Biography and Background
William Knoke was founder of the Harvard Capital Group, specializing in
maximizing corporate valuations related to
venture capital, private placements,
mergers and acquisitions
and preparing companies for
initial public offerings.
a graduate of Harvard Business School, (mba)
Economics, cum laude).
During the past twenty years, Mr.
Knoke has been a principal or advisor to innumerable deals spanning scores of
industries. His client roster spans entities ranging from IBM and AT&T to the
World Bank and regional governments. He has been a key architect for one of the top five
international banks, as it expanded in the lucrative us
market. Mr. Knoke was also the key strategist behind a California computer company
rising to be rated by The Wall Street
Journal as among the top ten stock-market performers of all American
His intimate exposure to a variety of
industries — computers, electronics, medical technology, defense, aerospace,
consumer-products, banking and insurance — has given him a rare insider’s look
on how our world will be reorganized over the next two decades — and how
organizations, governments and individuals must change.
Mr. Knoke is a sought-after keynote
speaker at national conventions and international conferences, ranging from
banking, insurance and telecommunications to senior members of government.
Mr. Knoke is also the author of the
international bestseller Bold New World: The Essential Road Map to the
Twenty-First Century, translated into German, Japanese, Korean, Hebrew,
Dutch, Hungarian, Turkish, with other languages pending.
Mr. Knoke has been featured in The
Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The Los Angeles Times, Newsday, Forbes, Success,
and other publications, and has appeared on over 50 television and radio
interviews in the United States, Canada and Western Europe. According
to the Wikipedia, Mr. Knoke is considered one of the top 60 worldwide futurists and
foresight thought leaders, alongside John Naisbitt, Alan Toffler and Stephen
Knoke speaks four Western European languages, has dual citizenship with both the
United States and France, and has worked or traveled in 64 countries.
Mr. Knoke currently lives in Brazil working on a book on alternative energy.
Mr. Knoke is also
co-founder of the Badjao Foundation.