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Wednesday, November 29, 2017


Today more than ever before life-long learning is mandatory, but school is optional. See self-directed learning page

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Small Business Chamber, free membership.

The Small Business Chamber is an educational effort to save the grassroots, the voice of the common person, in both business and politics. Our SBAA Method is: Recover, Imagine, Think, Learn; to Start, Grow, Flourish; free and open IDEA Cafes, Socrates Cafes. To find out more check out our online and live activities, then join us!

10 a.m. MST M-F IDEA Cafe Twitter Chat

Also, see links on for:
Noon MST F   Startup Show, call to be guest (720)495-4949
2:30 p.m. F  IDEA Cafe Startup Workshop, Tattered Cover
4:30 p.m. F  Newcomer to Denver Info, LoDo Panera
6 p.m. F LoDo Socrates Cafe, LoDo Panera

Join us! Just "Like" and "Share" our Facebook Page, then post a message for your social media friends, you've joined, invite them to do the same. You are a member when you say your a member. For more see:  Twitter @IDEACafe 

Questions? Suggestions? Call John Wren (720)495-4949

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Socrates Cafe

Think. Socrates Cafe, Saturdays at DU, Tuesdays at Trinity Church, Fridays at LoDo Panera, or the new group forming near you, 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Why Socrates Cafe?

Socrates Cafes are free, open dialogues. Usually, the topic is chosen at the start of each session, and the purpose is not to debate or reach an agreement, but to explore together what we think about various general principles or concepts that can be explored through dialogue.

Those of us who attend regularly find the dialogue sharpens our listening and speaking skills, and is very valuable in improving our critical thinking ability. It is very casual, and everyone is very welcome.

If you'd like to be way ahead of most of us, watch this very short video. We rarely use these three words, but you'll see questions that are very much in our dialogues. See

There are several Socrates Cafes in the metro-Denver area and they are across the country and around the world. For some of the Denver sessions see

Friday, November 10, 2017

Startup Show

Start now!

Startup Show starts at noon MDT each Friday

To watch see Facebook Live on 

To be a guest on the Startup Show call John Wren at (720)495-4949 

Please share. And join John Wren live Friday afternoons at Tattered Cover LoDo or Saturday evenings at the University of Denver, for details see 

SBCC Startup Method: Recover, Imagine, Think, Learn; to Start, Grow, and Flourish. For more attend and IDEA Cafe Startup Workshop.

Listen to this now! Discuss at noon MDT!

CHECK THIS OUT! This is a great example of how real businesses actually start! (And a great example of the conventional wisdom that the entrepreneur is drawn to after the start, something almost no successful startup actually does.):

We'll talk about this today on the Startup Show, noon MDT on  Join us there!