|Davidson College, BA||1972|
|English and Classics|
|Oxford University, BPhil||1974|
|Harvard Business School, MBA||1976|
Lawrence Wilkinson is Chairman of Heminge & Condell, a strategic advisory and investment firm, through which he has helped start a number of companies, including Mercantila, of which he is a founding director.
Wilkinson was Co-Founder and President of Global Business Network (GBN), where he helped pioneer the use of the scenario planning technique, now widely used by organizations in their strategic planning; he helped found and served as a director of Wired Ventures (Wired and Hot Wiredd). He is an adviser to and director of a number of companies that he helped start, including Mercantila, Oxygen Media, Ealing Studios, Design With Reach. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Davidson College, and is on the Boards of The Pacific News Service, New American Media, Public Radio International, Public Interactive, Institute for the Future, and Common Sense Media.
Wilkinson has authored and edited numerous publications and Harvard Business School case studies ranging from Public Broadcasting in the U.S. (Harvard Business School Press) to The Cambridge Milton Cambridge University Press. He is the author of “How To Build Scenarios” (Wired, 1995). He has produced and executive-produced numerous television programs, multimedia titles, and feature films, including Crumb (Sony Pictures Classics).
He also has contributed regularly to general and business periodicals and national television, cable, and radio business news programs, including Wired, Backstage, Business Times, Nightly Business Report, and The Wall Street Journal Report. His articles and essays have been anthologized in a number of collections, most recently in Strategy Bites Back (edited by Henry Mintzberg, et al., Pearson/Prentice-Hall, 2005). He has taught on the faculties of the World Economic Forum, the Microsoft CEO Summit, the Salzburg Seminar, and numerous business schools, and has served as a McKinsey Prize judge.