6 Resolutions for Planning That Works

By Tim Berry

Here it is New Year's Resolution time and me with a computer, free time in an Internet cafe, and really looking forward to 2008. And still committed to business planning as the key to better management, for both new companies... Read More »

Small Biz Labs: The SBA on Self Employment

By Tim Berry

Thanks to Steve King for this post this morning. Although I'm not working today, I'm still trying to keep up and pass the good stuff on, and this is good stuff: I've been crunching through the SBA's annual Small Business... Read More »

6 Tips For Involving Your Kids in Your Business

By Tim Berry

How to involve your children in your business Read More »

A Holiday Note

By Tim Berry

It's late Friday afternoon Dec. 21, and I'm off to Mexico (my country-in-law) early tomorrow morning for a week, with a family group including 11 of us flying together from Oregon and another group that lives in Mexico City. I... Read More »

Is Your Email Bloggable?

By Tim Berry

I met Lena West of xynoMedia last week in New York. This was a nice meeting with a smart person who does a couple of really good blogs, Social Media 360 and TechForward. She followed up with an email, and... Read More »

6 Traits of Sticky Ideas

By Tim Berry

I've recommended the book Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath before, on this blog. It's an excellent book. The McKinsey Quarterly has a useful and interesting interview with Chip Heath in the latest issue (registration required, but free).... Read More »

Presentation Zen: the Book

By Tim Berry

If ever there were a message the business world needs, it's better presentations, please. Do a quick Web search and you'll find ample writing by several smart people -- you can start with Seth Godin and Guy Kawasaki -- on... Read More »

The ‘Business As Life’ Metaphor

By Tim Berry

Marriage counseling techniques applied to working with business partners. Choosing investors like choosing a spouse. Building a business is like raising a child (as in The ParentPreneur Edge). Or like coaching a soccer team. Interesting metaphor, and it seems to... Read More »

A Business Lesson in Six-Year-Old Soccer

By Tim Berry

Years ago we were coaching a soccer team of six-year-old girls. After a game with a team clearly way more organized and much better coached than ours, I asked the other coach how he did it. "Oh it's not what... Read More »

Does Web 2.0 Make us Dumber?

By Tim Berry

Paul Barth has a very interesting post tracking actual neurological research about problems related to multitasking. Neuroscientists have shown in study after study, that multitasking isn’t helping us be more productive, but in fact, is making us dumber. Are some... Read More »