BBC Friday 15 November 2013 – Erik Lindbergh: Powering Imagination – Creating The Future Of Flight

Guest Speaker Erik Lindbergh will do a presentation on “Personal Air Vehicles, Prize Philanthropy, & Storytelling — Innovation For A Resilient Future.”

A commercial rated pilot, artist, entrepreneur and speaker, Erik Lindbergh is the grandson of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Erik is the Founder of Powering Imagination whose mission is to promote and showcase advances in aviation by: creating aviation adventures and events, telling amazing stories that are exciting, compelling and just a bit humorous, entertaining our audience of tech-savvy, adventure-oriented viewers, and creating outstanding marketing value for our sponsors.

Erik currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Aviation High School in Seattle, and NatureBridge – Olympic National Park campus. Previous experience includes serving as Vice President and Trustee of the X PRIZE Foundation, Chairman of the board of the Lindbergh Foundation, Public relations for Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing, Spokesperson for Immunex, and National Spokesperson for AOPA’s Project Pilot Mentorship Program. Erik is also an accomplished artist whose unique sculpture and furniture designs out of wood and bronze can be viewed at

Erik’s work with the XPRIZE Foundation showed him that the impossible dream is indeed possible. “We shifted the world’s perspective on spaceflight with the Ansari XPRIZE, and in the process, we unleashed the potential for incentive prizes to be applied to the great social, technical, and environmental problems of our time. Now, we must realize that potential.”

A master storyteller, Erik uses exciting images, video clips and humor to take his audiences on a journey from the past, to the present and into the revolutionary future of flight. This journey sets the stage for Powering Imagination. Contact:  [email protected]

Be there, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, as serial entrepreneurs, we’re all business wise!

So, invite your friends and associates to join us for this exciting non-virtual non-cloud event in real time and real space … 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 Business Showcase Guest Speaker, Erik Lindbergh
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

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


REMINDER: This Month BBC2 “The Evening Edition” is the 2nd week of November, This Week! — the 14th, 6:00-7:30 PM.

TOPIC: “Google Analytics” — if you currently have Google Analytics installed on your website or are thinking of adding it, we will demystify what all that information means and how you can use it to benchmark your website and improve performance. Join the denizens of BBC2 Thursday November 14th for another nocturnal journey into the outer limits of business enlightenment. Questions: contact BBC2 Host Brian Creamer  [email protected]


BBC Regulars Exciting Upcoming Events!

November 12, & 19, OfficeXpats Tuesday @ Noon Workshops – “Hiring, Partnering, Sub-Contracting”: There are still 2 great sessions left covering the details concerning regulations and paperwork for business hiring or contracting, evaluating expectations and developing performance metrics. Paula Willems, Sound HR Services (, & Rebecca Villareal, Northwest Business Training Center (, will be presenting at these 3 November workshops on “keeping your clients happy when schedules spike to overload.” NOVEMBER 12: Session (2) The Paperwork – Hiring vs Sub-Contracting. NOVEMBER 19: Session (3) Establishing Accountability methods. Info and registration:

Note: OfficeXpats has posted their OXp Membership update at

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.

BBC Related Links

Chamber Of Commerce
Accelerate Kitsap – Business Mentoring
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association
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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.