Published here December 2011

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Bring TIM! - A Meeting Cost Calculator

Bring TIM![2] is a new time management desk clock that proves to be both fun and functional. It calculates the real-time cost of business meetings. It is shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1: Bring TIM!
Figure 1: Bring TIM!

According to the news release:

"It's the first ever portable time management cost calculator designed to provide a constant reminder for employees to stay on topic and keep business meetings efficient and effective. The unit is a sleek and easy to use meeting cost calculator and clock that shows the cost of a meeting in progress. Users simply enter the number of attendees, estimate an average hourly rate and press the start button. The cost of every second ticking by is prominently displayed.

Bring TIM! is a professional yet lighthearted consumer electronic device that politely conveys that Time Is Money - the "T-I-M" in the Bring TIM! Name. The clear message is that when this clock is brought to a meeting, it encourages any painfully long business meeting to be brought to a succinct and successful close. When people understand the cost involved in such a meeting, discussion becomes brief, topical and productive.

Brad Johnson, President & Founder of Bring TIM! LLC, points out "Many people are frustrated by long and unproductive meetings. They are also expensive. Bring TIM! gives users the power to break the cycle and serves as a friendly reminder to stay on track." Johnson created Bring TIM! out of his own experience with business meetings that frequently ran four hours or more. As Johnson sat through each meeting, he couldn't help but think of the work piling up on his desk and how much the meetings were costing. He knew there had to be a solution."

Anything to curtail those long-winded diatribes seems to us to be a godsend. Just a glance at the clock should give the hint without offence.

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2. Bring TIM!, Bettendorf, Iowa. Bring TIM! can be purchased directly from
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