Bill Birnbaum

Biography

For over three decades, I’ve worked with senior management teams helping them develop a shared strategic vision for their organization and then turn that vision into a sound business strategy.

For 20 years, I published and edited the Business Strategies Newsletter. I’ve authored a number of strategy books including “Strategic Thinking: A Four Piece Puzzle,” currently in its fifth printing.

Also for 20 years, I taught strategy courses for the American Management Association including:
• The Strategic Planning Course
• Strategy Implementation (I developed this course for the AMA)
• Thinking and Managing Strategically

I also developed The Strategic Planning WorkshopTM, a hands-on program to prepare senior management teams to develop their strategic plan. I’ve conducted that program for hundreds of organizations and thousands of senior and mid-level managers.

I’ve served on the board of directors for three high-growth corporations, all of which were acquired per the plan I help them develop.
• ISR Corporation
• Trans-met Engineering
• Woodroof Laboratories

I’m certified as a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) by the Institute of Management Consultants. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

In 2007, I lived and worked as a business consultant in Abancay, Peru, helping entrepreneurs and university students stimulate economic development in this poor region of the Peruvian Andes. I lectured at both UNAMBA and UTEA Universities and wrote for Nuevo Management Journal. I speak, read and write Spanish, and have traveled extensively in Spain, Mexico and South America.

Now semi-retired, I work with a few select clients from time to time. I continue to write on the subject of business strategy development and implementation and also offer critique of strategic plans and strategic planning processes.

Where to find Bill Birnbaum online


Where to buy in print


Books

Facilitating Strategic Planning Meetings: A Strategy Consultant's Guide
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 23,660. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Strategic planning, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Business communication / meetings & presentations
The person responsible for facilitating a strategic planning meeting faces a multi-dimensional challenge – keeping the planning team on track, assuring that all focus on the critical, long-term issues, and guiding the discussion of highly sensitive issues. The author, a noted strategy consultant since 1980, shares his time-tested methodologies for successfully meeting this complex challenge.
Preparing for Your Strategic Planning Meetings
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,920. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Strategic planning, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Consulting
Insufficient preparation invariably leads to unproductive strategic planning meetings and often to failed strategies. The solution, of course, is thoughtful pre-planning preparation. Such pre-planning preparation is exactly what strategy consultant Bill Birnbaum presents in this book. Based on his three decades of strategic planning experience, he offers his “Ten Steps to Success.”
Strategic Thinking: A Four Piece Puzzle
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 45,360. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Strategic planning, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Decision-making & problem solving
Is your management team really thinking strategically? If not, look no further for help. A must read for you and your management team. Here is the author's 24 years of strategic thinking know-how for the price of a single book. If you're looking for strategic direction, this is the book for you.
A Lifetime of Small Adventures
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,840. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
An adventurer’s stories from childhood to senior years including crash landing in a small plane in rural Mexico and surviving numerous close-call hitchhiking experiences. At age 64, when turned down by the Peace Corps’ medical department, Bill and his wife sold their home and moved to Peru where they created their own volunteer opportunities. If you love adventure, this book's for you.

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