Monday, November 02, 2020

Politics With Sober Neighbors-- Strategic Intention DRAFT 11/15/2020


"After elected serve all." (In Latin?) Pledge requested on campaign materials from all candidates before primary and general elections. 

A series of events. To be financed by the sale of "Sober Neighborhood" Memberships, Small Business Consulting, and Neighborhood Talent Shows With State and National Finals.  Launch with Nov 3 Media Release.

  1.  Vote+ Quantum Voting. "Don't just settle."
  2. Bury the Hatchet-- a Sober Neighbors Meetup in Every Neighborhood, endorsed by a top Dem and top GOP leader. 
  3. Goal: A healthy small group in every neighborhood.
    1. Monthly Alarm Clock Party in Each Neighborhood.
    2. Weekly Leadership Luncheon Online-- SCORE Co-host.
    3. Daily Startup Show Monday thru Friday.
    4. Quarterly Advisory/ Board Meetings.

Go/No Go or Pivot. Finalized at 1st Advisory Meeting to be led by top Dem/GOP leaders from #2 above, held January 20 in Washington DC:

  1. Book with an endorsement of National Chairs of Dems & GOP.
  2. A 50 States in 50 Weeks Book Tour, with State Finals for Neighborhood Talent Shows and Symphony/Theatre Showcase.
  3. National Neighborhood Talent Show Finals and Mock Elections, 2021 and 2023.
  4. Bury the Hatchet National Rally With Both Political Candidates, October 23, 2024 (Sir Christopher Wren's birthday.)

  • References: 
  • American Management Association, Action Guide to Practical Politics. 
  • Why Iowa?
  • Daring Mighty Things, Amazon.
  • Just Start, Harvard Business Review Publishing.
  • Why We Need the Electoral College, Tara Ross
  • On the Side of Angels-An Appreciation of Parties, Nancy Rosenblum
  • Good Neighbors-The Democracy of Everyday Life in America, NR
  • Rules for Radicals, Saul D. Alinsky
  • Adapt-Why Success Always Starts with Failure, Tim Harford.

Sunday, November 01, 2020

Friday, October 30, 2020

1959 Some Like it Hot.


Once upon a time in Miami Florida…

 This is a photo of my brother Randy, myself, and two other member’s kids at a national business meeting, the Toiletry Merchandisers Association (TMA) annual meeting where we went for a week with our parents. 

Our parents left us at the movie theater to see "Some Like It Hot" which had just come out.

The next time I went to Miami and a business convention was nearly 20 years later with my now ex-wife who insisted on going with me in spite of being in the last month before our daughter Regan was born. The thought of not going never entered my mind, which amazes me now.

The kid on the left became president of the small college in Iowa I attended for two years before returning to Denver to marry and work in Pop’s business full time.

Monday, October 26, 2020