Arthur, Lowell Jay 1951- (Jay Arthur, Lowell J. Arthur)

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Arthur, Lowell Jay 1951- (Jay Arthur, Lowell J. Arthur)


Born December 18, 1951, in Tucson, AZ; son of Lowell and Ann Arthur; married June 11, 1988; wife's name Shirley (a mystery writer). Ethnicity: "White." Education: University of Arizona, B.S., 1973. Hobbies and other interests: Golf.


Home—Denver, CO. E-mail—[email protected]


Bell Laboratories, Piscataway, NJ, programmer, 1975-78; USWest, Denver, CO, director, 1978-95; writer and public speaker, 1995—.


American Society for Quality, National Speakers Association, Colorado Speakers Association.


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Motivate Everyone, LifeStar Publishing (Wooster, OH), 2001.

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Display Your Mental SW, LifeStar Publishing (Wooster, OH), 2006.

Lean Six Sigma Demystified, McGraw Hill (New York, NY), 2007.


Lowell Jay Arthur once told CA: "I grew up in Tucson, Arizona. While other kids were pumping iron or bicycles, I was pumping mind. I was always obsessed with how some people seem to be able to do things more easily than others. I discovered that the human brain is like a computer, and the mind is like software—what I call KnowWare. Some of our software is excellent, some average, and some poor or missing completely. The best mental software is elegant and simple. My quest in life is to find out the essence of how people do things easily and find ways to transfer that KnowWare to help other people become more successful. An example would be how to become a millionaire no matter how much you earn each year.

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