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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.  He is a graduate of Harvard Business School, (mba) and Stanford University (ba 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 companies.


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 Hawking.


Mr. 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.


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