entertainment if nothing else. :-)

Hope you'll join us this Saturday or some Saturday soon. No RSVP required, walkins are welcome. But it's to your advantage to RSVP, we'll notify you if there is a sudden change in meeting place or cancellation. Click here, then the University of Denver Socrates Cafe.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Most important book since Wealth of Nations.

Edmund Phelps has just been given Princeton University's top prize.

Maybe this will help put the spotlight on his most recent book Mass Flouishing, what some have called the most
Important book in economics since Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations. 

It took Adam Smith's book about 8 years to become a best seller. We may not have 8 years.

Read here what Princeton has to say about Phelps, the go to Amazon or your favorite local book store or library, read Mass Flourishing, and start asking every political candidate what they make of it. 

Here is what Yale says:

http://news.yale.edu/2014/10/13/yale-graduate-school-honor-four-distinguished-alumni 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Entrepreneurial Thought and Action.

That's the slogan of Babson College, " Entrepreneurial Thought and Action."

Harvard Business Review Press published Babson's President's book a couple of years ago, "Just Do It!" Why didn't the book hit the best seller list?

Because of the brainwashing of the Small Business Administration, our tax-funded enterprise to snuff out the spirit of true entrepreneurs, and they've done a darn good job of it according to Nobel Economist Edmund Phelps's most recent book Mass Flourishing which documents the disappearance of U.S. get up and go, what he calls vitalism and dynamism, starting about 4 decades ago.

Amar Bhide first sound the alert on this back in 1994 with his Oxford University Press book The Origin & Evolution of New Businesses. I'll bet you've never heard of it either.

This should be an issue in the current political campaigns, but it's not. A campaign for 2016 Presidential election that took up this drum beat would do a lot of good for the country, might even lead to a victory. Stranger things have happened.

Instead Inc Magazine continues to publish articles from failures saying, 'gosh, I wish I'd planned more." Disgraceful.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Share your startup experience

Next Friday, October 17

New fall season!

The Startup Show with John Wren. 

+To be on the show to share your startup experience see instructions on http://www.SmallBizChamber.org

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Rule #11: Know when to walk away, know when to run.

John S Wren’s Rules for Family & Neighbors, Work & Citizenship.
DRAFT -- 10/7/14
1.       Recovery (body, mind, spirit) first: Thinking is a wonderful tool, a terrible master.
2.      Love (do HP’s will) God and love (help) my neighbors. Don’t love any rules or plan.
3.      Be hard on myself, watch for dishonesty, selfishness, self-centeredness, and fear.
4.      No resentments: Be gentle and forgiving of others, give them the benefit of the doubt.
5.      Examine/ 11th step 2x/ day: Pause, connect, be grateful, correct, ask for help.
6.      Simple plan: What does HP want me to be, what am I called to do next?
7.      Start now. Tomorrow morning start again. Persistence is actually repeated starts.
8.      Be a life-long learner: Watch one, do one, teach one, then write about it.
9.      PERMA Metrics 0 to 5: Positive, Engaged, Relationships, Meaning, and Accomplished.
10  Don't have a group meeting when we can talk 1 to 1. Don't call when I can be there. Don't write when I can call. Don't post comment when I can write message.

 (Inspired by Investor Business Daily’s 10 Secrets to Success: 1) How you think is everything; 2) Decide upon your true dreams and goals; 3) Take action; 4) Never stop learning; 5) Be persistent and work hard; 6) Learn to analyze details; 7) Focus your time and money; 8) Don’t be afraid to innovate; be different; 9) Deal and communicate with people effectively; 10) Be honest and dependable; Take responsibility.)

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Spiritual Startup

Get started with the one day at a time way to get to your first customer in a new business or your first day on the job in a new career.

Resources for spiritual startup:

1. Put your own recovery first, practice your own program and/or religion.

2. Checkout http://Facebook.com/Small.Business.Chamber 

3.  Attend an IDEA Cafe Startup Workshop in Denver or online, then start one in cooperation with your local chamber or other group.

4.  Read my little booklet on startup, on Amazon.com search for Wren Daring Mighty Things. Then call me and let's talk about your situation, what you want, and how I might help you. Of course there is never a surprise charge, there is no cost to you until/unless we've negotiated a firm price for my service.

When you are ready, call (no emails please) and leave me a complete message, take as much time as you need, I'll get back to you within 24 hours. Call (303)861-1447