Friday, November 25, 2011

A friend of mine told me he'd just seen the new movie Melencolia. I asked him if he'd enjoyed it. He said it wasn't exactly that he'd enjoyed it, but that he was glad that he'd seen it. After seeing it myself yesterday with my brother Randy, I understand what he meant.

Life as we know it is constantly changing. I've been watching the PBS series on Nova about physics. String theory seems to keep coming up in discussions as a justification of one thing or another. Helps me to understand it is really just a philosophy, no real evidence for it.

Thanksgiving at Azura yesterday with my brother, son, and mother who is there for now was an experience. Mom didn't feel well enough to eat, so it was just the three of us for the meal.

If you're looking for a boost after the holiday, join us this afternoon for the Denver IDEA Cafe Startup Workshops. We have great speakers today and for the next couple of weeks.  This is not intended to be an every week thing for anyone, just a boost when starting in a new direction.

Socrates Cafe Beginners Group at 4 p.m. each Friday after the Denver IDEA Cafe, same place, Panera Bread, 13th & Grant here in Denver. We pick a topic, whoever suggested the topic speaks to it, then two others are chosen by lot to speak for 3 minutes. Then we take turns asking each other questions before everyone making a brief final comment about the topic. It's a lot of fun if you enjoy a good discussion.

I'm experimenting with this blog. More and more all business posts will be on

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

 In church bulletin: "Don't let worry kill you - let the church help."

I’m going to be on Corky Kyle’s radio show (click here to listen online) again this afternoon (Tuesday, Nov 22, 4 to 5 p.m.) please call with your questions or comments about grassroots politics or business.

We still need a few more beta testers for our new (click here), our new Colorado Almanac and Small Business Directory. Our intention is help strengthen the small business community in Colorado, we plan on a formal kick-off in December, list your business or organization now to benefit from the publicity we expect and for the opportunity to make money sharing it with your online friends.

Your Small Business Chamber of Commerce (click here) is cooperating with local chambers of commerce across Colorado and beyond to encourage the formation of and participation in IDEA Café Startup Workshops and Franklin Circle Peer Advisory Groups.

Two ways to charge your battery Black Friday (Nov 25), to get a good start on your post-Thanksgiving finish for 2011: 2 p.m. Denver IDEA Café Startup Workshop (click here)--we share startup experience and brainstorm; 4 p.m. Socrates Café Beginners Group (click here)--we pick a topic, share our thoughts, and take turns asking each other questions. Both at Panera Bread, 13th & Grant here in Denver near the Capitol, join us for either or both.

The first time you quit, it's hard. The second time, it gets easier. The third time, you don't even have to think about it. -Paul "Bear" Bryant, football coach.