Thursday, August 08, 2019

Benjamin Franklin Junto Questions:

Printed in Benjamin Franklin, Political, Miscellaneous, and Philosophical Pieces, ed. Benjamin Vaughan, (London, 1779), pp. 533-6; also draft: Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
Previous question, to be answer’d at every meeting.
Have you read over these queries this morning, in order to consider what you might have to offer the Junto [touching] any one of them? viz. 1. Have you met with any thing in the author you last read, remarkable, or

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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Moon Movies.

Stream These 11 Movies for the Apollo 11 Anniversary 

Where we were:

There are moments we all remember. For those who were alive:
Pearl Harbor
JFK shot
50 years ago today: Apollo 11 Lunar Landing.
Columbine Shooting.
World Trade Center Terrorism.

What were you doing 50 years ago today? Please post as a comment here, include link to your favorite social media site if you want. I’ll start:


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In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly. Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved, and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields. This was the poem written by World War I Colonel John McCrae, a surgeon with Canada's First Brigade Artillery. It expressed McCrae's grief over the "row on row" of graves of soldiers who had died on Flanders' battlefields, located in a region of western Belgium and northern France.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

John S Wren, MBA+++ Life's short, start now!: Cornell College's Val Green shares her startup sto...

John S Wren, MBA+++ Life's short, start now!: Cornell College's Val Green shares her startup sto...


ABSTRACT Cooke, P. World Turned Upside Down: Entrepreneurial Decline, Its Reluctant Myths and Troubling Realities. Preprints 2019, 2019010228 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201901.0228.v1). Cooke, P. World Turned Upside Down: Entrepreneurial Decline, Its Reluctant Myths and Troubling Realities. Preprints 2019, 2019010228 (doi: 10.20944/preprints2019Abstract
The aim of this paper is to attempt to understand why the popular academic and policy field of promoting, studying and evangelising “entrepreneurship” should have been associated with great success but, in the past twenty years or more in many advanced economies, so much failure. From the US to lesser and developing countries, emerging economies and the European Union, entrepreneurship, especially in regard to start-ups and particularly high-tech start-ups have been in constant more or less recent decline. This is seldom registered in the mainstream literature where a positive and benign profile is generally presented. The paper examines this phenomenon, ties it partly with the “productivity paradox” and seeks tentative hypotheses in relation to the apparent illusions if not delusions regarding “entrepreneurship”.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

"What's wrong with football."

I just heard George Will say, "what's wrong with football, among many other things... " see today's interview.

This is a topic that's been on my mind as my grandsons get interested and involved with sports.

So I just Googled "George Will What's Wrong Football" and here are a few of his words of wisdom on the topic:

"For all players who play five or more years, life expectancy is less than 60; for linemen it is much less."  Aug 3, 2012 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

New book about startup

Due out in July, yet another book (2nd edition? Did anyone see the 1st?) about startup from the Boulder self-appointed gurus. You can read a sample of the first few pages they have posted on Google Scholar:

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Denver Mayor?

Who do you like for Denver Mayor? Vote in this straw poll:

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Kids and cell phones:

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Be a Startup Ambassador!

How? Watch the Startup Show each morning, Monday thru Friday on and while you are there "Visit Group" and join us, it's free and fast.

Friday, May 03, 2019

Denver Mayor?

 Join us Sunday? Just Tweeted: Live in #Denver? Who's getting your vote for Mayor? #COPolitics We are here-by inviting the candidates to dialogue with us at the University of Denver. 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Anderson Academic Commons. More info 

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Writer? Want to be?

Friday, April 12, 2019

God, Country, Commerce.

This is why we are starting the Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc to cooperate with local communities to help them do what 5280 Magazine says I've done here in Denver over the last 20 years, "John Wren... has infused Denver with an entrepreneurial spirit." I work to preserve the opportuity my father had to start a business for my grandkids.

More about this on Startup Show, today (Fri, 4-12) at 10 a.m. Denver time, noon Eastern, "Visit Group" on our Facebook Page and join us right now to be able to see it, it's free and fast! John Wren.

SBCC Startup Method-- Practices of: Recover, Imagine, Think, Learn; to Start, Grow, Flourish. OODA Loop. BE A STARTUP AMBASSADOR FOR YOUR LOCAL CHAMBER.

Sunday, March 03, 2019

Media Release

John S. Wren
1881 Buchtel Blvd. #501
Denver, CO 80210

For more information contact
John Wren (303)861-1447

March 3, 2019

One year until Colorado Caucus

Denver--The first Tuesday in March, 2020 or the following Saturday will be the next time neighbors gather to have their say as major political parties elect delegates and nominate candidates.

For more information see 


Newspapers and other media in the past have been very particular about how they expect sources of news and information communicate.

More than expect, demand. 

Is that still true? This is a test. Post your thoughts below.

Who cares, red or blue?

Who cares the most about the grassroots, red or blue? Vote in straw poll, then share this with your friends:

Just posted on our SBCC Facebook Page (click here):

Who cares the most about the grassroots? Who will "Share" this new message the most, red or blue? Your red or blue share is your vote. See red and blue posts below and then please SHARE!
To be a guest on the Startup Show, share the daily red or blue question posted at the start of each show, see "Visit Group."

Monday, February 18, 2019

All about Bob Sweeney:

Robert Frank Sweeney: A Colorado Giver

Editor's Notes: Colorado history consists of givers and of takers. Much of our history revolves around the takers. Mostly we celebrate those who have extracted riches from the Colorado earth. At the Center for Colorado & the West at Auraria Library (CC&W), our student King Fellows and interns lean towards focusing on the givers, on role models for a cynical age. All too often, these quiet heroes go unsung in our histories. At CC&W, we

Monday, February 11, 2019

How to find a good job fast.

John S Wren, MBA+++ Life's short, start now!: How to find a good job fast.: The Startup Show with John Wren," is on each day Monday thru Saturday at 10 a.m. Mountain Standard Time. Topic in last 10 minutes of t...

Annual People's Fair Tanks.

Capitol Hill People's Fair has been "put on hold" for 2019.  Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods (CHUN) Team Player Productions will no longer produce the event. 

"The CHUN board of delegates will take the next few months to assess the situation, and we will reevaluate where to go from here." 303.830.1651 or

Sunday, February 10, 2019

The TV Show to Watch!

I just discovered The American Dream TV Show, have you watched it? It is very well done, I recommend it. Check it out:

Thursday, February 07, 2019

New interview with General Stanley McChrystal

PLEASE SHARE this very interesting interview with Gen. McChrystal, we will discuss it tomorrow (Fri, 2-8) on Startup Show, live at noon Eastern, 9 Pacific Time, tomorrow free and open to everyone. See Startup Show tomorrow, join us right now or any time via "Visit Group" blue button, on SBCC Facebook Page

Sunday, February 03, 2019

Bill Belichick On Leadership, Winning, Tom Brady Not A 'Great Natural At...

Where were you in 1992?

Reading about Julia Cameron in today's New York Times Style Section  it's worth reading. Her Artist's Way first printing sold out the first day when it was published in 1992, makes me think back to what I was doing then, and why I instantly disliked her and the book she rode in on.

In 1992 I was living with Fr. David Morgan's Center for Christ Centered Ministries with a room mate who eventually was killed bicycling through France. For years I'd held what came to be called the IDEA Association, and I intended to hold it there.

The IDEA Association grew out of a TV and radio show I had back then which I started just after Janet left me with 4 kids and a note

Join us Tuesday?

Possible topic: Unity. Join us!
Socrates Cafe at Denver Trinity, Tuesday, 7 p.m. Free and open to all. More info and optional rsvp at

We choose topic, share our thoughts, ask each other questions. Dialogue, not debate, we are together to learn, so we all win. No rsvp required, walkins welcolm, but we save your seat if you do.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

New USA Ring of Fame Announced.

Small Business 
Chamber of Commerce, Inc
Working to strengthen the grassroots.
1881 Buchtel Blvd. #501, Denver, CO 80210  (303)861-1447

Contact: John Wren cell (720)495-4949

January 17, 2019

1st USA Ring of Fame Inductees in 2020 Will Be Martin Luther King, Ben Franklin, and YTBD Living Heros.

Denver— Thursday, 1/17/19 John Wren, today on Ben Franklins 313th birthday, long-time community activist and President of the Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc. announced a new

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Help! Please help me do Good Work!.

I'm looking for a Catholic priest and volunteers, a webmaster, board members, exec director.
Any suggestions? I just Tweeted this:

Our purpose is to restore Mass Flourishing by doing more Good Work ourselves, and helping others to do the same. For more watch Startup Show, live each morning at 10 Denver.

I'll talk about this on Startup Show today, I hope you'll watch. Live at 10 a.m. Denver Time, any time after that by recording. Click "Visit Group" on and join us if you haven't already, it's fast and free.

Please share with any Catholic priest who you think might be willing to bless our work, ok? I wish Thomas Merton was still alive, I'd ask him.  Fr. James Martin? Fr. Richard Rohr? Or... ?

How may I be helpful to you?


John S. Wren, MBA+
Founder and President,
Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
Watch our Startup Show each morning, it's free:
"Visit Group" on
Twitter: @JohnSWren or @IDEACafe

More about John Wren on

Monday, January 07, 2019

Want emergency help?

Recovery, getting back up, sometimes requires help. How do you find help? That's the topic today on Startup Club, click on "Visit Group" on and join us, it's free and fast.

Friday, January 04, 2019

My last bible study with Fr. Bruce.

Friday 4 January #Prayasyougo

Fr. Bruce Youngquist was an Episcopal priest who was ordained at Christ Church in Denver when Fr. David Wilson was the pastor.

Fr. Bruce had been an Intervarsity organizer for decades, starting bible studies on scores of college campuses.

I had the great privalage of being in a small group he and his wife Jo led at Christ Church and then again at St. Gabriel's Church. He helped me start a bible study in downtown Denver when I was working at Mountain Bell.

This was the text in one of the very last sessions I participated in with Fr. Bruce, in a home in Cherry Hills owned by a couple from England who attended St. Gabriel, where we all were members at the time.

Friday 4 January #Prayasyougo