Friday, November 24, 2017

Start a Socrates Cafe in Your Neighborhood.

"Lilly" Allie Wren 2017
Starting a new group is like learning a new medical procedure, just more fun.

A nurse attended an IDEA Cafe Startup Workshop. We usually talk about the value of getting a job in the direction of your dream, to learn from people who are already doing something similar to what you want to do.

"That reminds me of what they taught us in nursing school," she said. "When a new procedure came out we were told to watch one, do one, and then teach one."

To start a new Socrates Cafe, I suggest you attend one, lead one, start one. Or just read Chris Phillips book "Socrates Cafe." That's what I did.

There is a great need here in Denver and across Colorado for new Socrates Cafes. Right now there is one on Friday evening, Saturday evening, and Tuesday evening. Attend one soon, you are very welcome to lead one whenever you want, then start one at a time and place that will word for you. See

Call me if you have any questions, or post your question here as a comment. If you post, please call to let me know to look for it if I don't answer by the end of the day.

John Wren

Friday, November 17, 2017

Startup Show

Each Friday watch the Startup Show, noon MDT on

To be a guest on the show call (720)495-4949.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

New! Action Class in Practical Politics-- Online TED-Ed

Want to make a real difference in the next election?

This lesson will take you less than a half hour, could
change your life. Check it out (click here.)

Easily customized for your state, county, precinct. If you need
help, call me. John Wren (720)495-4949

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Why Socrates Cafe?

This very short video explains three concepts that are just common sense. I certainly agree that the use of the 3 words that symbolize the concepts is not encouraged, but the three concepts are behind most of the dialogues we have at Socrates Cafe, it seems to me.

If you'd like to be way ahead of most of us, watch this very short video. We rarely use these three words, epistemology, ontology, and axiology, but you'll see questions raised by the concepts that are very much in our dialogues during our better Socrates Cafe sessions. See

Monday, November 06, 2017 +++ SBCC Method: Let's talk! Soon! +++ SBCC Method: Let's talk! Soon!: I'm trying something new. Come to this page rather than telephoning me. You set the time, I'll call you back. This way you will ne...

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Our next Governor in Craig?

Want a fun way to sharpen your critical thinking?.

This is why dialogue is so important:

Join us for Socrates Cafe. We pretend we are 4-year-olds, very casual.

Join us this evening or any Saturday at the University of Denver, Tuesdays at Trinity in downtown Denver, or Fridays at Panera in LoDo, 16th and Market. Free and open to everyone, if you want to start a new group at a place and time that will work better for you I'll help you. Best is to attend one first when you are in Denver. Check it out:

Let's talk! Soon!

I'm trying something new.

Come to this page rather than telephoning me. You set the time, I'll call you back. This way you will never have to deal with waiting or voice mail. Try it, you'll like it! (If you don't please let me know that with your comment below. This is a 14-day trial.) Thanks!

Next week I'd very much like to talk with you about being a participant in a test panel of our new SBCC Method: Recover, Imagine, Think, and Learn; to Start, Grow, and Flourish. For more about the method see

Please schedule a 15 minute appointment for next week, ok? Or attend one of our free meetings next week, rsvp at or Either way I look forward to talking with you.

Schedule your appointment for next week now, while it is on your mind. We will email you a reminder, you can always change it later, and I will call you at the time you have scheduled.



John S. Wren, MBA+
Business Consultant and Founder,
Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
1881 Buchtel Blvd. #501, Denver, CO 80210

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