10 Good Reasons Not to Seek Investors For Your Startup

by Tim Berry

Before you buy into the myths about startup investors, first consider whether you actually want startup investors for your new business at all. No, I’m not bitter … I had VC money in Palo Alto Software for a few years and they were helpful, collaborative, and good people. I’m not a bitter victim.  And I’ve... Read More »

Paradigm Shift: Sramana Mitra 1M/1M

by Tim Berry

I liked this one from Sramana Mitra’s !M/!M Youtube channel: Actually I liked several of them. Sramana has 10 cartoons like this one available as a Youtube playlist. Nice work. And if you don’t see the video here, I apologize. You can use this link to go to the source in Youtube. Read More »

Quick Funny Disruptive Game Changing Paradigm Shift Video

by Tim Berry

In my post here yesterday I questioned the value of the phrases “game changing” and “disruptive” for what every startup promises investors and few really offer. Right after posting I caught Sramana Mitra’s fun video cartoon here, a quick riff on the similar phrase “paradigm shift.” Aside from the fun video, I’ve mentioned Sramana before... Read More »

Blaming Angels and VCs for Choosing is Like Blaming Up for Down

by Tim Berry

I was happily reading Sramana Mitra’s The Other 99% of Entrepreneurs on Read/Write Web, agreeing with every detail, when I ran into a snag. It’s in italics in this quote from Sramana’s post. Over 99% of entrepreneurs who seek funding get rejected. Yet, the entire world is focused on the 1% that is “fundable.” The media,... Read More »

Strategy Fundamental: Do One Thing Really Well

by Tim Berry

Raise your hands now, how many remember that scene in City Slickers? And, just in case you don’t, I found it – only 32 seconds long – on YouTube (click here for YouTube source page): The grizzled old cowboy (played by Jack Palace) tells the newbie character (Billy Crystal) the secret to life is …... Read More »