"I've always dreamed of being an old philosopher. So far I've achieved one out of two!"
Additional Details and Insights about Gerry Reid
From 1963 to 1976, I was with General Motors in Detroit, Michigan. I held a variety of positions in operations, programming, systems analysis and installation management for Photographic, Computer Research and Advanced Product Engineering divisions. I joined IBM in 1976, in Detroit, as a Systems Engineer. In 1978 I became a Technical Marketing Support Representative in Rochester, Minnesota. My last position with IBM was as a Senior Professional Development Instructor in Dallas, Texas. In addition to my IBM activities I was a part-time professional speaker and author from 1981 until 1993. At that time I voluntarily left IBM to pursue my dreams of expanding my part-time business into a full-time vocation. My first book, A.S.K. for Success became a reality in late 1994. My next book, Get Your A.S.K. in Gear, is in development.
I believe the world and the universe grow better when individuals contribute more to the overall system than they remove. I also believe that satisfaction and happiness in life is the result of three principles:
I was born March 6, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan and married Pam (Mitchell, 10/3/??, my neighbor across the street in Berkley, Michigan) on June 25, 1966. We have two sons, Jonathan (7/24/69) and Jason (11/30/71), two daughters-in-law, Deanna (Jonathans) and Karla (Jasons) and one grandson, Ethan Eliel, (Jonathan and Deannas) born 1/21/99. I am an active, liberal Christian (Lutheran, ELCA) and respect and enjoy learning about other beliefs. I strive to make decisions as Jesus would (WWJD).
My hobbies include reading, writing (several more books to come), N-scale model railroading, the Internet, Star Trek (philosophy rather than technology), personal computing, desktop publishing, impressionistic art, music, piano, real trains, travel, weather and the study of the future.
When I grow up, I want to be an accomplished, well known and sought-after author and speaker, and a great Grandfather.
I am . . .
If you drop me a note or fax and say "Please send me a gift." - I will! One person was so bold as to write "Please send me a $20 bill!" I was so impressed that I did!