"The Joan Mitchell I have known and respected for over 15 years comes across enthusiastically in this book. Through the stories and experiences she shares, many others will now have the opportunity to benefit from her genuine straight-forwardness, sensibility and integrity." Robert Buckley Research Fellow Xerox Corporation --Back Cover Blurb
"An inspiring, enthusiastic 'how-to' guide for success that can benefit everyone, whether you're just starting out in your career or advancing through the leadership ranks. Lots of sound advice--and easy to digest. Read it -- and live it!" Linda Sandford Senior Vice President, Enterprise on Demand Transformation and Information Technology IBM Corporation Author of LET GO TO GROW: ESCAPING THE COMMODITY TRAP --Back Cover Blurb
"Sharing experiences and inspiring others enables all of us to recap the rewards of leadrship. Dr. Mitchell encapsulates three decads of corporate experience in short, cogent stories that illustrate the rewards of mentoring, for givers and receivers alike." Nicholas M Donofrio Executive Vice President IBM Corporation "Joan's personal stories vividly illustrate core mentoring skills and the importance of mentoring in career development. Mentors and mentees alike will benefit from her rich experience and insight." Paul Horn Senior Vice President, Director of Research IBM Corporation --Back Cover Blurbs
About the Author
Joan L. Mitchell, PhD, recently retired from IBM after a 32 year career (when her division was sold). With 77 patents to her name so far, she is the most prolific woman patent-holder in the history of IBM. Among her more recognizable contributions, Dr. Mitchell has co-invented and done research on the Quietwriter, Facsimile (FAX) data compression and the internationally accepted JPEG standard. A major goal of Dr. Mitchell was to become an IBM fellow, a goal which she accomplished about 5 years ago. Her new employer is the joint venture RICOH | IBM Infoprint Solutions Company which purchased the division she worked for at IBM. She got to keep her same office and desk during the employment transition. Joan resides in Longmont, Colorado and is excited about the opportunities to help her new company grow their business.