Really Great Ideas Seem Obvious

by Tim Berry

Amazing fact (to me at least): the first wheels on suitcases appeared in the 1970s. My wife and I, both baby boomers, have asked ourselves: how is it possible that we all dealt with suitcases without wheels all the way through the 50s and 60s? What was wrong with all of us? And sliced bread first appeared... Read More »

Whoops! New PR, New World

by Tim Berry

Oh dear. Those nasty activists. It looked at first like PR gone bad. me thinking it was dumb of Shell Oil to send a press release huffing and puffing about “activists” making fun of it. It looked like a press release. Curse you, activists! And like that. Shell is supposedly considering suing. The press release says:... Read More »

Could This Be You? One Great YouTube Launches a Startup

by Tim Berry

CNET’s Rafe Needleman posted about DollarShaveClub.com yesterday and I picked it up this morning. It seems that the key to a successful launch was one extremely-well-done one-minute video on YouTube, which I’ve embedded here: I find this inspirational. It’s fascinating how this one big hit can be so effective. How much would a couple of... Read More »

The Brain Scientist’s Insight From Inside Out

by Tim Berry

She’s a brain scientist who studied the brain “from inside out” when she had a stroke. We should listen to what she discovered. And what we have to choose from. If you don’t see the video embedded here, you can click this link to go to the original on TED.com. Read More »

Twitter and Problogger to the Copyright Rescue

by Tim Berry

OK, this is cool. The web makes copyright stealing so incredibly easy, and it’s extremely annoying when it happens to you. And it happens all the time. So you have to like this example. Here, to the right, is what Darren Rowse, blogger extraordinaire at problogger.net, @problogger on Twitter, decided to do about it. He... Read More »

Who Knew? Actions Give Better Data Than Words

by Tim Berry

At first glance, Paying Star Employees Well is a Good Strategy for Innovation in a Stanford business school newsletter seems like one of those “no-doh” discoveries that happen when academics turn their focus on the real world and end up confirming the obvious. But I clicked, and read, and it turns out to be much... Read More »

What Does Creativity Have to Do With Business?

by Tim Berry

What does creativity have to do with business? Business is about dollars and deadlines and suits, while creativity is about nerds and long hair and artsy-fartsy. Or is it? As the digital technology revolution matures, it is becoming more about creativity and less about engineering. That’s quoting Fred Wilson, venture capitalist and thought leader, in... Read More »

Our Children Spread Their Dreams Under Our Feet. We Should Tread Softly.

by Tim Berry

This less-than-17-minute talk was posted on the TED ideas worth spreading site just a week or so ago. I think every one of us should take 17 minutes off and listen to this, and think about it. It’s funny. It’s interesting. And it’s important. Sir Ken Robinson starts with a reference to global climate change,... Read More »