Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Small Business Chamber Now on Google Maps.

How are you enjoying this #SuperBowlSunday?  Are you cheering #GoPats  in the #SuperBowl  or are you rooting for the #Eagles ?  Kickoff time for #SB52  is 4:30 MST p.m.  where are you watching the game? Join us, we’re going to order pizza for whoever is here for kick-off. We’re right by RTD University Station, and parking on east side of building. Join us? John Wren 720-495-4949

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Photo: "Alternative Advertising: Re-Cycle."

"Alternative Advertising--Re-Cycle." Wren, 1/24/18 California just NE 16th Street Mall, Denver.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Question: what caused the December 2011 spike of interest in the Internet (blue line)?

Interest in Internet, Apple, Google via Google Search

Monday, January 15, 2018

What if we took Martin Luther King's words seriously today?


I just asked this question here on Facebook and I'd be very interested in your answer: what if we took some of the words of Martin Luther King seriously today? What would we do?

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Pro-life Rally, Women's March, and What Divides Us.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

My last post here, one post back, was about my big idea with the Colorado Caucus. It produced no comments. There were readers, or at least visitors to the page. But no comments. Maybe everyone was just bowled over, awe struck with the brilliance of my simple idea.

Monday, January 08, 2018

The Colorado Caucus: a proposal to save it from John Wren.

I've posted thing of interest and made comments here on for a long time.
As always you are welcome to use it as "content" if you are desperate enough to do so.
Attribution to is not required but appreciated. Questions? Call me (720)495-4949

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Thinking career rather than startup.

It was not until the 1960s that the startup fad began.

Startup has never been written about as much as careers.
And the more talk about startup the fewer startups.

Friday, January 05, 2018

Startup Show at noon today!

Join us via link right here at noon for the Startup Show.
Link will be posted right here just before noon.

If there is a technical problem and it's not possible to post a link:

Check our
Twitter @IDEACafe

Or see the Small Business Chamber site

Join us this evening or tomorrow or next Tuesday for
Socrates Cafe see

Today on the startup show: self-directed learning as a tool for
doing well while doing good. To be a guest on the Startup Show
call me to schedule a date and time for my interview with you.
Call over the weekend or Monday (720)495-4949

Probate Courts

I'm forming a community of practice to dialogue about the probate process. Two brothers I know well have been drawn into a ridiculous legal battle that has  resulted in each of them paying lawyers some $250,000 I'm told. My brother Randy dying without a will has resulted in a similar situation that has the potential of the same sort of thing, a concern that is not at all frivolous or trivial. Others have shared their probate court nightmares with me.

I'm calling the University of Denver law school and a couple of academic departments to find students who might be interested. I will bring this up as a topic at our Socrates Cafe at the University of Denver tomorrow (Saturday, 1-6) which is free and open to everyone, you reading this now would be welcome to join us. For the last couple of years we've been meeting in Anderson Academic Commons (was Penrose Library), more info about it and other metro-Denver Socrates Cafes at  

Pot and politics.

What do you think? Is pot ok? My views here later.

I'll be suggesting a related topic at Socrates Cafe in LoDo this evening: how do we individually and as a society make decisions regarding what's healthy and what is not healthy. Have health concerns and fitness centers become our religion? If so, what is the accepted dogma?

Usually a good discussion, 6 p.m. at Panera Bread LoDo, more at about this evening (Fri, 1-5) and our other metro-Denver Socrates Cafes. Join us!

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

New! Free! Better Online Franklin Circle.

A new Better Online Franklin Circle (click here) is now forming. Join Better, the new app, by clicking to the left, if you like it join (it's free) and check out our new Better Online Franklin Circle and consider co-leading or joining!

Want free help? See my new offer on Linked In Profile (click here).

The SBCC (Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc click here) Join us! We offer real help from real people to business owners, entrepreneurs,  consultants, accountants, and lawyers who want to find their first or  next great customer.

The SBCC Method is comprised of  7 Practices: Recover, Imagine, Think, Learn; to Start, Grow, and Flourish. 

Contact me if you want to start a new hyper-local SBCC branch office in your neighborhood to help your neighbors start new careers, new projects or campaigns, and new businesses.

The first step towards opening a new branch office is for you to take an hour or so and read my little book Daring Mighty Things, available to down load right now on Amazon (click here.)

Then attend a free meeting in Denver, and if you like it we will give you free help to start a SBCC group in cooperation with your local community newspaper, local bank, association and service club or other group offering a free monthly IDEA Cafe (Imagine); free Socrates Cafe (Think); and Franklin Circles (Learn.) 

More info and optional rsvp (walk-ins welcome) at (click here) 

If you have questions call me right now while it's on your mind. Leave a complete confidential message, I'll have a volunteer get back to you ASAP. Call now, I'd hate for us to miss this opportunity to work together.  (720)495-4949