Brian Taylor has a degree in Mathematics from UBC and an MBA from the University of Illinois. He worked for a couple of software companies and at a large bank prior to becoming a teacher. As a teacher he has been interested in motivation and how our attitudes to learning influence the amount we learn. He's always been a believer in putting into practice what he teaches and, as such, is a lifelong learner. Recently, he's been trying to learn computer science, a new language, Italian, a musical instrument, classical guitar, and two new sports, squash and skate skiing.