Laughter is the Best Medicine XI: Jeff Taylor, Laff RiotAnother favorite business anecdote from anecdotage.com:
Jeff Taylor, founder of Monster.com (the world's biggest online job-search site), left the University of Massachusetts after five and a half years without earning a degree. Taylor spent much of his time working as a disc jockey in Boston night clubs before starting a recruiting agency (Adion) in 1989.Average rating from fiteen raters: 9.53 on a scale of 1 to 10.
After venturing into online recruitment, the adventurous Taylor, like Virgin founder Richard Branson, managed to instil a sense of youthful fun and anti-establishment zest into what is basically a boring business. On one occasion, for example, Taylor persuaded attendees at a conference organised by America's Department of Labour to yell "We rock!" at every mention of "human resources," and, at every mention of the new economy, "To the Batmobile!"