We are like pygmies seated on the shoulders of giants. We can see farther than our ancestors could, and to that extent our knowledge is greater than theirs; yet without their accumulated wisdom to guide us, we would be as nothing.
Bernard of Chartres

* With apologies to Karl von Clausewitz


Morgen Witzel grew up in rural British Columbia. His first job as a writer was as a summer journalist on the award-winning Salmon Arm Observer, an independently-owned newspaper in central British Columbia. He has a B.A. in History and a M.A in Renaissance History from the University of Victoria.  About 25 years ago Morgen moved with his wife to Britain where he began work as a self-employed researcher, editor and writer. He is a partner (with Marilyn Livingstone) in the publishing services company, Western Writers’ Block and the consulting and research company, Carucate Research Partnership. Morgen is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Since moving to the UK Morgen has taught at London Business School and Exeter Business School where he has been a fellow for the past 12 years.  He has worked with The Smart Manager (Mumbai), the Winthrop Group, the Department of Trade and Industry’s Business Link Directorate, The Business Support Network, Cap Gemini, Ernst & Young, European Business Forum (commissioning editor), Cranfield School of Management, Durham University Business School, IMD Business School, the University of Guelph, the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, Barclays Bank and Bausch & Lomb UK.

Morgen is a regular and popular lecturer for the One Planet MBA at the University of Exeter's Business School.  He teaches on both the full and part time MBA programmes.  His courses include: The Human Factor in Sustainable Organisations, Governance and Ethics in Business and (with Robin Mason) Economics for a Sustainable World.

Morgen also teaches regularly on the Leadership Matters Courses at the University of Exeter's Strategy and Security Institute.  He has also been a guest lecturer at Audencia Nantes - School of Management, Euromed Marseille Ecole de Management and University of Edinburgh Business School. Outside of academia, Morgen is a popular speaker on management issues for a wide variety of clients across many sectors, including Rabobank, Shell, Bruck Payne Associates Ltd, and the Federation of Small Business.

Morgen's many books (for more details see the Publications page) have been published by Bloomsbury, Penguin, FT-Prentice Hall, Routledge/Taylor & Francis, Palgrave Macmillan, Thompson Learning, Thoemmes Press, ThomsonReuters and Continuum International. He was project manager and editor for several major works for Thoemmes Press including the Biographical Dictionary of Management and E.F.L. Brech’s monumental work of management history, The Evolution of Modern Management. He also edited several series about the history of management for Thoemmes Press. 

Morgen has been a parish councillor and currently is a trustee of EDP, an Exeter based charity that works with substance abuse.

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Adi Gaskell commented on
Management Consultancy

Pradee commented on
Oh, no, not another book on management!

Laurie commented on
Another one bites the dust - reflecting on my new book on management failures