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 »


I’m Too Busy To Read That Book on Busyness

by Tim Berry

This interesting book review came out this morning on slate.com: In her new book, Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time, Washington Post reporter Brigid Schulte calls this cultural epidemic the “overwhelm,” and it will be immediately recognizable to most working adults. “Always behind and always late, with one more thing... Read More »


Body of Work is the Best Career Book Ever

by Tim Berry

Pam Slim’s new book Body of Work is out. You may already know of Pam as the author of the bestseller Escape From Cubicle Nation. This one takes a brilliant new tack on the whole idea of careers, refocusing your work life as a reflection of who you are, who you are becoming. I’ve already... Read More »


Parents: Great Book for Kids, Squared

by Tim Berry

This is a good cause. I’m proud to post it here. And — hooray — it’s also a wonderful book for parents to read to (or with) children. And today marks the beginning of the holidays. The marketing isn’t all that great, and the distribution isn’t all that great, so I recommend you order it... Read More »


Valuable ‘Lessons from the Recession’

by Tim Berry

I was happy to see in this morning’s email that James Barrod and Brian Moran’s Lessons from the Recession is out now and being promoted on an innovative crowd funding site IndieGo.com. I like the title because that’s exactly what this book is: lessons learned. Remember 2008? Particularly the end of 2008, September and October?... Read More »


5 Blogging Mistakes And A State of Wonder

by Tim Berry

Yesterday while flying cross country I read State of Wonder, by Ann Patchett. It’s about real people in an almost-but-not-quite magical Amazon jungle, and, although the plot moves steadily forward, it’s more of a spell, woven with words by a great writer, than just a story. As I got off my first plane, I was... Read More »


About Time: Ebooks Outselling Printed Books

by Tim Berry

Last week Jeff Bezos announced that E-books now outsell print books at amazon.com. Computerworld reported: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said the e-book threshold arrived sooner than expected. “Customers are now choosing Kindle books more often than print books,” he said. “We had high hopes that this would happen eventually, but we never imagined it would... Read More »


Torn: True Stories on Kids, Career, and Conflict of Motherhood

by Tim Berry

Today is the first day of distribution for Samatha Walraven’s book Torn: True Stories of Kids, Career, and the Conflict of Modern Motherhood. I got an advance copy and it’s a good read: for working moms, of course, but also for working dads, and everybody else who cares about understanding some of the people they... Read More »


A Nice-Guy User’s Manual for Life and Business

by Tim Berry

Some cranky folkloric baseball manager from decades ago was asked why he was such an SOB. He answered: “Nice people finish last.” In Enchantment, however, Guy Kawasaki tells us how and why nice people finish first. Don’t misunderstand the word enchantment. It’s not magic. There’s no Pied Piper. Guy’s enchantment is good common sense and... Read More »


Jonathan Fields’ Great Title Idea

by Tim Berry

This is so cool. I’m really jealous. As he finishes up his next book, Jonathan Fields turns to the web and his so-called tribe for help with the book title. In Help Me Choose The Title Of My Next Book, he put a poll onto his blog and promoted in there and in Twitter, Facebook,... Read More »