I Don’t Sell Insurance, I Tell Business Stories

by Tim Berry

Ugh, this might seem like a sales pitch. No, I don’t sell insurance. I tell stories. This one, about insurance, might be helpful for other people building their own businesses. It was about 10 or 12 years ago. Palo Alto Software was a small but rapidly growing company with 15 (or so) employees. My wife... Read More »


5 Entrepreneurship Basics B-Schools Don’t Teach

by Tim Berry

The other day I posted 5 Entrepreneurship Basics B-Schools Can Teach. It’s natural to follow that list here with the exact opposite: 5 other entrepreneurship basics the business schools can’t teach. But I couldn’t quite do it. I had to change can’t to don’t. That, to me, is a significant difference. So here they are  (things they... Read More »


Lots of Good Short Business Stories in Video

by Tim Berry

Wow. Take a look at an amazing collection of small business and startup stories at Intuit’s Story Gallery. This is a collection of very short and easy-to-watch videos about different businesses. There are startups, nonprofits, lots of small personal businesses, some restaurants, some make-up artists, music lessons, dance, gyms, a real variety of different businesses.... Read More »