BBC Friday, Morning Edition, 21 February 2014 – “Think Club” w/ Bill Ruddick

This Friday: Think Club, The Really Early Morning Edition, w/ BBC Founding Regular and Master Thinkologist Bill Ruddick!

What could be more exciting than that!

Bring your brains. And if you’re not thinking when you get here, well, you just might be when you leave….meta-cognition, feedback loop, looking, seeing, not getting confused. What fun!

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

Think About It.

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 very exciting non-virtual event in real space and real time — 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 “Thinking About Thinking” w/ Bill Ruddick
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

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


BBC Regulars Really Exciting Upcoming Events!

19 February,  Wednesday, Noon-3:00, at OXp, Professional Portraits by Matt Longmire, Northwest Films: We are delighted to announce a special opportunity to have a portrait taken for your professional purposes this coming Wednesday, February 19th, at OfficeXpats!  Matt Longmire, of Northwest Films — who created the I’m An Xpat video — is now shooting what he calls “Social Network Portraits” to use online or on your resume and business card. He needs a few good portraits for his portfolio, so he’s offering free portrait sessions (approximately 10 minutes in length) go to the first 8 members who sign up.  If you’re not one of the first 8, you can still sign up for the same service at $20 (half the normal price.) Wear “Business Casual” with little-to-no patterns and no visible logos. Bright (but not neon) colors are great. Bring options!  Your best shot will be retouched for lighting and color and you will receive a digital file perfect for updating that old LinkedIn or Facebook profile picture. There is a sign-up sheet at the Ambassadors desk, so call or drop by and sign up. These will take place in our Event room. If you have any questions, feel free to email [email protected]. You can see more of Matt’s work at
This Thursday, 20 February, 6:00 PM – Ignite Bainbridge Is Back @ OfficeXpats! Be prepared… the Ignite format… 5 minutes, 20 slides, a big idea. How to get started, planning your talk. Linna Callaham has stepped forward to offer her organizational talents as lead Igniter, to support prospective speakers and plan the event, so don’t hesitate to contact her (please also sign up on the website to volunteer or consider being a speaker).  Linna can be reached at 206.842.1707 and [email protected]More info at

27 February, Thursday, 5:30-7:00 PM – Chamber After Hours: Hosted this month by HomeStreet Bank, 921 Hildebrand Lane (formerly AmericanWest Bank). Join us for the ribbon cutting ceremony. Come to nosh and network. Free admission, no reservations needed. The public is welcome. More info at:  (Chamber notice: This year’s Home & Business Expo, scheduled for Sat. March 8th, has been cancelled.)

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.