After college, he spent years building and maintaining the Association for Interactive Media, a lobbying powerhouse in Washington, DC, before handing over the reins to a larger and more established trade association, The Direct Marketing Association.
Among Yasha’s many accomplishments are his public performances on the stage, in competitive sports, and at the bully pulpit. Yasha has co-authored books and chapters varying from terrorism, years before 9/11, to privacy, ethics and marketing on the Internet. Yasha has delivered testimony before the United States Senate’s Judiciary Committee, as well as advised the President’s Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection (back before the US Government thought the Internet was ‘vital’ to the global infrastructure).
An overwhelming majority of his most public forecasts and analysis have proven, with time, to be accurate.
Yasha founded The Daily Dose in 1996. Today Yasha lives in Israel.
Throughout his efforts, Yasha’s expertise as a creative, development, policy and marketing guru have always been vital.
“Once the first Internet wave took place, my life and those of millions around me were positively changed forever. No, the technology still can’t do all your chores, or suffer for you at the dentist, but it is still quite remarkable. I took the opportunity of instant worldwide communications, to build a business that can be run from anywhere on Earth, reach audiences around the world with great ease, and spend the rest of my time enjoying that thing called life, which in the past was always limited to a few waking hours each day. I appreciate that what we do as a company simply could not be done even 10 or 15 years ago. Now that it is a reality, I make sure we make the most of it.”
Name: Yasha Harari
Birth date April 25, 1972
Birth place Cambridge, Massachussetts
Grew up in: not less than a dozen cities and towns in America, Europe and Israel
Languages spoken: English, French and Hebrew
Personal websites: www.harari.org , yasha.harari.org
Business website: yashaharari.com
Hobbies and interests include: Music, animals, food and craftsmanship.
Cities lived in: Cambridge, MA (USA); Versailles, France; Chiswick, London SW, England; Uccle, Bruxelles, Belgium; New York, NY, USA; Gladwyne, PA, USA; Afula, Israel; Washington, DC, USA; Be’er Sheva, Israel; Tel Aviv, Israel; Jerusalem, Israel; Pardess Chana, Israel; Eilat, Israel; Safed, Israel
First computer: JR-01 (which was basically a programmable circuit board with wires and light bulbs, in 1980.
First online: In 1982 on a Commodore with a 300 Baud modem
First business: In 1990, co-founded a digital publishing company, that helped keep Yasha well-fed during his University years.