Chris Yardley worked as a salesman in the computer industry for 46 years, during 1961–2005. His career, following every opportunity afforded, resulted in him living and working in five countries during this time. He has travelled extensively in some thirty countries. He has a real interest in the political and cultures of these countries and how it determines the salesman’s approach to doing business. Prior to retirement he undertook making a record of the computer industry in which he was working coming to the conclusion that it had been the front-line salesmen who had created the computer and communications explosion we have seen since the 1980s.
Post retirement he has undertaken a Master of Science Communication at the Australian National University and followed that with a science communication study leading to a PhD.