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Friday, May 6, 2016

Startup Show: Today about new book "Grit-- The Power of Passion and Perseverance."

The Startup Show, sponsored by your Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is live right here or on YouTube Live Events or Google+ Hangouts On Air each Friday at noon MDT or any time after that via recording. To be on the show some Friday, call John Wren Monday or Tuesday (303)861-1447. Now here's John Wren"

For more about Angel Duckworth and Grit see

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Don't miss the Startup Show this Friday. Topic: Grit

Angela Duckworth's new book Grit is just out, expect to see it on the best seller list soon. Well written, interesting, informative, very helpful if you want to get Grit!

A student of Martin Seiligman, the father of Positive Psychology, she looks at the aspect of a person that is the best predictor of success, "Grit."

Our culture focuses on talent and natural ability, but it turns out effort is much more important. That effort comes from four character traits that can be enhanced.

We'll talk about this new book Friday, you can watch on YouTube Live Events, Google+ Hangouts on the Air, or via a link that will posted right here before the show.

Mark your calendar now, this Friday, noon Mountain Daylight Time, and take a look at the book right now on Amazon (click) I ordered the Kindle edition and got one of the first copies yesterday.

If you'd like to be a guest on the Startup Show some Friday to talk about your startup experience call me and let's talk. See you Friday!

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Practice Critical Thinking.

We pick a topic at the meeting, share our thoughts, take turns asking each
Otherwise questions. Free, join us! Saturday at DU especially good for newcomers, see detail about it and othe meetings at 

Friday, April 29, 2016

Startup Show, Colorado Caucus video

Join us right here or on YouTube Live Events for the Startup Show, then at 4 p.m. for the IDEA Cafe Startup Workshop when you are in Denver:

Starting in a new direction with your work?

Each Friday, noon MDT, The Startup Show, 4pm Instructed IDEA Cafe Startup Workshop. Join us for both! More info on Free Questions? (303)861-1447

We are recruiting interns for this summer. Great sales training. For details email, then follow up with a phone call to Internship Recruiter, (303)861-1447 PLEASE SHARE

Friday, April 22, 2016

Startup Show today (Fri, 4/22) noon MDT, topic: start of Save the Caucus in 2002 and restart in 2016. To be on the show next Friday or some Friday soon to share your startup experience call John Wren Monday or Tuesday, (303)861-1447

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Do we still need salesmen?

Good topic for an upcoming Socrates Cafe @ DU, join us this Saturday or next?  "Imagine, Think, Sell, Learn!"

"I Am A Salesman. I Built America."
Author Unknown, as quoted by Zig Ziglar:
I am proud to be a salesman, because more than any other man, I and millions of others like me, built America.
The man who builds a better mouse trap — or a better anything — would starve to death if he waited for people to beat a pathway to his door. Regardless of how good or how needed the product or service might be, it has to be sold.
Eli Whitney was laughed at when he showed his cotton gin. Edison had to install his electric light free of charge in an office building before anyone would even look at it. The first sewing machine was smashed to pieces by a Boston mob. People scoffed at the idea of railroads. They thought that traveling even thirty miles an hour would stop the circulation of the blood! McCormick strives for 14 years to get people to use his reaper. Westinghouse was considered a fool for stating he could stop a train with wind. Morse had to plead before 10 Congresses before they would even look at his telegraph.
The public didn't go around demanding these things; they had to be sold!!
They needed thousands of salesmen, trailblazers and pioneers - people who could persuade with the same effectiveness as the inventor could invent. Salesmen took these inventions, sold the public on what these products could do, taught customers how to use them, and then taught businessmen how to make a profit from them.
As a salesman, I've done more to make America what it is today than any other person you know. I was just as vital in your great-great-grandfather's day as I am in yours, and I will be just as vital in your great-great-grandson's day. I have educated more people, created more jobs, taken more drudgery from the laborer's work, given more profits to businessmen, and have given more people a fuller and richer life than anyone in history. I've dragged prices down, pushed quality up, and made it possible for you to enjoy the comforts and luxuries of automobiles, radios, electric refrigerators, televisions, and air conditioned homes and buildings. I've healed the sick, given security to the aged, and put thousands of young men and women through college. I've made it possible for inventors to invent, for factories to hum, and for ships to sail the seven seas.
How much money you find in your pay envelope next week, and whether in the future you will enjoy the luxuries of prefabricated homes, stratospheric flying of airplanes, and new world of jet propulsion and atomic power, depends on me. The loaf of bread you bought today was on a baker's shelf because I made sure that a farmer's wheat got to a mill, that the mill made wheat into flour, and that the flour was delivered to your baker.
Without me, the wheels of industry would come to a grinding halt. And with that, jobs, marriages, politics and freedom of thought would be a thing of the past. I AM A SALESMAN and I'm proud and grateful that as such, I serve my family, my fellow man and my country.
From Zig Ziglar, The Secrets of Closing Sales. Thanks Zig, RIP. We'll see you at the top!

(As I posted this made a decision to add "Sell" to our SBCC Startup Method Practices. We will be testing over the next few weeks with a new Franklin Circle, if you'd like an invitation to our 1st meeting (it's free) call me. John Wren 303-861-1447)