Good morning, happy Monday, new week, new year, new decade. Today I’d like to call your attention to “15 Predictions and Trends for 2010” on the mainstream Yes, I’m one of the 15 experts quoted. What I like about this list is that each of us tried to focus on her or his specific expertise.

Among my favorites: a big year for starting new businesses, for collection problems, cutbacks in staff and new technology in small business.  I like Scott Steinberg’s two-word summary of that last one as “shiny objects.” Several predictions involve small business getting more involved in the Web, social media and mobile technology. I’m proud to be included in this group. The common bond is that we’re all blogging or contributing on

Myself, I admit, I’m not as much into the predictions and resolutions mode as I have been in past years.  I’m not sure why, and I don’t think it matters.

I will say, however, that taking a step back and then giving a situation a fresh new look is often a good thing. As the new year begins, take a long view.

Tim BerryTim Berry

Tim Berry is the founder and chairman of Palo Alto Software and Follow him on Twitter @Timberry.