Ep. 21: Becoming a Client Advocate with David Linton

Ep. 21: Becoming a Client Advocate with David Linton

Invest In Your Life Podcast

Episode 21: Becoming a Client Advocate with David Linton

David Linton is the founder of Arobase Group, an Atlanta-based IT consulting, management and advisory group that specializes in Apple products. David's company works with companies all over the United States, from small businesses to giant, multi-national corporations.

Arobase Group has been around since 1998 and still works with their very first customer, Georgia Power. Remember, the iPod wasn't introduced until 2001 and the iPhone wasn't introduced until 2007, so David has seen Apple's influence grow from the very start. In fact, he may be the highest certified Apple consultant in the Atlanta area.

During the interview, David talks about the risks of starting a business, how he navigated Arobase Group's growth, hiring staff and being an advocate for his clients.

How to find David:

Arobase Group: https://arobasegroup.com/

On Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArobaseGroup

On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidlintonarobasegroup/

On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arobasegroup/

What We Discuss In This Episode

  • How David got started in the Apple space back in the late 90’s [3:00]

  • David’s prior experience in the film industry [11:23]

  • Being and advocate for clients, rather than selling them a product [16:41]

  • David’s thoughts on building the life he wants [20:07]

  • How David launched his company [29:24]

  • David’s thoughts on staring out and taking work you can do [36:10]

  • Being nice to people and treating clients with respect [39:35]

  • Dealing with failure [46:29]

  • Playing your own game and the Dunning-Kruger effect [50:06]

  • How to manage employees [54:58]

  • Movies and TV shows about Steve Jobs and Silicon Valley [1:01:51]

  • Where he sees Arobase Group and technology going in the future [1:05:28]

  • How to contact David [1:11:02]

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