Growing up, chess gave Mr. Eade the opportunity to meet people, including older adults, who treated him as a peer.
MENLO PARK, CA, October 03, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- James Eade has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
As the chief executive officer of the Eade Foundation, James Eade works to spread awareness of chess, and encourage chess excellence throughout the world. He established the foundation shortly after the passing of his father, Arthur Eade, who taught him the game as a boy.
Growing up, chess gave Mr. Eade the opportunity to meet people, including older adults, who treated him as a peer. It was an intergenerational experience when he was a teenager that meant a great deal to him. It helped him through the teenage anxiety years. He later realized that he could give back to others through chess.
Prior to his work with his nonprofit foundation, Mr. Eade enjoyed a successful career in systems programming, as a director-level manager with Charles Schwab. To prepare for that career, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1978 and a Master of Arts in human resources management, focused on organizational development, from the University of San Francisco in 1991. He also served as a trustee and president of the U.S. Chess Trust from 2000 until 2019.
As part of his own contributions to his beloved game, Mr. Eade has written a number of books related to chess, including "Chess for Dummies," "The Chess Player's Bible: Illustrated Strategies for Staying Ahead of the Game" and "Chess Openings for Dummies." His book "Freedom: Your Path to Recovery" will be available in 2023.
Mr. Eade attributes his success to his ability to concentrate and focus, his determination, and resilience when faced with setbacks. One thing that he teaches is that when a person plays chess, it is inevitable to run into a better player eventually. The goal is for his students to have fun, not be discouraged, and be the best they can be, not the best there ever was.
Some of Mr. Eade's mentors include spiritual mentors and Yogi Ananda, who has a book called "Autobiography of a Yogi." Thanks to his teachings, Mr. Eade has learned to transform from an achiever to being able to help because his orientation towards life is no longer simply to achieve but to empower. As a young person, he considered Gandhi as one of his mentors because of the nonviolent protests that he led. He was also inspired by Martin Luther King and Thoreau for their work in civil disobedience. As an adult, he considers Nelson Mandela as his mentor, particularly his quote, "we are not afraid of a little darkness, we are afraid of the light," which is inspirational to him and a source of great comfort and strength. He also considers President Obama as his mentor as an adult, because, among other things, he is a good family man.
When asked about his advice to others seeking success in their fields, Mr. Eade had this to say: "You have to be prepared to say no. You want to say yes, but you can't say yes to everything. You must conserve your energy, time, and money. You can't fix everything." His advice for people who are looking to become a chess champion is that, if it is not your passion, you will never be a champion. "Walk your own path, not the path of anyone else. Sometimes you have to change your environment as the environment is stronger than the individual will. Be true to yourself and know that you are worth it. Everyone has the power and potential to be who they are meant to be. Be who you are, do not let anyone tell you who are. Do not let anyone put you on a path that is not yours." Empowering others is the key to success. In Africa, he gives chess students a chance to help themselves and their communities, since chess students become chess teachers. "We are all one family," said Mr. Eade. "It doesn't matter where you came from. It doesn't matter what language you speak. If you play chess, you're part of our community."
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