Does Digital Saving Threaten Real Memory?

by Tim Berry

I once saw a man walking around the inside the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, taking it all in only through the very narrow view of his amateur movie camera viewfinder. The irony swept over me: he was not seeing it while he was there. Instead, he was recording it to see later.  And I... Read More »

Gratitude is Good For Your Health

by Tim Berry

Tomorrow is the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States. It’s supposed to be about getting together and giving thanks. My contribution to the Thanksgiving holiday is to recommend a Google search on the correlation between gratitude and health. It turns out that there are indications that being thankful is good for us all. It’s good... Read More »

Do You Think You Can Copy Silicon Valley?

by Tim Berry

Doesn’t it seem like every other place wants to be Silicon Valley? We call the New York tech scene Silicon Alley, Portland is Silicon Forest, somewhere in Southern California is Silicon Beach, Austin Texas is Silicon Hills, and so on. There’s job envy, and growth envy. Googling “the next Silicon Valley” generates 46 million hits. ... Read More »

Decision Making is Way Easier Than Decision Doing

by Tim Berry

Imagine a dark shape in the distant sky, moving towards you. Slowly. It’s white or perhaps off white, but not as clear a color as a cloud, speckled. And it seems more solid than a cloud, and it moves in ways clouds don’t. As it comes closer, maybe a mile away now, it’s as if... Read More »

To This Day for the Bullied and Beautiful

by Tim Berry

Beautiful, haunting, poetic “to this day” for the bullied and beautiful If you don’t see this here, click this link for the original on YouTube. Read More »

Two Entrepreneurial Relationships: Uncertainty, and Real People

by Tim Berry

Hardly surprising that I recommend Befriending Uncertainty on Stephen Lahey’s Small Business Talent podcast, released yesterday: he interviewed me.  There’s a lot about relationships in that interview. Important entrepreneurial relationships:  Your spouse, partner (life partner, not just business partner — and maybe both), and family. I think it’s important to manage your priorities so you... Read More »

A Marketing Expert’s Must-Read Advice on Living Better

by Tim Berry

I’m proud to say John Jantsch, the world’s number one expert on small business marketing,  is a friend of mine. I’ve worked with him for years and I’ve learned a lot from him. For example, I still use his definition of marketing (“getting people to know, like, and trust you”) almost daily.  His wisdom has... Read More »

Kurt Vonnegut, Music, and Proof of God

by Tim Berry

(I went hiking in some beautiful mountains over the weekend, with one of my daughters, and decided to repost this one from 2007, just slightly changed. I can’t believe it’s been more than five years since this was first posted. I feel like it’s as timely as ever.)  “If I should ever die, God forbid,... Read More »

The Best Country in the World

by Tim Berry

On July 4 we celebrate Independence Day in the U.S. I like the sentiment expressed in this HBO series, from about the third to the eighth minute 3 (3:23 to 8:00). And please stay with it through the positive portion, after the rant, beginning at 6:44). This is from a new HBO series called The... Read More »

Only If You Don’t Say So Yourself

by Tim Berry

In 10 Ways You Should Never Describe Yourself, on Inc.Com, Jeff Haden makes an extremely important distinction. He writes: Here are some words that are great when used by other people to describe you, but you should never use to describe yourself.  For example: motivated, creative, guru, passionate, innovative. Jeff lists 10 of them.  I didn’t... Read More »