Jim Cook

   Technologist, Entrepreneur, Consultant, Advisor

After getting a BS of Mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Jim went to MIT as a Research Engineer in the Aeronautics and Astronautics Department. Twenty-five years later he was back at MIT doing Management of Technology consulting for the Sloan School's Associate Dean, Ed Roberts. Between those career bookends, Jim was intensely involved in high technology as an entrepreneur, executive, and consultant. The roughly chronological highlights of Jim's career are:

Sr. Partner Rulon & White Governance Strategies leading their Autonomous Vehicle practice in Washington, DC.

Concurrently CFO of Progress, Inc. (AI Venture) and Omega-Server Inc. (High Performance Computing Venture).

As Board Member and CFO of Quadrobot ("Last Mile" Delivery EV vehicle startup) did planning & projections.

At 1st China-US Science & Technology Think Tank Symposium, as guest of the Minister of Science & Technology.

In Changsha, China as presenter of Opening Remarks for: The 2019 InnoSTARS Grand Competition-Grand Final.

At UM/Ann Arbor: Seminar on Contemporary and Rural China and China Business Challenge Awards (as keynote).

At Wayne State Confucius Institute spoke on Appreciating Mao's Genius and A New China Market in the Making?

Representing China, spoke on Entrepreneurship in China at the Kauffman Foundation's 2008 Global Symposium.

Chaired the Beijing conference on "Bridging the Cultural Gap - Key to Success".

Delivered a series of lectures at the Financial Policy Center of People's University.

Started an internet portal company in Beijing focused on Japanese Stock markets.

Consulted to Motorola's chairman on re-organizing their corporate venture capital.

Consulted to AT&T Bell Labs' VP on managing their Intellectual Property talent.

Consulted to Fiat and Rolls-Royce Aero on restructuring for rapid development.

Consulted to DuPont on a Step Change reduction in nylon production interruptions.

Taught MBAs Finance, Project Mgmt., Economics of Manufacturing (@UCSD), Adv. Mfg., & Entrepreneurship.

Attributed in Odyssey by Apple's Sculley as "inspiring" Sculley's distinctions between management styles.

As VP of Engineering at Denning Mobile Robotics (NASDAQ:GARD) improved the robot's reliability 100-fold.

Introduced CAD/CAM software to China (1985); on CCTV News being greeted by Jiang ZeMin at Great Hall.

Was Corporate VP of Technology at Computervision, a Fortune 500 and world's largest CAD/CAM company.

Presided over a venture, Unidata Systems, that went from his kitchen table to NASDAQ National Listing in 4 years.

Was president/founder of Exxon Enterprises' venture, Verbex, #1 by IEEE Spectrum (9/81) in speech recognition.

As a Staff Mathematician at Sanders Associates, led the programming of a massively parallel top secret computer.

Began as a Research Engineer at MIT's Dept of Aeronautics and Astronautics in Apollo era & did the DSRV's OS.

A 2016 biographical interview (30 min.) by Glenn O'Kray, Chairman of Dearborn (Michigan) Historical Commission.

Currently, Jim is writing a series of articles about The Internet’s Offspring: The Connection Economy, where he describes the causes and outcomes of changing from an economic system where value is created by the sale of goods and services to an economic system where value is created by the market signaling what it wants, when it wants, and how it wants it. He develops the wealth creation of network effects and the corresponding drops in costs and the diminishing need for labor.

Jim combined his interest in the Chinese people and Entrepreneurs in an article, in English and Chinese, showing that Chiang Kai Shek lost the Chinese Civil War because Mao ZeDong invoked ways typical of exceptional entrepreneurs, like Henry Ford. That article is Mao as Entrepreneur

    Contact:  Email: jim at globatech.com       Cell: +1 646 763 7501       Home/office: 313 271 2900