Bower, Marvin

Bower, Marvin

(1903–  ) management consultant; born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He earned both law and M.B.A. degrees from Harvard by the age of 27. During a long carreer with McKinsey and Co. (partner 1935–50, managing partner 1950–56, managing director 1956–67), he came to be regarded as the founder of modern management consulting. He made the company international and instituted its trademark entreprenurial culture. He wrote The Will to Manage (1966).