Arthur D. Little

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Arthur D. Little is an international management consulting firm originally headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, and formally incorporated by that name in 1909 by Arthur Dehon Little, an MIT chemist who had discovered acetate.wikipedia
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Arthur D. Little is an international management consulting firm originally headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, and formally incorporated by that name in 1909 by Arthur Dehon Little, an MIT chemist who had discovered acetate.
One of the first management consulting firms was Arthur D. Little Inc., founded in 1886 as a partnership, and later incorporated in 1909.

Arthur Dehon Little

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Arthur D. Little is an international management consulting firm originally headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, and formally incorporated by that name in 1909 by Arthur Dehon Little, an MIT chemist who had discovered acetate.
He founded the consulting company Arthur D. Little and was instrumental in developing chemical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).


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The company played key roles in the development of business strategy, operations research, the word processor, the first synthetic penicillin, LexisNexis, SABRE and NASDAQ.
Mead hired the Arthur D. Little firm to study the business possibilities for the Data Central technology.

Arthur D. Little Inc., Building

In 1917, the company, originally based at 103 Milk Street in Boston, moved to a building of its own, the Arthur D. Little Inc., Building, at 30 Memorial Drive on the Charles River next to the new campus of MIT, which had also relocated from Boston to Cambridge.
The building was constructed in 1917 for the Arthur D. Little Company alongside the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and now serves as headquarters for the dean of the MIT Sloan School of Management and other Sloan administrative groups.

Cambridge Discovery Park

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In November 1953, ADL opened a 40-acre site for its Acorn Park labs in west Cambridge, Massachusetts, about 6 miles (10 km) from MIT.
CDP, formerly known as Acorn Park, was the home of Arthur D. Little, an international management consulting firm, for nearly 50 years.

Public Finance Balance of Smoking in the Czech Republic

In 2001, ADL wrote a Philip Morris-funded report saying that smoking can help Czech economy: Public Finance Balance of Smoking in the Czech Republic.
The study was conducted by Arthur D. Little and found that smokers' early mortality and cigarette-tax revenue, outweighed the costs of health-care and lost tax revenue from early death.

Cambridge Consultants

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From 1972 to 2001 ADL owned Cambridge Consultants Ltd in Cambridge UK and both companies forged close links.
In 1971, it became part of Arthur D. Little (ADL), an American management consultancy firm In 2002, following ADL's process through Chapter 11, Cambridge Consultants management team acquired the company with the backing of Altran, a global innovation and engineering consulting firm.


This method was developed by George M. Prince (April 5, 1918 – June 9, 2009) and William J.J. Gordon, originating in the Arthur D. Little Invention Design Unit in the 1950s.

Hult International Business School

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The Arthur D. Little School of Management became Hult International Business School in 2002, following a structural reorganization of Arthur D. Little Inc.
The Arthur D. Little School of Management was founded in 1964 by Arthur D. Little, the world's oldest management consulting firm, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

William Hultz Walker

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Little, who had studied Chemistry at MIT, collaborated with MIT and William Hultz Walker of the MIT Chemistry department, forming a partnership, Little & Walker, which lasted from 1900 to 1905, while both MIT and Little's company were still located in Boston.
Little remained in business, which he incorporated as the Arthur D. Little, Inc. in 1909.

William J. J. Gordon

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He is recognized as the co-creator of a problem solving approach called synectics, which he developed along with George M. Prince while working in the Invention Design Group of Arthur D. Little.


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At an auction in 2002, Paris-based Altran Technologies bought the non-U.S. assets and brand name of Arthur D. Little.
After providing $56 million to back a management buyout of the European, Asian, and Latin American operations of bankrupt Arthur D. Little (the US-based consulting firm founded in 1886), Altran itself acquired the Arthur D. Little brand and trademark.

Bruce Henderson

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In 1959, Henderson left the company to join the consulting firm Arthur D. Little as a senior vice president for management services.

Koch Industries

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Charles Koch joined Rock Island in 1961, having started his career at the management consulting firm Arthur D. Little.

Charles Koch

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After college, Koch started work at Arthur D. Little, Inc.

Al Angrisani

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Following his service with the Reagan Administration, Angrisani went on to hold executive positions with Arthur D. Little's Strategy Consulting business division, from 1985 to 1989.

Boston Consulting Group

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Henderson, a Harvard Business School alumnus, had previously been employed at Arthur D. Little.

Merrill Cook

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He was hired as a budget analyst by Arthur D. Little, Inc. and in 1973 founded Cook Slurry Company, a mining explosives manufacturer, of which he served as president and chief executive.

Peter Glaser

He served as Vice President, Advanced Technology (1985–94), was employed at Arthur D. Little, Inc., Cambridge, MA (1955–94); subsequently he served as a consultant to the company (1994–2005).

Bhopal disaster

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In 1987, ADL claimed that sabotage was likely the cause of the Bhopal disaster, which resulted in the death of thousands.

Fischer Black

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Black joined Arthur D. Little, where he was first exposed to economic and financial consulting and where he met his future collaborator Jack Treynor.

Glen Fukushima

After leaving government, Fukushima entered the Japanese corporate world as vice-president of AT&T in Japan and later as president of Arthur D. Little and NCR in Japan.

Space-based solar power

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Glaser then was a vice president at Arthur D. Little, Inc. NASA signed a contract with ADL to lead four other companies in a broader study in 1974.

George M. Prince

He joined the Arthur D. Little Consulting Company when he heard about the creativity experiments going on there.

James M. Gavin

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Upon retiring from the U.S. Army, Gavin was recruited by an industrial research and consulting firm, Arthur D. Little, Inc. He began as a vice president in 1958, became president of the company in 1960 and eventually served as both president and chairman of the board until his retirement in 1977.