Friday, January 29, 2016

Startup Show

No Startup Show today, watch for big announcement next week.
If you want call me for more information at (303)861-1447


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Monday, January 25, 2016

Colorado Caucus Contest

Colorado Caucus Contest.

Take your picture in this t-shirt, get special invitation.
For details and picture of t-shirts in blue, white and red: (Click)

Also, check you new article about Colorado Caucus on Wikipedia if
you haven't already. And Iowa caucuses. Caucuses?


Friday, January 22, 2016

Startup Show Topics: One Colorado Tour. How to find a good job fast.

Startup Show, here live by 12:30 p.m. each day Monday thru Friday. To be a guest on the show to share your startup experience call John Wren Monday or Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. Mountain.

Questions about startup? Call John Wren (303)861-1447

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One Colorado!

By 3 a.m. I was headed to bed, after I'd requested a few friends put in their email address at the bottom of the proposal as a reference for me, if you feel like you know me, I'd appreciate you doing the same right now.

Here is my wee hours proposal:

This morning I woke with this decision: I'm doing the tour whether we get the $50,000 or not. If we do get the grant, I'm hoping to have a bus and include Ben Franklin (my friend Chris) who is "Ben Franklin Live.") Maybe a band.

But I'll be doing the tour with our without the grant.

If we don't get it I may be hitchhiking and sleeping in chamber of commerce offices or local homes, but one way or the other, it will happen and conclude in Denver by March 1, Colorado Caucus Day.

The message of the tour will be One Colorado. We are loosing sight of the fact that we all have more in common than we have differences.

We will have a t-shirt design contest to express this thought: "March 1 is Colorado Caucus Day, not Colorado caucuses day. We are One Colorado!"

Look up "Colorado Caucus" on Wikipedia to see more about this in the comment at the top of the article, or if it's been taken down, see for yesterday's version of the Wikipedia article.

I'll be talking about all this today on the Startup Show, a link will be posted right here so you can watch live at 12:30 p.m. today (Friday) or come back anytime after that to watch a recording.

This weekend I'm going to offer something to do with using language as propaganda, which I think is happening with this change from Iowa Caucus to Iowa caucuses in Wikipedia, I've made an inquiry with Associated Press about when and why the Iowa and it looks like nation wide change took place with newspapers across the country.

Socrates Cafe is this evening (Fri) at 6 p.m., Panera Bread on the 16th Street Mall, across from the RTD Market Street Station, and tomorrow (Sat, 1/23) at the University of Denver in the Anderson Academic Commons. More info and optional RSVP at 

Please Tweet this, post on Facebook, email friends a copy. But most of all, come back here at 12:30 p.m. today for the Startup Show, and try and attend one of the Socrates Cafes this weekend.

Thanks for taking the time to strengthen the Colorado grassroots!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Startup Show

Today only, no Startup Show. Tune in tomorrow. RSVP and ask a question that will be answered on the show at

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Don't just network, connect! Today on the Startup Show.

Today: How to get through on the telephone for a personal conversation with virtually anyone, powerful ideas for when you want to earn or learn more and there are key people who you know could help you.

Also, Ben Franklin's 311th Birthday Committee, how you can help, and why you should.

Finally, big announcement that's coming here on the Startup Show tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Live at 12:30 p.m., the Startup Show Today, how to start a political career.

Watch here live at 12:30 p.m. Mountain each day Monday thru Friday or any time by recording.

Today the focus will be on serving in elected public office. Watch, then post your comments here.

Sponsored by John Wren's Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
"We cooperate with local chambers to provide more real help to startups."
For more check out
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Grassroots Rules. : Wikipedia and Colorado Caucus

Grassroots Rules. : Wikipedia and Colorado Caucus: The new Colorado Caucus listing on Wikipedia is getting lots of attention. If you've seen it a few hours ago it's probably different...

Monday, January 18, 2016

Startup Show-- Today on Contemplative Imagination & MLK Day

CORRECTION: Startup Show will now be on at 12:30 p.m. each day instead of 12:15 as originally announced. Sorry if that cause you a problem.

Topics today: Why this change in the Startup Show & how to be a guest and share your experience.

                         The new SBCC Spiritual Startup Method & 4 Practices

                         Meditation and Root & Branch Meeting

                         Suggestion for MLK Day.


THANKS! And let's remember, this life is very short, so let's get started now!

Friday, January 15, 2016

New! Startup Show Daily Edition.

Starting today the Startup Show will be on each day, live by 5 p.m. The show will be announced as being live here on this site and then shared with social media, we'll be asking guests to help, and we encourage everyone to do the same. After the live show it will be available by the same link as a recording which will be edited and captioned.

If you'd like to be a guest on the show call me an leave a complete message, your elevator talk that sums up who you are and what you do as well as any other information about your self and what you've started in the past, the story you'd like to tell on the show. Call me at (303)861-1447

Today's show will be live at 10 a.m. I hope you can join us, and PLEASE SHARE. THANKS!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Grassroots Rules. : Colorado Caucus on Wikipedia

 Colorado Caucus is now on Wikipedia. See link on 

New! "Before Socrates Cafe."

Starting next Thursday, January 21, 6 to 7 pm, at Trinity Church, 45 minute lecture from Princeton philosophy professor. watch for announcement tomorrow (Fri, 1/15) and click below for more info now and link to a sample lecture.

Friday, January 08, 2016

Socrates Cafe, join us!

We pick a topic, share our thoughts, ask each other questions.
Fridays and Saturdays, more info and optional RSVP at

More info and optional RSVP at

Startup Show: Practices of Faith and Thinking

Each Friday, 10 a.m. Mountain or here for recording later:

What do you think? Post your comments here or on our Facebook Page


Edited version will be up here with titles by 8 a.m. tomorrow (Sat, 1/9).

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Help now to achieve your vision.

Socrates Cafe: Get ready for Colorado Caucus!

 Don't forget to affiliate with the political party of your choice by January 4 to participate in the March 1 Colorado Caucus. Socrates Cafe is a great way to get ready for it!
This evening (Sat, 1/2) at 6:30 p.m. at DU or other times and places (we'll help you start a meeting at a time and place that works better for you after you've attended one if you want) no RSVP is required at your first meeting, walk-ins are always welcome, more info at (click here.) 

Also, mark your calendar for January 17, Ben Franklin's birthday. We are planning a party, but don't tell Ben! Details to follow. If you'd like to volunteer to help or sponsor, please call me, ok?

John Wren  (303)861-1447