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Looking for US equity of approx 20 Million USD on a 500 Million USD Project

The client has negotiated a 100yr lease in a Caribbean country with the government for approx 4,500 acres of pristine beachfront on the island. The client has been working very closely with the Ministry of Tourism to put this project together. The client has also been working closely with the US government through OPIC (Overseas Private Investment Corp). OPIC is chartered with helping US companies to invest in developing countries. While this is a $500m+ project, we are currently focused on…See More
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Client needs to ACQUIRE the "Controlling Stake" in American Founder or family owned business which has Revenue in excess of $20 million and Operating income in excess of $4 million

Client needs to ACQUIRE the "Controlling Stake" in American Founder or family owned business which has Revenue in excess of $20 million and Operating income in excess of $4 millionRe: Investments In Founder & Family-owned BusinessesI have a Client who wishes to invest as Controlling share in Founder & Family-owned Businesses in United States with the following criteria:- Founder or family owned business- Revenue in excess of $20 million- Operating income in excess of $4 million- Based…See More
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Would you like to benchmark your market intelligence activities against your peers?

The world is shrinking, but the business environment of an organization is expanding due to globalization on the one hand and convergence in technologies on the other. How are organizations structuring their market intelligence functions to meet this challenge?ValueNotes is conducting a short survey to understand the current trends in how organizations manage their market intelligence activities.We will appreciate your participation in this survey, and request 10-15 minutes of your time to…See More
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Ellen Naylor replied to Johannes Deltl's discussion Excellent Article: Knowing Why You Lose Won’t Always Help You Win: Sales and Marketing Intelligence in the group Sales and Marketing Intelligence
"It's funny how conducting win loss analysis really doesn't change over time. I was just re-reading this article in a new vein since I am writing a book on how to conduct win loss analysis. I liked the perspective of including win and loss…"
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Ellen Naylor replied to Mitch Emerson's discussion Helping sales teams win with competitive guidance in the group Sales and Marketing Intelligence
"Generally if you provide Sales with data and analysis to help them retain and win more business, they will be interested in cooperating. For example, information about new competitor offerings just before they come out or just as they are…"
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Colin James replied to Mitch Emerson's discussion Helping sales teams win with competitive guidance in the group Sales and Marketing Intelligence
"Mitch, Thank you for posting this response. I am new to the world of CI and have been tasked with creating a CI program here at my company. While I have a long list of issues to address, your article has helped me understand what end users I am…"
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Looking for US equity of approx 20 Million USD on a 500 Million USD Project

Started by Vivek Raghuvanshi Aug 18. 0 Replies

The client has negotiated a 100yr lease in a Caribbean country with the government for approx 4,500 acres of pristine beachfront on the island. The client has been working very closely with the…Continue

Client needs to ACQUIRE the "Controlling Stake" in American Founder or family owned business which has Revenue in excess of $20 million and Operating income in excess of $4 million

Started by Vivek Raghuvanshi Aug 15. 0 Replies

Client needs to ACQUIRE the "Controlling Stake" in American Founder or family owned business which has Revenue in excess of $20 million and Operating income in excess of $4 millionRe: Investments In…Continue

Newsletter OSINT № 36 -37 (March - June 2014) Research Center Viktora Voksanaeva

Started by Viktor Voksanaev Jul 20. 0 Replies

Newsletter OSINT № 36 -37 (March - June 2014) Research Center Viktora Voksanaeva Dear Colleagues!     Read the informational materials that are posted July 20, 2014 in the…Continue

Online Homeland security: The Journal of #Intelligence Studies in Business Vol 4, No 1 (2014)

Started by Viktor Voksanaev Jun 27. 0 Replies

Online Homeland security: The Journal of #Intelligence Studies in Business (J...…Continue

Competitive Intelligence For Dummies Book

Started by Richard. Last reply by Pradhuman Singh Jun 27. 5 Replies

I just finished reading  Jim Underwood's Book and stand by my analysis.  He cites no references in the entire book yet has the gall to spend a great deal of time on validating information and…Continue

Literature on CI and personnel recruitment?

Started by Marcel Brussee. Last reply by Pradhuman Singh Jun 27. 5 Replies

Trying to help a connection to prepare for a Master's thesis, I am looking for authors of "scientific results" about "advantages of competitive intelligence in terms of active search for potential…Continue

How terrorists use Competitive Intelligence

Started by Vivek Raghuvanshi Jun 2. 0 Replies

How terrorists use Competitive Intelligence:- "Try to think like a terrorist for a second. Would you like to get—free-of-charge—satellite services? Of course, you would," says Gabriel Weimann."Now…Continue

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ICI Competitive Intelligence Training feedback

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I would like to know if anyone has attended any of the Institute for Competitive Intelligence (ICI) training.  I am looking for feedback on the courses they offer.  We may have some training dollars…Continue

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    Would you like to benchmark your market intelligence activities against your peers?

    Posted by Varsha Chitale on August 7, 2014 at 1:00am 0 Comments

    The world is shrinking, but the business environment of an organization is expanding due to globalization on the one hand and convergence in technologies on the other. How are organizations structuring their market intelligence functions to meet this challenge?

    ValueNotes is conducting a short survey to understand the current trends in how organizations manage their market intelligence activities.

    We will appreciate your participation in this survey, and request 10-15 minutes…

    Continue

    Overcoming indecision – using a rating methodology

    Posted by Varsha Chitale on July 29, 2014 at 1:36am 0 Comments

    Recently my friend was looking to move his office. He finally zeroed in on two places and was simply not able to choose between them. Place A was closer to home, but B was larger and had better ambience. But then A was also cheaper and quieter. But B was a longer commute for the other employees. But…. The pros and cons went on. He was tying himself in knots trying to figure out what he should do.

    Finally we decided to apply a little…

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    Social Networking Sites and Employees

    Posted by Tony Steele on April 5, 2014 at 5:44pm 2 Comments

    Yahoo just published an article that I wrote about Soldiers and the use of Social Networking Sites. The article can be viewed here:

    http://voices.yahoo.com/us-soldiers-social-networking-sites-more-than-12591417.html

    Since Soldiers are notorious for…

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    Top Five Signs That You Need to Invest in Competitive Intelligence

    Posted by kalie moore on March 17, 2014 at 7:21am 0 Comments

    Here at Rivalfox, we believe every company should invest in competitive intelligence. By that we don’t mean you should go out and hire a CI expert to join your team, but instead that everyone in your company should take an active part. More and more business developers, product managers, and growth hackers are integrating CI into their repertoire to win their markets. This does not need to be time consuming; with CI SaaS, in thirty seconds or less, you will understand your competitors’…

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    Competitive Intelligence report on Cyberwarfare with respect to Pakistan

    Posted by Alex Ziaullah Mirza on March 6, 2014 at 12:39pm 0 Comments

    Cyberwarfare which is known-ed to be the actions by a nation-state to penetrate another nation’s computers or networks for the purposes of causing damage or disruption.

    Cyber  warfare  is a  relatively  new  concept  whereby  politically  motivated  hackers  and Computer  scientists  develop  means  of  causing  disruption  or  damage  to  a  government’s  IT  system  and  network  infrastructure. There  are  various  techniques  that  fall  under cyber-warfare  such  as a  virus  or …

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