Renegade Profile: Founder of Palo Alto Software, Tim Berry

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This week’s Renegade Profile is a bit of a legend in the world of entrepreneurship and business planning—Tim Berry. Time founded Palo Alto Software, also known as the creator of the world’s #1 business planning software, Business Plan Pro. He’s also a prolific author, blogger all around nice guy. You can find Tim all over the place online, but start out with and look for @Timberry on twitter, where he’s very active

In our interview, you’ll discover:

  • How Tim made the jump from journalism to B-school, with a family in tow
  • How he blended his passion for writing, tech and business into a renegade career path
  • What entrepreneurship is “really” all about
  • How his jones to solve a huge problem for start-ups led to the creation of his solutions and then his company
  • How he grew Palo Alto from a product into a company
  • The difference between “the biz plan” and planning your business
  • The importance of getting those closest to you onboard when starting any new venture
  • And, much more…

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2 responses to “Renegade Profile: Founder of Palo Alto Software, Tim Berry”

  1. Jim Vickers says:

    I got a lot out of your great interview with Tim Berry, but I especially loved the discussion about business plans at the end.
    I recently saw a quote from General Dwight Eisenhower that nails what Tim was saying; “Plans are useless, but planning is indispensable”. Thanks again for the great content!

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