Saturday, March 08, 2014

Help to find your peer advisory group.

I just posted this on Twitter. Join us online Tuesday? More about business peer learning groups: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jerry-chautin/business-peer-groups-coac_b_793555.html

Thursday, March 06, 2014

View From The Top: General (Ret.) Stanley McChrystal

What I posted on Facebook just now after watching Gen. McChrystal and then this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17rAxDB4Jw4 

It's only an inch, but with HP's help that's enough. Get up, again. Recover, again. Again, again, again...

In a fit spiritual condition, with HP informing my desire, I ask: What do I want? What can I DO today? Now I just start+++

What are you going to do?

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

NOW and think, plan compared to ETERNAL, pray, start

What I want when in what some call "a fit spiritual condition" is one thing, it's something else when that want of mine is driven by gluttoney, just to name one of my unfit spiritual conditions that visits me each evening with thoughts of a snack.

So Just do it! can be for the better or for the worse. When I give in to the gluttoney in the evening, eating yet another candy bar is the result.

What's true for me as an individual seems to possibly be true for the world, at least here in the U.S.A., might be interesting to take a look at the nGram analysis, how often a word is used in comparison to all other word in the extensive Google Books library, shows we much prefer to write about:

NOW, think, plan   (at least for me, an unfit spiritual condition), not so much about

ETERNAL, pray, start (what I take as being in a fit spiritual condition.)

Here's an nGram analysis of how often these words have been used in U.S.A.:

Monday, March 03, 2014

IDEA Cafe in old Rocky Mtn News.

Item in old  Rocky Mountain News. We are still doing it, Friday afternoons at Panera Bread, 13th & Grant and elsewhere, now http://www.SmallBizChamber.org/ Tina Griego wrote in part:

Desperation leads to innovation. Courage is found when complacency is no longer an option. 


This makes the IDEA Cafe a perfect place for the present day. It is the search for, the grabbing of that "aha! moment" that lead John Wren, a business consultant and adult educator, to start the cafe more than a decade ago. It is neither a networking nor advice-dispensing meeting. It is a free gathering, largely of entrepreneurs, but also of people who "are just stuck." 


The group brainstorms business or project ideas, and Wren invites speakers, usually those who have successfully started their own businesses, to talk about their experiences.

 
"This is a gathering of people who have made that transition meeting with those who seek to," he says. 



We are not in the worst of times in Colorado… But we are not in the peak of economic health, either, and what is historically true is that bad times open doors to good ideas. 

For complete column:
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2008/dec/01/griego-reinvention-in-times-of-transition/

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Tuesday join your neighbors...

I've been posting this Facebook notice about Tuesday's Colorado Caucus, #1 networking event in Colorado. Do well by doing good through your participation.

What do you think would make this message go viral? Have an idea? Great! Now just do it! Or post your suggestion here for me and others.

Here's the Facebook message I've been putting up today along with a link to it:

Want to do more than just complain about the government? Want to really help make a difference? 

If you're in Colorado, attend one of the 6,000 free, open (by state law) neighborhood meetings that will be held next Tuesday. Learn how right now by checking out http://www.COCaucus.org/ and then SHARE with your friends and neighbors.

The Colorado Caucus: The best chance the common person has of serving in elected public office.

https://www.facebook.com/john.s.wren/posts/10152720342008782

Skip the Academy Awards, get ready for Tuesday. None of today's "stars" will be remembered in 30 years: