Mark Powell Themes delivered by Mark Powell
Major Themes
Thriving on Turbulence
Ten Lessons from the Future
What our clients say
"Your remarks were stimulating and thought-provoking, and provided an interesting insight into how business might operate in the coming years."
Timothy D. Adams, President & CEO, Institute of International Finance.

"My personal thanks to you for your great work today with the audience."
Bill Chang, Executive Vice President, SingTel Business Group

"Breathtaking presentation. Great insight into future and how you can try and shape it. The future is nearby and we have to deal with that. We must spend at least 10% of our time understanding the future!"
London Business School, Senior Executive Programme, February 2009

"We were amazed by your presentation - it was very very good! We now realise that scenario thinking is not a choice, it is a MUST!"
Feedback from delegates to the SA√ŹD Business School Programme for the Deloitte M&A EMEA team, Athens, October 2008

"In previous consulting relationships there has always been an obsession with driving costs down. Our partnership with FutureWorld goes way beyond that, to a constant drive towards new ideas and new revenue opportunities. It's amazing how much we have learnt from the future. That's unique in my experience, and great fun."
Bernard Swanepoel, CEO Harmony Gold Limited

 
Mark Powell

Strategist, consultant, teacher and entrepreneur

Mark Powell is an experienced strategy consultant who has worked all over the world with a particular focus on preparing energy companies to meet the challenges of increasingly global competitive markets.

Along the way, he has taken time out from his consulting career to set-up a broad range of innovative businesses in such diverse markets as motorsport, media and environmental information management.

Mark has spent much of his career as a business and strategy consultant. A former partner at Accenture, he has also held Senior Executive roles in the IT and Financial Services sectors. He has a Masters Degree in Economics and a PhD in Management.

Mark has a passion for the future and how organisations need to adapt and change their mindsets if they are to remain competitive. This has been reflected in a passion for teaching seen in the work he does as an Associate Fellow at Oxford's SAID Business School where he helps to develop programmes for helping organisations change the mindsets of their senior executives and to help them create new futures.

"There are only two types of organisations, those that create their futures and those that adapt to other's strategies. The rest just whither and die."

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