al berrios & co. Events
Events Main -
Meeting Location: Pane e Cioccolato, Click on image for Google Map
Ideas Exchanged at the CFF

- Power's Interest in Religion - See agenda topics for the May 11th 2007 meeting

- Valuing Creative is Valuing Human Existence - See agenda topics for the March 9th 2007 meeting

- An Inconvenient Fact: All Civilizations End. Is America Next? A Consultant's Perspective - See agenda topics for the January 12th 2007 meeting

- An Analysis of Human Networking - See agenda topics for the November 10th 2006 meeting

- And What's Wrong With a Generalist Consultant? - See agenda topics for the September 15th 2006 meeting

- Taking Your Practice or Firm to the Next Level… is "Simple" (topics discussed at the July 14th 2006 meeting)

- Fixed Knowledge and Variable Knowledge and Valuing The Consultant's Time - See agenda topics for the May 11th 2006 meeting

- A New (Shorter) Perspective on Charismatic Brands and How They Influence Audiences - See agenda topics for the March 10th 2006 meeting

- Revisiting Astrology, the First Social Science - See agenda topics for the March 10th 2006 meeting

- Entrepreneurship: Job Description or Lifestyle? (topics discussed at the Jan 12th 2006 meeting)

- Us Vs. Them (part 3): The Irrational Middle Class (topics discussed at the Nov 4th 2005 meeting)


Craving More? Check out these related sections:

- Networking
- Consulting Profession

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What it is

The Consultant Freethinker Forum (CFF) is an experiment in networking. The primary purpose of the forum is to foster an environment of open discussion, debates, and lectures. Ideas and dissent of all kinds are welcome, as is tough skin.

Participation Policies:

1) There is no criteria for applying or joining. Although participant is expected to be a consultant with his/her own practice or maintain a leadership role within a consulting firm, it is not a requirement for participation. Participants to CFF need only show up at regularly scheduled meetings to participate. There are no dues, fees, or payments and participants must pay their own way when applicable.

2) CFF is an open group. Two or more representatives of the same industry or profession can participate. (Recall that the primary purpose of this group is not to engage in lead referrals, but idea exchanges).

3) Attendance and punctuality is not mandatory, but attendance requires participation. Participation includes at least one remark on any topic on the table at any time.


Time Frame. The Consultant Freethinker Forum (CFF) meets in the latter part of the day for a spam of 2 to 4 hours - based on participants. Attendance during the entire time isn't mandatory. Participants can arrive during any time between 2pm and 4pm, but note that arriving at the start permits you to get more out of it.

Process. As participating consultants arrive, introductions occur. It is likely that the forum will already be engaged in a topic, to which an arriving consultant can contribute. It is important to remember to respect anyone who has the floor at any time. The facilitator (the host) may at his/her discretion inform any current participant when they are in danger of monopolizing a topic with their views.

Networking. As the purpose of the CFF isn't to conduct business transactions, the opportunities that do occur are natural and genuine (i.e. after a debate, comraderie isn't unheard of). As a result, please come prepared to not derive any immediate commercial value from the CFF.

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