Who benefits most from KVC?

The KVC methodology can help anyone—in any industry—who produces, manages, or uses information to help organizations achieve their strategic and tactical goals. The greatest benefits are typically experienced by people in:

  • Business strategy
  • Competitive intelligence
  • Corporate library
  • Information technology
  • Knowledge management
  • Market research
  • Research and development
  • Senior management

Selected clients

TKA has conducted management training on four continents, with many recent sessions occurring on the Internet.  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 Unversity
  • 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

Participants are energized

Our workshop and clinic participants typically gain renewed excitement in, and motivation for, their work.  Here are some unsolicited reactions we’ve received:Screen Shot 2015-12-14 at 10.10.59 PM

  • “Your KVC whitepaper is the best thing I’ve read in business school.”  Ivy League MBA candidate
  • “Your KVC provides a fantastic framework for organizing my thoughts about how to add more value and create a more sustainable career.”
  • “Your approach is clear, understandable, and down-to-earth. You left us with well-defined to-do items.”  Senior intelligence executive, pharmaceuticals
  • Wow!  Your KVC framework is highly useful in my field of evidence-based medicine.”  Professional nutritionist
  • “It rocked!  Very actionable indeed.  [You showed me] how to structure the next wave of adding value to my organization.”  Market intelligence manager, telecommunications
  • A-plus performance.  Uniformly positive comments from our whole group.”  Corporate intelligence director, publishing and media
  • FascinatingI only wish we had more time.” Research executive, pharmaceuticals
  • “Well worthy of our time and investment.” Senior researcher, pharmaceuticals
  • Inspiringwe’ve launched several projects as a direct result of your presentation.” Information executive, utilities
  • “Best work-related course I ever took.  Your integration of business strategy and knowledge management applications is unique.” R&D engineer, petroleum
  • Insightful and thought-provoking.” Business development executive, R&D company
  • “Thanks for presenting a complex topic in a jargon-free, engaging way.” Senior strategy executive, pharmaceuticals
  • “Your insights are visionary, yet also directly applicable in our work.” Marketing executive, telecommunications
  • “A stimulating session with valuable take-away materials.” Senior intelligence executive, pharmaceuticals
  • “I learned several techniques that are directly useful in my work.”
  • “You make the whole intelligence process clear. I understood most of the pieces before, but you brought the whole thing together for me.” Intelligence coach and consultant
  • “Easily understandable and useful to anyone who has spent even a month inside a business.” Senior intelligence executive, pharmaceuticals
  • “The KVC model is forward-looking and gives me a real perspective for the future.”
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    COMPETING IN THE KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY is written by Timothy Powell, an independent researcher and consultant in knowledge strategy. Tim is president of The Knowledge Agency® (TKA) and serves on the faculty of Columbia University's Information and Knowledge Strategy (IKNS) graduate program.


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