Jim Anderson
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Jim Anderson

Dr. Jim Anderson is a talented engineer, teacher, and marketing professional. Born in Iowa City, Iowa his family moved many times during his childhood eventually settling just outside of St. Louis Missouri in Edwardsville, Illinois. Dr. Anderson went on to earn four college degrees: three in Computer Science including a doctoral degree and an MBA in marketing. He has worked in the IT industry for over 25 years for both large companies (Boeing, Siemens, Alcatel, and Verizon) as well as at some start-ups during that whole "dot com" thing.

Dr. Anderson is now the founder and President of Blue Elephant Consulting. Blue Elephant Consulting shows technical professionals and groups how to use their business communication skills to change the world. By using its Clear Blue Knowledge Systems Blue Elephant Consulting shows them how to become successful communicators and set their ideas free thereby changing the world. Dr. Anderson provides consulting, coaching, speaking and training products and services to help in 5 key areas of business communications: public speaking, product management, IT team management, IT department leadership, and negotiating.

Based on his experiences with many different customers, Dr. Anderson has taken the lessons that he's learned in the real world and has documented both the issues and their solutions in the books that he has written. Each book is filled with a unique set of real world challenges that product managers, CIOs, negotiators, IT managers, and public speakers encounter on an almost daily basis. In clear, easy to understand language, Dr. Anderson lays out exactly what the challenge is and then how to go about easily solving it.

In addition to running his company, Dr. Anderson has had the opportunity to teach college courses at multiple universities. While doing this Dr. Anderson discovered that his students had a real need for information on how to get their first job after they graduated. His after class one-on-one discussions about the tips and techniques that today's college students could use to simplify their job search lead to speaking engagements and eventually to the book "Making The Jump: How To Land Your First Job After College!"

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    • Product Failure Lessons for Product Managers

    • Examples of Products That Have Failed for Product Managers to Learn From
    • By: Jim Anderson
    • Narrated by: Jim Anderson
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
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    Product failures are never something that a product manager wants to talk about. We all live with the secret dread that someday the product that we are responsible for might turn out to be a failure...

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    • What CIOs Need to Know in Order to Successfully Manage an IT Department

    • Decision Making Skills That Every CIO Needs to Have in Order to Be Able to Make the Right Choices
    • By: Jim Anderson
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    • Length: 55 mins
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    At the heart of being a CIO is the responsibility to manage an entire department of technical professionals....

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    • How Purchasing Agents & Supply Chain Managers Can Prepare for a Successful Negotiation

    • What You Need to Do Before a Negotiation Starts in Order to Get the Best Possible Outcome
    • By: Jim Anderson
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    • Length: 43 mins
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    It turns out that most negotiations are over even before they begin. The purchasing team that has spent the most time planning for the negotiation will walk away with the best deal....

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    • How CIOs Can Solve the Security Puzzle

    • Tips and Techniques for CIOs to Use in Order to Secure Both Their IT Department and Their Company
    • By: Jim Anderson
    • Narrated by: Jim Anderson
    • Length: 59 mins
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    As though staying on top of changing technology trends wasn’t enough, today's CIOs also find themselves being held responsible for securing the IT department....

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    • Your Success as a CIO Depends on How Well You Communicate

    • Tips and Techniques for CIOs to Use in Order to Become Better Communicators
    • By: Jim Anderson
    • Narrated by: Jim Anderson
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
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    When we think about what it takes to be a successful CIO, there are a lot of things that probably come to mind....

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    • How a Real Estate Agent Can Prepare for a Successful Negotiation

    • What You Need to Do Before a Negotiation Starts in Order to Get the Best Possible Outcome
    • By: Jim Anderson
    • Narrated by: Jim Anderson
    • Length: 43 mins
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    Planning is what happens before a real estate agent sits down at the negotiating table....

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    • How a Human Resources Manager Can Prepare for a Successful Negotiation

    • What You Need to Do Before a Negotiation Starts in Order to Get the Best Possible Outcome
    • By: Jim Anderson
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    • Length: 43 mins
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    Planning is what happens before a HR manager sits down at the negotiating table. There are no negotiating tactics or tricks at play here. It's just a matter of you doing your homework....

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    • How to Get Ready to Give the Perfect Speech

    • What Tools to Use to Create Your Next Speech So That Your Message Will Be Remembered Forever!
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    Before we can give the perfect speech, we have to get ready to give the perfect speech....

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    • Power Distribution Unit (PDU) Secrets

    • What Everyone Who Works In A Data Center Needs To Know!
    • By: Dr Jim Anderson
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    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
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    Yes, the PDUs that are manufactured to be sold to the owners and operators of data centers do bear some similarities to the simple power strips that we all use at home....

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    • By Amazon Customer on 11-15-16

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    • How a Paralegal Can Prepare for a Successful Negotiation

    • What You Need to Do Before a Negotiation Starts in Order to Get the Best Possible Outcome
    • By: Jim Anderson
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    It turns out that most negotiations are over even before they begin....

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