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Jim Kuhr

Jim Kuhr

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Jim's work combines: Technology, Education, and Building Things

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Day In The Life

Director of Product

I manage teams that develop products.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Oregon City High School

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High School

Bachelor's Degree: Computer and Information Sciences, General

Graduate Degree: Business Administration and Management, General

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    Learned that I could succeed while in the Army.

  • 2.

    Took a chance that getting a programming certificate would get me a job.

  • 3.

    Worked my tail off in a company based training program that built a foundation for my resume.

  • 4.

    Left a great 3rd level management position to join a small company that looked like fun called Apple.

  • 5.

    Worked hard at learning from all the smart managers who were willing to mentor me.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Peers:

    In high school people said I wasn't very smart and couldn't do well since I wasn't going to go to college.

  • How I responded:

    Find one thing you want to learn, talk to people who are really good at that one thing and the really successful ones will almost always help you get started. Focus on the small accomplishments and wins, they will build into bigger ones over time. Don't feel you have to make big leaps all at once.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • We all have the ability to learn, the way you learn might just be different than others. Think about where you have learned something and use that same model to keep learning new things.