Friday, November 02, 2018

What do you think?

Join us for Socrates Cafe, it's free and everyone is welcome.

We choose a topic, share our thoughts, ask each other questions, it's a lot of fun and I personally think it's a good way to practice listening, speaking, and critical thinking skills.

More info and optional rsvp (walk-ins are always welcome) at check it out!

PLEASE share this with your social media friends. You never know who might really like to know about tonight's meeting. If they appreciate your sharing they will thank you and so will I if you'll let me know what you've done.

How may I help you?


John S. Wren, MBA+
Founder and President,
Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
IDEA Cafes*Socrates Cafes*Franklin Circles 

SBCC Startup Method-- the Practices of: Recover, Imagine, Think, Learn; to Start, Grow, Flourish. Socrates Cafe Society is another project of the Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

On this day, 1953

This is University Park Elementary School, I went to the 3rd grade on the 2nd floor. Not shown is the addition that had been built on and that survives today, this building is gone. Wooden floors, real black boards, a regulator clock.My first day was October 31, 1953, 65 years ago today.

This is the house mom and dad built, my bedroom was the dorm window in the middle of the house. 2305 S. Jackson St.

When we moved to Loveland Colorado in 1949 this was a house we rented. Some of my earliest memories.


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Accept what?

Today on the Startup Show: Imagine: is it enough? Live at 10 a.m. MDT, anytime by recording, on "Visit Group" and join if you haven't already, members only.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Startup Show Mentions Today.

Below are items that were mentioned on today's Startup Show, which you can still see if you "Visit Group" on and join us. I suggest you check it out first or these cryptic notes may not mean much to you.

The Startup Show is looking for sponsors, call me if you might be interested. (303)861-1447 For now I'm the only source of money for what we are doing, it's been a decades long labor of love. More about my alt-ego, the Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc at

Also see and for more information about the free meetings here in Denver. 5280 Magazine has said they have "infused Denver with an entrepreneurial spirit," and I'd like to help you and your local chamber do the same thing.

A new group we are trying is the Speakers Corner Dialogue Group, it's each Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m., next week we hear from one of the statewide candidates, join us if you can! where you'll also info about our two Faculty Club meetings.

This is the issue I mentioned on the startup show today as a way to meet new people. Check it out:

TAX PLAN ENDORSED BY MILTON FRIEDMAN: Progress and Poverty: Full and Fine Text of 1880 Edition (Illustrated) by Henry George. via @amazon

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Startup Show is live each morning at 10 a.m. MDT, by recording anytime (now) just "Join Group" on and join us (it's free) if you haven't already. WILL YOU BE OUR AMBASSADOR TO YOUR LOCAL CHAMBER AND LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER?

Monday, October 08, 2018

Jordan Peterson is wrong about goal setting.

Peterson prescribes goal setting as a key ingredient in a happy, successful life. He is wrong.

Repeated studies show there is just no correlation between having written goals and success in any way you want to measure it.

Check out this foudational Harvard study of the question:

Why do we hear so much about goal setting? Because it's a good seller in book stores, talks on the lecture circuit, and in consulting.

What do successful people do instead? My experience and education has taught me they practice the same recover, imagine, think, learn skills of the successful startup.