Bill Drake


Academic History

B.S. Anthropology, Dickinson College, 1965
M.A. Anthropology University of Cincinnati, 1968

Professional History

Peace Corps Volunteer, Rural Community Development, West Africa

Teacher – Head Start program, Caribbean and U.S.

1969 – present
Writer and editor; video and television producer; corporate trainer (cross-cultural communication/international business management); CBT developer

1981 – 1986
Founder of Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company. Worked with Native American groups to develop a market for native, natural tobacco produced by Native Americans on tribal lands. Sold the company to outside investors in 1986.

Founder of, an online cross-cultural training company. Principal clients included AT&T, Shell Group, American Airlines, Texas Instruments, GTE, Texas Utilities, British Airways. Sold the company in 1999.

Computer-based training developer and international management consultant to the non-profit Centre for International Business Studies, Amstelveen, The Netherlands.

Adjunct Professor of International Management, University of Texas at Dallas, Graduate School of Management. Developed and implemented the original distance learning curriculum for this Executive MBA program.

2001 - present
Public service grant writer for Texas non-profit agencies. Responsible for obtaining over $700,000 in grant assistance to local community service organizations.

June 2004 – present
Volunteer writer for Schreiner University, Kerrville, Texas. Responsible for web site copy, university publications, communications and public relations.


The Cultivators Handbook of Marijuana, 1969, Bookpeople; 1992 Ronin Press (in print)

The Connoisseur’s Handbook of Marijuana, 1974, Rolling Stone/Straight Arrow Books (out of print)

Marijuana Foods Handbook, 1981, Simon & Schuster; 1996 Ronin Press (in print)

The Cultivators Handbook of Natural Tobacco, 2009, Pinetree Edition (in print)

International Straight Talk, Video/CBT Series, 1995-99, sponsored by U.S. Small Business Association, Texas Instruments, Texas Utilities and GTE.(out of print)

Countries in series: Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Republic of Korea, People’s Republic of China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India, South Africa, Turkey, Poland, France, Germany and Italy.

Cultural Dimensions of Expatriate Living: eBook series 2008

Country-specific studies on the interface of the expatriate American’s core cultural values with country-specific cultural values, beliefs and perspectives.

Series currently includes: Singapore, Thailand, Japan, Korea, China, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Nigeria, Senegal, Chile, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Germany, The Netherlands, The Czech Republic, Malaysia, Australia, Egypt, Portugal, Spain, Greece, Turkey, The UK.

Where to find Bill Drake online

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