Owen Thorpe is
a remarkable mind who weaves information into original, and often
surprising, pictures and patterns. Yet she is no pedant. Rather,
she comes from people who were "colorful" characters...always
ready to spin a yarn.
she has written what she sees, knows, and understands. People
don't always "get it", but she writes it anyway.
work includes original commentary, feature stories about people
and businesses, history, and practical guides. As a
regular columnist for Ventures magazine (which folded in December
2001), she was featured as someone who "takes you beyond
the boundaries of conventional business thinking."
has, as they say -- been there, done that.
was a developer, manager, and executive of government housing
programs and of the many facets of county government. She worked
in health care, as a market developer for a start-up company now
ranked in the Fortune 500, and as a manager of a provider group.
is an independent advisor, supporting companies in market
understanding, and teaching
entrepreneurs. She is a historian.
holds a BA from the University of Southern California (Phi Beta
Kappa, summa cum laude) and an MA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
(Woodrow Wilson Fellow).