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