Tim Wood Powell, MBA

Tim Powell is a thought leader and organizational catalyst in knowledge and intelligence strategy and economics. His articles, books, and blog Competing in the Knowledge Economy address a range of opportunities for — and threats to — intellectual capital, brands, and other intangible enterprise assets.

A Yale-trained research psychologist-turned-MBA, Tim is the developer of the Knowledge Value Chain®, a framework for increasing the ROI and value of enterprise knowledge and intelligence.

Prior to founding TKA, Tim held client-facing and firm management positions at KPMG, Opinion Research Corporation, and PwC. Though much of his work has been with large organizations, he has also served on the boards of start-ups in health care and technology.  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, a Fellow of the Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals, and a founding member and former chair of the Council of Competitive Intelligence Fellows.  He has taught graduate courses at Columbia University and the Palmer School/LIU.

Tim’s fifth book, The Value of Knowledge:  The Economics of Enterprise Knowledge and Intelligence is being welcomed as “unique,” “groundbreaking,” and “essential.”

Tim’s mantra? “Your primary enemy is ignorance; your primary competitive advantage is dynamic knowledge.

BA Yale College; MBA Yale School of Management.

Photo by Leslie Hassler.

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