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.

“Serving my clients has provided me with great value.  You learn from me, and I learn from you — especially when you push and stretch me.  I am profoundly grateful for the many opportunities you have presented me — and I never rest in my quest to earn your trust and to exceed your expectations.”

Public speaking

Some groups that have sponsored appearances recently include:

Business/professional groups

  • Association for Strategic Planning (ASP)
  • The Conference Board
  • Institute of Management Consultants (IMC) – US and global chapters
  • KMWorld
  • SIKM
  • Society of Competitive Intelligence in China (SCIC)
  • Special Libraries Association (SLA)
  • Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP) – global and regional conferences; local chapters
  • UK Competitive Intelligence Forum (UKCIF)

Academic groups

  • Columbia University School of Professional Studies; Business School
  • Long Island University Palmer School of Library and Information Science
  • Kent State University School of Information

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Upcoming appearences

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

  • Tim Powell on A brief pause: “Thanks, Les. My frequent conversations with you over the past year or two has helped my thinking a lot in…Jan 15, 13:07
  • Les on A brief pause: “Excellent advice thank you for your terrific reflection piece Tim!Jan 15, 09:40
  • Glenroy London on Knowledge Erosion: How to Avoid It: “Hi Tim I am knoco caribbean. About to join the global km family. Exploring km frameworks for design, development, implementation,…Jul 12, 08:52
  • Tim Powell on War of the Words: “Glad to oblige TJ — and thanks for your note — but I do encourage to try it for yourself…Jun 23, 08:10
  • T J Elliott on War of the Words: ““Chat credited me with founding and/or leading 20 different companies and writing 13 books. In fact, I founded one company…Jun 22, 22:42