Ask Yourself These 3 Questions About Your New Year’s Resolutions

By Tim Berry

I posted most of this just about a year ago. It was during that delightfully quiet last week before the new year begins. I was sipping a really good cup of coffee, listening to some of my favorite music, and thinking about New Year’s resolutions. Business or personal, it’s no coincidence that a lot of... Read More »

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Reflection: 10 Lessons Learned in 22 Years of Successful Bootstrapping

By Tim Berry

(I posted this about two years ago on Small Business Trends. I’m reposting it here today because this is a good time of year for this kind of reflection. And maybe also for not writing a new post. Tim ) Last week a group of students interviewed me, as part of a class project, looking for... Read More »

Pictures Proving Pictures Can’t Prove Anything

By Tim Berry

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen this much eloquence in both words and pictures. It’s a great illustration of how a good picture is worth a thousand words, and then again, maybe also why it isn’t always. That’s Correlation or Causation? on BusinessWeek.com. The words: Need to prove something you already believe? All you... Read More »

5 Excellent Leadership Tips for 2012

By Tim Berry

As the year draws down, a good time for reflection, I’d like to call your attention to Mike Myatt‘s 5 Leadership Tips for 2012 on Forbes.com, posted yesterday. I think he’s 5-for-5 on this. Here are my three favorites: Family. Mike says “If you’re struggling with the family balance thing my advice is simple: don’t attempt... Read More »

My Business Planning Tutorials as Online Video on SBA.GOV site

By Tim Berry

I’m proud that my online video tutorials on business planning are now posted on the community.sba.gov site where they are available to all, and fee, and I do hope useful.  Here’s the list. You can take them one at a time — about 5-10 minutes each — in the original order, or pick and choose.... Read More »

Curation is the New Creation

By Tim Berry

I think it was inevitable. First, the web, then blogs. Content is king. Then Facebook, and then Twitter, and social media is real. Long live the king. The king is dead. We’re gagging on all the content. We need curation. We need to gather and collect — call that curate — our favorite content. The... Read More »

Real Leaders Understand Team Momentum

By Tim Berry

I’ve been thinking a lot about momentum. I posted about business momentum here just a few days ago. I said: Momentum: you see it in team sports often, as one team executes a great play or there is a stroke of sudden luck, and the momentum changes. You see it in life too, like when... Read More »

A Potentially Creative Management Team Assessment Idea

By Tim Berry

Whether you’re a football fan or not, I suggest you take a quick look at NFL: The Giants on the Giants on WSJ.com today. And that’s especially if you’re running a business, or working on a business team. And even more so if you’ve heard about the 360 methodology for polling teams – business teams... Read More »

Tell Your Story Well: Resonate

By Tim Berry

This last Sunday I bought three copies of Nancy Duarte’s book Resonate and sent one each to three adult children. That’s the best review I ever give a book. I’m sad to admit that it happens rarely. But I love this book. If you ever – ever – get up to speak to a group... Read More »

Truth About Women in Startups

By Tim Berry

Yes. I couldn’t agree more. I just read Alexia Tsotsis’ Stop Telling Women Not To Do Startups on TechCrunch. The key moment: Because nothing says link bait like “taking on a controversial topic” stupidly, using gross generalizations. The latest in this series is a post by Penelope Trunk, who is either a master at extrapolation... Read More »