Sunday, May 29, 2016

1920 Brain Storm vs 2016 Brainstorming

The term "brain storm" appeared in medical writing of the 1920's, but by they 1950's the term for the outburst from a crazy person had taken on a new meaning. See this article (click) for the details about how the shift in meaning took place

Here is an analysis of the usage of "brain storm" and related terms since 1900, including one of the realms where it is now used perhaps most often, startup and entrepreneurship.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Today! Live! Startup Show, noon MDT.

Startup Show, Here each Friday, noon MDT, anytime after that via recording. Thanks for watching! John Wren Sponsored by Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc. Life's short, start now! Also seen on YouTube Live Events and Google+ Hangouts On Air. Mark your calendar, watch each week!

On today's show: Forbes Magazine article headlined "Why is entrepreneurship dying." Also, new developments with our SBCC Startup Method and the four practices. Tweet any question you'd like to see addressed Tweet @IDEACafe now or anytime including during the show.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

New Yelp listing for Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

Here is our new Yelp listing. Your feed back would be very helpful. If you think this is worth a 5-star review, please do review it. If not, please email me your suggestions or post them as a comment here below, ok? Thanks! How may I help you? John Wren (303)861-1447

Click red button for SBCC Yelp page:

Friday, May 20, 2016

Startup Show -- Starting a New Campaign.

The Startup Show is on each Friday, noon MDT, watch on YouTube Live Events, Google+ On Air Hangouts or right here on To be on the show next Friday call John Wren (303)861-1447

Yelp as a way to build attendance at IDEA Cafe.

We invite people to attend one time, we say if we are successful they will be too busy to come back to the next meeting. When we started doing this there was almost nothing being offered for startups, now there is a flood.

We continue to encourage people to get to work, not waste time in a lot of meetings, so getting those who have just decided to go in a new direction with their work like is an increasing challenge.

We are testing some advertising online, Yelp is one of the experiments. you can see what we are doing there by clicking the red Yelp button in the upper right hand corner.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Don't settle for just a neighborhood when you can live in a real village.

Save it? Or re-start the Colorado Caucus?

Link to very short video of me pointing Save the Caucus in a new direction after last Thursday evenings debate on HB 16-1454, a new every-precinct organization that will be able to resurrect the Colorado Caucus if the Colorado Senate doesn't do the right thing:

Join us in this new effort? Call me Monday or Tuesday at (303)861-1447.

Save the Caucus!

John Wren is the registered agent for Save the Caucus, a Colorado political committee. 1881 Buchtel Blvd. Denver, CO 80210 (303)861-1447