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Tim Berry
Works at Palo Alto Software
Attended Stanford Graduate School of Business
Lives in Eugene, OR
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Do yourself a favor. Stop. Breathe. Take 10 minutes to watch this video by Louie Schwarzberg, a TEDx talk. The TED summary is:

"Nature's beauty can be easily missed — but not through Louie Schwartzberg's lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast, serves as a meditation on being grateful for every day. (Filmed at TEDxSF.)"
Do yourself a favor. Stop. Breathe. Take 10 minutes to watch this video by Louie Schwarzberg, a TEDx talk. The TED summary is:Nature's beauty can be easily missed — but not through Louie Schwartzberg's lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk Bro...
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Me complaining about a post valuing "strategist" as much better than "just good at" something. 
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Jan, Susan, thanks, glad you liked that ... amazing how flawed would-be statistics survive so long. And for that matter, how they become surrogates for truth. 
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+Fran Tarkenton has it right about business and business planning here on +SmallBizClub  and that's what +LivePlan is about too. 
Making sure you have a plan is important. But what's even more important is being ready to adjust and change your plan when you encounter reality...
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Earlier this year I reviewed submissions on more than 30 businesses for our angel investment group in two days. Yes, I was cramming! No, I didn't read the business plans, just the summaries. And I watched how my fellow angel group members did basical...
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Such a cool infographic with info changing in real time
(1) General retail numbers: http://www.forrester.com/Forrester+Research+Online+Retail+Forecast+2013+To+2018+US/fulltext/-/E-RES115941. (2) Printed books: http://beyondthemargins.com/2013/06/book-facts-and-stats/. (3) E-Books: http://beyondthemargins.com/2013/06/book-facts-and-stats/ ...
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I've been reviewing a lot of business plans lately, which led to this short explanation of what makes sales forecasts credible
So for me, what makes a sales forecast credible? It starts with product market fit. I want to understand the story of the need, and not necessarily big numbers, butwho needs this and why. That’s the beginning. Is this really believable? That’s important. Beyond that, how the numbers grow. I want to ...
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My latest post, complaining about the overblown and pompous side of small business strategy
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My latest blog post ... and in the background, wow, I have to get organized ... one of these days. 
Do you do what I do? I suspect a lot of us do. With me it’s not just what’s urgent or important, but also what’s on the screen, which window is in the forefront, and what just happened.  It’s like
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Serial entrepreneur. Engaged in my own startups (below). Also blogging, speaking, writing, reviewing business plans.
Skills
Business planning, startups, financial projections, writing, speaking, spreadsheets, reality, and having a life.
Employment
  • Palo Alto Software
    Chairman and founder, 1987 - present
    World's leading business plan software since 1995, publisher of LivePlan the web app at www.liveplan.com and Business Plan Pro, Windows software. At www.paloalto.com
  • Free the Numbers
    Founder, present
    The unspreadsheet. Simple lists and numbers with no formulas, functions, or fuss. The rows and columns add up automatically, so you don't have to. At freethenumbers.com
  • Have Presence
    Co-founder, present
    Social media for business owners. Practical, strategic, goal-oriented, with business objectives and business results. Monthly ROI reports. At havepresence..com
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Eugene, OR
Previously
Palo Alto, CA - Mexico City, Mexico - Innsbruck, Austria - Los Altos, CA
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Entrepreneur, blogger, ex-hippy, married 44 years, father of five, Stanford MBA, writer, founder of Palo Alto Software
Introduction
Lately working on...
  • Free the Numbers, the unspreadsheet, simple lists and tables without programs, formulas, functions, or fuss. This is me giving back to people after several decades of me doing spreadsheets. 
  • Have Presence, thoughtful, strategy social media for business owners. You run your business, we run your social media. 
  • Timberry.com, where I have background and information on me speaking, teaching, writing, social media, etc.
  • And, of course, as I have for the last 25 years, I'm still focusing on business planning for Palo Alto Software, the company I started in 1987. 
  • And Palo Alto Software's latest product, LivePlan, is a web app for business planning and ongoing management. 
Bragging rights
I took Palo Alto Software from zero to $5 million+ in 5 years with no outside financing
Education
  • Stanford Graduate School of Business
    MBA, 1979 - 1981
  • University of Oregon
    MA Journalism, with honors, 1974
  • University of Notre Dame
    BA Literature, magna cum laude, 1966 - 1970
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Retail in Real-Time
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(1) General retail numbers: http://www.forrester.com/Forrester+Research+Online+Retail+Forecast+2013+To+2018+US/fulltext/-/E-RES115941. (2) P

Do Customer Service People Really Want Autonomy?
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Throw away the script; give your people more autonomy to identify and solve problems. — Shep Hyken (@Hyken) March 4, 2014 Not that long ago

Are you Running a LIFO Time Management Strategy? How Bad Is It?
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Do you do what I do? I suspect a lot of us do. With me it’s not just what’s urgent or important, but also what’s on the screen, which window

Sometimes You Have to Scramble - SmallBizClub
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Making sure you have a plan is important. But what's even more important is being ready to adjust and change your plan when you encounter re

Infographic: Does Big Business Control the World?
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The infographic here reminds me of the 1970′s movie Rollerball, in which the world was controlled by seven corporations: food, energy, enter

Required Reading on Business Owners Making Critical Mistakes
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For a good time take a look at the answers to this question on Quora: What are some classic examples of a founder letting his or her ego get

Peanuts by Charles Schulz, November 18, 1960 Via @GoComics
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One of the many great comics you can read for free at GoComics.com! Follow us for giveaways & giggles.

How Do I Create a Plan And Stick To It?
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Here are the two keys to creating an ongoing process that works.

My Worst-Ever Business Plan Engagement
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It’s not for nothing that I always say a business plan has to be your plan and nobody else’s. It can’t be your consultant’s plan. You must k

No Let’s Not Have Meetings; Let’s Effing Do It
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I love this quote: “I remember a great quote from Paul Berry, former CTO of the Huffington Post, which went something like ‘Lets have an ide

Persistence and the Art of Decision Not Making
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Have you dealt with this in management? After serious discussion, consideration of pros and cons, you make a difficult strategic decision. S

Q&A: How Do I Get This Startup Financed?
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I received this question over the weekend via my ask-me form on timberry.com. I modified it slightly to not include private information. It’

Body of Work is the Best Career Book Ever
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Pam Slim’s new book Body of Work is out. You may already know of Pam as the author of New York Times bestseller Escape From Cubicle Nation.

This New Year’s Resolution is About Time
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On this last working day of this year, staring 2011 in the face, I’m reminded: Time is the scarcest resource. Don’t waste it. In the 1987 Wa

How — and how not — to Find a Mentor
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So you want a mentor to help you start or grow your business? Never ask somebody to be your mentor. Instead, ask a person who might be a men

Does Digital Saving Threaten Real Memory?
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I once saw a man walking around the inside the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, taking it all in only through the very narrow view of his amat

Do You Want Your Daughter to be a Successfui Entrepreneur?
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I stumbled on this question on Quora: How should I raise a 12-year-old girl to be a successful entrepreneur? I have four grown-up daughters.

Make Your Website Real-time For Free (Putting Social First, of Course)
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Today Rebelmouse dropped the $9.99 monthly fee on using Rebelmouse to power your own website at your own domain. Here’s the announcement pos