BBC Friday 20 March 2015 – “Your Board Of Directors” Strategy Roundtable, The Think Club Edition

ThinkClubHere is where you bring a business problem, personal problem (no therapeutic guarantees), tweak-my-branding conundrum, or new business start-up or product/service launch idea for evaluation or testing.

Maybe you haven’t had a problem lately, but you have a great problem-solving story to share – a solution that worked, a lesson learned, a snippet of business wisdom.

So, bring your brains – caffeinated and credulous – and be prepared to think serendipitously and strategize strategically on yours and your fellow BBCites businesses.

BBC Thinkologist Bill Ruddick will review “relational thinking” (mind maps) with comparisons to “lateral thinking” (the different colored thinking hats).

Think Club Resources useful for getting into the BBC thinking moodThinking Hats and Think Club Bibliography. Logic & analytic thinking reviews from KaveDragen Ink: informal fallacies and formal deductive reasoning. Related resources: Atherton (2013); Mikko Sääskilahti, University of Lapland, “Concept thinking”

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 come 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 Ave N, Bainbridge Is, Upstairs at the Pavilion
7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 Your Board Of Directors Strategy Roundtable
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

The BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC


REMINDER – For BBC Regular Members: We’re building our Open/Public BBC Regulars Business Info & Contact List for a single page referral sheet and BBC website Members List. As BBC Regular Members, make your business/contact info available for the BBC community and website. Follow link (form courtesy of Annette Walker) and fill out BBC Regulars Member List contact info:


BBC Regulars Really Exciting Upcoming Events!

24 March, OXp Tuesday@Noon Workshop (Cloud Computing). Managing Email, Calendar, Contacts: Understand how different cloud offerings synchronize your info across devices (with easy explanations of POP, IMAP, ActiveSync). Know where your data is REALLY (on your device? In the cloud?). Taught by Jason Omens and Leslie Schneider. This course is free to all.:

OXp WON!  OfficeXpats is the 2014 Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year! “It was an honor just to be nominated, and it is kinda crazy that we actually won. We are very excited. This award is based on contribution to the Chamber’s mission, and to the Bainbridge community at large. In our case, it is therefore connected in so many ways to the efforts of our devoted team of ambassadors, and to an informal offshoot of the Chamber, the Bainbridge Business Connection, which meets every Friday morning at OfficeXpats. I’m sure we got a lot of credit for hosting BBC, but the reverse is also true: BBC is a huge supporter of OfficeXpats. I’m very proud of the ongoing partnership.”

Check out visitbainbridge.comThe new Bainbridge Chamber Visitor Information website is up and running, developed by Spiderlilly Web Design. Feedback welcome, so send your ideas and input  to BBC Regular and webmaster Brian Creamer at

NEW – Free WI-FI In Winslow Downtown Core! Thanks to collaboration between the Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce and Kitsap Public Utility District, businesses, residents, and visitors can take advantage of the new Wi-Fi network along parts of Winslow Way and Madison. Look for network called “community-wifi” to access the signal on your computer or mobile device. See coverage MAP for more info.

BBC on Facebook: Alice David kindly set up a BBC Facebook destination: – friend, post, share, bake, blog, barbecue.  We remember you Alice!


BBC Related Links

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