Turning Good Advice into Bad News

by Tim Berry

Imagine, if you will, this scene: You are in a group of angel investors talking with entrepreneurs looking for funding. Or you are in a group of venture competition judges giving feedback to teams after the judging is over. The entrepreneurs listen intently, nod, they’re understanding, and then suddenly one or more of their faces... Read More »

Don't Shade Your Eyes, Summarize

by Tim Berry

What if you had to take the classic business plan, developed for an MBA-level venture competition, and shrink it down to 10 pages? Last Friday I spent a fun and fascinating day as a semi-finals judge at the University of Oregon New Venture Competition. My part of the program was evaluating four ventures developed by... Read More »

Dan Schawbel, Me 2.0, and Personal Branding

by Tim Berry

What does personal branding mean to you? To me it used to be about well-known experts whose names became brands in an almost-traditional business sense: Guy Kawasaki, Seth Godin, Tom Peters; they were experts whose names sold books and speaking engagements. Lately my view of personal branding has expanded as I start following John Jantsch,... Read More »