BBC Friday 9 October 2015 – Your Board Of Directors Business Strategy Roundtable “Think Club” Edition

Join us this Blustery Autumn BBC FRIDAY for a “Your Board Of Directors” Business Strategy Roundtable, Think Club edition.

ThinkClubBring a business problem, branding idea, new venture or start-up or product/service launch concept for evaluation, testing, critique, or support. BBC: We don’t exist, but we’re there for you.

Play/share/learn: it can also be a chance to hone your elevator speech, brand tag-line, or business description.

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, a new app, product, business resource.

BBC Thinkologist Bill Ruddick will help us stay in a creative thinking frame of mind. Think Club Resources: Thinking Hats & Bibliography. Logic & analytic thinking 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 Think Club Edition
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

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


CandlesImageSM_croppedSad BBC Member News: Dear friend and founding BBC Regular Jerry Slade’s wife Beverly passed away last weekend. “Bev and Jerry were married 51 years and moved to the Island six years ago. Bev worked side by side with Jerry for 35 years in his tax practice in San Jose.” Service: Family and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Service to honor Beverly, this Friday October 9th, 3:30 PM, Cook Family Funeral Home, 194 Wyatt Way NE, Bainbridge Island. (Obituary:


BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

JudyOXp13 October 2015 (Tuesday), 6:30 PM, Special Event – Free Introductory Workshop “Get Your REEL On!” Learn how to win more clients utilizing the power of video and YouTube. Create, Engage and Connect with your current and prospective clients. Phil Meadows of Introvidmedia will share how he positioned a Real Estate client into “first-page” position on YouTube search in 48 hours. Plan your video marketing strategy. Create a YouTube channel. Effectively keyword and tag your content. RSVP Judy Whitehead:, [email protected], 206.953.7875.

Hands-on Photoshop and Lightroom Workshop Series (with Barn Door Productions) – 6 Mondays, 7-9pm, starts soon (October 19). Cost: $150 for 12 hours of instruction. Sign up by Monday 10/12 for early bird price of $119.

fallout2NOTE — The handout with lots of great links from the  business emergency preparedness presentation by Colleen Kragen is available here: Business Disaster Recovery Plan

NOTICE: Sonia Lien, Founding BBC Regular (and coauthor with Dave Kragen, From Alone To Aloha), has been diagnosed with stage 3 cancer. Updates on CaringBridge. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. For now, Sonia is able to live at home, Hostmark Apts. (Contact Dave for address & 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:

Special thanks to our friends at Toastmasters Bainbridge. There are 2 clubs on the Island: The Noon Edition and The Evening Edition

BBC Related Links
Chamber Of Commerce
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network
Kitsap SCORE
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN)
Chamber Bainbridge Visitor Site
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.