I have spent most of my career working 30 years with IBM. During that time I was a program, a systems planner and architect, a technical sales consultant, and represented IBM at many user groups in USA, Europe, Asia and South America.
After leaving IBM in 2000, I ran my own international consulting company, worked as a technical writer, was the sales manager for New South Wales and Queensland for an international education company, and have recently retired.
Throughout my career, I have been the front line for solving problems. While at IBM, I worked in both product development, solving general problems, and in sales, solving problems specific to each customer. I also designed, developed, wrote, documented, and sold three program products that generated about $250,000 in revenue.
Since IBM, I have been a patent consultant, a sales manager, and an author, each a different format of solving the problems people face in their jobs and in life.
For a year, I was the branch manager for an international educational corporation. There I managed a small staff of employees, 30 program leaders, and 150 other volunteers.
Later, I was the state sales manager for a much larger branch of the same corporation, accountable for the training, development, and performance of 130 program leaders and 75 program leaders in-training. While there, the branch was one of the largest and most successful in the world.
I have always been interested in personal productivity. I have always wanted to get more done that seemed possible.
This year, I finally wrote and published the book I always wanted to write, “Get More Done, In Less Time, With More Fun and Less Worry”.
You can read more about it by clicking the button below.
Jim is one of those rare, gifted people that I am confident could do anything he set his mind to and contribute his unique skills and brain power in a wide variety of ways to a wide variety of types of businesses. He is both creative and systematic. Both detailed and visionary. Perhaps of most value, he has a way of bringing out the best in others, which when teamed with his best, can produce extraordinary results. He has a particular savvy at recognizing valuable intellectual property of both individuals and companies, and helping them to develop those ideas to deliver business results.
Besides those unusual skills, Jim makes work fun, inspiring and full of life and energy. People are at their best when they are passionate about what they do and feel like they are making a difference….Jim is not only committed to doing that himself, but makes sure everyone around him has a profound experience of the same.
That’s the kind of person that you want on ANY team …. no matter what sort of company. Let Jim make a difference for your company….and you……your life will never be the same.Mary Beth Kelley
Jim Vincent is indeed a very special individual . His wealth of knowledge is unsurpassed by anyone I have met in business. There is no problem he cannot solve, there is no technology he cannot understand, there is no organisation that he cannot help.
I would highly recommend Jim as both a person and as a technology thought leader.
I worked around Jim for six months. And when I say ‘around’, I mean that Jim was at the centre of all things problem-solving, in regards to internal systems development or for the benefit of external clients. There’s really no challenge that Jim can’t calmly and efficiently address, through the use of his beautiful mathematical mind and an empathy for the needs of others.
And Jim’s office presence is extremely positive; you just get the vibe that no matter what challenges are occurring, Jim’s ‘got this’. Oh, and for comic relief, ask Jim—he also provides when its needed. It’s a true sign of a bloke who loves his fields of specialty and savours any opportunity to exercise those skills.Neil Boland
The level of intellect and dedication Jim applies to all aspects of work is immeasurable. If humans have an ON or OFF switch, Jim’s is constantly ON. I have witnessed him work on the most complex of analytical tasks immanagable and he still manages to have fun, laugh and show genuine ethusiasam for what he does and the people he works with.
He gives testiment to the fact people can work hard and have fun at the same time. This makes him a insperarational assest in any leadership or team role. Look forward to working with Jim again someday.Biljana Stephens
Jim is the first person I met where I truly started to belive age is just a number.
His energy is so positive that he can transform any quite mountain into the volcano 🙂 And I am the live example, he took my inner skills out and helped create impossibles.
His experience is worth millions. One thing I am jealous about Jim is his Microsoft excel skills, he is best in it. His sales strategies and related example giving nature is amazing.
The best communicator Mr.Jim Vincent has seat catching dialogue delivery skills which attracts you to listen to him and evolve yourself to take the next step and BE IN ACTION.
Love to work with him forever, if given a chance.Leena Savla
It gives me immense pleasure and I further consider this as an honor to write few words for this awesome professional and super-intelligent being – Jim! Jim has got an idea for almost EVERYTHING. He is more like a “Jack of all trades, Master of a ton” , his innate quality to provide quick training and also, his sense of using Social Media (Twitter mainly) for utmost usefulness flabbergasts me.
I am glad that I got a superior and amazing person like you to train me for Marketing jobs here. I could not be more lucky. Thank you!
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A method of building a monthly calendar screen having abbreviated event descriptions directly translated from event descriptions on day screens. Day screens are built from keyed in dates, times, and descriptions of events related to the dates and times. Monthly screens are built by combining and abbreviating corresponding day screens. Keying and coding during day screen building, and processing steps during monthly screen building are reduced by positionally locating the first characters of day screen event descriptions, time-wise, within the monthly screens.