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Arnold Brown

Arnold Brown. Chairman, Weiner, Edrich, Brown, Inc.

Arnold Brown is chairman of the firm of Weiner, Edrich, Brown, Inc., consultants in strategic planning and the management of change. Mr. Brown is acclaimed as the foremost pioneer in the introduction of strategic scanning as an important management practice. His company has helped many of the world's leading organizations identify the trends that can affect their changing environment. Clients have included American Express, Ford, 3M, the Internal Revenue Service, AT&T, Merck, Bell Canada, the U.S. Congress, Sears, AIG, AICPA, and the Southern Baptist Sunday School Board and many others.

Arnold Brown

Mr. Brown is co-author, with his partner, Edith Weiner, of four books, Supermanaging, (McGraw-Hill, 1984) which was a bestseller in the U.S. and abroad, Office Biology (MasterMedia, 1993), Insider's Guide to the Future (Bottom Line, 1997), and FutureThink (Pearson Prentice Hall, 2006). He has published in a number of professional and general publications, and has been a featured speaker at a variety of business, government, and academic functions. He has been a guest lecturer on long-range and strategic planning at the Harvard Business School, the New School for Social Research, the Wharton School and elsewhere. He has served as a technical advisor to PBS and has been cited as an authority on change by a number of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, The New York Times, Business Week, Time and others. And he has been interviewed by numerous TV and radio news and talk shows. He and Edith Weiner were the subjects of a half-hour program, "Planning for the Future," produced by the Maryland Center for Public Broadcasting and widely shown on PBS and cable stations during and since 1984.

Before forming his company in 1977, Mr. Brown was vice president of the American Council of Life Insurance, the major trade association in the life insurance business. He was responsible for educational relations, consumer affairs, community relations, and other activities. He directed the ACLI's Trend Analysis Program (TAP) which he created in 1969. It was the first -- now acknowledged around the world to be the outstanding -- environmental scanning program in business. He co-founded and co-chaired the first "invisible college" of leading long-range planners and strategists -- representing organizations such as AT&T, GE, General Motors, Exxon, Coca Cola, the Federal Reserve Board, Hoffmann-LaRoche, Monsanto and Lever Brothers.

Mr. Brown graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles, with honors in English. He was a columnist for Across the Board magazine, and was on the editorial board of On the Horizon, and is on the advisory board for Future Survey. He was also a member of the editorial board of the MacMillan Encyclopedia of the Future. He has been an adjunct lecturer at the Lubin Graduate School of Business of Pace University and was chairman of the 1991 World Future Society Conference on Business and the Future.

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