TP 1649 BW StreetAbout Tim

Tim Wood Powell is president of The Knowledge Agency® (www.KnowledgeAgency.com), a management research and consulting firm he founded in 1996.  He is recognized as an innovative thought leader and organizational catalyst in the economics and strategy of knowledge and intelligence.  His “value of knowledge” research has been presented to business and professional audiences on four continents.

Tim has advised more than one hundred organizations in a range of industries, including Abbott Laboratories, Altria, American Express, Cigna, Experian, Highmark BCBS, KPMG, Petrobras, PwC, Revlon, Sony, New York State, the US Navy, John Wiley, and Xerox.

In addition to many articles, Tim has authored four business books, including his latest, The Value of Knowledge (De Gruyter, 2020).  He has taught at the graduate level at Columbia University and the Palmer School of LIU, and is a Senior Fellow at The Conference Board. He earned a BA (laboratory sciences, psychology and philosophy) from Yale College  and an MBA (data analysis, finance) from the Yale School of Management.

“Everything valuable that I know has come from working with my clients.  They learn from me, and I learn from them — especially when they push and stretch me. I am deeply grateful for the many opportunities they have presented me — and never rest in my quest to earn their trust and to exceed their expectations.”

Public speaking

Groups that have sponsored appearances recently include:

  • Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP) – global and regional conferences; local chapters
  • Association for Strategic Planning (ASP)
  • UK Competitive Intelligence Forum (UKCIF)
  • Special Libraries Association (SLA)
  • Society of Competitive Intelligence in China (SCIC)
  • The Conference Board
  • Institute of Management Consultants (IMC) – US and global chapters
  • Columbia University School of Professional Studies; Business School
  • Long Island University Palmer School of Library and Information Science
  • Kent State University School of Information
  • business and professional groups (IPQCSRIKMWorldSIKM, others)

Would your members benefit from an appearance by Tim Powell?  Please contact us.

Upcoming engagements

  • “The Value of Knowledge” — discussion with the SIKM global group — 19 October 2021
  • The Value of Knowledge” — presentation at KMWorld – 18 November 2021

Selected training clients

Tim has conducted management training on four continents, with many recent sessions occurring virtually.  Some of the leading organizations who have participated are:

  • 3M
  • Abbott Labs
  • Altria
  • AT Kearney
  • ARCO
  • Bain
  • BAE Systems
  • Biogen Idec
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Boeing
  • Boston Consulting
  • Cadbury Schweppes
  • Columbia University
  • Central Intelligence Agency (US)
  • Ciba Chemicals
  • Deloitte
  • Dow Chemical
  • DuPont
  • EcoPetrol
  • Educational Testing Service
  • Eli Lilly
  • Energizer
  • Ford
  • France Telecom
  • Genentech
  • General Motors
  • Goodyear
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Honda
  • IBM
  • IMP
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kellogg
  • Leo Burnett
  • Lucent
  • McGraw-Hill
  • Medtronic
  • Nextel
  • Nortel
  • Ortho Biotech
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Quaker Oats
  • Save the Children
  • Schering AG
  • Shell
  • Visteon

Recent comments

  • Trip on Piercing the Enterprise Bubble: “Hi Tim, True, doesn’t have to be binary. Would love to chat. Best, TripDec 10, 11:32
  • Tim Powell on Piercing the Enterprise Bubble: “Hello Trip, Thanks for reading and for your comment. In fact, I agree with you in an ideal sense –…Dec 10, 09:36
  • Trip on Piercing the Enterprise Bubble: “Tim, ecosystems are networks – edge values are just as important as node values. You lose the usefulness of the…Dec 9, 20:53
  • Egy on Counterfeits: the golden age: “If French TV is anything to go by, then yes, there are fake cgetriates being made that do not contain…May 16, 07:05
  • Tim Powell on Whatever Happened to Knowledge Management?: “Dear Dr. Spender, It’s an honor to have your comments here. I have been dipping into your new book “Business…Feb 17, 18:04
  • JC on Whatever Happened to Knowledge Management?: “These are sage comments. They hinge on the notion of ‘separation’ between the organization as a domain of value-creating human…Feb 16, 10:46
  • Tim Powell on The knowledge archipelago: “Illustrates the point well, don’t you think? As far as I know, it’s in the public domain. Cheers, tpOct 2, 12:13
  • Felix on The knowledge archipelago: “Hi, could give me a reference to the cartoon? Is there still a copyright on it? I would like to…Oct 1, 14:08
  • Susan Murphy on “Knowledge” is a National Security Issue: “This article so clearly explains why our economy — and country — have stalled. If only more people understood and…Sep 8, 12:05
  • Yesitha Batepola on Competitive myopia: “As an undergraduate student, I have to thank you since you clearly explained what was a grey area at first…Jul 3, 16:52