BBC Friday 24 May 2013 – “Think Club!”

This BBC Friday Bill Ruddick will lead our first “Think Club” Strategy Roundtable.

This BBC Friday Bill will lead us in another “Think Club” Strategy Roundtable — with a few new twists! So bring your head, brains, and creative intuitions with you. Thinking caps will be supplied.

We will look at some “defeaters” to critical thinking and thoughtful perceiving … such as how not to be “critical” while thinking critically. Afterwards there will be a chance to debrief — critically or otherwise — on how the process worked for everyone.

Think Club Resources useful to get back into the thinking mode: Thinking Hats (google docs pdf). Think Club Bibliography (google docs pdf). And for those who missed it, here’s Bill Ruddick’s original “Think Club” presentation from BBC Friday 15 February 2013 Think Club Presentation (google docs pdf). Logic & thinking from KaveDragen Ink (google docs pdf): informal fallacies & formal deductive reasoning.

Think About It.

So invite your friends and associates to join us for this thoughtful, if not just slightly critical, and yet very exciting BBC event — and another delicious cup of BBC!

BBC @ OfficeXpats – 403 Madison Avenue N, Bainbridge Island, Upstairs At the Pavilion

7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 BBC “Think Club” – with Bill Ruddick
8:45-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

The BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & Other Entrepreneurial Sentients From Planet BBC

PS. From last weeks presentation with David Franklin (, David closed with the following great questions with which to start one’s day:
– What could happen today that would make it the perfect day?
– What am I most excited about doing today?
– What accomplishment today would completely energize me?
– What inspired me to start my business?
– What is my business’ greatest strength?
– If I could wave a magic wand (and time and money weren’t a problem), what would be my greatest wish for my business? What step could I take within the next week to support that wish?

BBC Regulars Upcoming Events

28 May, final OfficeXpats Tuesday@Noon Workshop – “Social Media Strategy” (noon-1:00)
May is social media strategy month for our Tuesday@noon business skills seminars, with still one more session to go. Before investing in any new marketing venture, it’s helpful to know where you want to go. Such as understanding WHY you would use WHICH channels of social media and WHAT you want to get out of them. And of course you will want to know whether you are reaching your objectives over time. This month, we will break it down into 4 weekly workshops to help you develop your own goals and build a process for reaching them. ( May 28 session: Creative ideas in action, with Karen Klein.

Accelerate Kitsap (XLR8): If you know of any new businesses, “start-ups” or businesses in a growth transition, for profit or non-profit, don’t forget to tell them about the Accelerate Kitsap Business Mentoring program. See for details. BBC, the Chamber, OfficeXpats, and Accelerate Kitsap are all local business support partners here in the West Sound. Contact Ken Sethney (ken.sethney@gmailcom) or Dave Kragen ([email protected]) if you have specific questions. Thank you.

Welcome to Kombi Corp, New Full-time OfficeXpats Member! Read about the KombiCorp-OXp Connection:

BBC Related Links

Chamber Of Commerce
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association
Accelerate Kitsap – Business Mentoring
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K. D. Kragen is a philosopher, writer, teacher, editor, husband, father and grandfather. A third generation San Franciscan, Vietnam era vet U.S. Coast Guard (1973-1977), married to Janet L. Kragen for 32 years (1977-present), K. D. is a published novelist ("The KillWare Chronicles" and "Plagueman"); he has taught logic and lectured in philosophy of art at various college and local art schools (Northwest College of Art, Trumeau College of the Arts). Presently he teaches senior citizens basic computer skills (to be able to keep in touch with children and grandchildren), does general computer maintenance, MS and Linux OS, manages a small publishing house, Scandia Patch Press, and edits and ghosts the writings of other local authors. KaveDragen Ink LLC Clean, sparkling copy is often the first impression you make on prospective clientele. Every company needs: One, the Visionary, company owner, manager. That's you! You are the market expert. You know your products and services better than anyone else. Two, the Copy-editor, the wordsmith. That's me. I supply the polish and clarity of communication needed to grab your client from the very first line.