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Bob Davis

Founder & Former CEO, Lycos; Internet Pionee; Author, Speed Is Life

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 Bob Davis Biography

Bob Davis became the first employee of Lycos Inc. in June of 1995 and served as its only president and chief executive officer until its $6 billion merger into Terra Networks in 2000. After the merger, Mr. Davis served as the CEO of Terra Lycos until leaving in March 2001 to join Highland Capital Partners. During his tenure at Lycos he completed the fastest IPO in NASDAQ history and through a string of joint ventures and over two dozen acquisitions or investments, transformed the company from an internet search engine with just $2 million in funding into one of the most powerful Internet hubs and media companies worldwide. Under his leadership, the company developed the Lycos Network, a pioneering Web media model that delivers mass reach and programming to over 100 million consumers in an industry leading 41 countries.

Mr. Davis is a frequent motivational lecturer on both general business and technology having addressed numerous groups including the US Council on Foreign Relations, the United Nations, and the United States Congress. He served as a member of President Bush's technology advisory committee and has advised former President Clinton on matters relating to Internet regulation. He is also the best-selling author of Speed is Life, in which he shares his war stories from the Internet trenches and provides readers with insights and strategies critical to the success of every business.

Bob holds a Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude, from Northeastern University, an MBA with high distinction from Babson College and honorary doctorate degrees from both Bentley College and Northeastern University. He also serves on the Board of Directors for numerous organizations, including Terra Lycos, Ticketmaster, Lycos Europe, Navic Corporation, Performix Technologies, The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, The Massachusetts Software Council, and Boston Children’s Hospital Trust.

Most Requested Topics:

Speed Is Life
Bob Davis discusses how quickly companies must act in order to seize new opportunities; explains why size is so important in a global economy; and highlights the critical importance of creating and extending a company’s brand. The lessons he reveals are not narrowly drawn from or intended for Internet managers alone. The fact is, business – whatever business you are in – is first and foremost about making a profit, something he was able to do even in his earliest days at Lycos. The way to do that, from Davis’ perspective, is to be great at what you do, to make every moment with a customer the moment of truth, and to build a leading organization by attracting and hiring a world-class team.
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Bob Davis

Founder & Former CEO, Lycos; Internet Pionee; Author, Speed Is Life

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Bob Davis Biography

Bob Davis became the first employee of Lycos Inc. in June of 1995 and served as its only president and chief executive officer until its $6 billion merger into Terra Networks in 2000. After the merger, Mr. Davis served as the CEO of Terra Lycos until leaving in March 2001 to join Highland Capital Partners. During his tenure at Lycos he completed the fastest IPO in NASDAQ history and through a string of joint ventures and over two dozen acquisitions or investments, transformed the company from an internet search engine with just $2 million in funding into one of the most powerful Internet hubs and media companies worldwide. Under his leadership, the company developed the Lycos Network, a pioneering Web media model that delivers mass reach and programming to over 100 million consumers in an industry leading 41 countries.

Mr. Davis is a frequent motivational lecturer on both general business and technology having addressed numerous groups including the US Council on Foreign Relations, the United Nations, and the United States Congress. He served as a member of President Bush's technology advisory committee and has advised former President Clinton on matters relating to Internet regulation. He is also the best-selling author of Speed is Life, in which he shares his war stories from the Internet trenches and provides readers with insights and strategies critical to the success of every business.

Bob holds a Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude, from Northeastern University, an MBA with high distinction from Babson College and honorary doctorate degrees from both Bentley College and Northeastern University. He also serves on the Board of Directors for numerous organizations, including Terra Lycos, Ticketmaster, Lycos Europe, Navic Corporation, Performix Technologies, The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, The Massachusetts Software Council, and Boston Children’s Hospital Trust.

Most Requested Topics:

Speed Is Life
Bob Davis discusses how quickly companies must act in order to seize new opportunities; explains why size is so important in a global economy; and highlights the critical importance of creating and extending a company’s brand. The lessons he reveals are not narrowly drawn from or intended for Internet managers alone. The fact is, business – whatever business you are in – is first and foremost about making a profit, something he was able to do even in his earliest days at Lycos. The way to do that, from Davis’ perspective, is to be great at what you do, to make every moment with a customer the moment of truth, and to build a leading organization by attracting and hiring a world-class team.

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  • How to book Bob Davis?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Bob Davis for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Bob Davis, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Bob Davis or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Bob Davis?

    Booking fees for Bob Davis, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bob Davis, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Bob Davis?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bob Davis for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bob Davis for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Bob Davis or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bob Davis or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Bob Davis is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Bob Davis for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Bob Davis generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Patrick Lencioni, Peg Neuhauser, Afterburner, Joel Zeff and Pat Williams. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bob Davis for an upcoming event.

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