Tim Wood Powell, MBA

Tim is an innovator and organizational catalyst in the economics and strategies of knowledge and intelligence . His books, articles, and Value of Knowledge blog address a range of opportunities for — and threats to — intellectual capital, brands, reputation, and other intangible enterprise assets.

My purpose:  bring the Management back into Knowledge Management.  Knowledge professionals are the unsung heroes of their organizations.  Chronically under-resourced and over-stretched, their value to the enterprise is far greater than generally acknowledged. I strive to correct that by applying the practices of management and strategy to enterprise knowledge and other intangible assets.

As a Yale-trained research psychologist with an MBA, Tim has worked extensively in data analytics, business design+development, and strategic intelligence.  He is the developer of the Knowledge Value Chain®, a framework that has helped his clients to increase the ROI and value of their enterprise  knowledge and intelligence.

Prior to founding TKA in 1996, Tim fulfilled client-facing and management responsibilities at PwC, Opinion Research Corporation, and KPMG. Though much of his work has been with large organizations, he has also served on the boards of start-ups in technology and health care.  Prior to entering business, he worked extensively with nonprofits and government agencies supporting children’s health and development.

Tim is a senior fellow of The Conference Board (TCB), a founding member and former chair of the Council of Competitive Intelligence Fellows (CCIF), and a fellow of the Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP). He has taught at the graduate level at The Palmer School/LIU (competitive intelligence) and Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies (information and knowledge strategy).

Tim’s fifth book, The Value of Knowledge:  The Economics of Enterprise Knowledge and Intelligence is being welcomed as “unique,” “groundbreaking,” and “essential.”  One highly-regarded KM authority says, “I don’t know of anything that covers the field so completely, economically, and elegantly.”

BA Yale College (laboratory sciences, psychology and philosophy); MBA Yale School of Management (data analysis, operations research, finance); other graduate studies in psychology and business.

Photo by Leslie Hassler.

Contact Us