Tuesday, October 30, 2018

On this day, 1953

This is University Park Elementary School, I went to the 3rd grade on the 2nd floor. Not shown is the addition that had been built on and that survives today, this building is gone. Wooden floors, real black boards, a regulator clock.My first day was October 31, 1953, 65 years ago today.

This is the house mom and dad built, my bedroom was the dorm window in the middle of the house. 2305 S. Jackson St.

When we moved to Loveland Colorado in 1949 this was a house we rented. Some of my earliest memories.


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Accept what?

Today on the Startup Show: Imagine: is it enough? Live at 10 a.m. MDT, anytime by recording, on https://www.Facebook.com/Small.Business.Chamber "Visit Group" and join if you haven't already, members only.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Startup Show Mentions Today.

Below are items that were mentioned on today's Startup Show, which you can still see if you "Visit Group" on www.Facebook.com/Small.Business.Chamber and join us. I suggest you check it out first or these cryptic notes may not mean much to you.

The Startup Show is looking for sponsors, call me if you might be interested. (303)861-1447 For now I'm the only source of money for what we are doing, it's been a decades long labor of love. More about my alt-ego, the Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc at www.SmallBizChamber.org

Also see www.Meetup.com/Small-Biz-Chamber and www.Meetup.com/Socrates-Cafe-Society for more information about the free meetings here in Denver. 5280 Magazine has said they have "infused Denver with an entrepreneurial spirit," and I'd like to help you and your local chamber do the same thing.

A new group we are trying is the Speakers Corner Dialogue Group, it's each Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m., next week we hear from one of the statewide candidates, join us if you can! www.Meetup.com/Franklin-Circles where you'll also info about our two Faculty Club meetings.

This is the issue I mentioned on the startup show today as a way to meet new people. Check it out:

TAX PLAN ENDORSED BY MILTON FRIEDMAN: Progress and Poverty: Full and Fine Text of 1880 Edition (Illustrated) by Henry George.  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BXJONIM/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_4ncWBbE84J3XS via @amazon

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Startup Show is live each morning at 10 a.m. MDT, by recording anytime (now) just "Join Group" on www.Facebook.com/Small.Business.Chamber and join us (it's free) if you haven't already. WILL YOU BE OUR AMBASSADOR TO YOUR LOCAL CHAMBER AND LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER? www.SmallBizChamber.org

Monday, October 08, 2018

Jordan Peterson is wrong about goal setting.

Peterson prescribes goal setting as a key ingredient in a happy, successful life. He is wrong.

Repeated studies show there is just no correlation between having written goals and success in any way you want to measure it.

Check out this foudational Harvard study of the question: https://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Publication%20Files/09-083.pdf

Why do we hear so much about goal setting? Because it's a good seller in book stores, talks on the lecture circuit, and in consulting.

What do successful people do instead? My experience and education has taught me they practice the same recover, imagine, think, learn skills of the successful startup.

Won't you be my neighbor?

On the Startup Show today: Is Jordan Peterson our new Mr. Rogers?

New book is out about Fred Rogers and there was a recent documentary. Tom Hanks is playing Mr. Rogers in a new docu-drama about the very popular public TV show of his.

What I've suddenly realized is the young men who are so attracted to Jordan Peterson are the ones who grewup with Mr. Rogers instead of a father.

I'll talk about this more on today's Startup Show, live at 10 a.m. MDT, 9 Pacific, noon Eastern today and each morning Monday thru Friday, "Visit Group" on www.Facebook.com/Small.Business.Chamber and join us (it's free) if you haven't already.


Jordan Peterson at Paramount Theatre here in Denver last night. Amazing. I didn’t see one ad. He’s as popular as the Cable Guy who I saw with my son, sold out with no Denver advertising. Stop to think about it, Peterson and the Cable Guy have pretty much the same message, “let’s git er done” 

Saturday, October 06, 2018

Philosophy for CEOs, Startups and Serial Killers.

Socrates Cafe this evening at the University of Denver was excellent. Topic was Jung's idea that if we don't deal with the unconcious mind, we will never escape the shadow side of life.

Serial Killers? We may start including that in the title of the group, which is now "Socrates Cafe: Philosophy for CEOs, Startups, and Other Pioneers." Why the change?

Check out Netflix "MindHunters" if you haven't seen it already and you will understand. True story of FBI agents profiling serial killers who are joined by a psychologist who reads some of their interviews and realizes they fit the profile of the group she studies, CEOs. Really.

Join Julie Monday evening for the new Socrates Cafe near the Tech Center in the Castlewood Library, I'll be at the Englewood Library Tuesday evening, check them and others out at www.Meetup.com/Socrates-Cafe-Society 

Jordan Peterson is here in Denver tomorrow. Amazingly it is not sold out as is the usual case at all his talks, and I've not seen any advertising. I just Tweeted President Trump, suggested he join Peterson on the stage tomorrow. We'll see.

I'll post my reaction to what Peterson shares tomorrow right here and on the Startup Show. Have a blessed Sunday. +++

RIP Sally

One of the kindest, most caring people I've ever met. God bless Sally.
Memorial service at Hudson Gardens this morning, I just couldn't do it.
I'd changed an appointment to make time, but just too sad.