He spent the 1970s as a foreign correspondent in Mexico City, where he wrote for Business Week and Financial Times, among others. In the 1980s he got a Stanford MBA and was involved in the early Silicon Valley. He consulted to Apple Computer in business planning from 1982 through 1994.
Tim is a nationally known expert in business planning and has been interviewed by CNN, MSNBC, Forbes, Money Machine Television, and Inc. He's spoken on business planning to audiences in 14 countries, most recently as a guest of eBay at its annual conference. He teaches a course in business planning at the University of Oregon.