Here’s another in our series of interviews with successful entrepreneurs in which they talk about the mistakes that helped shape their careers. Our guest is Tim Berry, a co-founder of Borland Software and founder of Palo Alto Software, the publisher of Business Plan Pro and Marketing Plan Pro, among other titles.
UPDATE 3 Jun, 5:23 central time. After our discussion, Tim was inspired to write a new post, “5 Business Fundamentals I Learned the Hard Way.” -Either he was inspired or really low on ideas ;)
0:40 The making of an entrepreneur
5:10 An early mistake – with serendipitous results
10:10 “Adjusting the aim” when evaluating people
15:16 Believing the hype of the dot-com era
19:12 The importance of killing mediocre products
(audio content copyright 2010 John Caddell)