You Are Always Being Judged. Deal With It.

by Tim Berry

I overheard (couldn’t help it; waiting in line) somebody complaining about social media metrics like the Klout score, a measurement of influence. She said: “What’s up with these people to try to judge and rank people?” And I thought to myself: 1. You are always being judged and evaluated… A couple of generations ago we... Read More »

Jonathan Fields’ Great Title Idea

by Tim Berry

This is so cool. I’m really jealous. As he finishes up his next book, Jonathan Fields turns to the web and his so-called tribe for help with the book title. In Help Me Choose The Title Of My Next Book, he put a poll onto his blog and promoted in there and in Twitter, Facebook,... Read More »

How To Increase Your Klout Score

by Tim Berry

This is just a reminder of how much understatement, and, for that matter, blog formatting can affect the message. I apologize to Jason for including the whole post like this (with the picture) but it works too well to quote out of context. He makes a great point. And the visual works perfectly. Read More »

Twitter is the Brush, Not the Painting

by Tim Berry

On one hand, twitter offers a positive change in business landscape, a brave new world of business possibilities, and you’re crazy to ignore it. On the other, it’s just a distraction, a shiny new thing, that gets in the way of the real business. Can both hands be right? Yes. The one hand: I spend... Read More »

And I Thought I was a Friend and Colleague…

by Tim Berry

Don’t you hate it when this happens? With social media and all, I connect with somebody, seems like a smart person, we have some email and even telephone interactions, and then, dammit, I end up as a prospect. Sad. Quite a demotion. From friend and colleague to prospect. You do know what I mean, right?... Read More »

The Really Simple Math of Social Media

by Tim Berry

Here’s a walk down memory lane. Those basic math properties we had to memorize in the seventh grade. Transitive Property of Social Media This one is taken from the transitive property of equality, which, in case you don’t remember your seventh-grade math, is that if a = b and b=c then a = c. For... Read More »

3 Tech Benefits and 1 Threat for Guru Businesses

by Tim Berry

By guru business I mean the expert business, and particularly the one-person expert business. I mean consultant, coach, adviser, researcher, business hired gun, life coach, trainer, and so on.  I mean a person who makes a living by selling (real or imagined) expertise, experience, and knowledge. I was a business planning consultant for most of... Read More »

Twitter Didn’t Invent Hilarious One-Liners

by Tim Berry

I just read The Rise of Comedy on Twitter on Mashable. The tweets they reproduce there make me jealous. I love Twitter, but I’m not funny on Twitter, or at least not on purpose. But then I’m not particularly funny off Twitter either. And then there’s also Top 7 Hilarious Fake Tweets on Huffington Post a... Read More »