Thursday, December 05, 2013

The Startup Show ideA Action Thursday

We've had an inspiration, explored the alternatives, made a decision, now what?
Join us tomorrow? 

Birth of a Business: Infinite Buyer SPECIAL EDITION The Startup Show

In this 40 minute video I talk with Anthony Sanchez and Brian Grega, co-founders of a new business that launched this past Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, 2013. On the video below they talk about their backgrounds, how they got together and developed a friendship, and how they went from inspiration to launch with Infinite Buyer.

Brian and possibly Anthony will be with us tomorrow for our Denver IDEA Salon discussion group at 2:30 p.m. and our IDEA Cafe Startup Workshop at 3:45, both at the same place, Panera Bread, 13th & Grant, just a block from the Colorado Capitol. For more and to RSVP for either or both of the meetings see link to our site at (click)

Here's Anthony and Brian:

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

The Startup Show idEa Evaluation Wednesday

The Startup Show, dedicated to helping you start in a new direction with your work, starting a new career, a new project or campaign, or a new business. Broadcast live by 5 p.m MST Monday thru Thursday on YouTube Live Broadcasts and Google+ Live Hangouts and here on

If you'd like to be on the show or if you have suggestions of who we should invite, call John Wren at (303)861-1447 or post your suggestion as a comment here.

Now here is today's show:

Join us Fridays for an IDEA Salon for open discussion about startup and/or an IDEA Cafe startup workshop. Information about existing groups and how to start a new one in cooperation with your local chamber or other group can be found via our site, see link on

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

The Startup Show iDea Develop Alternatives Tuesday

Tonight! 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. free! best Denver event, Integrated Alliances (click here.) More info, address, optional RSVP, just come! You'll be glad you did!

Today we discuss what to do with the initial inspiration, the I in our IDEA model.

D is Develop Alternatives, there is more that one way to skin a cat, so we let our mind and the minds of others help us see potential next steps, people we might bring along, etc.

Some call this green light thinking, chunking up, we think more and more. Might not take lot, but we consider our options. Trick is to not get stuck on this stage, paralysis from analysis is deadly to new ideas.

Join us Friday?  To far away? Call and we'll help you start a new group in cooperation with your local chamber of commerce or other group. Call (303)861-1447.

Considering an MBA? Or DBA? Get paid to learn.

If you are considering going back to school for an MBA (Masters in Business Administration) or a DBA (Doctorate in Business Administration) I hope you'll watch this, then give me a call if you are interested, call me at (303)861-1447.  John Wren

What is an angel investor?

Part of an interesting online interview today:

Monday, December 02, 2013

The Startup Show Inspiration Monday

We are here Monday thru Friday (usually), on live by 5 p.m. Mountain Topic is startup, career, project or campaign, or a new business. Join us at an IDEA Cafe or Salon, if there's not one near you start one, we'll help you. See link to our site on

Sunday, December 01, 2013

1st MBA, Harvard, 1910. That worked out well.

I say I'm a recovering MBA.

Much of what I learned in business school has to be overcome for me to be helpful to people who are starting something new.

The more planning was mentioned in the literature, the less other approaches were discussed. 

Methodology used to create this graph explained in this Wikipedia article (click here.)