About David

I am David Taylor, the founder of Thinking Business. I write on business, leadership and productivity topics and I share useful tools, tips and techniques when I find them or create them.

To get a good understanding of what I write about each week, take a look at my top five blog posts:

  1. How to Save $30,000 a Month Using OneNote
  2. How to Use Active Reading to Improve Your Business
  3. How to Overcome Fear so it Doesn’t Destroy Your Business
  4. If Your Employees Suck, Chances Are, You Do Too!
  5. What Has Made Our Nations (and Businesses) Great

My Biography

I have worked in the engineering and construction business since graduating with an electrical engineering degree in 1989. After a brief stint in Vancouver and Seattle, I moved to Calgary in 1990 and started with an employee owned automation and construction company called Kenonic Controls. I started as an engineer in training, moving to a lead engineer and then a project manager. In 2000, a large, multinational company acquired Kenonic Controls and I moved from project management roles into business management and then the overall director running the $100M/year engineering business in Calgary.

From there, I took on a global role with responsibility for a $1.5B portfolio of projects and then I spent some time as an independent consultant working in the business world.

I have now have transitioned back into active participation in a large, multinational business.

Professional Headshots for use on a new small business marketing website as well as for LinkedIn and other social media marketing profiles. ©2016, Sean Phillips http://www.RiverwoodPhotography.com

I have been married for 30 years to my wife Kelly and we have two daughters, one son, one son-in-law, one granddaughter and one grandson. I enjoy playing hockey, going to the gym, mountain biking, mountain climbing and, of course, reading and writing.

I have written, Strength Zone: Discover Your Place of Maximum Effectiveness;


co-chaired and co-authored a Construction Industry Institute research effort RT315 – Successful Delivery of MegaProjects;


and, been featured in a Canadian Business Magazine article Sometimes the only way to drive change is to “burn the boats”

Burn the Boats

I was featured on TimeCamp’s podcast episode #15 – Stay on Top of Your Work with David Taylor  and the Ideas and Stuff Podcast #50 Listen to it here!

You can also find my blog posts at places like AlphaGamma – Business Portal for Millennials in the UK.

Connect with me today at info@thinkingbusinessblog.com or by calling +1 (587) 227-5179.  And don’t forget, your free copy of my eBook “12 Steps to Business Transformation” is waiting!

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This is my personal blog. The ideas and opinions published here do not necessarily represent those of any institution or organization that I am associated with. I make no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, suitability or validity of the information that I provide on this blog. I will not be liable for any errors, omissions or delays in this information or any injuries, losses or damages arising from its use.


The content on this site is owned and copyrighted in my name (except for any guest posts which are owned and copyrighted by the guests). You are free to link to my site or any post on my site or to re-post no more than 200 words on any site as long as a link is provided back to the original post. You can print and photocopy up to 50 copies of any of my posts for distribution inside your organization as long as the content is not used for any commercial purposes. Please contact me directly if you wish to use the content for commercial purposes or to alter or build off this content.


I can be contacted at +1-587-227-5179 or by email at info@thinkingbusinessblog.com

Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive or off-topic.

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