Video: TED Talk: Dare to Disagree

by Tim Berry

My Friday video this week is from another TED talk, Dare to Disagree, by Margaret Heffernan. If you don’t see it here, you can click the link: http://www.ted.com/talks/margaret_heffernan_dare_to_disagree?language=en. We are in very strange times, in my view, based on 60+ years of life in the U.S.A. We need to find a way back to working together... Read More »

Seth Godin Tribes TED Talk

Understand the New World

by Tim Berry

My Friday video this week in six years old now but still important. This is what is slowly and steadily replacing advertising. Here’s a quote: There is good news around the corner — really good news. I call it the idea of tribes. What tribes are, is a very simple concept that goes back 50,000... Read More »


Timing is the Key to Success? Do You Agree?

by Tim Berry

Here’s food for thought. Idealabs founder Bill Gross analyzed several hundred startups, from big successes to big failures, looking for the most important startup keys to success.  He considered idea, team, business model, funding, and timing. This is his TED talk sharing what he found. Here’s some of his reasoning, in detail: The number one... Read More »

How I Beat A Patent Troll

True Story of Beating a Patent Troll

by Tim Berry

The patent system as it relates to software and the web and mobile apps is broken. It doesn’t work. It doesn’t protect the right people and it’s being used by the wrong people for what amounts to extortion. Oh, I’m sorry — you didn’t know that? Just my opinion, you say? Yes. My opinion. And... Read More »

The Global Corruption We Don’t See

The Global Corruption We Don’t See. Why Not?

by Tim Berry

Here is another fascinating TED talk. Charmian Gooch with Meet global corruption’s hidden players. I’m shocked. Take a few minutes to watch this. In case you can’t see it, you can click here for the original on YouTube. Read More »


How Human Recall Screws Up Management and What To Do About It

by Tim Berry

When the experts dig down into it, human recall doesn’t work. What you remember isn’t what happened; it’s a mosaic of truth, impressions, past experience, guesswork, etc. If you have any doubt, watch the riddle of experience vs. memory and why eyewitnesses get it wrong on TED. This cuts hard into the fundamentals of management.... Read More »

Excellent TED Talk

How to Fix the USA: Excellent TED Talk

by Tim Berry

If you’re a citizen of the USA you should spend the minutes to listed to to Lawrence Lessig’s TED talk, “We the people and the republic we must reclaim.” This is completely bipartisan, spans liberals and conservatives, and addresses problems that affect all of us, regardless of views on any specific issue. I’m embedding it... Read More »

To This Day

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 »

TED Top 20

20 Excellent Online TED Talks

by Tim Berry

TED — stands for Technology, Education, and Design — is a great resource. They recently posted their top 20 most watched talks. This is a great resource. I’m happy to see that I’ve already posted, previously, several of these on this blog. And this is a great list. Sir Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity... Read More »

Go Ahead And Disagree

Go Ahead: Disagree. I dare you.

by Tim Berry

This one had me from the moment I saw the title: Dare to Disagree. I clicked, watched, and I love it. Good disagreement is central to progress. She illustrates (sometimes counterintuitively) how the best partners aren’t echo chambers — and how great research teams, relationships and businesses allow people to deeply disagree. I’ve seen this... Read More »