I remember many years ago being invited to a Biznik event. I showed up to a dive restaurant in Ballard at 7:00 am and sat alone for an hour eating a greasy egg breakfast. I was stood up for my first Biznik event. They changed the date or time or something.
I didn't go back for about two years. And then a friend inticed me back and I slowly started becoming active on line. They have a great website layout that's fun to use.
Last night I attended their "Shine" event. It was an amazing event of many hundreds of entrepreneurs. They set up 12 video stations and members were interviewed for an upcoming documentary about self-employment and being an entrepreneur. Really, it was a miracle. All these hundreds of gutsy, effusive professionals telling a shared story. We speak with many voices but the tales are similar. I'm excited to hear the unified voice.
It got me thinking that this half-breed "party-film" documentary style is a masterful film-making style. It could easily be structured to capture other stories: abortion, divorce, crime, frustration with the fast, modern world.