Social Technology is Changing the Species

by Tim Berry

Living the Global Village Changes Us It’s 10 years now since Kurzweil’s The Singularity is Near was published. The idea is that by 2040 we’ve integrated technology into our biology so much that we are a different species. I thought that was far fetched when I first heard it, but, on further consideration, we’re already there. Social... Read More »

Infographic on EQ and Leadership

Infographic: Emotional Intelligence and Leadership

by Tim Berry

I confess I know nothing about the Norwich University online leadership program, but I like the infographic here. It’s got good information, worth sharing. I’m convinced that real leadership is a matter of context, and case-by-case situations; but listening, empathy, and vision are always important. Norwich University’s Online Master of Science in Leadership Program Read More »


10 Tips for Finding a Startup Job

by Tim Berry

What? You actually want to find a startup job? What with the mythology of startup jobs having low pay, long hours, and high risk? If so, good for you, and good luck to you. I tend to lean towards starting your own, but startup experience first is also a good idea. And with a small... Read More »


Great TED Talk: Gender Equality is Good for All

by Tim Berry

This TED talk is true, insightful, funny, and real. A great reminder to so many of us: Privilege is invisible to those who enjoy it. Please take a few minutes to watch and listen. As enticement, here are a couple of quotes: “White men are the beneficiaries of the greatest affirmative action program in the... Read More »


We Can All Stop Making Killers Famous

by Tim Berry

Roseburg last Thursday, an hour south of where I live. Charlotte, Aurora, Lafayette, Newtown, and on it goes. As a society, we go on and on, bemoaning these mass shootings. But we don’t do anything about it. Congress does nothing. Local legislatures do very little. So we just hate that it happens, and go on,... Read More »


Why Failure is Your Key to Success

by Tim Berry

“The taboo against uttering the F-word grows stronger the closer you get to the top … But here’s where they’re wrong (aside from their egos, and simply being delusional): talking about failure is recognizing reality, and as long as you come to grips with that reality, you have a chance to succeed.” That’s from Fran... Read More »


True Story: Steve Balmer Drops Out

by Tim Berry

“What? Steve Balmer dropped out? He’s not coming back?” “Nope. He did his summer job at a software startup in Washington, and he’s staying there and quitting here.” So went the gossip in September of 1980 as the Stanford MBA class of 1981 finished up the summer vacation and started the second of the two-year... Read More »

Financial Report

What ‘Accurate’ Means in a Business Plan

by Tim Berry

I just answered this question on Quora. I think it’s an interesting question, one that comes up often enough, and one whose answer is worth considering. How can I write a very accurate business plan. I’m hoping to win a grant in a business plan competition? The rest of this post is my answer on... Read More »


Screen time helps build next generation of techies

by Tim Berry

Some “screen time” is good for these kids in my opinion. And whether or not it encourages them to be future entrepreneurs, if it helps them develop the right kind of familiarity with technology, it can’t be that bad. Read More »


7 Financial Facts Every Entrepreneur Should Know

by Tim Berry

You don't have to be CPA or MBA to run a business, but you do need to know these 7 financial facts that can make or break a business. Read More »