Saturday, January 24, 2009

Easy to say, hardly ever done.

Stop me, before I write a six-word story again!
Six-word love stories:
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2009/jan/23/thorn-six-word-memoirs-leave-book-lover/

My contributions:

Traditional marrage:
You first, me last, we always.

Modern "marrage":
Me first, you free, no we.

Applies to any relationship, not just marrage.
Whoever wants to become great must become a servant. Mark 10:43.

As for me:
Clearly see—yes. Do it--no.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Planning a Start-Up? Help and Advice Abound says Wall Street Journal:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123224434933893663.html

I ask, is it good advice? (See comments to above article.)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The new Denver Startup Forum (DSF) community of practice for people interested in startup is off to a great start. Our mission is to stimulate dialog and learning about the startup process, how ideas become effective action. We'll do it through a weekly meeting (attendance limited to the first 12 to RSVP), posting a video and audio recording of the weekly meeting online, and continuing the dialog throughout the week online.

DSF went online about a week ago, already has 58 members. There are still a couple of seats left for tomorrow's first weekly luncheon meeting near I25 & Colorado Blvd. here in Denver.

Membership and attendance at the luncheon are both free now, to join and RSVP for the luncheon go to http://DenverStartupForum.ning.com

IDEA Cafe Startup Workshop will continue. It's a one-time boost for people when they are at a turning point starting a new campaign, project, career, or new business.
Vince Carroll in the Rocky Mountain News notes the same thing I heard in yesterday’s Inaugural Address (and posted here yesterday, see below), Pres. Obama sees our powerful market economy as the way out of the current financial mess. From: http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2009/jan/21/carroll-promising-signs/

What's that he said? "It has been the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things - some celebrated but more often men and women obscure in their labor, who have carried us up the long, rugged path toward prosperity and freedom." Was that President Barack Obama channeling the free-market economist Milton Friedman in Tuesday's inaugural address?

And then this: "Nor is the question before us whether the market is a force for good or ill. Its power to generate wealth and expand freedom is unmatched, but this crisis has reminded us that without a watchful eye, the market can spin out of control . . ." The two surprising but comforting words in that sentence are "expand freedom."

After all, most any liberal Democrat would acknowledge that markets generate wealth; by no means all, however, or perhaps even many, would agree that markets' power to expand freedom is "unmatched."

If the president really does appreciate that markets are uniquely powerful agents of freedom, as a man of his discernment should, it is a very good sign indeed.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

We remain a young nation, but in the words of scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.

In reaffirming the greatness of our nation, we understand that greatness is never a given. It must be earned. Our journey has never been one of shortcuts or settling for less. It has not been the path for the faint-hearted - for those who prefer leisure over work, or seek only the pleasures of riches and fame. Rather, it has been the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things - some celebrated but more often men and women obscure in their labor, who have carried us up the long, rugged path towards prosperity and freedom.

Pres. Barack Obama Inauguration Speech




Today we are all Obamiacs.

Let's give him a chance.

It may be that Pres. Obama can use his great popularity to accomplish things for the grassroots in business and politics a Republican could never have.

We'll see.