Mistake Bank Podcast #3 – Tim Berry, Founder of Palo Alto Software

Mistake bank logoHere’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.

Tim has shared many other great mistake stories on his blog.

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 ;)

Tim Berry Mistake Bank Podcast (25:45)

Content:

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)

Previous podcasts can be found here.

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  • http://www.ganador.com.au/retailsmart Dennis

    John
    What technology do you use for your podcasts if you do't mind me asking?

  • http://caddellinsightgroup.com jmcaddell

    Hi, Dennis,

    I use Skype to make the phone call and use Audio Hijack Plus to record it.
    For editing and publishing, I use GarageBand. It took a couple of tries to
    get it down, but now the process is pretty easy. Thanks for reading and
    listening!