BBC Friday 4 December 2015 – OPEN MIC Business Storytelling & Sharing

AKG Perception 120 USB condenser microphone with SH 100 shock mountJoin us this cheery near-winter BBC FRIDAY for a time of business storytelling & sharing learned wisdom.

We’ll start with “Mindfully Practicing Our Elevator Speeches.” (Which means ya gotta bring your brains, caffeinated, conscious … semi-conscious?)

Then we’ll gather around, light a fire in the virtual-reality hearth, and offer the MIC to anyone who would like to “Share Their Business Story.”

How’s That Work? When we began BBC in January of 2009 seven years ago, one of our hallmark goals was sharing each other’s stories together: as business folks, as homosapients. Where we come from. What we’ve learned along the way. Finding the lessons and wisdom in our stories.

If there’s time, we might put on the table for general discussion: “What things are changing from the way we used to work – in the general world of business, or specifically in your own business?”

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  OPEN MIC Business Storytelling
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

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


ThinkClubThinkClubThink Club Resources From November 13 BBC Meeting: BBC_What_If.pdf handout. Recommended books: The Rational Imagination: How People Create Alternatives to Reality, Ruth M J. Byrne (2007); Blind Spots: Why Smart People Do Dumb Things, Madeleine L. Van Hecke (2007); The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance – What Women Should Know, Katty Kay & Claire Shipman (2014).


BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

ChamberLogo2014Chamber Notices. Studio Tour: December 4, 5, + 6. More than 64 artists in nine studios invite you into their studios to meet them and see their quality hand crafted local art. Maps and info at and Christmas In The Country: Dec. 4, 5, 6. Fri & Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5.Take a free self-guided tour of Arts & Crafts in historic homes, farms, and studios. Brochures at

WASHsoapsMAVERICKS Holiday Gift Faire: Shop Local This Holiday Season! Sunday Shopping Days: 12/6, 12/13, & 12/20, 10:00-3:00. The Mavericks Baseball Club says Thank You to the community for your support this year of our young athletes. We’ve invited some of your favorite local artists and vendors to our Indoor Training Center for your Holiday Gift shopping. 7671 NE Day Rd. W., B.I. Contact Mary Coupland for more Info: 206-321-8016 / [email protected] /


NOTE – The handout with lots of great links from the business emergency preparedness presentation by Colleen Kragen is available here: Business Disaster Recovery Plan.

SoniaHawaiiSMSonia Lien, founding BBC Regular (and coauthor with Dave Kragen, From Alone To Aloha) — updates on CaringBridge. Please keep her in your thoughts & prayers. Sonia continues to live at home, Hostmark Apts. (Contact Dave for address or more info [email protected].)

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

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:

ToastmastersLogo-ColorSpecial thanks to our friends at Toastmasters. Two clubs on the Island: The Noon Edition and The Evening Edition

BBC Related Links
Chamber Of Commerce &
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network
Kitsap SCORE
Toastmasters – Noon Edition
Toastmasters – Evening Edition
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN)
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association
inside bainbridge
Kitsap County Emergency Management
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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.