Author Archive for: Dave Taylor
Dave Taylor has been involved with the Internet since 1980 and is widely recognized as an expert on both technical and business issues. He has been published over a thousand times, launched four Internet-related startup companies, has written twenty business and technical books and holds both an MBA and MS Ed.
Dave maintains three weblogs, AskDaveTaylor.com, devoted to tech and business Q&A, GoFatherhood.com, where he talks about life as a single dad, and DaveOnFilm.com, where he writes about cinema and reviews movies.
Dave is an award-winning speaker, sought after conference and workshop participant and frequent guest on radio and podcast programs.
For more information, please visit askdavetaylor.com.
Entries by Dave Taylor
One of the greatest failings in business school is that our future business leaders are taught to ask “what can you do for me?” or, in the words of Janet Jackson, “what have you done for me lately?” This isn’t just a business view, however; this permeates modern Western culture and makes the words of John F. Kennedy ring hollow: “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” (Few people also recall the next line in Kennedy’s speech: “My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for… Read more.
I was chatting with a good friend the other afternoon and he was telling me about how his son had lost his cellphone and was a bit stymied about how to replace it. When you’re in a contract with a carrier, a lost phone can’t be replaced with another that’s subsidized and suddenly even the worst phone was going to cost $199, $299 or even more. Quite overwhelming for the boy. The challenge was to figure out how to pay for the new phone, because he apparently had his heart set on a pretty fancy phone with a slide out… Read more.
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